Monday, September 21, 2009

it gives a lovely light

And scent! (Forgive me, Edna St. Vincent Millay.)



Along with my red lipstick, perfume, Etsy jewelry, and small ceramic animal issues, I have a candle problem. (I don't consider the vintage clothing a problem. After all, you need clothes, right?) I've managed to keep it in check recently. I think the last candle I purchased was my birthday gift to myself from
LafcoNY, the Santa Maria Novella Melograno (pomegranate) candle. (My visit to Lafco was a hoot, actually. The sales staff is delightful, and they were excellent at entertaining--or was it being entertained by?--Andy and my best friend, Stephani, while I plowed through the store like a crazy lady, oooh-ing and aaah-ing to myself. That's my default setting when surrounded by good-smelling things to purchase. Anyway.) The Melograno candle has only been lit once or twice because unlit it perfumes our bedroom in such a fabulous manner. It was my favorite candle.

And then I met JenSan's Nutmeg & Cedar candle. It is a glorious spicy, cedary, slightly sweet and very cozy scent that is perfect for this time of year. I've been burning it yesterday and today, and while it's not covering the scent of the nasty stuff Andy painted the bathroom floor with--I don't expect any candle to do that--its lovely scent is totally distracting me from it. It has a pretty good throw to it, too, meaning, I'm burning it in our big main room and I can smell it!

You can find JenSan's shop here, on Etsy.

And now I need to make it an early night so I will not be a monster when I have to wake up at the crack of dawn for thrifting tomorrow.

xo
k

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