Archipelago Candles

In the past I’d always noticed Archipelago candles due to their distinctive, colorful packaging, but I’d yet to ever try them out. So, I was psyched when the incredibly kind folks over at Archipelago offered me a few samples to try! I chose two of their soy candles: the Luna (Lemon Verbana, Lavender, and Thyme), and Enfleurage (French Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, and Rose). The soy candles are hand-poured and burn for sixty hours, which I think makes them a really good value. The fragrances are light, lovely and not overpowering. I especially loved the Luna, because I associate the scent of lemon with things being fresh and clean (probably a holdover from my childhood when Lemon Pledge meant the house had just been cleaned). Each candle came with a cute little set of white-tipped matches too, which I thought was adorable.

Aside from how good they smell, I also love that the soft, serene packaging allows the candles to blend seamlessly into my decor and look lovely and neutral wherever I put them…since I think it’s pretty obvious by now that nothing gives me quite so much pleasure as styling and re-styling my space! And these gorgeous candles look perfect and spa-like everywhere I put them.

I definitely recommend Archipelago if you’re a candle fan (they also have all sorts of bath and body products). And if you live in the city you can check them out at Gracious Home, which is where I noticed them in the first place. 

Candles were provided to me free of charge from Archipelago. However, this is not a sponsored post and all opinions and photographs are my own!


  1. Hunter says: March 24, 2014

    These are gorgeous candles! I really want to try one out!

    Prep on a Budget

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: March 25, 2014

      Thanks Hunter! They are really great, I think you'll like them 🙂

  2. Alyssa says: March 24, 2014

    I always have a yummy smelling candle burning in our apartment–I can't wait to check these out!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: March 25, 2014

      Oh that sounds so nice and cozy 🙂

  3. Natalie Vargas says: March 24, 2014

    Thanks for sharing these! I've become rather obsessed with candles. They really set the mood for a day at home and make things a bit cozier 🙂


    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: March 25, 2014

      I agree! They totally help set a nice mood, great point 🙂

  4. Alex says: March 24, 2014

    I'm always looking for new candle recommendations so this is a perfect post!

  5. Seersucker Sass says: March 25, 2014

    I have seen these a lot recently, but I've never tried one. I loved your review 🙂

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  6. Holly says: March 25, 2014

    How pretty! The matches are such a sweet touch, too. And what is that gold bow bauble you have??

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: March 25, 2014

      Thanks Holly! It's Kate Spade, it's old but there are a few floating around Ebay these days I think!

  7. Jackie {York Avenue} says: March 25, 2014

    Omg I know, love lemon!

  8. Alyssa says: March 25, 2014

    I've heard of these candles, but I haven't tried them yet! I'll have to soon, as I love burning candles to keep our apartment feeling cozy!

    Runway Chef

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