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Giveaway!!

Giveaway!!

We're partnering with Amber from Scarlet's Letter for our first giveaway!  Click here for a chance to win one of our limited edition Fall/Winter candles!
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Autumn & Winter Fragrances Are Here!

Autumn & Winter Fragrances Are Here!

It doesn't quite feel like fall yet here in California, but that's not stopping us from longing for crisp weather and turning leaves.  We've slowly been adding our fall and winter scents to the site this week, and are happy to announce that they're all finally available!

Samhain is named for the Gaelic festival celebrating the end of the harvest and the move into the darker half of the year.  It's a bewitching blend of pumpkin, apple and warm spices with a hint of woodsmoke.

Mulled Cider blends crisp, ripe apples with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice to create a scent that's perfect for autumn through the winter holidays.

Winter Woods is our interpretation of a pine-scented candle.  It combines pine, fir, and the smell of a distantly burning fire to evoke the feeling of a walk through snowy woods.

These fragrances are limited editions, and only available through the end of the year.  Each comes in either a 4 oz or 8 oz brushed gold tin or a 12 oz black glass tumbler.  We're also offering a sampler trio - 2 oz travel tins of all three fragrances.

Thanks so much to Amber of the fabulous Scarlet's Letter blog for designing this great graphic!

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Poured batches of our Fall fragrances Samhain and Mulled Cider last night.  It may be hot outside, but it smells like autumn in here! 
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Mulled Cider and Free Shipping in September!

Mulled Cider and Free Shipping in September!

Mulled Cider is back!  This was our best selling candle last fall and winter, and we think it's even better this year!  This fragrance will only be available through the winter holidays, so don't delay.  We're also excited to announce our September promotion - free shipping within the US for all orders placed in September!
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New fall fragrance - Samhain!

New fall fragrance - Samhain!

Samhain is our favorite candle for autumn! It's a bewitching blend of pumpkin, apple and warm spices with a hint of woodsmoke. Pronounced SAH-win, Samhain is the Gaelic precursor to our modern Halloween, marking the end of the harvest and the move into the darker half of the year. We think it's the perfect candle to light as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change.
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New fragrance - Library!

New fragrance - Library!

We've added a brand new fragrance to our line today - Library!  Inspired by turn-of-the-century gentlemen's clubs and the grand libraries of English estates, this blend features notes of leather, sandalwood, and fruity tobacco.
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Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Our hometown of Oakland, CA is home to a vibrant urban wine scene, which was an inspiration for our Cabernet scented soy candle. I try to keep a candle with me when I'm out and about for impromptu photo shoots, and I thought this metal background (part of a loading dock) fit the urban winery vibe perfectly! Cabernet features a blend of ripe grapes, bitter orange, neroli and a hint of damp earth.
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