As much as I love the weather here in northern California, I do truly miss the Fall and everything it entails. I will be the first to admit that I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with fall. Not just a pumpkin spice everything obsession, but also an additional weather, clothes, food, drinks, candles, events, and holidays kind of obsession. I was born the day before Halloween, so I am sure that has something to do with my love for all things Fall.
If the thought of a cozy night in, next to a crackling fire, watching a holiday movie, snuggled up in blankets, with candles burning throughout the house, and apple cider in your hand, is your ideal and perfect cliche evening, then we should be best friends. Yes, I am about as cliche as it gets when it comes to this season, but I have always been about comfort, cozy, and nostalgic moments.
I recently had the chance to try out a new candle collection and I fell head over heels in love with the smell, look, and feel of it all. Today I am going to rave to you about one candle in particular, Femme No. 1, which is the candle must-have this holiday season! No, I am not getting paid to talk about this candle, I am just THAT in love with it and think you will be too.
Gilded Decay is a collection of sultry and seductive candles by Lizette Marie, and she absolutely nailed it. I am no candle connoisseur, but I do know the feeling I get when I walk into someones home and it is filled with the most gorgeous scent floating throughout the air. It makes you want to sink deep down into their couch and relax. Yes, Femme No. 1 is the candle I have been dreaming of owning since I officially started adulting a few years ago. The smell of the vanilla, sugar, sheer woods, and patchouli is so inviting and warm. The touch of jasmine, rose, and warm spice is the icing on the cake, until you smell the fig, berry and cognac, that tops it all off. Femme No. 1 gives me all of the luxurious feels.
The packaging is gorgeous with its soft matte black box, gold labeling, and calligraphy touch. The candle itself is the same soft matte black with etched branding into the side. When I took this candle out of the box, I was truly sad that I had to light it because it was so perfect.
Femme No.1 would make a beautiful gift to kick-off the holiday giving season, and why not gift it to yourself while you are at it? If you choose one of the other three candles from her collection, I would love to hear your thoughts on them as well, as I am sure they are all absolutely delectable!
Wishing you many cozy nights this holiday season!