For as long as I can remember I've been in awe of the talent and creativity of artists who specialize in more than one medium. Catherine Powers, creator of Inspired Home, is one of those individuals. I've known a few artists, a couple of candle makers, many writers, maybe even a poet, but I never met someone who is all of the above...until now. Catherine's talent appears limitless. I connected with Catherine on Twitter and she sent me two of her hand poured, made in America, soy candles to review.
Let me start by admitting I am VERY picky about candles. I've tried hundreds of different brands and have found very few with which I am thrilled. If there is a hint of a wax scent, if the fragrance doesn't permeate the room, if it doesn't burn evenly and cleanly or if I don't love the aroma, it will wind up in the "save for power outages" candle pile. (If you're in North Carolina and the lights go out, you know where to go for candles).
Each Inspired Home Candle arrives in a luxury gift box which is as beautiful as the candle itself. One glance and you know Inspired Home uses only the finest materials. The candle is hand poured in a frosted glass tumbler with a lead-free cotton wick. The first candle I tried was Pink Grapefruit. It has a clean, refreshing, citrus aroma that is light, relaxing and HEAVENLY. I burned the candle for one hour and it scented the entire downstairs of my home.
|Inspired Home Pink Grapefruit Candle $48|
The next scent I tried was Lemon Fig which has a captivating and refreshingly vibrant fragrance. My home smells INCREDIBLE! All of Inspired Home's scents sound fantastic and I'm sure all are equally delightful.
My feeling is you can never have too many quality candles. They are the perfect little luxury to relax, scent a room, and add a cozy or romantic atmosphere, and Inspired Home candles are among the best I've ever tried. These candles are the perfect gift idea for friends, family, hostesses, housewarming, birthdays, anniversaries, clients and co-workers.
Speaking of holiday giving, through October 31, save 38% on a set of three 7-ounce Cranberry Candles. The set of three is $89 (regularly $48 each).
Treat yourself of someone you love to a chic luxury this holiday season and shop Inspired Home for beautiful artwork, candles and poetry. Be sure to connect with Catherine on Facebook, Twitter, and sign up for Inspired Home's newsletter for special offers.
Thank you Catherine for sharing your talent with the world and for allowing me to try your delicious candles. xox
Postscript ~ Catherine has offered to sponsor a giveaway for TWO very lucky Chic Luxuries readers ~ watch for it in the coming weeks.