I bring to you a candle company I am excited to spread the word about: West Third. I purchased this one at The Malibu Colony Company in December 2009. The candle names (all Los Angeles locations, the one pictured here is "Laurel Canyon") and peacock feather graphic drew me in. To my surprise, the scents were unique and desirable (often times you get one or the other . . . desirable yet common or unique and decidedly unpleasant). It was hard to choose which one I would purchase, test, then blog about — all the scents in this line were great!
Laurel Canyon by West Third is woodsy, but not too woodsy (the blend is sandalwood and vanilla . . . a combo that can easily become too strong from the sandalwood or too sweet from the vanilla). This candle burns well, smells great, and looks pretty when lit. Once the candle is spent, the glass jar will look pretty with a single tea light, illuminating the peacock feather graphic. It's a keeper even after the original poured candle is gone.