Filed under: Cosmetics and Fragrance
People come to the West Coast for a variety of reasons, fame, fortune, not too many people come to end up as candlemakers. But Tim Sullivan is no ordinary candlemaker. A Madison Avenue ad exec for 25 years, Sullivan left behind the East Coast and the corporate world for something deeper. In 1996 he started off making candles in his tiny kitchen in West Hollywood. What started with one scent has evolved into a studio and store where the Timothy Jay candles are lovingly poured and packaged. There is now a separate private label line and a new online store.
When it comes to scented candles it's often the little details that make a difference. The 10 ounce glasses are heated before pouring to make sure that the wax settles evenly. Fragrances and colors are added by hand. One detail that is particularly welcome is the addition of a felt pad to the bottom of the candle so that a hot candle doesn't mar your tabletop. But it's really the scents that are the magic, they are present but not cloying filling a room with a subtle perfume.
Today's giveaway: Lavender Serenity Bowl. Lavender is one of the most versatile and familiar scents. It's also hard to get right. The Timothy Jay Candle captures not just the scent of the flower but the sensation of an entire lavender field on a warm summer afternoon. This is a candle to inspire calm and relaxation and we could all use more of that.
The description: "An afternoon in a field full of lavender. Breezes carry the scent of trailing roses that line all sides. And just to make it headier...a magnolia tree. Gentle and sensual...you can almost hear the bees humming." The Timothy Jay Serenity Bowl is a black ceramic bowl that is 5 1/2" in diameter and 3" high. Total burn time for the candle made of soy-based wax is approximately 50 hours. The Serenity Bowl comes wrapped in tissue, cradled in sisal, attractively packaged in a Timothy Jay box and finished with a hand tied grosgrain ribbon. Unlike the one in the picture above, the Lavender is a soft purple wax. It sells for $37.
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* The comment must be left and confirmed today June 11, 2010 at 11:00PM Eastern Time.
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* One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
* One winner will receive one Timothy Jay Candles Lavender Serenity Bowl valued at $37.
* Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
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