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Our new jars May 01 2017

As we reflect on our six years in business, we realize how far we've come, while also recognizing we still have many opportunities to grow and to evolve. One of those evolutions involves changing the jars for our candles. While we love the contemporary look of the Madison jar, we found the opening we too inconsistent and would often not fit the silver lid we preferred. After months of experimenting and testing, we have decided to switch to a more traditional, apothecary-styled jar.

In preparing for the launch of this new style, we found three things:

  1. The candle burned best when double-wicked. This provides a larger melt pool, which in turn gives a greater release of fragrance.
  2. We use a smaller wick with the double-wicking, which reduces the grey soot on your jar and in the enviornment.
  3. The apothecary jar is molded, not poured, which provides a more consistent opening. Every jar will now be capped with silver lid - no more plastic replacement dust covers!
  4. The jars are less expensive, and we can pass these savings on to you.

At the end of the day, we want what you want - a great scented product, which will provide fragrance to our home. We hope feel the same and will enjoy this change. 

Thank you for your continued support. We could not be where we are without you.


Introducing Cactus Flower! June 26 2016

Arizona cactus flower candles by the columbia fragrance co

Celebrate the state of Arizona with our new Cactus Flower candles. Starting with top notes of orange blossom and sage, moving to middle notes of jasmine and rose, this warm and herbaceous scents ends with a woody base.


Introducing Caribbean Teakwood! June 22 2016

Experience the tropics with our Caribbean Teakwood candles! With top notes of leather, tobacco, amber and musk, this scent melts into black tea and pepper and ends with bottom notes of aged teakwood, patchouli and sandalwood. It is a warm, masculine scent suited for the summer.


Introducing Bay Rum! June 18 2016

Enjoy a trip to the tropics with our new Bay Rum candles! Spiced orange blends with cinnamon and clove with bottom notes of sensuous musk. Please sniff responsibly.


Introducing Citrus Splash! June 17 2016

Citrus Splash candle

Bring the scent of clean into your home with our new Citrus Splash. A custom blend of Orange, Lime and Lemon, this scent will have your home bursting with citrus clean all day!


Introducing Rejuvenate! June 12 2016

Rejuvenate your senses with our new Lavender and Lime fragrance products! Lightly floral lavender combines with fresh lime zest to leave you feeling fresh from a spa resort.

Lavender is one of my favorite bases to use for custom blends. And in looking ahead to the summer season, I wanted to find a blend which was fresh and floral but wanted to find a scent which would be unexpected. Step in Lime. I love the fresh taste of Lime - you'll often find me ordering water with lime at a restaurant - so I thought, why not try a Lavender and Lime blend? I'm so glad I did! It took a few trials to find a balance between the two, as the Lime could be a bit overpowering at times.

Lavender and Lime is one of my new favorites - perfect for a lightly floral summer scent and can freshen your home as the windows remain closed and the air conditioner circulates contained air.


Introducing Strawberry Rain May 04 2016

Awaken to a late spring day with our custom blended Strawberry Rain candles. Drawing on current trends of flavored waters and aqua fragrances, Strawberry Rain combined strawberry, spring rain, and mountain lake scents for a sweet yet fresh scent.

Introducing Wyoming - Dude Ranch! April 02 2016

The newest addition to our Americana Collection represents the iconic Dude Ranch and the masculine scent of leather. Imagine leather chaps, leather saddles, and abundant machismo. This leather scent is surprisingly clean and available in all home and body fragrance products.

Introducing Kentucky Bourbon! March 27 2016

Celebrate the state of Kentucky with a shot of straight up Bourbon! Did you know 95% of the world's bourbon is brewed in Kentucky? While a component of our popular Vanilla Bourbon, nothing is added to this aged whisky scent, which is fruity, woody with musky undertones.

Please sniff responsibly.

Other scents in our American Collection include:

 Is your state not listed? Tell us what reminds you of your state or favorite place!


Introducing Lemon Cookie January 22 2016

Lemon cookie candles by The Columbia Fragrance Co.

Enjoy tea time with our new Lemon Cookie candles. A custom blend of pucker-sweet lemon with sugar cookie brings a fragrance special enough for tea time!

Many inspirations for our food scents are derived from our love of cooking. Always searching for new combinations, we began thinking about alternative options. One of our favorite foods is lemon cookie bars. Taking this scent into a home fragrance, I wanted to create a fragrance with a bit of “pucker bite” yet be sweet enough for tea time with the Queen. The result is a sweet, fresh kitchen scent, with a good dollop of crunchy cookie.

Lemon Cookie is available in all candle, home and body fragrance products.


Introducting Orange Chai! January 01 2016

Orange Chai candles by The Columbia Fragrance Co.

Nestle in for the scent of comfort with our new Orange Chai candles. Sweet, citrus orange combines with rich, spicy chai for a fresh yet familiar scent to both energize and comfort you through the long days of winter. 

Many inspirations for our food scents are derived from our love of cooking. Always searching for new combinations, we began thinking about alternative options for beverage scents. One of my favorite comfort beverages is Constant Comment tea. Taking this scent into a home fragrance, I wondered about combining the popularity and warmth of chai with the sweetness of orange. Chai is also just a touch spicy with a frothy touch. The result is a beautiful comfort fragrance, yet one which is surprisingly fresh and clean for any time of year.

We’re celebrating National Hot Tea month all January with 15% off all Orange Chai products!


Introducing Montana - Big Open Sky December 02 2015

Part of our Americana Collection, Big Open Sky celebrates the wilderness and beauty of Montana. Big Open Sky is a masculine scent, made from custom blend of fresh outdoors, rain, and lavender.

Introducing Citrus Soarin'! November 19 2015

With the popularity of our Walt's Wonderful World products, we've been asked repeatedly for other Disney scents. And we've listened! 

Our newest custom blend is Citrus Soarin', bringing the scents of California orange groves and mountainous pine trees into your home. Bring the ambiance of the popular ride Soarin' into your home with any of our hand poured home fragrance options. 


Introducing Vermont - Maple Sugar candles! November 08 2015

Vermont Maple Sugar candle
Celebrate the state of Vermont with the newest addition to our American Collection - Maple Sugar candles!
As a child, I remember the treat of uber-sweet maple sugar candies, always in the shape of the traditional maple leaf. It's our pleasure to include Maple Sugar in our American Collection of candles and home fragrances.

Introducing Ohio Buckeye candles! October 19 2015

New to our Americana Collection candles is Ohio, featuring the fragrance of the popular Buckeye - rich, gourmet dark chocolate and popular peanut butter!


Introducing shipping to Canada! October 13 2015

We know....our neighbors are our friends....and we've neglected our friends too long.

We are now shipping to our neighbors in Canada! So many of your have asked for it, and we've finally found a way to make this happen.

Please know - we don't want to unfairly take advantage of our customers, but it is in your interest to purchase what you can afford in order to take advantage of shipping rates, which unfortunately are not inexpensive. Also, please know, international daily exchange rates apply.

P.S. - Not in Canada but still interested in our product? Check out our Etsy shop, where international rates are available. 


Introducing Roll On Perfume October 11 2015

Roll on perfume by

Yes, we don't know what took so long, but now it's here!

Wear your favorite fragrance with our new roll on perfume. Made from a natural base of jojoba and sweet almond oils, our perfume is long lasting and conveniently sized to carry in your purse or to stash in your desk! 

Add depth to your body fragrances by pairing our roll on perfume with our all natural body spray. Because each is made from a different base, the fragrance evaporates at different strengths, bringing out the top, middle and bottom notes each at its own peak! 


New scent - Mysterious (lavender and amber) August 02 2015

New to our Yoga Collection is Mysterious, a custom blend of lavender and amber.

Mysterious - lavender and amber candles

This scent was inspired by a celebrity gifting to Stephanie Drapeau. As a member of The Artisan Group, we have the opportunity to gift items to various celebrities from time to time. When I read that one of her favorite fragrances is lavender and amber, I knew exactly what scent to create for her! I had already been experimenting with the lavender and amber combination, and this gift opportunity pushed this scent to the top of the list.

Combining the fresh, floral fragrance of lavender with the dark and musky scent of amber does not seem a likely combination at first thought. But the blend of the two is .... well, mysterious and very romantic. 

Try Mysterious today! 


Burning Your Candles: Tip #6 July 31 2015

Recently, we received the following email:

The wick curled back into the candle the first time I lit it. I tried to "scoop" around it but have had no luck. I read your directions that came in the packaging. I did trim the wick before the first time I used it. Was I not supposed to do that?

Thank you, Shannon, for that question! Here is my response:

Candles sent directly from us should be trimmed to the proper wick length when shipped, so you should be ready to light your candle out of the box. My recommendation for you at this point would be to melt your candle on or under a warmer. When the melt pool reaches about 1/4" of an inch, gently pour the melted wax into a safe container such as a coffee or vegetable can. Allow the wax to harden, then burn again according to the tips which were sent to you. Here's a blog post which shows a warmer which could work for this purpose:

http://columbiafragrance.com/blogs/news/16745416-burning-your-candles-tip-5

The good news is that you can continue to enjoy the fragrance while using a warmer to get your candle "in shape" again. Remember to gently pull the wick into center as the wax hardens - when the color starts to change and the wax becomes gel-like is a good time to start.

 

 

 

Do you have a question about burning your candles? Contact us anytime and we'll see how we can help!


Write a Review June 23 2015

We so appreciate the feedback we receive from our customers - whether you've left a note for us on Facebook or written us directly. Now you have the opportunity to have your feedback published on our website!

To leave your feedback, go to the product page on our website and select the item you'd like to review. Below the product description, you'll see a section titled "Customer Reviews." Click "Write a Review" and complete the information in that section! It's just that simple!

And best of all, we'll reward you for the feedback you've left. After your review has been published, we'll award an additional five points to your account in our Loyalty Club! As we said, we truly appreciate the feedback you leave for us! 


New Scent - Harmony (Nag Champa) June 20 2015

Whether you're looking for a free form hippie scent, a yogic karma experience, or a Mother Earth natural fragrance, our hand poured Harmony candles in Nag Champa will satisfy your every mood. Harmony is an exotic bouquet of sandalwood, champa flowers, violet and clove delicately blended with sensual amber, ylang ylang, patchouli and musk, evoking spirituality and meditation.


New Scent - Cinco de Mayo May 05 2015

Celebrate the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with our custom blend of Lime and Cilantro. Lime creates a clean, fresh scent and Cilantro adds a touch of spice for a perfect summer candle.


New Scent - Peppered Poppies April 25 2015

Peppered Poppies 12 oz candle by The Columbia Fragrance Co.

For a mysterious, floral scent try our new Peppered Poppies candles. Top notes include cherry, pomegranate and orange, then melt into middle notes of cherry blossom, cinnamon and cardamom, ending with base notes of cocoa, vanilla and mint.


MTV Movie Awards April 18 2015

MTV Movie Awards Press Gifting

We are pleased to announce The Columbia Fragrance Co., in association with The Artisan Group (R), recently participated in an invitation -only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on April 1-11, 2015 at an exclusive location in Hollywood, California, in honor of the the recent 2015 MTV Movie Awards. 

Our travel tin candles in fresh Eucalyptus Peppermint and Lavender Mint were gifted to attention press and media outlets.

Dorene Nowatzke, The Columbia Fragrance Co.'s sole proprietor, is a resident of Columbia, Maryland.

For press inquires regarding The Artisan Group, please visit www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.