Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Scenting the Season with Voluspa Candles

The smell of freshly cut fir trees, crackling fires and the smell of freshly baked gingerbread is what the holidays smell like to me.  They are nostalgic elements that when they are present I know this special time of the year has arrived.  Once December has arrived, I like to trade my floral scented candles for something a little woodier with more depth that can evoke the season even more.  I know that I have mentioned it before  but one of my favorite candle brands is Voluspa, not only do they have such luxurious packaging, but the hand-poured fragrances are so unique and can have a burn time for up to 100 hours.  One of my favorite seasonal collections is the Vermeil Collection, which incorporates festive holiday note nuances like balsam, chestnuts, cloves and cassis berries.   A new favorite from the collection is Branche Vermeil, which is a wonderfully woody candle with hints of sweet balsam, sugar and a bit of citron to create a rounded finish. I also simply adore the mercury glass finish that allows this candle to flicker even more when lit.  What are some of your favorite scents throughout the holiday season?  

*Photographs & Styling by Alison


  1. "Holiday" scented candles are my favorite - I would burn them all year if I could! We currently have a diffuser that smells like firewood and a cinnamon spice candle next to it - the combination is heavenly!

  2. your photography is just gorgeous! Holiday candles are my favorite - I'll have to try these out!

    The Style Scribe

  3. I love voluspa!! I love your styling...and that candle in particular is so beautiful!

  4. i'm a sucker for thymes frasier fir scented candles this time of year but those sound fabulous. i may have to make room for another favorite!

  5. These look great. And I beautifully wrapped gifts. I have not done any wrapping yet. Planned on doing some today but a wee bit hung over from last nights company holiday party soooooo just may put that off for a day.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC