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Lighting the Way...

November is National Candle Month and to celebrate our love of candles, we are shining a light on candle artisans and brands new to Chic Luxuries. Light a candle, get comfy, and browse the websites below to find your favorite. Then come back here and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.

Rosy Rings' line of Botanical Candles are among the prettiest candles we've ever seen, Handcrafted in Denver, these natural beauties are true works of art. The Pumpkin Farmhouse Botanical Round blends the scents of pumpkin, clove, dark cocoa and caramelized sugar. It's made with butternut, maple leaves, pear slices, chilies, essential and high-quality fragrance oils. It delicately scents the room with a crisp scent of Fall even before it's lit. Available in two sizes, the 5" diameter is 6.5" tall and has a burn time of 200 hours. $55 at

Our award for the most eco-friendly candle goes to Piece by Paz. Their Spumpkin candle starts with a glass jar made from a recycled wine bottle, next their etched logo is added to the glass, the wick is made from wood which crackles, and the hangtag will produce flowers when planted! How cool is this company? Oh, and did we mention Spumpkin is made from 100% beeswax and smells fabulous?! Handcrafted in California. $28 at

OMG! This lovely Wassail Candle from Lady Primrose smells divine! Reminds me of a cinnamon-spiced bordeaux ~ rich, warm and inviting. It's elegantly packaged in a luxurious presentation box ready for gifting. 14-oz. $36 at

aah, my favorite scent comes in Hansel & Gretel's House Soy Candle by Ooh-la-la. The scent of vanilla frosting, cinnamon sticks, graham crackers and juicy raisins and the sound of the crackling wood wick will transport you to Ooh-la-la land. The 8-oz. candle is handpoured in pretty glass jar with cover. $13.99 at

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach gifts every guest who experiences the Taste of the Tropics Body Treatment at their magnificent day spa a signature candle. Designed and created specifically for South Beach Spa, the Mango/guava scented candle is relaxing, sweetly enticing, and invokes happy memories of the luxurious venue. It's presented in a beautiful gift box and wrapped in a signature tote. This is just one of the ways The Ritz-Carton, South Beach is lighting the way in unsurpassed amenities and special touches to ensure every guest feels treasured. LOVE!

Luminara lights the way in the flameless candles category. The flameless pillar candle has a life-like flickering wick and a light vanilla scent. Can be used with or without a remote. Perfect for those with small children, pets or if you're like me and leave home forgetting to blow out the candle. Available in several colors and sizes, the 4x9" pillar retails for $59.95 at

If you like bakery-scented candles as much as we do, you'll flip over this Jumbo Cupcake Candle from The vanilla-scented candle smells incredible and looks so life-like, it even has real confetti sprinkles. It arrives wrapped in cello and gift boxed. Makes a sweet birthday gift. The cupcake candle has a burn time of 25-30 hours. $14.99 at

Hillhouse Naturals' Autumn Harvested Soy Blend Candle is a comforting blend of cider spiced with nutmeg and ginger. Makes a lovely hostess gift for Thanksgiving. The 7-oz. jar candle is gift boxed and has a burn time of 50 hours. Handcrafted in Kentucky. $25.15 at

Crossroads Candles are made from a blend of paraffin wax which makes for a very fragrant candle, we could smell it right through the jar! We sampled the Buttered Maple Syrup which is oh-so-yummy. The company also wholesales their popular candles. Made in the USA. Available in 4 sizes, the 26-oz. has a burn time of 120-140 hours. $20.99

Wick-edly Sent Harvest Pumpkin Soy Candle is wickedly good! A cozy, comforting blend of caramel, gingered pumpkin, vanilla, golden amber, and warm cream. Made with 100% soy wax, the jar candles have a burn time of 80-100 hours. Handcrafted in Finger Lakes, New York. $15.99 at

The Joy Candle by Aromatherapy Associates London was created as part of their Holiday Collection. The three-wick candle is handpoured in a frosted glass jar and is beautifully gift boxed. Made with a blend of rose and ginger oils, it has a spicy floral scent and a burn time of over 42 hours. $76 at

mmm Carrie's Curiosities' Sugar Cookie scented Soy Candle will fill your home of the scent of freshly-baked cookies. It even has flecks of wax on top that resemble sugared crumbs. The petite candle in a 4 oz. Mason Jar is ideal for traveling and makes a great stocking stuffer. Available for $6.15 on

Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

To Enter: email and include the following: 
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    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET December 3, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing the review products and photos for this editorial. 


    Unknown :

    Thank You for the chance!

    Linda Meyers-Gabbard :

    Unknown :

    Thank you for all the giveaways !! I'll keep trying until I win !!

    Nat Smith :

    I like the cool lighting options shared here and would like to share a store where you Luminara Candles at great discount with free shipping.

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