Tuesday, July 20, 2010

West Third Brand Candles ~ in the HOUSE! Give Away Time

I love a good give away. And this week I've got THREE, yes, TRES, count 'em TROIS West Third Brand Candles to give away to a lucky winner.
Without apology, I'm a candle snob. I'm a tough customer and I've been a huge fan of this line ever since I bought my first from Audrey {@ Urbanic in Venice Beach} The cool glass votive container alone, with the etched Peacock feather, was worth a second look, but inhaling the lovely, heady scent had me sold.
They burn beautifully with a fragrance that is a complex layering of aromatic essences that at times can be detected individually and at others, as a harmonic compilation {I take my smells seriously} This one is 'Cassis de Cassis' , which combines rich black currant, top notes of bergamot, licorice and black pepper finished with the freshness of Norwegian pine and the sweetness of myrrh.
"West Third believes Quality defines luxury. Hand poured with a proprietary natural coconut wax blend, the finest lead-free wicks and crafted with the finest perfume and natural oils available."
taking the Cassis de Cassis for a test drive at the bungalow.
Personally { i.e. WTB, does not endorse this use of their product } I love to pour a bit of the warm oil on to the back of my hand once I've blown out the candle. The fragrance smells wonderful and it leaves your skin super soft.
OK! on with the give away. Just leave me a comment. And please, make sure your email is linked to your comment. That's it!
small print:: Give away ends, Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 11:00 pm PST and will be announced on Friday, July 23rd, 2010. I will make every effort to carefully package and ship your winning candle. However, if for some reason, it gets damaged during shipping, please don't be an entitled jerk about it. It's a give away. Don't get greedy. I'll do my best. Love you!!! xoxo. Viel Glück.

85 comments:

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

I'm a sucker for candles and this one is so chic! I bet it smells fantastic! xo

Jessica said...

So Excited that you are doing this give away!!! I love your blog.
xxoo

jajluni232@gmail.com

rae.c said...

oh i love the packaging of the candle!!

beachgrl said...

I love love candles and that one sounds yummy!

Amanda said...

Mmmm, you had me sold at "bergamot" - I'm going to be watching for West Third candles now, what a lovely blend of scents!

Aimless Olive said...

I just moved into a new 'old' house...it's got good bones & lots of charm, but as my girls have continuously pointed out, it doesn't SMELL like one of our homes yet. These would surly do the trick, as I am a candle snob myself. and I hold my head high! ;)
it really is a fantastic give away!
~Mel
shesart3@gmail.com

ruthanne 17 said...

I love candles - any time of year, but right now especially on my front porch after dark when the fireflys are out.

fabulousmrsg said...

I just came across your blog about a week ago and I love it!!! You always have the most beautiful images! The peacock feather motif on the candle is just my style and I would love to win. Great giveaway-thanks for the chance!

fabulousmrsg@yahoo.com

flip flop and fancy free said...

Maybe it will bring me luck to be first! I love your blog...its the best. Thank you for your thoughtful, honest and inspirational posts!
cynthiacowles@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

That candle sounds divine! I am such a candle snob, and it's so hard for me to find candles I really like and want to buy again.

Tonia said...

A good candle is hard to find! I am in love with peacock feathers so this candle was meant to be mine!

Stephanie McPeak said...

Beautiful candles - hope I can make one of them mine!
-stephaniemcpeak@gmail.com

joy said...

I also love a good candle. My email is 53eggplant@charter.net. If by chance I win, we are leaving on vacation Wednesday so please know that you will hear from me. Thanks!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I love a good candle! i've seen these in the store but have yet to purchase one. Would love to be the winner! Thanks :-)

Jody said...

Mmm, I love trying new candles.

kayduh said...

This scent sounds amazing!

cec282 said...

great giveaway, sounds like it smells wonderful! and I love the feathers!

Ann @ Peggy and Fritz said...

Megan- Where is Urbanic? I love love love candles and have been using them for over 15 years. My first candle was Illume Gardenia until Illume sold out to Illuminations. Talk about a candle snob. I wrote to the company telling them the candle didn't smell the same and they swear they didn't change a thing. Not so. When you know your candles you know when something changes. I'm dyinng to try this one. Hmmm. Have to check it. What other kinds to they offer?

J. Henderson said...

great giveaway! thanks for the opportunity.

Angela said...

I'm a candle snob too, but you've got me sold!

Halcyon House said...

Why doesn't my husband understand the wonderfulness of a good candle? Maybe this one would change his mind...pleeaaase? :)
Thanks, Megan!

Ashleigh
ashleigh@halcyonhousedesign.com

emcSquared said...

I have a weakness for candles. I light at least one when I come home from work. Thank you, I really enjoy your blog!

em9499 at gmail dot com

Kelly R said...

Love your blog and would love one of these candles!

Paula said...

We have this candle thing in common! And since discovering Bergamot many moons ago, it is my all time fav~
pj@angelicalchemy.org

Thanks for your generosity!
Love you,
Paula

Karen said...

Karen {gardenhomeandparty.com} said...I love great candles. The best ones scent the room somewhat subtly yet leave a lasting impression. I'll have to search for this brand.

brooke said...

fun! I love candles!

kitty said...

good candles are hard to find! love your blog...it always gets my creative juices flowing :)

kat_campesi@hotmai.com

Melissa said...

Beautiful!

ZDub said...

I am currently searching for a candle. THE candle. I think I love this one. And you pouring wax on yourself? PRICELESS. (Because I would do that too.)

merlin513 said...

Also a lover of scented candles & now that i'm in a house by myself i can indulge to my hearts content. (as long as they are cat-tip-overable-proof) which votives seem to be. Would LOVE to try these on for size!!!

French Basketeer said...

Love scented candles, but have not seen these. Where can you buy these and smell the line? Thanks for the giveaway!

merlin513 said...

and since i'm a blog virgin and really don't understand much how this stuff works, here's my e-mail for the previous comment ^_^ sgist.taylor@netzero.com

Erin said...

If it smells as fabulous as it looks, count me in!

Allison said...

I LOVE a good candle! Always on the lookout for a good one. Thanks so much...and i promise if I win, get the candle, and it happens to be broken, I will NOT be an entitled jerk! :)

allisonmills79(at)hotmail(dot)com

stuplarosa said...

Sounds really nice. If I don't win I'll have to buy!

SGM said...

Count me in, Megan!

Anonymous said...

As I cannot afford a vacation the next best thing is to have a great scent - inhale deeply, close eyes and transport myself to another place. I think this candle might just do the trick......

Anonymous said...

As I cannot afford a vacation - the next best thing is to mentally transport yourself to some fabulous locale. How do you do this - well you smell something so good like this candle and close your eyes and voila!
thanks
Louise

Anglewood said...

Thank you for the opportunity! Love your blog! Good luck all! xxoo

Anonymous said...

Bath & Body Works had an aromatherapy line that they carried called Awake in the scent of bergamot coriander. I loved this scent so much. I would always buy the candles and the lotion. My husband would use the lotion on his face and neck every morning after he finnished shaving. I loved the smell on him more than I did on myself! Wouldn't you know they discontinued only this scent from their aromatherapy line. Please,please,please give me this candle; I've got to smell my favorite scent again! mcarrere@cebridge.net

melifaif said...

Oh how I love your commentary....entitled jerk! Bahahaha...I would love to pamper my sniffer! Thanks for the chance...

melifaif@yahoo.com

Katie said...

always in search of a fabulous candle, thank you!
barbat44@hotmail.com

Mabel and Zora said...

We love West Third Candles. They smell wounderful.

Katie Company said...

Yummy! There is nothing better than a great candle in a fabulous package to boot! Love your blog!

katiecompanyinc@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Ohh! Beautiful candles...I hope I win!

Monica S. said...

These are beautiful!
Monica
@MacaroniKidNYC

Jill and Davis King said...

These are gorgeous candles!

JustJoan said...

Lovely give away!
Hope it's nice down by the beach during this heat wave.
Happy day!

Simon Says said...

And the OTHER best thing about these candles is that they're the slowest-burning candle on the market. And I'm not just saying that because Michael from West Third's my best friend...they really are the best.

jane said...

Sounds yummy - thanks for the giveaway.

jane
jteitz@socal.rr.com

Missy & Jeff said...

love the peacock feather, would look great with the thomas paul print!!

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Vickie H. said...

Please count me in! These look so wonderful! Can't wait to try this fragrance for myself!

vlanewalker@aol.com

Jenny said...

I love candles and the design on this one is pretty amazing!

Baylor Love said...

Oooh, pick me!!! :))

Melissa Kirby said...

Megan, I Live a simple and beautiful life and your photo's say that to me. Thank you for your blog and the time you put into keeping it so enjoyable. Love, Mo

Anonymous said...

I too am a candle connoiseur! I am really into Akeewakee Candles made in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Their scents are multi dimensional and the packaging is so gorgeous that I hate to open the candle!

West Third Brand sounds equally delicous. Thanks for posting a giveaway. Love it! Janice tideswest@bellsouth.net

Riviera Boardwalk said...

The candle is beautiful but when I saw the creamy statues a long side it, it was "be still my heart"!
xo,
nancy

Lorena Mair said...

hmmm very nice! I love candles too! yummmy.
loreley214@hotmail.com

Amélie said...

So pretty! Je pourrais en avoir une, stp? :)

lapointe.amelie@gmail.com

reggie said...

Love candles. These look really neat.

Splendid Willow said...

Meagn, if YOU say it is good - then it is really fantastic!

Please put my name in the hat.

Summer hugs.

ox, Mon (another blog snob)

Anonymous said...

the candles are gorgeous! i'm new to your blog, but looks like i came around at just the right time :)
emily
(emilyrosenblatt@hotmail.com).
thanks!

golfb123 said...

I've never tried a coconut wax candle before - sounds cool!
Lisa
golfb123@yahoo.com

a pina colada said...

Love the packaging! Fabulous!

coqui1024 said...

Love these candles! Thanks for doing this giveaway. Great blog.
maryrobb@gmail.com

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Pouring candle oil on your hands.
Genius!

Luvs2dance said...

My second love... CANDLES! My first being my husband that LOVES CANDLES!!

jmluvs2dance@gmail.com

Carly said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Beautiful Candles, Beautiful blog.

jean said...

Would love some scented candles.

I enjoy your blog.

Lynnie said...

My best friend from high school lives in Manhattan Beach and I live in North Carolina. She is a successful real estate agent and is remodeling her home now and will be living in cramped quarters while the work is being done. If I win, I would like for her to
have the gift to enjoy during the stressful days ahead.

Lynnie said...

My best friend from high school lives in Manhattan Beach and is a successful real estate agent there. I live in North Carolina. She is remodeling her home and will be living off site in cramped quarters. If I win this beautiful candle, I would like for her to have it for the stressful days ahead. Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb said...

Crossed fingers.. so nice of you to do a giveaway!
Deb
dah49@zips.uakron.edu

Vintage Girl said...

Lovely giveaway. I adore candles too!
victoria@hopkins.net.au

Mo said...

i'm right with you in the 'candle snob' category! love the peacock feather!!

flynnfam@rcn.com

Clare said...

beautiful and fragrant...what could be better?

Thanks for this opportunity--Clare

kriley@assumption.edu said...

Love love love - these look incredible.

kriley@assumption.edu

Erik Perez said...

I am such a fan of candles - the glass looks awesome - xoxo

erik.perz@gmail.com

RAENOVATE said...

it smells good and is packaged beautifully? count me in!

Lee Nicholson said...

OMG how could I be so late on this one! I am a candle freak and love ones that truly smell good.
So gorg too!

Monica said...

A girl can never have too many candles... although looking around me right now, I see 7. And that's just the living room! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lee Nicholson said...

forgot my email!
lhnicholson@gmail.com

Julie Ann said...

so pretty! great give away.
julie

annechovie said...

What a great give-away, Megan! I am a candle snob, too and these are beautiful. Made even more so by your styling! xx

anneharwell@hotmail.com

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