February 05, 2006

The rose candle journey....

Ok, I'll admit it.  I am a candle junkie.

Not like some people, but I have a few laying around.  In fact, I left more candles in NC than I brought with me.  However, that's beside the point.

A little background:  My wonderful husband, although agreeable in most other respects, is allergic to many scents, and thus anything scented has to be approved by The Man before I can bring it into the house, unless I want to deal with hives and benedryl.  In terms of my candle habit this has limited the scents I can purchase on my own to Pumpkin Spice, Spiced Apple, or Peppermint.  Which are nice but somehow boring....

Many moons ago I purchased a lovely rose scented candle.  Not too heavy, not too fruity, a wonderfully pleasant rose smell.  The problem?  It was a special Valentine's Day candle, and it disappeared after VDay.

Ever since then, I have been on a quest to replace the Perfect Rose Candle.  Believe me, I have tried every brand, every store, and always, something was not right.  Usually you'd open the top and it would smell like a whore's bathroom (I hate the smell of smoke, so I always get jar candles)...

So fast forward 8 or so years later, every store, every brand tried and finally, FINALLY I go into Wal-Mart just to wander around, and so as I passed the candle display, I made my usual stop and sniff, and I found it.  Right there on the shelf.  I popped the lid, and thought, "Wow, this is pretty close", and I passed it on to the man for approval, and it didn't make him ill, so I brought it home, and tonight, I fired it up.

And damn, if it isn't the Perfect Rose Candle reborn.  Must go stock up on them now, while they're still in the store.  Damn.  That means I have to go back to Wal Mart.

Posted by caltechgirl at February 5, 2006 09:31 PM | TrackBack

hmmmmm. Wal-Mart, huh?

; )

Glad you found it.

I'm partial to Tahitian Vanilla.

Posted by: Christina at February 6, 2006 09:59 AM

I'm newly addicted to the candles from Illuminations. I currently have a spiced orange one that I'm loving.

Posted by: Ith at February 6, 2006 10:18 AM

Whodathunk?! Better buy a whole case! Pick me up some diapers while you're there, will you?

We have the same thing here -- not allergic, but my husband can't stand most scents.

Posted by: Marie at February 6, 2006 10:31 AM

Excellent! Don't you just love it when you find something lost? :)

Posted by: Richmond at February 6, 2006 06:23 PM