I love candles! And thanks to The Curious Professor Z and a review post she did long ago, I was introduced to a wonderful online candle store called Dark Candles. These candles come in many scents that you won't find anywhere else, and are created especially "For Those Who Prefer the Dark".
I've tried quite a few of their candles (I'm into votives and tealights), and I have to say that I LOVE many of the scents. Unfortunately, I've also found that while some candles' scents are quite strong and fill the room properly, others just seem to barely have any scent at all. I'm not sure whether it's the individual scents themselves, or whether the quality of the pouring is what makes the difference, but the strength of the scent is uneven and varies, not from candle to candle, but from scent to scent. (I know, I'm using the word "scent" too much, but I'm not sure how to explain this properly.) So although I may love the actual smell, there are several fragrances I won't buy again because they were so weak that I had to stand over the candles to smell them. That being said, there are many wonderful fragrances that are worth your time and money to check out. AND they have a "Shadow Card" program. You get one Shadow Card for every $10 you spend; when you have ten cards, you mail them in and get $10 off your next order. Sweet!!
The fragrances I order on a regular basis are: Full Moon, Dracula, Arachne's Garden, Dragon's Blood, Forbidden Fruit, and Black Rose. All these scents are totally YUM!! (Yes, even Dracula, just don't go there, okay?)
Right now, Dark Candles is having a 20% sale on all orders over $20, AND, in honor of the upcoming Summer, they have brought back a special collection. Here is the blurb from the e-mail I got this morning:
The calendar says it's spring, but the weather here at the Dark Candles Mansion is not cooperating!
To get us all in the mood for warmer weather and some fun, we are bringing back our Tiki Collection Pack! Stop by and check out South Seas, Singapore Sling, Sneaky Tiki and Civil Savage!
This collection pack will only be available until August 31st. Also, just because you asked, available for a limited time is Forest Breeze, a welcoming scent of the threshold between meadow and forest. Very neutral and inviting!
Enjoy 20% off all orders over $20.00 with the coupon code: TIKIMAY14
Now, I have NO idea how long the sale is going to last, so I suggest you order ASAP. And Meagan, check out that tiki collection before it goes away! ;-)