New candles light a summer evening

August 01, 2011

Last night we invited our neighbors over for some wine and cheese, and I thought it would be nice to light the patio with our new coffee can and soda bottle candles… plus a few others, including our Amnesty International Vessel of Light and Cheryl Summa’s lovely Global Connections pillar with its floral design.

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A summer evening lit by Prosperity Candles

What is better than stories and laughter, a California red and Italian white, cheese from Vermont and the Pyrenees… all in the glow of a setting sun and handmade candles that help resilient women rebuild their lives?

All of us at Prosperity Candle are working long hours to create a social enterprise with tremendous impact – one that can change lives.  We’re passionate about what we do.  Sometimes it’s great to step back for a moment and enjoy the candles themselves – these perfect symbols of peace, reflection, and hope for a better future for the women who made them – and for us all.

Last night was such an occasion.  The candles burned brightly and beautifully, and even after 3 hours had hardly begun to burn down.  That means a lot more wonderful evenings ahead!     – Ted


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Amber & Bergamot

Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

Blue Fir & Spice 

Wonderfully fragrant blue fir pine needles combined with cedarwood, bright citrus and a touch of spice evoke the spirit of the holidays.

Chai Tea

Green tea mixed with a cozy blend of cinnamon, clove, cardamom and peppermint reminds you of your favorite tea spot.

Chamomile & Sage

Deeply restful chamomile and fresh sage combine in this soothing herbal, creating an atmosphere of calm and well-being that everyone loves.

Clementine & Lavender

A bright, fresh citrus scent of clementine, tangerine, bergamot and lemon… nicely balanced with French lavender. If you love citrus with a subtle twist, this is for you.

Fig & Citrus

Clean and slightly sweet, fresh figs infused with grapefruit, a hint of orange, and lemon zest atop an earthy base of cedar and oakmoss. Wonderfully nuanced, it’s our favorite fig scent.

French Vanilla & Oak

Sweet, familiar and deeply comforting, French vanilla combined with oak, sandalwood, grapefruit and sea salt with a hint of clove. A unique take on a classic.

Ocean Breeze

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Orange Blossom & Waterlily

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Sandalwood & Oakmoss

The warmth of sandalwood blended with Baltic oakmoss, a touch of amber, and hint of patchouli give rise to this gentle wood scent – a perennial favorite.

Unscented

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