I have eyed Voluspa candles for a couple years now. It started during random pop-ins to Anthropologie and moved to their website last year during a sale they had. I still did not spring on anything, though a few scents caught my eye. Sandra, from Finger Candy, and I swapped boxes at the end of the year and she generously included two 4.5 ounce Voluspa candles.
Bourbon Vanille features ground and distilled French Bourbon vanilla beans. This 4.5 ounce candle tin runs $9.00 and has a 25 hour burn time. I lit it in my bathroom for a few hours and it gave off a gentle sweet vanilla scent. Reminiscent of dusky tonka beans and vanilla woods, this aroma portrayed itself as more of an atmospheric fragrance rather than a corporeal one. In the bathroom and bedroom it was a medium to medium-light scent that hovered around the edges of the room and my senses. I loved the veil of scent it imparted to some of my favorite intimate lodgings.
The styling of the candle is lovely. I am looking forward to buying a larger size to use in my living area. I would definitely buy again.
We finally got around to repainting our bedroom and bathroom about a month ago. It is a shade called Rare Gray by Sherwin-Williams from Lowe's. I have/had a goal of buying and installing a pendant lamp above the bathtub and maybe some hanging plants or succulents on either side of the window...
This house is our first home. Adam and I had it built from a fairly affordable cookie cutter type home construction company and kept it pretty basic. Here we are about 11 years later doing little improvements and upgrades: flooring, painting, new A/C unit, and so on. But lately Adam has mentioned possibly moving to a larger town where his company operates out of (he currently works from home with occasional travel). Our roots have reached so far down into this 1,500 square foot patch of soil that it is hard to imagine living anywhere else. But at the same time I think I am ready for change like that. I want to help him in anyway we can to make his dreams come true, career-wise. However, the pendant lamp conundrum appears. Is it a feeble exercise to buy and hang a new pendant lamp that may not get enjoyed for very long and possibly taken down by the next owner to bathe in the bathtub, or go for it and enjoy while it lasts? Now obviously, nothing is set in stone. We may move or not. It may be a year or two years. But I have never had to think in these terms so it is all new to me.
Are you a "go ahead and hang it" person or a "wait and use that money on something else" kinda person? Have you used Voluspa candles? Do you enjoy them? Favorite scents? I have already burned the whole tin and am looking forward to lighting the next one on my nightstand.
What a beautiful bathing area! <3ReplyDelete
Thank you Nancy. It is one of my favorite areas of the house. I love to take bubble baths and read in the evenings. My kind of therapy. Though I do usually have to push a few dinosaurs and Pokemon out of my way. :-)Delete
Hey, there she is! Yay, I'm so glad you like it - I think it's just the loveliest fragrance. Like you said, very much like a veil. It's both pronounced and soft at the same time.ReplyDelete
I'd install the light and enjoy it while you can. Consider it the fire that's been lit under your butt that will get you moving on it instead of putting it off (something I'm so guilty of when it comes to home reno-type stuff, a bad habit I've only really kicked in the past year or so. Money allowing, I try to just do things now instead of putting them off forever. Team bathroom lamp! What does it look like?
I love it!! I cannot wait to buy another one. Thank you. <3Delete
Bathroom lamp it is! I am infatuated with the single Edison bulb type ones with the glass and metal cage around it. They are affordable at the home improvement stores. I just think it would be so much nicer than the standard recess light that is there. Make it more cozy and inviting.
We've also lived in our teensy "starter" for 11 yrs, I keep putting off hanging rows of paintings/pics on our big bare living room wall, saying if we move we'll have to take em down, fill, paint, etc. So I've lived w/a big bare wall for years. With a pendant, you can take it w/you and cap it if you move, or leave it for next owners. It definitely wouldn't be a buying deterrent. #teamlampReplyDelete
You are right. It is worth putting one up. I think I will browse around Lowe's soon and see if anything calls out to me. <3Delete