Thursday, July 11, 2013
The first time I was able to get a whiff was at Neiman Marcus, when the representative from another line took me over to smell NEST's newest, which he had bought the moment it arrived. He was very excited about it. He purchased multiple diffusers and is enjoying them in his home. He told me how sublime it was to awaken in the morning to the fragrance of Sicilian Tangerine. When I got that whiff, I knew instantly that it would have the same effect on me.
So far, there are only two pieces in the Sicilian Tangerine Collection, but more are coming. Votives, a three-wick candle, and NEST's liquid soap will debut in September. Today, you can find a Classic Candle ($34) and a Reed Diffuser ($38). NEST sent me the Sicilian Tangerine Classic Candle, which transports me - even before I light the wick. Cue Rachmaninoff and roll Somewhere in Time.
Sicilain tangerine and bergamot are entwined with the tropical nuances of exotic mango and passion fruit blended over a base of musk and praline. The citrus scents are dominant, producing a fragrance that is fresh, crisp, and beckoning - tranporting.
The Classic Candle offers 50 hours of burn time, ensuring that I'll return to that garden frequently. I think Henry Van Dyke was there before me, for he wrote...
O garden isle, beloved by Sun and Sea,
Whose bluest billows kiss thy curving bays,
Whose amorous light enfolds thee in warm rays
That fill with fruit each dark-leaved orange tree...
I won't be traveling to Sicily (again) any time soon, so I'm grateful to NEST for the luxurious addition to my life. Beauty originates within. I'm convinced that tranquility does as much as skin care to help us look and feel our best. The luxury that NEST Fragrances brings to my home is incomparable.
You too can experience NEST's new Sicilian Tranquility - err, Tangerine. The collection is available now at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and their Web sites, as well as at NEST Fragrances.
Photos courtesy of NEST Fragrances and homeaway.co.uk