Posts tagged "candles"

11 Supposedly Romantic/Sexy Things That Are Actually Terrible

Valentine’s Day is almost here–and you know what that means! Piles and piles of listicles suggesting romantic tips for couples looking to spice up their love lives. Most of those suggestions will be either awkward or terrible. Then again, so are–I would say–the vast majority of things traditionally considered generically romantic and/or sexy. For example…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015

Dream Or Nightmare: A Kentucky Fried Chicken-Scented Candle

I recently went on a fall candle shopping spree, so every room of my house is now filled with blissful smells like balsam wood, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, firewood, and cranberry peppermint. But you know what scent is missing from my candle lineup? KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN. Luckily, a Kentucky candlemaker named Kathy Werking has created just such…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2013

Home Inspiration: Fabulous Fall Candles

The other night I was curled up under a blanket, sipping hot cocoa, flipping through a magazine and basically having the best fall lifestyle. But then I realized something was missing: FALL CANDLES. I was still burning my light, fruity, summer candles, and therefore my house was not reaching its full fall vibes potential, which…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 14, 2013

10 Celebrity Prayer Candles (And Suggested Prayers For Each One)

I recently bought myself a Dolly Parton prayer candle (because hello, it was $7 and I truly do view her as a powerful, sequined deity), and let me tell you: I’m pretty sure my repeated requests for for bigger hair and sassier comebacks are paying off. Since lighting it, I can even hit the high…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 29, 2013

7 Better Ideas For Yankee Candles’ Man Candles Line

Yankee Candle recently released its new line of “Man Candles,” which are, you guessed it, candles marketed specifically to men. The scents in the collection include manly favorites such as “MMM, Bacon” and “Riding Mower,” but we thought we could come up with some slightly more true-to-life fragrance combinations that encompass the typical dude lifestyle…

Transform Your Home Into A Tropical Island Getaway

My office is not exactly an example of cleanliness and tranquility (once I left a half-eaten veggie burger under my easel for so long it started to grow arms and legs), but the scent of this Island Vanilla soy candle is so lovely and intoxicating that I can light it and close my eyes and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 28, 2013

5 Perfect Gifts For…The Candle Collector

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for the scent sophisticate in your life ….

By: Julie Gerstein / December 13, 2012

Must Haves: 8 Toke-ns For The Pothead In All Of Us

Hey stoners, guess what? That’s right: in Washington and Colorado, marijuana is now completely legal for recreational use by legal adults (that means anyone over the age of 21). You jealous? I am, but I guess I’ll get over it. While we wait for the other 48 states to come around (or is it 49?

By: Rachel Krause / November 7, 2012

12 Tips For Having A Super Lifestyle Porn-y Existence

Because I’m a jealous and petty person, I can’t stand to read lifestyle/home/craft blogs. Who are these people with endless amounts of free time, money and craft experience who seem to effortlessly turn their homes into the back page of a Martha Stewart magazine? They obviously don’t have cats. And because I’m jealous and petty,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2012

Home Inspiration: Fall Is In The Air

We’re all a little bummed out that summer is over, but hey, if you can ignore the rapidly shrinking amount of daylight, there’s a lot to look forward to about the fall, namely: pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, Halloween parties, and a whole array of delicious baked goods (just wait til you guys see some…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 7, 2012

A “Clueless”-Inspired Candle

I’ve seen many Virgin Mary candles in my day, but this is definitely the first Virgin Who Can’t Drive candle I’ve ever come across, and everything about it–from the “Clueless” quote to Brittany Murphy’s incredulous expression, is amazing. The perfect gift for anyone who worships at the altar of ’90s movies. [$12, The Mall]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 6, 2012

Mandles Are Now Available At Yankee Candle Company

The Yankee Candle Company is trying to tap into the man demographic with  a new line of scents including Riding Mower, First Down, 2X4 and Man Town. I have no idea what Man Town might smell like (feet?), but let’s hope it smells nothing like The Original Man Candle, which promises to fill any room…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 17, 2012

Like A Workout In A Jar

Lucky magazine recently did a little article about how the scent of grapefruit is so energizing that a few gyms have released grapefruit candles as part of their product lines. Inspired, I went out and bought this minty grapefruit candle. I love the springy citrus smell, and every time I burn it while taking a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 24, 2012

6 Easy Steps To Becoming A Candle Person

Growing up, my family never had candles because my parents generally understood that my brothers and I would use any open flames in the house to set our youngest brother on fire. Also my dad hated any smell that wasn’t whale bones or microwaved hominy. Recently I’ve decided that hey, I’m an adult, I have…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2012

Buying Guide: How To Shop For All Kinds Of Candles

Let’s be honest: Shopping for candles is a fairly thoughtless task. If we do spend more than 3 seconds mulling over whether to buy one candle over another, it’s mainly for scent reasons. But whether it was a taper that dripped all over the table or a pillar that burned so unevenly that you’d think…

By: StyleList Home / November 25, 2011

Live It Up With Lime (And Cilantro)

Okay, so maybe it’s a bit weird that I love the smell of Ambient Hand’s Lime Cilantro candles so much. After all, you’d think that the combined power of lime and cilantro together would make your house smell like the kitchen at Chipotle. But somehow these candles manage to make everything smell sweet — not…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2011

This Candle Holder Is For The Birds

There’s so many ways to decorate with tea lights — from floating them in a bowl of water to illuminating fancy schmancy candle holders from Crate + Barrel. We prefer this fun canary from CB2 (Crate + Barrel’s funkier younger sister). It’s a pop of bright Tweetie Bird yellow to perk up any room of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2011

A Candle That Makes It Christmas Year Round

Conundrum: we hate when it’s cold and dark and snowy outside, but we do love the smells of wintertime: fresh-baked cookies, mulled cider and fir trees. So, Thymes’ Frasier Fir candle is right up our alley; it smells just like the holiday season without making us have to bundle up against the elements.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 8, 2011

Mandles: Candles For The Man Who Likes A Room That Smells Like Fart

I’m not going to be shy about this. I’m a big supporter of the idea that men should have man things. Their own style underpants. Their man caves. Their awful brands of beer. In that spirit, I gave two big thumbs up to the blessed arrival of THE ORIGINAL MAN CANDLE. I’m so excited about…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 1, 2010

Give Your Home A Light Update

In New York City apartments, there are only so many alterations that can be made in order to turn the teeny tiny space into your own. Most rely on pictures and furniture to decorate, but go a step further and continue to infuse your own personal style into the white-walled area with these candle holders.

By: Bianca Posterli / February 15, 2010
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