12 February 2014

Searching for Diamonds, Finding Love: AP Valentine Scavenger Hunt

February 12th - 14th
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The known use of candles goes back over 5,000 years, and yet little is known about their origins.
Some say the Ancient Egyptians, who created candles by using rushlights or torches made by soaking the pithy core of the reeds in melted animal fat. There is no evidence that they used wicked candles, but according to some quarters the Romans were dipping rolled papyrus  dipped in melted tallow or beeswax long before then.
I am so glad a wide variety of coloured and scented candles have replaced those made of tallow as frequent comments in Regency stories mentions that ‘tallow candles’ because of their foul smell were never used by the gentry or members of the tonne’.
What is your favourite scented candle?
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Jeff Salter said...

my wife LOVES candle shops.
Several years ago, she used to make her own candles ... and still has a lot of that apparatus somewhere.

Denise Z said...

I enjoy scented candles when they are not overpowering. One of my favorite fragrances is myrrh, definitely romantic and has that middle-eastern flavor :) Thank you for participating in the fun hunt.

Kathleen Bosman said...

My husband bought a vanilla scented candle a couple of years ago. It's going down slowly but I love the warm, spicy smell. I think lavender or chocolate would be nice too.

SherryGLoag said...

I share your wife's love of candles, especially scented candles. I had a couple of pyramid candles which when they burned down had a crystal pendant in them. Thought that was cool. Thanks for coming by.

SherryGLoag said...

Oh wow Denise Z, you've just reminded me I used to love myrrh joss sticks. haven't seen any of those around for years. :-) Thanks for coming by.

SherryGLoag said...

Kathy, I agree on the lavender and vanilla, am not sure about the chocolate though :-) perhaps that's sour-grapes on my part as I can't take chocolate any more. At least only in minuscule pieces.

Rhonda D said...

my two favorite candle scents are lilac and then gardenia. Thanks for participating in this great hop!

LMcLendon said...

What is your favourite scented candle?
Lavender and Lavender :)

Patricia Kiyono said...

I guess I love the vanilla scent. It reminds me of my grandmother's baking! Great post, and Happy Valentine's Day!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love Sandalwood. New follower. Have a Happy Valentines Day. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Rhonda and supporting us in this hop. I love the smell of gardenia flowers, I don't think I've had a gardenia candle before. I'll look out for them :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Did you say Lavender LMcLendon? :-) I have loads of lavender in my garden and when it's been dried I use it with my selenite crystal gifts.

SherryGLoag said...

Oh that's such a lovely memory Patty, thank you for sharing. :-) :-)
I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.

SherryGLoag said...

Thank you for following me on Networkblog DebraKay Neiman. I love sandlewood in soap, haven't trid it in a candle. Another new one, thanks :-)

Elaine Cantrell said...

That's so interesting. I had no idea about the history of candles. Happy Valentine's Day.

Shadow said...

My favorite is lavender or lavender & lemon. Smells so good! Thank you for all the fun!

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Elaine, I hope you had a good day too.

SherryGLoag said...

Shadow, lavender and lemon sounds very refreshing, I'll have to look out for those. Thanks for coming by.