My cousins from Charleston, South Carolina came to visit my family and I this past weekend. They stayed with us from Friday to Monday, and it was wonderful to see them considering we are so far apart in distance.
My cousin Stephanie brought my family and I a case of Rewined candles, which are handcrafted in Charleston. The store where she works sells these candles, and they truly are a unique take on the traditional candle. These candles are composed of all-natural soy wax which come in a variety of scents, and are sold in repurposed wine bottles. They have the ability to burn for up to eighty hours, and they smell fantastic.
Some of the scents these candles come in include:
- Spiked Cider (apple, cinnamon, clove and dark rum)
- Under the Tree (blue spruce and citrus)
- Sangria (mandarin orange, pineapple, cranberries and cinnamon)
- Mimosa (champagne and orange)
- Cabernet (black cherry, currant and smoke)
- Champagne (white grape, honey, baked bread and citrus)
- Chardonnay (vanilla, butter, hazelnut and cedar wood)
- Merlot (violet, rose, pomegranate, plum and vanilla)
- Pinot Grigio (sandalwood, minerals and citrus)
- Pinot Noir (fig, cranberry, leather and violet)
- Riesling (Asian pear, tropical fruits, citrus and honey)
- Sauvignon Blanc (basil, mint and grapefruit)
- Carmenere (blackberry, green pepper, Chilean spice and black fruit).
Stephanie gave me the Zinfandel, which contains aromas of pomegranate, raspberry, vanilla, amber and cedar wood. All of these candles smell incredible, and their scent is furthermore tangible in the air long after you blow their flame out. They retail for $30.00, and the repurposed wine bottles they come in can be either green or clear in colour.
I believe these candles would make an excellent gift for numerous individuals, and you can order them online here: http://www.westelm.com/products/rewined-candles-d384/. Their development is fairly recent, considering the company originated in 2009, but I would argue that these candles are going to become immensely popular within the next couple of years.