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Make your hotel room, home smell exquisite with Krigler candles

Make your hotel room, home smell exquisite with Krigler candles
Make your hotel room, home smell exquisite with Krigler candles
Tamar Alexia Fleishman, Esq.

When I was a kid, I studied violin with the Co-Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony. Twice a week, I headed to his home in the tony North Shore suburbs of Chicago for my lesson. As he also was an adjunct professor of violin at Northwestern, I often had to wait for other students' lessons to wrap up. I was always taken downstairs to the family's informal living room in this sleek split-level to wait. As I did so, I soaked in all of the minimalist decor; after all, my young mind surmised, this is how the "other half" must live.

On a gleaming, cleaning lady-cleaned glass table were always elegant candles. My folks never had decorative candles, I bitterly rued. I vowed that when I was a grown-up, my home would always have elegant candles!

The finest candles have a hint of aroma even when they aren't lit. That's why many world travelers -- celebrities, A-listers, etc. -- always travel with candles! They help make unfamiliar hotel rooms to be a more elegant, inviting atmosphere. When they're lit, even more so!

Having seen hundreds of rock and country music stars' contract riders in my days of musician management, I can tell you that many musicians require them in their green rooms. They're very specific about brand and scents, too. A very famous musician I worked with explained it to me like this: something seemingly small (like a specific candle) is a benchmark. If you can't trust a venue to do something you can easily see -- like get you the specific, top-quality candle you requested -- how will you know if they have placed the mics and cables correctly throughout the stage? That explains in a nutshell the "green M & M" thing. More often, though, you'll see candles as the test, because celebrities actually enjoy them more.

One favorite fragrant candle line that is beloved by stars is Krigler. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!

Krigler fragrance house started in New York and Monte Carlo in 1904 and by the Jazz Age, was a favorite of royalty and celebrities. Their scented candles burn from 40 up to 800 hours. I was able to experience "Manhattan Rose" scent, an unmistakable rose, but with a woody/sensuous note. It was definitely not powdery or old-ladyish. Rather, it's quite alluring! This is what they say about it:

A Blend of roses from Grasse and Upstate New York, a delight of violet, aldehydes, musc and cyprus. A very natural scent to enlighten your days and nights.