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joy of nesting
California designer Shiree Hanson Segerstrom's weekly tips for decorating, gardening, and stylish living

MY TOP FOUR CANDLE CHOICES...plus easy candle care guidelines for longer use























 I live in a very old house, have three indoor pets, and possess a sensitive nose.  Candles for me are more than a luxury.  They cover a myriad of olfactory sins.

Here is a look at my favorite candles both current and past.  They are quality candles, long burning, and attractively packaged.

Voluspa has a scent called Muscari that is a combination of apricot and coconut wax.  The scent is very hard to describe but is absolutely intoxicating.























Tuscan Olive by Votivo candles was a best seller at my store S.S. Home for years and has a delectable woodsy smell.















Crepe Myrtle by Nouvelle Candles is another favorite.  Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it anywhere.  I love the center urn with the garland above.  I have several of them in the classic green finish scattered around my home.





















Lavender soy candles by Pre de Provence are amazing.  They come in these cute little white ceramic lidded urns that clean up nicely and can be used after the candle has burned down.

All of the featured candles have high oil quantities making them superior to other candles.  They have long burning times, and have the best fragrance.

To care for candles keep the wick short.  Cut it down to about a quarter inch, while cool.  When you begin to burn a candle in order to have it burn down evenly you must let it burn 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a time.  Then blow the candle out and let it cool.

Keep your candles lidded if possible to retain the scent.  Burning your candles is a way to make any moment special whether it's a Saturday morning with your favorite book or a late afternoon Yoga session.  Use good judgement when burning scented candles around company.  Not all of us have the same opinion about fragrance.



7 comments:

  1. Hi Shiree,
    Thanks for sharing your great tips
    and wonderful selections.
    I hear ya.
    With Gracie and two teens
    still at home,
    i'm afraid we have our share
    of olfactory sins too.
    A Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon
    candle is always lit
    in my kitchen after the
    dishes are done.
    Love it!
    Hope you're feeling better.
    Happy Valentines Day!
    xo Lisa

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  2. love your choices. i added NEST candles to my shop and they are the fly-away best seller, check them out
    debra

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  3. Thank you so much Lisa, I will take care. In fact I've just medicated myself with a large helping of homemade chocolate ice cream ha ha. And I will definitely try the Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon candle. Sounds yummy!

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  4. Debra, I will check out your new candles by Nest! I absolutely love your store! Shiree'

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  5. Shiree I adore scented candles in the house and will look for a couple of yours suggested! The containers of the Pre de Provence and Nouvelle are wonderful!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. Great suggestions. Thanks for tips, I'll be looking for them to sniff. My all time fave is French Tulips by Seda. It's fresh and clean.

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  7. Jennings and Gates, I'd completely forgotten about Seda. Yes, their French Tulip is amazing! Shiree'

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