Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet Santiago Huckleberry & Goji Tarocco Orange

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Many years ago I bought a scented candle in what was then one of my favourite shops here in town, it was a French de luxe pamplemousse (grapefruit) candle and its scent was of the delicate yet irresistible swooning kind. The shop discontinued selling these candles and I haven't been able to find then anywhere else. I don't remember the brand of candle but I still have the discreet and sweet package left somewhere and the search will continue on an irregular basis, because this was such a wonderful scented candle, pricey but counting by the burn hours and the inspirational, relaxing times I've enjoyed with it lit it was so worth every penny.

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These two candles I decided to treat myself to a while ago, from Voluspa and when bought in Sweden rather high priced, but then again if the burn hour on these travel candles - and what an ingenious idea is that, mood setting, relaxing travel candles rock! - is 45 hours as the box states then the price is reasonable I suppose.

The Santiago Huckleberry candle has a fragrance combo of Huckleberry, vanilla pods and sugar cane, which makes for a heavenly scent. The Goji Tarocco Orange fragrant is made with gojiberries - the ones which are excellent in smoothies, red and yellow - and bloodorange. The scents are similar to each other, but the latter candle being slightly more crisp and less vanillaey in fragrant. All and all pure loveliness in a pretty travel tin.

6 comments:

Titania said...

Generally I don't like scented candles. The scent to me is to strong and fake. BUT, I guess you get what you pay for! You say, yours are pure bliss and the scent is delicious; I might have to try again! I did not know that there were candles available to take with you when travelling how utterly marvelous.

Pia K said...

I definitely agree that scented candles that are made from cheep artificial ingredients can be horrible, Titania. I sell some myself that are handmade in Sweden from good quality ingredients and I love those too (scents like freshly brewed coffee, chocolate cake, pumpkin, autumn harvest, summer night and such), but they're in general of a stronger scent and may not appeal to everyone. The Voluspas may be of a stronger scent too, but a delicious one. The French pamplemousse candle was just lovely and delicate, like fine soap and fresh laundry...:)

Anonymous said...

i want this in a perfume. how do i find it? i love gogi, tarocco & orange scent beyond belief!

Pia K said...

If you have a look at the Voluspa website http://www.voluspacandles.com/
there should be contact information/retailers info I think. I found my candles and the department store NK in Stockholm, Sweden, where they seem to have the full range of the stuff. I didn't see if the goji tarocco orange came in perfumeish shape though. Good luck, Anonymous!

Pia Muir said...

Hi Pia,

Thanks for an informative post. Voluspa candles are really great, and speaking as a retailer - although I may be a little biased - the Santiago Huckleberry is one of the best of all. Have you tried the complimentary fragrance didffuser? It's lovely!

Pia Muir

Goji Juice said...

This is so gorgeous. Till now I hear only about Goji food product but this is new thing. Thanks...

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