Greetings from semi-quarantine, a space for carefully savoring the pleasure of each-other’s company, and reaching out for new sensory experience to paper over our lost sense of touch—well, I’m not sure how to paper over a sense; nonetheless, the pandemic and its discontents certainly can make one feel “papered over.” However, common experience tells us that the sense of smell is the most evocative and least appreciated sense we are gifted with. And, since lockdown does not apply to our noses, it makes sense to show them some love.
A quick digression here about the vocabulary of scents as used in the perfume, home decor, and wellness industries: “Fragrance” refers to proprietary scents created in a lab. They are designed by expert perfumers using materials that are subject to local and international safety standards. “Natural Fragrance” refers to fragrances derived from natural elements—as in “Natural Rose (or whatever) Fragrance”; “Essential Oils” refer to scents derived exclusively from plants and not subject to modification other than dilution. Finally, the word “Natural” is a “loaded” adjective applied indiscriminately across the spectrum of scented products, and thus doesn’t have a fixed meaning.
At Rosendale Waxworks we make and sell products with the whole spectrum of building blocks available to us; thus you are sure to find a candle to suit your taste—from elegant unscented dinner candles to richly penetrating “room scenters” designed to fill a room and perhaps escape down the hall. These are represented by our “Aromantics” line—made from domestic soy wax and phthalate-free fragrances, and hand-poured to our specifications in New Jersey, see pic. Offered in lovely gift-boxes, these candles embody the heady scents of summer:
Gardenia: The sweet aroma of your first prom corsage captured in a jar: the essential Gardenia.
Jasmine: The quintessential spicy/sweet scent of night-blooming jasmine, tempered with a tea-like undertone.
Lemon Lavender: A clean, calming blend of lavender and lemon, enhanced with hints of cyclamen and eucalyptus.
Mango Mandarin: A fruity compote of sliced ripe mangoes and juicy tangerines, with sweet creamy undertones.
Patchouli and Sandalwood: The classic incense-like aroma of patchouli, moderated by a soft touch of sandalwood.
All soon to be available on rosendalewaxworks.com–or come visit us if you’re in town for the weekend.
Wishing you love and light, Wilda