Thursday, August 30, 2007
Stop and smell the - a little bit of everythingCheryl Hill of Mia Bella Candles and I spoke recently about her candles. I'm a city girl and I know all about candle parties and mall candles but I had never heard of Mia Bella Candles. I thought, "Why not?" I have two dogs; one is a lovely but quite stinky bulldog and candles are one of my best friends in this house. But could Mia Bella Candles take center stage when scents of noxious persuasion seemed to rule this house?
The sweet orange and chili pepper candle was quite a delightful surprise. It sounded like an odd combination to me at first, but once I lit the Mia Candle, I was elated. Not only was it strong but not overpowering, it also lingered through the house. The Cinnamon Raisin bun was a pleasant scent to burn in the kitchen (well, anywhere really) as I was cooking to cover the smells of garlic, olive oils, or just to get us going during breakfast. My girls thought I was baking one morning. When you have two kids and a husband to see off each morning, you must choose between making homemade cinnamon rolls or burn a candle. I went for the candle and let them dream.
Have you ever had a candle that looked so pretty but then, when it burned, it just stunk? And then when you put it out it was all black and soot? Not these babies! The difference is that they are made from "alternative" ingredients such as vegetables and other natural renewable sources. I know, it's usually in the sales brochure you read and it's usually a marketing ploy, but I think with Mia Bella Candles that it can honestly be said that they smell is true to the scents that are advertised. Mia Bella Candles are clean burning as well; plus, I didn't have a "dirty" or "black" issue with either one at anytime.
I will buy Mia Bella candles. Cheryl's featured candle this month is Pumpkin Cheesecake. I can't wait to get one! Cheryl's website is www.candlesbychill.com. Alternatively, you can email her at candlesbychill[at]yahoo[dot]com.