I love scented candles, but as I’ve mentioned before, I have a hard time allocating much money for them as it cuts too deeply into my limited perfume budget. Recently I tried two candles from the Ergo Silver Collection, which is said to be scented at 4 times the industry standard. At $24.50 for a 7 oz jar, they are more expensive than your basic Yankee Candle, but not so dear as high end lines like Diptyque or L’Artisan.
Ergo Grove was by far my favorite of the two I tried. It is meant to evoke the fragrance of an orange grove, including the fruit, the tree, and the leaves. It is a very cheerful citrus scent with woody undertones, perfect for the kitchen, and the candle has excellent throw. One of these days I will try Tocca Stella to compare, but in the meantime this will be my citrus candle of choice.
Zoysia has notes of vetiver, lemongrass and cedar wood. I was hoping for a deep vetiver scent with woody undertones, but this is more of a light, springtime meadow kind of fragrance. I cannot make out any of the individual notes at all. The throw is good, but it just isn’t what I was looking for.
You can buy Ergo at scentsandsprays, amenwardy and nooksandniches.
To really make the most of your candles, you should try using a candle warmer. With a warmer you can fill the whole house with fragrange from a single candle. I love the Ergo Soy Silver line.
sorry, pardon my ignorance…what is a candle warmer?
I was going to ask the same thing! V, is that the same as a tart burner?
lol…this may call for a google…
ok, got it—it is an electric apparatus shaped like a disc that heats up jar candles enough so they emit their fragrance. I think to avoid the possible danger of an open flame and burning wick, perhaps?
You learn something new every day, eh? I'll have to look for those. Sounds like a Bed, Bath & Beyond kind of product.
Yes, you figured it out! Sorry, I'm at POL usually. I need to check in more often now.
You will be amazed, I promise. And no soot to worry about, or if you left a candle burning. They even make warming plates now with little lights built into the bottom, so you can still get a candle “glow”.
Most glass or metal candles can sit right on the warmer. I have a lot of votives, and for those I use the smallest pyrex bowls, and melt them in there. After they cool, you can pop them in the fridge for a few minutes and the wax pops right out. :O)
oh yeah, totally agree…as a matter of fact, where DID I put that gift card???