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Woodsy Candles

There is almost nothing better than entering a home that immediately appeals to your olfactory senses.  Therefore, one of my favorite ways to accessorize my apartment is with some quality scented candles.  I prefer the woody natural scents, especially sandalwood or cedar wood.  The Diptyque line from Paris is awesome and offers a wide range of well crafted scents, although my favorite is Santal.  Izola also offers a beautiful selection of woodsy scents that are displayed in a colored green glass.  No matter what your preferred scent, appealing to your olfactory senses is a great way to unwind and relax.  What are some of your favorite scents?

Santal Candle from Diptyque

Sandalwood candle from Izola

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Scents of Morocco

As previously mentioned, I recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Morocco.  While in Marrakech, I stayed at the fabulous La Mamounia, which can only be described as heaven on earth. From the moment I entered the palace, I was consumed by a wonderfully intoxicating scent, which was exotic, seductive, refreshing and yet subtle all at the same time.  Olivia Giacobetti, owner of the INUX boutique in Paris, one of the preeminent perfumeries, designed the signature scent for La Mamounia which showcases both dates and cedar wood, two quintessentially Moroccan elements.  Luckily the hotel sold some of the custom candles  (for a small fortune, of course!) thereby allowing me to bring this scent home.  Whenever I burn the candle, it reminds of the fabulous time I had on that trip!

Datte candle from IUNX

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