Friday, November 20, 2009

The Votivo Candle Experience, Volume 1: Greenpepper Coriander

Votivo, candle, candles, spicy, spice, pepper, coriander, greenpepper, green pepperI have what some might consider an unhealthy obsession with candles. Some people may balk at the sight of 40+ candles lining the windowsills of my bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen ... you get the point. But when I got the opportunity to test out a few of Votivo's new Color Collection, I simply jumped. First up: Greenpepper Coriander.

Each of the candles in this collection is inspired by the color that it represents. Greenpepper Coriander is spicy and tart without being overpowering. It has a subtle zest and tang that fills up a room but doesn't overwhelm it -- not an easy feat with notes of cilantro, fresh lemons and dark green peppers! I honestly did not know what to expect when I first started burning it -- to be frank, I thought I would hate it. Luckily, I've found that this scent has a calming effect -- especially nice at the end of a long workday.

The packaging is simple and classic but with a touch of elegance. I love the engraved silver top that sits over the vibrant glass green jar. Best of all, this candle has a 50-hour burn time, so I can enjoy it for many days and weeks to come!

The Votivo Color Candle in Greenpepper Coriander retails for $25.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, dear. Now I'll need to obsess over THIS CANDLE?! You're killing me, woman. MURDER here.