I got a 'lil Christmas bonus today, and declared it a good one to start some holiday shopping. Ohhh, I got a lot of cute things: a new tote bag, a martini shaker, a bottle of wine, and a pillar candle.
All for me. Me, me, me.
Do any of the rest of you do that, come home with a bunch of loot for yourself, when you're out shopping for others? Tsk.
My best find for the day was the candle. I love candles, but I don't like "food-scented" candles. No cinnamon bun-sugar cookie candles. I have a hard enough time staying out of the refrigerator without scented wax making my stomach growl.
I like a candle to smell spicy, in a masculine, cologne-y sort of way. Pepper. Sandalwood. I like my candles to smell, I tell my friends, "like a good man."
Pier 1 Imports used to have a kickass Asian Spice, but they discontinued them because I loved them so much. I've picked up a few sandalwood/lemongrass combinations (Tuesday Morning), but I'm always on the lookout. Or the smellout, so to speak.
Tonight I hit paydirt with World Market's "Indonesian Teak." Can't you just imagine the smell by looking at them? Yum!
I only bought one, and the house smells great even though I haven't lit the thing.
If any of you have any other "good man" candle recommendations, let me know, I'll run right out and take a sniff.