In our distracted and increasingly digital world, physical engagement with scent—the simple act of lighting a candle or applying your favorite perfume—offers a powerful way to bring us back to our bodies, and into the present moment.
Scent builds into a powerful story that can affect our emotions. Citrus and a day at the beach may trigger happy memories of summers past, for example, while coconut and vanilla have a richness inspiring warmth and sensuality. A scent's potential to reduce stress, increase focus, enhance memory, and uplift our mood are powerful.
So, when entering a home two things may happen: if the smell is familiar, old memories will be evoked, possibly offering a sense of nostalgia. If the smell is completely new, then new memories will be created. In the same way, each piece of furniture is chosen to match and enhance the design of your home, scents should be chosen to complement each room in your home to evoke emotions and create memorable moments. This is what we refer to as scent memories.
My candles are hand poured in Los Angeles using a premium soy & coconut wax blend, and a lead-free cotton wick with a 60-hour burn time. My candles are highly fragrant, and have the ability to enliven the ambiance in any room. Check out my suggestions for each room in your beautiful home below.
For the living room, I like warm and inviting fragrances that will keep your guests wanting to come back, and wondering where you got that enchanting candle. Onyx and Amber are absolutely divine and an absolute must-have for FALL!
ONYX- A fragrance that is as darkly opulent as the stone for which it was named, Onyx begins with a bewitching top note accord of Black Coconut, Tobacco Flower and Oakmoss. Its rich and enveloping base note accord of Vanilla, Amber and sheer Musk caresses the skin like sweet dew born of nocturnal, tropical air.
- Onyx is the Birthstone for July, and the Zodiac Stone for Leo.
- Onyx is part of the Earthy Fragrance Palette.
A 5-STAR REVIEW:
“I am absolutely obsessed with Sage’s Onyx scent and it is my Holy Grail of candles. The perfume is divine as well - both are just so incredibly sexy. I stock up on the candles when I can because I like to have A LOT on hand to give as gifts while having plenty for myself! The glass is also beautiful and gets reused as receptacles for makeup brushes, makeup, etc when the candle is all gone! There is not one part of that candle that goes to waste! Love it!!”-Hillary
AMBER- A fragrance of singular power and depth. Amber is inspired by those golden, light-filled stones formed from the resin of ancient trees. Its succulent Blood Orange top note streams like the sun’s rays through notes of Labdanum, Tunisian Amber and Musk. Legend states that Amber was used by sorcerers and magicians to promote strength, healing and protection. This fragrance is itself an emboldening yet profoundly calming talisman.
- Amber is the Birthstone of November and is the Zodiac Stone of Leo and Aquarius.
- Amber is part of the Earthy Fragrance Palette.
A GLOWING REVIEW:
"Amber is the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated. The first time I wore the scent I received so many compliments. It blended well with my body chemistry. I carry the oil with me everywhere for touch ups. I add a little to my hair for fun. It’s truly a timeless scent."-Claudia Rubio
For the bedroom, I have chosen cozy yet romantic fragrances. Garnet, a very warm and sensual fragrance, just perfect for snuggling up and Jade which is rich, warm with a deep floral essence!
JADE- inspired by that tranquil green stone that symbolizes both love and virtue. It begins with a euphoric top note of Israeli Blood Orange that, like the gem itself, is said to promote balance. Middle notes of Jasmine, Magnolia and Tuberose introduce themselves quietly at first and then unfold to reveal their full intensity; a tribute to the stones delicate beauty and legendary ability to increase bodily strength and longevity.
- Jade is the Birthstone for March and the Zodiac Stone for Virgo.
- Jade is a part of the Dark Floral Fragrance Palette.
A TOP-RATED PERFUME TESTIMONY:
“I've decided that if the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland had an official perfume, Jade would be it. The Magnolia, tuberose, and Jasmine are narcotic and evocative of a humid New Orleans garden at midnight. And the drydown (the drydown!) with its oakmoss, sandalwood, and spicy vanilla notes takes you up a shadowy treelined walk and straight into that dark, wood-paneled parlor where the walls stretch. This mood, bewitching blend will whisper her secrets to you throughout the day, so be prepared!”- Marlene
GARNET- The fragrance is as deeply sensual as the smoldering red hue of the stone for which it was named. This tribute to the stone of love begins with a luscious and seductive watermelon top note. Garnet’s full, inviting middle note accord of Gardenia and Moroccan red rose absolute languidly lies on a sumptuous bed for amber, vanilla and must that both radiates and beckons.
- Garnet is the Birthstone for January and the Zodiac Stone for Capricorn.
- Garnet is part of the Earthy Fragrance Palette.
A GLOWING REVIEW:
"I truly never expected there would come the day that I would ever fall for a rose fragrance. But Garnet -- Garnet is special enough to pull off such a feat, even redeeming that other top offender, patchouli, which also happens to be in this fragrance. A lush Moroccan rose note is balanced by a wonderful dark and resiny base and a utterly yummy (and well blended!) deep berry/watermelon note. Not old fashioned or overtly floral like most roses, not overly fruity or sweet like most berry or melon scents. This is a beautiful, scensual, sexy and intriguing scent...my favorite Sage oil by far."- Dreamstorm
For the kitchen, I always choose a scent that will not compete with the food. My choices are Carnelian, which smells like a fresh baked cake or Onyx, subtle, warm with notes of coconut and vanilla, perfect for the kitchen.
CARNELIAN- A succulent, tempting fragrance designed to celebrate that deeply orange stone believed to enhance passion and desire. The fragrance begins with an array of top notes worthy of the Garden of Eden – Tart Tangerine, sparkling Pink Grapefruit, luscious Blood Orange, juicy Mandarin, tropical Mango and Papaya. These rest on a come-hither base note accord of Musks that merges with and enhances the scent of the wearer’s own skin.
- Carnelian is the Birthstone for August and the Zodiac Stone for Virgo, Taurus, and Aries.
- Carnelian is a part of the Fruity Fragrance Palette.
A TOP-RATED PERFUME TESTIMONY:
“Fruity, warm, yet somehow clean in the end… What an exploration and divinely delicious fruity floral. Every time I wear this I feel like I just stepped out of the shower and I am sparkling clean. Carnelian is such an unusual perfume, I can't say I've ever smelled anything quite like it. This is my signature scent and I get compliments every time I wear it!”-Ramionalle
A FRAGRANCE TESTIMONY OF ONYX:
"I'm giving away no secrets to say that this absolutely one of my favorite frags ever, and that House Machado is at the top of my list in general. With that said - Onyx stands out as a misunderstood scent - years of mass-market foodie frags have tainted it with stereotyped expectations. Let go of those expectations and let yourself indulge.Sage Machado Onyx's tobacco is softened, surrounded in cottony down by a lady with gentle fingers, and then carefully placed into a packing crate padded with shredded coconut husk. This isn't suntan lotion coconut, and it's not the sweet flakes from a macaroon. It's the coir, the husks, the earthier essence of coconut, and it compliments, not overpowers. The vanilla also avoids any foodie associations, letting the oakmoss and musk show it how to live a meaningful, productive adult life away from the bakery and teeny-bopper toiletries." -Zhara
For the bathroom, I like to keep it fresh and clean. Diamond is my number one choice, it is such a subtle, yet powerful fragrance, utter perfection for small spaces!
DIAMOND-With the sheerest base notes blending together to create this scent, both soft and warm, we experience the subtle hint of Indian Sandalwood, WhiteCrisp Amber, clean Oceanic Musk - and a touch of Rain Dew on the skin at morning - letting the light in.
- Diamond is the Birthstone for April and the Zodiac Stone for Aries.
- Diamond is part of the Subtle Fragrance Palette.
A 5-STAR REVIEW:
“This candle always puts me in the best mood and the smell is unbelievably elegant! When my neighbors come by for drinks, they are so complimentary and asks where can they purchase therefore; I send them to this website! Please if you are looking for peace and tranquility or looking for a place to escape, order this candle, light it and get a glass of wine! You will be relaxed!”-Sheila
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