Thursday, December 8, 2016

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree ...

I have decorated over 100 Christmas trees. Seriously! Thanks to the tour of homes that I used to participate in, and the fact that I had anywhere from 4-6 trees at the old house. And I used to really enjoy it. USED TO! Now, I either end up with no time to do it for myself, or no where to put a tree.

However, I still love the smell of Christmas that you get with fresh, live greenery - so I wanted to share with you quickly my most favorite candle of the Holiday season:

Votivo candles are absolutely the most fragrant I have ever found, and each year when they unveil their signature holiday scents, I get excited and stock up on my favorite, Icy Blue Pine. Votivo says that the candle is a potent powerful punch of prickly pine pleasure with the underpinnings of sweet and spicy stripped cedar bark topped with merry crumbles of crystallized ice cubes - the suspended delight of wintery wonderland adventure. My own review of the scent is this: IT'S CHRISTMAS IN A BOX! I'm not even kidding. You walk into any room where you're burning this candle and it has this incredible power of just yanking you into the holiday spirit.

Amazon sells the candles in three sizes. The votive candles here:

These votives last about 20-hours. And then they have the large candle, which is the size that I have burning right now! 

All of the Votivo candles are soy blend, and this particular fragrance is limited to the holiday season, only. The holiday collection of scents come in mirrored jars, or quatrefoil tins and fit perfectly with any decor.

The quatrefoil tin is 4oz, about half the size as the large candle, and twice the size of the votive. Of course, I'm not the only one who loves these things, so they're in limited quantity. 

I also just noticed that they have a room spray! 

Consider it sold! Seriously, if you're a fan of fragrance candles, you will love this one. I have spent so much money on candles throughout the years, trying to find one that not only smelled like Christmas, but smelled as good burning as it did when I picked it up off the shelf! I know I'm not the only one! These candles certainly aren't inexpensive, but, they are incredibly aromatic and I've never found a candle that smelled more perfect for the holiday season. 

If you're not a holiday fragrance fan, I will tell you that my go-to scent for the rest of the year, is Volcano, by Capri Blue. If you've ever walked by or near an Anthropologie store, you have smelled this intoxicating candle. 

They come in a variety of sizes, but the 20 oz. jar for $23.99 is their best value, and saves you $6 over the Anthro price. 

I hope you're all enjoying the hustle and bustle of this season, and finding all the gifts and trappings for everyone on your list! 


  1. Thanks for the recommendations, Artie. For the first time in decades, I don't have a live tree either. So I ordered the candle and the room spray...the next best thing.

  2. A lot for thanks for shared this post with us .