To say we love candles would be an understatement. If you walk into the LC.com offices at any given time, you’re guaranteed to find a candle burning—sometimes more than one. Lately, when we’ve been burning two or more candles at a time, we’ve noticed that it can be pretty hit or miss. Sometimes the scents mix seamlessly to create our own luxurious signature fragrance. And other times, it’s pretty clear that those two candles were definitely not meant to go together. Oops. Lesson learned!
So for our fellow candle lovers, we decided to share a few tips and tricks we’ve learned about crafting the perfect candle cocktail. Since Bijou is one of our very favorite candle brands, we partnered with them to bring you this guide to mixing home fragrances (and a giveaway!). We discovered Bijou candles over a year ago, and now we burn them almost everyday. They all smell divine, from their sultry Boudoir collection to the fresh, floral Fete de Fleurs line. They’re also some of our favorite candles to give as gifts because their French-inspired bases are so beautiful and Instagram-worthy. And with their Build Your Bijou option, you can refill your base once the candle is gone or mix and match scents with beautiful French-inspired bases of your choice.
Now, without further ado, here are our favorite custom Bijou scent combinations for the budding candle mixologist…
Wild Lilac + French Lavender = Flower Shop
Mixing florals is always a good idea. Whatever flowers happen to be your favorites, they are practically guaranteed to blend together well. Burning multiple floral scents at once mimics the intoxicating aroma of walking into a flower shop or breathing in a bouquet of fresh cut flowers.
Bijou’s Wild Lilac and French Lavender scents were a winning combo when we mixed them. Burn this pair of candles when you need a bright, springtime scent to boost your spirits and bring the outdoors in.
Blue Bamboo + Meyer Mint = Spa Day
One of our favorite ways to use candles is to recreate a relaxing spa atmosphere from the comfort of your own home. As simple as they are, there is something about candles that feels so luxurious and refreshing in the same way that a spa day does.
To create your own spa-like atmosphere, combine Bijou’s Blue Bamboo, which smells just like an expensive bath product, with Meyer Mint, which has the invigorating scent of spa water infused with lemon and fresh mint leaves. Burn this candle combo while applying a DIY face mask or a steam facial.
Bois de Vanille + Rose & Currant = Parisian Parfumerie
There’s something quintessentially Parisian about the essence of warm Bois de Vanille combined with rich Rose & Currant. You’ll wish you could bottle up this scent and wear it on your wrists. Alternately, you could swap the Rose & Currant scent for Bijou’s French Lavender if you prefer.
We especially love this mix burning on your vanity as you are getting ready or in your powder room for guests to enjoy.
Tabac Noir + Ambre Tubereuse = Moonlit Boudoir
This scent combination is the perfect pair of candles to burn in your bedroom. The rich tobacco leaf and rosewood of Tabac Noir mixes perfectly with the deep amber and blend of spices in Amber Tuberose, both of which are a part of Boudoir collection. You’ll feel relaxed and at home as soon as you light them.
Those combinations are really just the beginning, of course! Half the fun is in experimenting and finding a winning combination of your own. Remember that when you’re crafting your own candle cocktail, it helps to think about which scents will recreate a certain mood or place when you combine them. Whether that’s a cabin in the woods or a seaside escape, scent is the main sense that is tied to memory making it a powerful force on your mood.
If you’d like to invent your own candle cocktail, you’ll want to enter this amazing giveaway from Bijou…
UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Evelina (@fortunatehouse on Twitter)! Check your Twitter direct messages to claim your prize.
Here’s what you could win:
- Bijou 8oz French Lavender Candle
- Bijou 8oz Bois de Vanille Candle
- Bijou 8oz Wild Lilac Refill
- Bijou 8oz Rose & Currant Refill
- Bijou Large Base in Noir
- Bijou Large Base in Custard
Here’s how to enter:
- Browse. Head over to Bijou’s website and take a look through their amazing candles.
- Comment. Leave a comment below letting us know which Bijou scent (or scent combination!) you’d like to try most. Make sure to leave your Twitter or Instagram handle too, so we can contact you if you win.
- Subscribe. Want to increase your chances of winning? Make sure to ‘like’ Bijou Candles on Facebook, follow them on Instagram or subscribe to their newsletter.
- Wait. We will announce the winner in a week, on Wednesday, January 27th.
Are you as obsessed with candles as we are?
Share your own favorite scent combinations in the comments.
XO Team LC
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