Introducing our Facebook Top Fan for September, 2011 Ryan Patrick Kelley
I have been a candle enthusiast since I was a young boy. Something about the combination of the flame and the wax working together to birth fragrance has always enchanted me.
I can't even begin to convey the troubles I put my parents through with all of my candle-lighting shenanigans at such a young age. Let's not go into details about the time I almost burned the house down. Note to parents: Always supervise your kids if they light candles!! ALWAYS!! I was also probably one of the only 11 year old boys who wanted scented candles for his birthday and holiday gifts. As you can imagine, my parent's pretty much had no idea what to do with me!
But, my love for scents and fine fragrances has always been something that I have embraced wholeheartedly. I can remember buying Voluspa
when they first launched over ten years ago and falling head-over-heels in love with their candles. I had an instant connection with the line and still, to this day, continue to embrace each collection that they come out with. Macaron
, Santiago Huckleberry
and Ambre Lumiere
are staples in my household. read more...
My 3 Favorite Products at Candles Off Main
Voluspa 12 oz. Macaron Candle
This scent is pure comfort for me. There is nothing quite like it. The warm throw on this is like nothing I have ever really experienced. It lifts me up and calms me down all at the same time. I love the sweetness of the cookie fragrance. It makes my space feel like walking right into a trendy French bakery. All the fresh, warm baked goods wafting through the air. This is just pure deliciousness. There are no words to truly explain how much I adore this candle. It is so beyond amazing to me. I always want to take a bite out of it when I am burning it. Pure YUM. :)
Nest Wild Oats & Bourbon Candle
Laura Slatkin has crafted such an original scent with this candle. There is something so special about this blend. Whenever I burn it I feel enveloped in luxury. The scent is like nothing I had ever experienced prior to my first encounter with it. The ginger melding together with the bourbon and oats intertwine and make this a hearty, sweet, 100% unique scent that is truly decadent. I can't rave enough about the throw on Nest fragrances either. They fill a room unlike no other candle on the market. This scent is amazing. Perfect for the cooler fall months but truly a scent you could have filling your home year-round. I adore this scent.
Modern Alchemy Dia De Los Muertos Candle
I have been burning this scent for the last few days before going to bed. It never fails to evoke a sensuality to the room when I light it. I love the sexiness of this blend. I would have never believed that marigold and frankincense could come together and create such a seductive, dark, mysterious scent. The vessels for the Historical line are exquisite. I can't get myself to throw them out. The frosted glass with the hand made etchings of various historical based elements are amazing. Dia De Los Muertos gives us echoes of a day meant for the dead yet I can't help but feel an immense amount of life and beauty from this scent. It's certainly something worth living for. Love it.