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village candle mothers day gift As some of you may already know I absolutely love candles! I especially love them during the winter because they help warm you up while keeping your home smelling pretty good. Of course I love them any time of the year really just as long as they smell good. To me, a candle is worthless if it doesn`t have an enjoyable fragrance to it. Well thanks to Village Candle I was able to review one of their beautiful Just For You Candles that smells just like fresh flowers! Maybe a Gardenia scent if I may? With Mothers Day just around the corner a great smelling candle would be an excellent gift option! By the way, one lucky reader has a chance to win this SAME candle! Village Candle

Village Candle Story

Reading this book by Marsha Sinetar inspired Paul Aldrich to do what he loved, and not worry about the money. An entrepreneur and self-described `start-up addict,` Paul turned his candle-making hobby into a thriving, successful business, the old-fashioned way --- through lots of hard work and initiative. Paul remembers being a teenager in the 1970`s, melting his mother`s leftover canning paraffin, pouring it into milk cartons, and making candles. In 1993, while unemployed and looking to fill a void, he resumed this hobby of making candles. Paul was already spending a lot of his free time at the local library so he decided to put that time to good use researching the complexities behind the art of candle-making. It wasn`t long before family and friends began offering suggestions for fragrances and asking Paul to create candles for their personal use, or to present as gifts. Village Candle® candle company was born when, on vacation in Pennsylvania, the car laden with candles for his family they were going to visit, Paul stopped at a candle shop along the way. Quite by accident, this store enthusiastically placed the first of what would turn out to be many, many orders from them, as well as thousands of other retail stores. Village Candle In 1998, Village Candle® moved into its very own "home" -- a 73,000 square foot space with a custom-built factory -- to continue making the candles for which it has become renowned. Did Paul ever imagine that from such humble beginnings during 1993, at a two-burner stove in his kitchen at home in Topsham, Village Candle®candle company would so rapidly outgrow not just one, but two factories? Paul likes to tease that in 1994, his wife, Sally, kicked his candle-making operation out of the house. However, he credits Sally`s support and encouragement over the years for much of the success of the business. Village Candle® outgrew its first official home at Yarmouth`s Sparhawk Mill in 1996 when we relocated to Brunswick`s Fort Andross. For 10+ years we relocated back to our roots in Topsham, Me. We eventually outgrew our facility in Topsham, and found a new home where all operations were consolidated into one building, and are now located in Wells, Maine. Village Candle

My thoughts:

At first glance this looks like any other candle you would pick up from the store. The difference though is that this candle has a wonderful fragrance that fills the room. Like any candle it will take a few minutes for the candle to burn down some for the scent to begin to flow. It smelt wonderful upon opening it from the box, but in my experience that doesn`t necessarily mean anything. I`ve had candles smell great in the box and let out NO scent what so ever! Luckily Village Candle makes high quality candles and within a few minutes the same scent I smelt from the candle before I lit it was filling the room. It`s not strong and over powering to me, but it smells beautiful. As I said it`s a flower scent and if I had to guess it would be Gardenia, which I absolutely love! My candle included 2 wicks, which is why it probably got the fragrance out a bit quicker than most candles. Of course I think it`s pretty obvious when I say I definitely recommend Village Candles. They have GREAT products, high quality and oh my goodness it smells wonderful! I have been burning my candle since I woke up this morning and I am in love! These are great for a variety of gifts (Mothers Day, Holidays, House Warming Party, etc) or simply because you love good smelling candles. Village Candle has tons of candle sizes and fragrances to choose from so you can pick the perfect one for your needs. I promise, you won`t be disappointed with your purchase! Village Candle

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