Scent is powerful, memorable and can be so very pleasing.
Our sense of smell is said to evoke the most vivid memories. I definitely agree.
From my grandma’s perfume to our family’s annual vacation spot. Scents transport me to people & places.
I love that our family vacation spot has a signature scent. Every time I smell it, even if I am miles & miles away, I am whisked to that magical place as I take in a deep breath.
One thing I decided as we embarked on restoring our historic home is that I wanted it to have a signature scent too.
A scent that would be lovely to live with and would conjure up memories of time spent here when we are away. Houses have names, so why not a scent.
Well, my quest for a signature My Soulful Home scent is over. I have found it in the Alassis Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle.
The Alassis Collection is inspired by the Mediterranean region with its vast quantity of sumptuous botanical fragrances.
Not only are the scents divine, the packaging and glass candle holders are stunning.
The packing of the Alassis Collection of candles make them the perfect gift. Just add a ribbon ~ no gift bag or wrap necessary.
The hand blown art glass which contains the candles is beautiful to behold & touch.
There are no labels to peel off, scrub away or turn backwards.
The hand blown art glass containers are heavy weight mottled glass in colors that go with every decor. Truly stunning on their own & worthy of pairing in any vignette.
The candles are a soy blend designed and poured in the US. They burn cleanly and last for many many hours. The boxed two wick candles last for approximately 40 hours and the large 3 wick candles 65 hours.
The only bad thing about the Alassis Collection is having to choose a scent! Why not try them all. I did – and I really enjoyed each one, but my signature scent is…
Well let’s see if you can guess from the descriptions. You are going to love reading these descriptions. The words alone will transport you!
Breath deep as you read…
Alassis Bamboo & Eucalyptus ~ Crisp bamboo & green leaves intertwined with freshly cut stems & eucalyptus. The initial fresh green scent wends to hints of night blooming jasmine & cyclamen blossom.
Alassis Black Currant & Rosewood ~ An uplifting medley of orange, neroli blossom and apple bursts forth from the bright heart of blackcurrant, red fruit and rose petals. The scent carries onto a soulful trail of rosewood, violet leaf & musk.
Alassis Neroli & Bergamot ~ Touched by a kiss of petitgrain & bergamot, a lush floral accord of neroli blooms into a crescendo of mimosa. A rich note of Indian jasmine rounds out the spring bouquet, while cool marine musk adds a taste of the ocean.
Alassis Verbena & Cedar ~ Reminiscent of picturesque Italian village nestled above the sea, a fresh accord of verbena, wild bergamot and crisp orange zest fills the air. Violet leaves, orange flower and white rose add an elegant aura, with accents of rich cedar, marine musk and sandalwood.
Ok, can you guess which one is My Soulful Home’s signature scent?
Better yet, which one will be your home’s signature scent?
** Kelly **
This post is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle. That being said, my opinion and choice to declare the Alassis Collection my favorite candles is all my own.