I always make it a habit to keep a few beautiful candles on-hand to give as gifts when an occasion presents itself. Candles are ideal because they’re beautiful, transform a space, and aren’t one of those gifts you give that your bridesmaid promptly sells on eBay/puts in her closet/re-gifts.
My latest discovery is from luxury niche fragrance house, Belle Fleur. Meredith Waga Perez founder of New York City’s acclaimed Belle Fleur, is one of the most sought after experts in floral and event design. She took her passion for fragrance and knowledge of flowers and started Belle Fleur Home.
My fave is the Mayan Tuberose candle, which retails for $48 and is available at Neiman Marcus. Thanks to tuberose and gardenia, the smell is feminine and balanced with vanilla to make it warm and home-y. A European matchbox is included with each candle and the box is beautiful enough to give, sans wrapping, to your bridesmaids or family members who have helped you along the wedding planning way.
For groomsmen gifts, the Bergamot Cedar candle is handsome, thanks to sandalwood and cedar, but subtle with tones of frangipani and amber vanilla.
Besides capturing the smell of flowers, Belle Fleur arranges them–their floral arrangements are as fresh and modern as their scents. Visit Belle Fleur’s website to see more stunning creations and learn about their line of home fragrance products.