The simple act of lighting a candle instantly sparks a mood, adjusts an attitude, infuses a warm ambiance, and adds a subtle layer of fragrance to any space. I often burn a candle at my desk, especially early morning, or when in need of some inspiration. There is almost always a candle or two burning for the dinner hour. It simply doesn’t feel like a true bath experience without a lit candle, can you relate? Candles are an indispensable element of ambiance in our home.
I’ve recently been introduced to a luxurious line of fine fragrance candles that has quickly become my favorite. The unique fragrances of these hand-poured candles are designed to be used individually or paired to create unique layers of scent. Lizette Marie, a sought after interior designer in San Francisco, named her brand Gilded Decay. Each collection has a Homme and Femme fragrance to explore the balance between the masculine and the feminine. Complex but subtle, these fragrances enhance a sense of shared chemistry and passion.
The concept of layering perfumes to create a personal scent always intrigued Lizette Marie. Her candles can be burned alone or layered for a unique, seductive fragrance. As more fragrances are added to the line, additional unique fragrances can be created.
“Born out of a fascination with the dichotomy of everyday life, Gilded Decay by Lizette Marie, is a seductive fine fragrance candle collection consisting of fine fragrances that when burned together unite to create a layered third fragrance”. – Lizette Marie
I love the elegant, yet subtle branding, juxtaposing a matte finish with gloss, for a beautiful accent to any living space. When the candles have burned you are left with a multi-use vessel that can be used in many ways, including as a vase. I agree with Lizette Marie that the candle has become “the ultimate home accessory”.
Femme No. 1 – Warm & Feminine With An Unexpected Edge
Top: Red Berry, Fresh Fig, Cognac
Heart: Sheer Floral Jasmine, Warm Spice, Rose
Base: Vanilla, sugar, sheer Woods, Patchouli
Homme No. 2 – Dark & Aged But Balanced By Surprise
Top: Ginger, Cardamom, Red Berry
Heart: Clover, Creamy Floral Accord
Base: Leather, Patchouli, Sheer Wood, Amber
Femme No. 2 – Fresh & Dewy, Beauty of the Soft
Top: Passion Fruit
Middle: Peony, Tea Rose, Fresh Dew
Base: Orchid, Vanilla, Musk
Homme No. 2 – Raw & Metallic, Mysterious City Life
Top: Citrus, Bergamot, Lavender
Middle: Herbal Floral, Leather, Earthy, Asphalt
In our home, Gilded Decay candles add something alluring and seductive to the bedroom. Two candles can create three unique fragrances to set whatever mood is desired. As I introduced them to my husband a couple of weeks ago, it would be an understatement to say he was impressed. I was surprised at how profoundly he reacted to the complexity of the fragrances. By the way, I’m a firm believer in lighting candles to set the mood. If they have this kind of impact on my partner–I’m a big fan!
Gilded Decay candles are subtle enough to be thoroughly enjoyed in any room of the house. In fact, I have Femme No. 1 flickering on my desk as I write this. They also live equally well inside, or outside for a special occasion, like this date night at home a couple of weeks ago.
To be clear, I’m not a person who appreciates all fragrances. I’m known to walk briskly past the candle shops, with wafting clouds of artificial scents, at the mall. I am a person who remembered the impact of a fragrance in a boutique in Barcelona so profoundly that I tracked it down many years later while visiting there again.
Gilded Decay is a unique, luxurious and intriguing fine fragrance candle line. I’m a firm believer that life is about quality, not quantity, and these beauties have added an intriguing, and alluring ambiance, to our home. I’m such a fan of the first two collections and I look forward to number 3.
I was gifted two Gilded Decay fine fragrance candles from Lizette Marie and am now pleased to bring them to you online in my StyleMindChic Boutique.
Find the Collection here: Gilded Decay Fine Fragrance Candles by Lizette Marie