Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Trocadero Happy Home: candles

Candles are a small but totally necessary luxury. Trocadero has an amazing selection of scents, sizes and styles of candles. In this edition of Trocadero Happy Home, we'll give you more insight into what you can find - and take home - during your next visit to Omaha's Old Market.

Trocadero Happy Home: candles

Diptyque candles - made famous in the pages of Vogue, on the set of Sex and the City and countless other places - are worth the hype. Diptyque's first scented candles (Aubépine, Cannelle and Thé) were made by Jean-Claude Bullens in 1963. A graduate of the school of perfumery in Versailles, Bullens was known as one of the best craftsmen in his field; his candles were a huge hit. The luscious scents, beautiful packaging and storied history make these candles a best seller still today. Trocadero carries a number of scents, including Violet, Sweetpea, Baies (clear and black glass), Figuier, Pomander, Verveine, Essence of John Galliano, Lavender, Fennel, Feu de Bois, and Rose Geranium.

Red Flower candles are beautifully packaged. In a variety of exotic scents, each candle comes toped with a fetching pile of dried blossoms that the user removes before burning. Trocadero carries a number of scents, including Icelandic Moonflower, Indian Jasmine, Japanese Peony, Italian Blood Orange, and Spanish Gardenia.

Interior designer Jonathan Adler is known for his stylish hotels and keen sense of interior design, so when he grew his line to include home products, everyone knew they'd be great. His candles are no exception. Long lasting and sweetly scented, you can find his simple and classic candles at Trocadero in scents named after some of his favorite destinations: Palm Beach, Shelter Island, Capri, and Big Sur.

For the man of style who likes a less feminine candle, consider Malin + Goetz. These have the stylish man aesthetic written all over them, and in scents like Dark Rum, Mojito and Cannabis, they're sure to please even the most discerning gentleman.

Finally, if you want a candle that not only smells great but looks different than all the rest, consider D.L. & Company. The pretty candles come in eye-catching glass holders that can be re-used after the wax is gone. The scents inside the glass cups are just as lovely: Thorn Apple (small and large), Lady Rhubarb (small, medium and large), Absinthe (small and large), Seaweed (etched decorative glass), Tuberose (medium), and Orange Blossom (medium). Trocadero carries them in a variety of sizes and gift sets, too.

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