I hate hot weather. When it’s over 80 degrees, I do not discuss: the books I’ve recently read, music, films, politics. I don’t even have the will to gossip. Instead, I say things like: “What’s the heat index today…it feels hotter than 82!” “Did you happen to hear what the low temperature will be tonight?” “What’s the five-day forecast?” or, simply, “I’M HOT!” If I see a candle burning during summer, I cringe and am convinced the heat emanating from the flickering flame is making the temperature rise.
In hot weather, complexity of any type can be taxing, especially in perfumed products, so light, simple fragrances are perfect for the dog days. Votivo Ltd.’s French Collection Provencal Honey candle releases a calming steady stream of pure honey/beeswax scent into the air — even when unlit. Votivo’s candles are so fragrant that one can enjoy them without striking a match (and generating heat).
When I am inclined to burn the Provencal Honey candle, it burns cleanly and perfumes a large area. I like the entire Votivo Provencal French Collection (available in 20 scents). The re-useable glazed terracotta pots (with a raised floral design on the front) hold just the right amount of wax to keep the burn even. When the candle is kaput, use the little pot as a pencil holder, fill it with white sand and use it to burn stick incense, or be a true Provencal rustic and keep it near a bottle of spirits, and use it as a shot glass (“Here’s to cooler days!”).
Votivo Ltd. produces over 40 candle fragrances, as well as incense, room sprays, soaps, bath salts and lotions. Votivo does not have a website, but Votivo’s French Collection Provencal Honey candles (30 hr. burn time/$14-17) are available at beautysak, charlestonprovence, smallflower, watsonkennedy and zanadia.
Ahhh, a fellow Seattleite weather-whiner! It gets above 72 and we all start wiping our delicate brows with our dainty handkerchiefs. The candle sounds perfect for our *heatwave* xoxo
Indeed! I'm cowering in the shade with fans at full blast! K
ahhhhhh, you guys don't even know! It feels like it's almost 90 here in Los Angeles and I can barely MOVE! But, this candle sounds right up my alley…love honey.
Yes, we are pathetic in the NW: it rarely hits 90, there's no humidity like back East, mosquitoes are few…. In my defense I'll say I've endured many a Virginia summer…and L.A. summers too! K
Kevin, I have had the Votivo Provencal Honey candle in my kitchen for a few years now and delight in the odor it wafts whenever the room heats up. It is the perfect choice for me, not because I despise heat but because I am so intensely pyrophobic that I cannot light a match. With this candle and my other Votivo (Soku Lime), I never have to.
Hello! I'm new here, so hope I'm following protocol…:)
I was just given a lovely Votivo candle…Celadon Tea….can anyone elaborate on what else I'm smelling? It's lovely, sort of green tea or earl grey-ish, but is there something else? Honey maybe?
MG: it IS amazing how long these candles pump out the fragrance. I assume your kitchen is equipped with an ELECTRIC range? HOPE SO! K
Hi Pia…no protocols here…just write away. I really wish Votivo would create a company website. It is almost impossible to get detailed info on their products…the only choice is to call the Votivo factory, located in Seattle. I love tea scent so I should look for the Celadon Tea candle. kevin
If you like tea, one of my absolute favorite soaps is the Green Tea soap by Roger & Gallet. Not so crazy about their other products, but for me this one stood out. It leaves the bathroom and your hands delicately scented with a light but beautiful green tea.