Perfume & Candles: New Products I'm Excited About / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


Perfume & Candles: New Products I'm Excited About

Hip hip hooray for new products! Three cheers for new products! Four for you new products. You go new products! Can you tell these are new products that I'm excited about? In this instance I'm quite happy about some new purchases in the perfume & candle department. I like to tell myself I do it for the blog, but I do it for myself. I just get a thrill out of shopping & it makes me happy to try out new stuff. You can read about other products I've been excited about here & here.

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bloom and prosper, cranberry kiwi candle

Cranberry Kiwi candle by Bloom & Prosper - This candle has adorable packaging because it comes in a glass jar with a lid. After you're done with the candle, simply wash it out & you have a new container. The scent is fruity, sweet, & fills up the room. I can't find a link to it anywhere online! It's like it doesn't exist.

scentsational, jasmine natural soy candle

Jasmine Natural Soy Candle by Scentsational - This pretty candle smells like genuine jasmine. It's fragrant, floral, & potent. You'll certainly smell this walking across the room. Scentsational really means business. It came in a really adorable mesh bag. I'm loving it so far!


glow by jlo

Glow by JLo - I was abnormally thrilled when I spotted this perfume. Here's a mini life story: when I was 12 I subscribed myself to several teen magazines. You know how magazines have the little foldout with the little perfume sample scent? Glow was one of those perfumes. I distinctly remember flipping through the pile of magazines & smelling this scent. In addition to being a genuinely wonderful perfume, Glow by JLo gives me such waves of nostalgia. I had to buy it! 

lovely by sarah jessica parker

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker -  This is my second bottle of Lovely. Back in college, my roommate gave me Lovely for my birthday. I slowly worked through it over the years & couldn't resist buying it this time around. This is another scent I associate with positive memories. 

perfume and candles

There you have it. Everything smells amazing thus far & I have absolutely no buyer's remorse. All these options are great choices & I would totally recommend getting any of them. No lie: I've been wearing Glow nonstop. It just makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.

Have you tried any of these products? What was your last perfume or candles purchase? :]

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  1. Looks fantastic! I absolutely love scented candles and got plenty of them in my apartment.
    xo Julia

  2. Love this article, particularly regarding associating scents with past positive events. Makes sense (excuse the pun :) Sharing!

  3. OMG I used to love Glow by J.Lo. Recently I've been listening to old school J.Lo, she is just amazing! Love all your loves :) The Blonde B

  4. Nice post! This reminds me of the Flower Bomb perfume the other day that I've been wanting to pick up. :)


  5. I love the smell of Jasmine and that candle also has such a pretty label, it's perfect for dressing up a room!

  6. Wow, super chic candles. I bet they smell so good.
    Xo, Christianne

  7. The cranberry kiwi candle looks SO gorgeous, it must smell amazing!

  8. Wow!! Sounds amazing! I had never tried these products!!

    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  9. these candles are so gorgeous! :)

  10. I absolutely love the look of the kiwi cranberry candle. I can imagine it being such a lovely scent for the summer. I have three candles lighting at the moment but they're more winter-y! Would love something more fresh and summery! The jasmine candle looks lovely also!


  11. Love the selection! Im curious to try the jasmine one. I love floral scents!

  12. These look amazing! Love your photos! anything that has a relaxing scent is always great :)

  13. Ooh I'd love to try the Jasmine one! I'm a fan of earthen scents over fruity ones. I haven't gotten candles in the last two years because I've been living in campus dorms (no open fires allowed), but this coming year and the next I'll be living off-campus, so I can finally buy the candles I've been deprived of! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  14. I love the packaging for the cranberry kiwi candle too! It's so summery looking haha

    Catherine | Beauty by Catherine

  15. Me too! Do you have any favorites? :]

  16. I just love Glow. It's so good. :]

  17. Do it! Perfume is such a mood booster. :]

  18. The candle has a powerful scent. I'm loving it. :]

  19. They do. I'm partial to the jasmine one. :]

  20. The packaging is definitely a selling point. :]

  21. I wasn't even thinking summer scents! I guess I'm just drawn to them. :]

  22. Yeah, I hadn't tried anything jasmine. I love it! :]

  23. Thanks so much, Heather. Do you have any favorite scents? :]

  24. I like earthy ones too but didn't go out of my way to get them. I love smelling candles in person, otherwise I'd likely buy them online! Woo, just have to wait until you're out of the dorms. :]

  25. It is! I can't wait to reuse the jar too. :]

  26. Oh, I love candles! (You're tempting me to go buy some...) I think my last purchase was...during school it was a Bath and Body Works candle...Oahu Coconut Sunset. The scent is just fresh, fruity...heavenly. I fills the whole room and then the hallway and it's just...sigh.
    I really want to try the scents that you've mentioned. Great post!

    xo, XOIIEE | Life in Style

  27. Looks good, thanks for sharing!


  28. Buy some. Buy some! Candles rock. :]


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