Monday, January 19, 2009

Must-Have Mondays: Chesapeake Bay Candle Signature Collection Honey Lemon Creme Filled Candle

I'm obsessed with candles. But you already knew that, didn't you? In this beauty chick's opinion, they just make a home look, smell and feel 100 times better. And while I love my Trish McEvoy Wild Blueberry Vanilla Candle and Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint Candle, I'm always looking for new -- and cheaper! -- options to add to my collection. So coming across the Chesapeake Bay Candle Signature Collection Honey Lemon Creme Filled Candle (say that three times fast) sure felt like an amazing stroke of luck.

For starters, it's only $20. That's pretty darned good for a candle -- especially one with a 35-hour burn time. This means it's way less than a dollar per burning hour, so you're totally getting your money's worth!

But there's so much more to this candle than just the price. I'm in love with the glass holder, which is emblazoned with an intricate silkscreened tree motif that really makes it feel homey and warm. And the combination of notes held within -- the aforementioned honey and lemon, along with grapefruit zest, sandalwood and vanilla -- really make it smell interesting and inviting. The scent envelops you without becoming cloying or thick, and even after burning it for hours on end it never seems to be too much.

In addition, the candle is hand-poured with soy wax. It burns evenly and cleanly, never getting that annoying hole in the middle that some candles seem to take on after a few hours. And it looks oh so elegant sitting on a vanity or even just in the middle of a wooden floor. (Yes, I've just set it down in the middle of my living room more than once and let it burn away.)

To conclude? This is a candle you should definitely have in your arsenal. Rain or shine, snow or sun, it's just one of the most perfect scents you could ask for.

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