Thursday, July 11, 2013

NEST Sicilian Tangerine Home Fragrance Collection

NEST Fragrances has introduced a new home fragrance collection, Sicilian Tangerine. I had heard from PR it was coming. Based on a verbal description, I knew I would love it, and I do!

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.

I'm in a garden in Sicily - the garden of a large estate that houses my hotel by the sea. I feel like I've been here before, although my mind tells me that's silly. I'm surrounded by greens, an orchard, and walking paths, and their aromas mingle with the Mediterranean air to convince me there may be no better place on earth. - Flight courtesy of NEST.

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


Susan Audrey said...

Wow, this scent sounds totally amazing! I could go completely broke just buying candles for my home :)

Eileen said...

As soon as you "cued" Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43, you had me. And can't you just smell the warm and sensuous scent of citrus blossoms in Jane Seymour's soft and billowing hair? Aaaah. . .sweet transport!

I love nothing better than the scent of citrus blossoms on a warm evening especially when it blends with the other garden scents. It's languorous intoxication is sublime.

Barbara said...

I've always wanted to try Nest candles; beautiful post, this one is going on my list!

Charlestongirl said...

Susan, the guys at Art with Flowers used to kid me about the number of candles I had purchased from them, saying, "You probably have more than we do."

Charlestongirl said...

Eileen, that music and movie are hard to beat. When a scent takes me back in time, I often wonder...could it be?

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Barbara,

Definitely try NEST. World-class company!

Unknown said...

My gosh, the scent sounds absolutely BLISSFUL!!

Charlestongirl said...

It is, Erin, blissful!