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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Paddywax Pays Tribute to Some of the Greats

Paddywax-Library-Collection-of-Candles When I was in college, I took the mandatory literature classes but come senior year, I wanted a relatively easy semester and decided to forgo the Shakespeare class given by one of my favorite teachers, Meera Tamaya. And as you can probably guess since I am mentioning it in the post, I do regret it to this day! She was just one of those teachers.

At this point, I guess the least I can do is dedicate this review to her and what better way than with the PADDYWAX Library Collection. Now that I’ve burned these two down to their nubs, I’m onto the next candle. There are five different scent collections that pay homage to some influential writers – Jane Austen (gardenia, tuberose, jasmine. Love this one!!), Edgar Allen Poe (cardamom, absinthe, sandalwood), Walt Whitman (grass, thyme, red clover) and Henry David Thoreau (cedar, moss, juniper). And the packaging is also just so fitting with the schoolbook looking matte colors and each bestows some of their famous quotes on the outside. Choose from a glass packed candle, a travel tin candle or a diffuser. So here’s to you Ms. Meera Tamaya! $25/9oz/glass container, $28/4oz/Diffuser, $8/2-wick travel tin candle @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided to for review purposes.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Fall Room Scents from Illume and Paddywax

It's not summer but not quite the cold part of fall, yet my house hungers for some seasonal scents to warm the place up. Here are two I’m rocking these days for this in-between season.

ILLUME’s White Thyme & Pear Candle from the Modern Naturals Collection blends crisp pear with fresh thyme blended with a hint of soft jasmine and rich vanilla. $7 - $36 @

I’m not a huge fan of diffusers as I’ve only come across a few that actually throw a scent. But this one from PADDYWAX is changing my mind. This Cranberry Fig Diffuser is from the Classic Collection and is a blend of the aforementioned notes along with Cassis. $28/4oz @

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Spring Scent Picks

As I come to the end of the Spring Scents feature, I’m wondering what the distinction is between scents that are good for spring vs. good for summer. As I ponder that thick question, below are some more recommendations.


L to R clockwise:
PADDYWAX Jasmine Candle from the Garden Crush Collection ($13/6.5oz @
Whipped Souffle Body Wash
in Peach Cream ($6.49/15oz @
Oil Diffuser
in Jasmine ($32 @
Triple-Milled Soap
in Naia ($14/8oz @
Eau de Fleurs
– Lavande EDT ($135/3.4oz @
Spa Wisdom Polynesia Monoi Moisture Balm
($24/6.77oz @


Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided to for review purposes.


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