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Friday, December 19, 2014

Not Only Can You Hear the Angels Sing This Christmas, But You Can Also Enjoy the Scent of Angel Type by Connecticut River Candles, Recommended by Whom You Know!

It's the season of angels!  If you are in Manhattan, you know they dominate Rockefeller Center in all their golden glory (stay tuned for these pictures in Holiday Peachy!) Previously on Whom You Know, Connecticut River Candles was featured for their Oakmoss and Amber scent, which earned our highest recommendation.   
Angel Type is a duplication of the popular Thierry Mugler perfume, and this is the second candle by this brand that we tried.  
We find Angel Type laudable!  
This signature fragrance is both earthy and angelic with scents of bergamot and natural patchouli essential oil: it's sophisticated without being overbearing. This candle is made in a vintage looking Preserver Jar, which lends an aura of shabby chic country-style. The label featured two Swans photographed near Essex, Connecticut and the Nickel Lid complimented the colors in the photo nicely. If you are an avid reader of Whom You Know, you'll remember us talking about how when Peachy interned for Charles Kuralt at CBS Sunday Morning, they often talked about Essex because he had a house there.

Since its inception in 2007, CT River Candles has grown from offering just 10 scents in one jar to over 75 scents in 3 jar styles. 
Brenda Hunter started CT River Candles in 2007 after moving to a home located on the Connecticut River in historic Haddam, Connecticut. She said the river, along with a lifelong love of handmade, inspired her company and its name. All candles are hand poured in her workshop in Haddam. She uses 100% natural soy wax and the finest fragrances to make her soy candles. The Connecticut River photographs on the labels add a unique touch. Brenda and her husband love boating (our boating column is called Peachy Ahoy!) and it provides the perfect opportunity to take photos for the labels. Brenda said, “it just made sense to add photos to the labels and our customers enjoy seeing places they recognize in the photos. For example, Gillette’s Castle, the Haddam Swing Bridge, Essex Marina and Selden Creek”. She then matches up seasonal photos with seasonal scents. 

No details are left to chance with this candle brand. The candles can be ordered dyed or undyed and you can even select your lid color, either black or nickel. Soy candles have become very popular because they are eco-friendly, burn cleanly and provide a long lasting scent.  

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