There are these moments – ones that catch you by surprise — unprepared and unguarded while mindlessly going about your day. Your head full of lists and “oh, yeahs” and the mundane and what IS that song I heard in the background at the store the other day when suddenly a scent lilts. A hint of a piece of a memory from days past that hadn’t seen the light of your mind’s eye in YEARS and all of a sudden it is as real as if it happened yesterday.
… A drifting breeze of fragrance bringing you back to that place where you first met, the house where you grew up, that camping trip, your grandfather’s embrace…
It’s uncanny what power a scent has. In a split second a simple hint of a fragrance can transport you, unlock overwhelming memories and influence a reaction, create a decision. Our sense of smell is handled by the same part of the brain that also handles emotion and memory – all permanently and intimately linked.
I’ve long believed that the elements in your home should be purchased and placed with great thought and intent. This is especially true with candles – or any sort of fragrance. It should complement or enhance your lifestyle or entertaining. It should enrich and luxuriate, or clarify and motivate, but never, ever overpower.
They should also be beautiful. You deserve that.
NEST Fragrances has developed just such a candle. I’m smitten with their line of fragrances, their sophistication, commitment to luxury and their thoughtful combination of scent and style. Sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and other discriminating boutiques around the world NEST Fragrances is, quite simply, elegance and memory at the end of a flame.
I think you’ll love them, too.
So how about we give some of these jewels away?
TWO lucky winners will receive their choice of TWO NEST Fragrances Everyday Collection candles. The combinations are ENDLESS! Perhaps a his/hers set? Ohhh, the possibilities…
Here are the guidelines:
- Leave a comment that answers this question:
- What scent reminds you of home?
- What two NEST Fragrance Everyday Collection candles would you pick?
- “Like” outsidevoice on Facebook.
- “Like” NEST Fragrances on Facebook.
That’s all! Contest closes Friday, March 25th at 9pm CST.
Good luck! I can’t wait to see your answers and what you pick!
UPDATE! Congratulations, GRANT! You are the winner of the fabulous candles!