Wednesday, February 16, 2011

By Candlelight

I’ve become a little obsessed with lighting candles of late. 

Candles are supposed to relax us, right?  But you’ll have to excuse me because I’ve only recently discovered the direct correlation between lighting candles and my own relaxation and general sense of well-being. 

I’ve been doing everything I can by candlelight. Dinner, chilling out and watching TV, showering… right now I am blogging by candlelight.  I keep a stock of candles in the top drawer of my bedside locker and feel a little panicky when I’m down to my last one (a feeling similar to when the petrol light goes on in my car).

Aaaanyway, I’m rambling and getting off the point.  The best candles are scented… and some of the best scented candles are Yankee Candles.

Here are the top ten candles currently on my ‘to burn’ list:

YC AlmondYC BabyYC BahamaYC CherryYC CoconutYC DuneYC GardenYC MidnightYC MountainYC Spa

p.s. I find these a little pricey for everyday burning.  If you are savvy like me, pick up lovely travel candles in French Lavender and Clean Cotton for €1.50 each at Penneys.

17 comments:

Neekoh said...

Sometimes, I get candles that smell TOO good (uhm, that Almond Cookie one?) and it makes me sad that it's just a candle and not some warm, gooey treat waiting for me. Either way, I've read that one of the best ways to make a house a home is to always make sure it smells comforting. These candles should do the trick!

XXo,
Neekoh

Vanilla said...

I love candles too :) Sometimes they are just too pretty to burn :)

Love, Vanilla

Katie*Belle said...

I love candles, too. But you've inspired me to do more by candlelight -- eat, shower, blog. I think anything would be nicer this way!

ivy's closet said...

Thanks for the tip. Aw, candles..yes, so relaxing. I so agree.

ellie said...

I love lavender candles..well, I love anything lavender. Actually. Vanilla is a favorite to. Very cool post.

ola appletea said...

so great!!! Love the tips :)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm a big candle gal. Currently burning a Green Ivy & Clover by Illume in my studio, love it :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I also love having candles all around our flat and those are one of my favourites too. Kisses, sweetie
Happy Thursday

Brunch at Saks said...

I love candles too! I stock up at Urban Home or Restoration Hardware when they have their annual sales!

Hugs xoxo

Catita said...

I know what you mean about great candles and just like you I burn the pricey ones only once in a while! I would love to be able to find these here!
xoox
Catita

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love candles! That cherry lemonade one sounds so good. This is inspiring me to light a candle as I blog right now :)

Marta on cocogroove said...

I love scented candles too. I sometimes get some from Ikea but I'd love to be able to find these where I live, they actually look really good. I am sure you can easily picture yourself at the beach while burning a Bahama Breeze candle :)

Leia said...

I love scented candles! Yankee is my fave.

Leia

Leia said...

I love scented candles! Yankee is my fave.

Leia

Krystal said...

me too! i try to use candles all the time but i get so sad when they are done!

Kristin said...

My hubs is most addicted to candles. It's hilarious. So, our house always smells good!

little t said...

Love all the tips for candle-buying, especially Green Ivy and Clover. That sounds really good!