votivo diffuser

I don’t know a girl who doesn’t love a good candle.  When the sun is setting, there are two things I always do when I’m home – turn on our patio bistro lights and light a candle.  I’ve gone as far as to bring a small candle and matches with me when I travel. And I’m always glad that I have them when I remember to bring them!

Today is actually National Fragrance Day and I’ve teamed up with Votivo to share some of the ways I like to incorporate candles and diffusers in our home.  I first noticed Votivo at Nordstrom, and when I ventured over to their website to see their vast collection of fragrances, I saw this gorgeous mercury glass candle in red currant.  I had to have it. It smells so luxurious and the aroma literally fills the entire downstairs of our townhouse. It is heavenly!

I have linked every candle and diffuser I have of theirs below, but I have to chat about the Fragrance Mist in Honeysuckle. It smells so fresh, and I love to spray it in our room at night after we’ve showered. Climbing into fresh sheets in a room that smells like honeysuckle? All I need is for Southern Charm to start back already and I’m back in the South.

I also love that the candles are a soy-blend wax, and Votivo is offering a fun giveaway to two CBL readers, so scroll down to see how you can enter!

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photos by Christian Barnes

Reed Diffuser in Rush of Rose | Candle in Gilded Magnolia | Candle in White Ocean Sands | Red Current Collection Mercury Flair – such a beautiful candle, would make a fabulous gift | Red Current Collection Rustic Glam  – so gorgeous and smells incredible! | Soziety Reed Diffuser in Wonderful White | Reed Diffuser in Pink Mimosa | Fragrance Mist in Honeysuckle | dress | gold cuff | albion ring | headboard | dresser | mirror | coffee table | gold bar cart | art | sisal fringe rug | animal hide

AND to celebrate National Fragrance Day, Votivo is offer 15% off all purchases through 3/21 with code VTFRAGRANCEDAY17.

Tell me if you’re candle-obsessed like me! And if you want your own Votivo candle, two CBL readers will win their own Votivo set valued at $75!

To enter:

1) Comment on this blog post with your favorite candle scent.

2) Follow CBL on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (and share your username in the comment!).

Update 3/31: The winners are… Nichole and Rachel!! They have been contacted and will be claiming their prize. Thank you so much to everyone who entered – more fun giveaways soon! XO –

Brought to you by Votivo

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86 thoughts on “National Fragrance Day with Votivo

  1. Like you, I absolutely can’t be in my home unless there is a yummy scent looming from a candle or plug-in. When it comes to scents, anything that reminds me of the beach or suntan lotion is my go-to. The two scents I love from votivo are White Sand Beaches and Pink Mimosa. Mmm.

  2. Happy there are others like me!! I have a candle obsession… my go to’s usually contain either vanilla or lavender scents. I’ve never tried votive but would certainly love to! Thanks for this post. I will try these out for sure.

  3. I love a good vanilla scent, and during the holidays pumpkin spice is always on hand.

  4. My all-time favorite candle for the past 20+ years has been Votivo’s Red Currant and I can’t seem to match the strength and scent of this candle to any others!

  5. I love their Champaca scent, but really all are wonderful. I always buy these on the Nordstrom anni sale – they make such great hostess gifts! (insta user – cltvann)

  6. My favorite candle scent is Marshmallow Fireside by B&BW. It’s sold in fall/winter there and I probably by 9 of them to hold me over until the next season! It is such a warm and cozy scent! Love your blog. K80olmos on Instagram.

  7. rast_afarian is my Instagram username 🙂
    I forgot to share that in my previous comment!!

  8. Hi Kathleen! I loved this post! I’m addicted to candles as well and I would love the candle in Rush of Rose! I follow you on all 3 channels @onepotslop!

  9. Nothing reminds me of Mississippi more than gilded magnolia! 🙂
    insta: oliviapaigewatson

  10. I’m a huge fan of Honeysuckle! When I was a kid my mom would always wear lotion that smelled just like honeysuckle. I think of her every time I light my candle at home.
    ig: s_karp

    Ps. I absolutely love your blog. I read it every morning as part of my routine. You have such amazing style!

    1. Thank you so much for the kindness Stefanie – that means so much to me! I love the story about your mom and honeysuckle. That is so sweet!

  11. A candle is such an easy way to transform the feeling of a room, I use one before I go to bed every night! The description of Fleur Royale by Votivo sounds dreamy. Instagram- erika.jordan

  12. Love love Lemongrass because it smells so clean and fresh! I’m definitely with you on winding down with lighting candles once the sun starts setting– makes it that much more cozy. Typically stick to my old B&BB fav of stress relief but totally checking out Votivo. My insta/twitter is @livadams16

  13. Love your blog. My favorite scent is St. Germain Lavender. Reminds me of the lavender fields of France. Nothing like lavender candle and a warm bath. My Instagram handle: @rainbowspotter

  14. I am candle obsessed too!! Lighting a candle is one of the first things I do when I get home from work. I love Votivo candles. My fave scents are spiced chai (in the fall/winter) and White Ocean Sands (summer). I don’t use twitter, but I follow CBL on Facebook (Nichole Giunto) and Instagram (Nikki.pells).

  15. Ah! I love. My favorite would have to be the Wonderful White – makes the whole house smell amazing! Following you on insta and snap. 🙂 @brooklynbrusse

  16. I am obsessed with candles! Every corner of my apartment if full of them. Lightning a candle after a long day is my favorite thing to do! I would love to try the Red Currant! My username on Instagram: Lorinelyse1 Twitter: LorinElyse.

  17. Apartment living can be taken to that home level by scents alone! I love lighting up a good warm candle or popping a cozy scent into a warmer to give our small space that much more of a home-y feel. I’ve never had the opportunity to smell a Votivo scent, as the closes Nordstrom to me is a state away, but I would imagine their Chai to be my comfort scent. I also like manly scents (specifically for the bathroom ?).
    Instagram : @thatndgirl

  18. My fragrance choices are definitely dictated by the season. This time of year I gravitate to fresh, clean, citrus smells. As the warmer months arrive, I want coconut and beachy smells. Then you know what is coming in the Fall, all the warm, cozy, pumpkin, cinnamon smells. Then in December, the house must be filled with pine scent.
    Instagram: katy_rdn

  19. Right now, my favorite is Magnolia. I need to try the Votivo one-thank you for the 15% off reminder today 🙂

  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and snapchats! You have turned me onto my guilty pleasure podcasts. Serial came out with a new season of podcast:) My favorite scent is St. Germain Lavender. Instagram name kmobannon. Thank you for always providing the best content!

    1. I’m so glad to hear that – I am podcast obsessed! And that candle sounds amazing. Thank you for making my night with your kind words!

  21. I love their candles!! Every time I am in Nordstrom I have to stop and smell them all – so good!

    I have a growing addiction to candles so my husband would probably hate me if I won this giveaway but can a girl ever really have enough candles?!… didn’t think so.

    Anything floral and citrusy is usually my go-to so their persimmon poppy and lavender chamomile pear sound incredible!


  22. Red Currant is my favorite and just the overall BEST! It smells like home to me because my Mom always burned it. @sarahbwaldrop

  23. I love earthy scents- warm flowers like tiare, gardenia, mixed with fresh air and sea salts, grassy greens. My always favorite is Illume Cactus Verde. My Twitter name is @brandifrannie

  24. I absolutely adore anything floral scented. I also love Ramy Brook 😉

    Facebook: Heather Ford

  25. This is such a fun giveaway! I found Votivo candles at Nordstrom too, and I’m obsessed with them! My favorite scent is Dulce Caramelo, which I can’t seem to find anymore 🙁
    Also, I follow you on Instagram! Name is @janeannashell

  26. My favorite candle scents are sweet gourmand scents like: birthday cake, pumpkin spice, basically anything that smells like food, lol!
    I follow IG & Twitter : cocoa36heart and FB: CJ Williams

  27. My house may not always be the cleanest but it’ll smell the best! I have a big problem with candles. I love the rosemary garden.. so fresh and light!

    1. oops.. I follow you on instagram @meganjschmidt & Facebook Megan Schmidt. Love following along!!

  28. I AM OBSESSED WITH CANDLES. Vanilla or sandalwood scents tend to be my favs. And I’m desperately on the hunt for a new vanilla candle because my absolute favorite isn’t sold anymore ?

    Twitter & instagram: @kalleydiane

      1. Well, actually you can still buy it — but they don’t sell the bigger version anymore, and I burn them so often I get grumpy having to buy a ton of little ones. It’s called Angel Food Cake (by Illume) sold only at Anthropologie. It is the most heavenly scent in the world. It kind of smells like baby toys?? (It sounds super weird, but baby toys have a vanilla-type scent on purpose — I learned that in a psychology class once!)

        Anyway, I need new candles. That White Sand Beaches one by Votivo sounds amazing.

  29. I’ve always wanted to try one of these candles – they are beautifully packaged and smell so good! I love fresh scents in candles! I follow you on Instagram: jewelia16


  30. Love the Votivo sent in lavender and Red Current. I don’t have a fireplace so lighting candles is a way to make my home cozy and smell wonderful. These are great quality candles.

  31. Love, love, love candles and diffusers. My all time favorite is grapefruit oleander by Illume, but I’d love to try out the pink mimosa or honeysuckle by Votivo. Thanks so much for being a part of my morning routine: coffee ✔️, CBL ✔️, makeup ✔️.
    Insta: jenniferallenpace

  32. Hey hey. I’d say my favourite candle scent is eucalyptus and peppermint. I find it so refreshing. My username on instagram is gukaismylova. I’m the girl who always claims that you are my girl crush hehe.

  33. I love candles so much! Especially when enjoying a nice bubble bath! My favorite scent from Votivo would be Pink Mimosa. {Insta: @_thebbar, FB: Bea Alvarado, Twitter: @thebbarblog} *Crossing My Fingers that I win!*

  34. After working in the OR all day, I come home & light a candle. It helps transition from work to home, and relax. I love ❤️ natural earthy or floral scents. Would love the Pucker Up Pink or Gorgeous Gray.

  35. Love this post! Seriously, I love seasonal candles and one that I am obsessed with now is Peony Petals! It’s perfect for spring – vibrant, natural, and calming – and its scent is so nice and refreshing. Also a big fan of florals with Jasmine and Rose Petals as well. Thanks so much for the post! Love you bunches, xo @Steph_Laddy (IG)

  36. I really love any candles, room freshers, melting waxes, plugs in anything other than stale air especially when living on the east coast and the dry indoor heat just has no hint of anything interesting except what you last cooked. I hate having someone walk into my home and knowing that the last thing I cooked was eggs, even though I am a big egg lover….it seems horrible.

    I would love to invent a air freshener that attaches to your heater or air conditioner that will give you a constant fresh smelling home that wants to make you take deep breaths all day long and relax. Namaste!!!

  37. I really enjoy a pink peonies scent and anything beachy scent since I live in Florida. I’ve heard so much about these candles!

    Following on instagram (@megatons), twitter (@supbonka) and on Facebook (Bianca Roman)


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