Friday, November 2, 2012

November Candle of the Month

I know I missed October's Candle of the Month post, but I promise that November's is a goodie! I debated on going with a traditional Fall fragrance (something with spice, apple, pumpkin, musk), but in the end I let my nose guide me.

I should have packed a little pouch of smelling salts or coffee beans or something because I smelled at least 30 candles and I can confirm everything smells the same after the third or fourth one. 

But one scent stood out of the batch and not surprisingly, it is a Voluspa candle. I have yet to smell one of their scents I don't like really. 

The scent is a new one called Mokara. 

 While it does have a distinct floral base there is a slight something under the surface that does feel warm, and homey. The main notes of the scent are Mokara orchid, white lily and spring moss.

 It's probably the moss that gives it the earthy quality I was craving.

I love a good candle on a Fall afternoon. It seems to be especially gloomy in our neck of the woods lately but a little candle light makes it all worth it. 

The candle runs $18-$22 and has 80 hrs of burn time, which should keep me warm and fuzzy inside for most of the month. 

What scent are you burning for November?


Deborah said...

Lovely! I've been burning Yankee Candle's Apple Pumpkin candle---amazing :-)

Jessica said...

Hasn't our weather been stooopid lately? My head feels as grey as the skies have been lately. (I'm just down the "road" from ya in Red Deer).. I love your candle of the month posts.. like you, I've been steady burning them this past week and honestly, they do the trick! PS - I absolutely love you blog and your home style.. very inspirational! :)

{ L } said...

I just started burning Pumpkin Spice yesterday.

Jenski said...

Sounds lovely! What do you do with your empty candle containers?

Sarah Cotton said...

I love bath and body work's white barn candle nutmeg & spice. It is fallish without feeling too sweet or overpowering.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

These photos are just gorgeous! Now I have to run out and get a candle. :)

cred said...

I'm in Ontario and while we've just, had our first taste of snow, albeit light, we haven't had a sunny day in 2 weeks. I feel your gloom.

Candlelight makes all the difference in surviving the short days of the looming Canadian winter.... that and a wood fire. Two of the few things that I miss when the weather turns fair and bright again.

Had to chime in that I'm loving the all white with small accents of red- the berries & red text on the coffee table books.

This christmas, I'm veering my decorating colours back to the traditional and opting for winter white and red. I want to create the same feeling I derive from your space as you have it at the moment. said...

I absolutely love Volupsa candles. I have yet to smell one that I don't like ;)

Unknown said...

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Tiffany said...

I also love Voluspa candles (a recent discovery for me), and I finally broke down and bought this particular one (which I've had my eye on) over the weekend! I LOVE this scent, and the tin that they come in is an added bonus! :)

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