Monday, December 20, 2004

Archipelago-go


Archipelago MonogramsArchipelago is really making some good candles. Over the weekend I stumbled across two of their lines that I hadn't closely looked at before. The first was Archipelago Monograms soy candles. They come in pastel boxes, one for each letter of the alphabet, and the fragrances to some degree correspond with the letter. My favorite fragrances were:

  • E--eucalyptus and sweet basil (sweet, fresh, but not mentholic, like eucalyptus can often be)
  • B--bouganivillea and tuberose (full, soft floral)
  • O--olive blossom and white fig (tangy, unusual)

    Those were my favorites, but all of the candles smell spectacular. Most of them were soft and floral. Most of them also smelled almost like fine perfumes. The only drawback, at least at the store I saw them, was price: they didn't carry any under $40! So basically they're an extravagance at this point. I don't think I'd buy one for myself, but maybe I'd buy one as a gift for someone, if I knew they LOVED scented candles and I wanted to buy them a really nice one.

    The other line I noticed by them was Archipelago Wood. There are 5 scents in this line: Ebony Wood/Vanilla, Linden Wood/Fig, Orange Wood/Spice, Fruit Wood/Cassis and Walnut Wood/Espresso. The scents smell much like the descriptions: the Orange Wood/Spice smells like spiced orange with a wood note; the Fruit Wood/Cassis like a fruity cassis with a wood tone. Ebony Wood/Vanilla smells very cedar-y. My favorites were Walnut Wood/Espresso (dark coffee-like smell with a wood backdrop) and Orange Wood/Spice. The design os the candles is simple and elegant. And the best part is that they come in a variety of sizes, so you don't necessarily have to spend $40. All the scents are sophisticated and widely appealing.

    I noticed one other line by Archipelago that I found amusing, because it looks like a virtual copy of the Henri Bendel line. It's a line of candles with names like Amber, Expresso [sic], Juniper [smells quite lavendery], Clove and Vanilla; and the design of the candles practically replicates the Henri Bendel line at Bath & Body Works. I found it funny. The scents are OK; not as good as the Monograms line. I don't get the need to put out the line, frankly. Perhaps the Henri Bendel line is doing SO well that it's spawning quite literal imitators.

    And that's the scent beep for now.
  • 6 comments:

    I-Wanna-Blog said...

    Hi Ed, I found your blog post Archipelago-go whilst looking for info on buy a christmas tree. Yours is an interesting Blog and I can see why it came up when i use 'buy a christmas tree' in the search. Thanks for a great read, I'll be back for more! Bye for now.

    I-Wanna-Blog said...

    Hi Ed, I was looking around for information about home grown christma trees and found your Archipelago-go post. It's not bang on what I was looking for but it was a good read so I'm glad I found it! I can see why it showed up when I searched on the term home grown christma trees. Thanks a lot and I'll stop by again :-)

    Emo said...

    Dear Ed, isn't the internet amazing? I was out looking for info and sites related to buy a christmas tree and the search put up your post 'Archipelago-go'. Whilst it's not exactly what I was looking for I can see why it came up when I searched on buy a christmas tree and other terms. Just thought I'd let you know I stopped by. Bye for now and thanks for a good read!

    I-Wanna-Blog said...

    Hi Ed, I found your blog post Archipelago-go whilst looking for info on buy a christmas tree. Yours is an interesting Blog and I can see why it came up when i use 'buy a christmas tree' in the search. Thanks for a great read, I'll be back for more! Bye for now.

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