Christmas time has got to be my favorite time of year. Our homes come alive with a variety of tastes & smells that are unique to the season. Growing up I always anticipated the period of time leading up to Christmas, our home would be filled with warm colors & decorations that just made the holidays come alive. Our oven would be on heavy rotation for two months with cookies, cakes & other christmas delights. You could say that Christmas time is a great olfactory treat for anyone who enjoys the holidays at home.
The famed French candle house, Cire Trudon, has come up with an all new fragrance, Gaspard, for their Christmas Collection for 2015. Combining mandarin & mysore sandalwood, this new candle is a biblical nod to Gaspard, the Magi king from India. This famed candle house has for a long time been renown across the globe as creating unique & memorable scents via their elegant candles. Along with Gaspard, the collection includes their 'Gabriel' & 'Melchior' fragrances. The packaging for the Christmas Collection embodies holiday elegance, enclosed in handmade matte glass vessels that serve as the perfect backdrop to their classic gleaming gold champagne labels.
My house for the last few weeks has smelled exquisite thanks to the 'Gabriel' candle. It is absolutely my favorite out of the three candles, and not simply because we share the same name! If I could express my olfactory preferences I would say that warm & woodsy tones are what I tend to gravitate to. When I light 'Gabriel' I feel as if it adds a warmth to my home with the use of notes of leather, cashmere wood & candied chestnuts. I've been lighting it when I come home for the evening & it has become part of my daily unwinding routine. With a burning time of around 60 hours, I know this will last me quite a while. For those who enjoy a more spicy & fruity note in their candles, the Melchior is the perfect fit. While the base is a bit musky, the head note uses ambergris, citrus & spice to set this candle apart.
Whether you're shopping for yourself, or looking for a gift for the holidays, this Christmas Collection 2015 is a thoughtful present for the season. It will fill your space with notes that evolve as you burn your candle, ensuring every minute is a treat to your senses. When such a brand like Cire Trudon, who embraces the history of France with fashions of modern life, you are sure not to go wrong!