Thursday, December 6, 2007

Statement Candles

While I was in the Caribbean lying blissfully unaware of anything but the sound of waves and the waiter saying "would you like another mojito?" we received some extraordinary candles from Chrome Angel. These are not just your run of the mill smelly candle; they are infused with gardenia, pomegranate, cucumber, and roasted chestnut - the latter which smells like a cross between maple candle and roasted nuts is currently making me drool. Some of the thick and long burning candles are adorned with a metal butterfly, fluer de lis, or a dragonfly embedded with Swarovski crystals which are strapped to the candle with leather or tied with a silk ribbon. These embellishments are as big as my hand. From what I understand, the company suggests burning the candle down about an inch or so and then you can use it as a candle holder, just placing a tealight inside where the candle has burned already. Or, if you can't bear to leave it on your nightstand, you can wear the decoration - one of them is a lovely cross slung from a silk ribbon which matches the candle. The prices are not for the faint of heart, though originality and beauty has a price.

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