I am a “candle-o-holic.” I cannot get enough of candles, or any scented product for that matter. Every room in our home has a plug in air freshener. In the evening, or when I simply want to relax and unwind, I always burn candles. Not only do I love the scents from the candles I burn, but watching the flame flicker back and forth is mesmerizing and soothing.
When I am sent information about anything scented, especially candles, I always jump on the opportunity to “test drive” products from brands I am not (yet) familiar with. Such is the case with the brand Bags & Stella.
The name Bags + Stella comes from the owners French Bulldogs – Sir Maxwell Bags III and Lady Stella Backrolls. I love it!
Here is a little background about the brand.
Found of Bags + Stella, Brennen, created a business that combined his passions: events + design. With over 9 years of experience designing and reimagining events, the San Francisco, California-based lifestyle brand was born. As a purveyor of little luxuries and home accents, Bags + Stella aims to bring all-natural and sustainable products from local artisans and regional suppliers.
Freshen up any room with tantalizing scents and on-trend accents by Bags + Stella! They offer home décor and accents for your daily indulgence. A boho-chic style for a distinctive California look. With new seasonal additions offerings from local California artisans and regional suppliers coming out monthly, you will always have new finds to fall in love with. Effortlessly customize your home experience with elegance and charm.
I was sent some candles from Bags + Stella to review. I was also sent a room spray and a glass dome for my candle.
I have a lot of candles, but never have I received or purchase a candle that comes with a glass dome. It’s amazing how such a simple decorative touch can turn an ordinary candle into something luxurious looking. When you see a candle under a glass dome you automatically think that it’s an expensive candle. That is not the case at all. I think that the candles at Bags + Stella are reasonably priced for their quality candles.
Everything I received to review was packaged in canvas, drawstring bags. What a nice touch. I plan on repurposing them for make up and jewelry.
The candle I received is in the scent called Serene. It’s a lovely scent.
Serene is scented with Bergamot, Thyme, Jasmine, Lavender, White Tea, and Cypress, Serene will transport you to a countryside garden where you can relax and rejuvenate your senses.
I like that it a floral scent, but it’s not a strong floral scent. It’s fragrant, but not so powerful that it triggers my husband’s migraines (strong scents cause him migraines). The fact that I can burn this candle without worrying about his migraines is a bonus for me. Normally I burn candles when he’s not around, or in another room from where he is.
I received the brand’s room spray in the scent called Salt. Who knew that salt had a scent? When I think of something salty, I think of the ocean. Salt combines the scents of sea salt, eucalyptus and wild sage. When I spray it and close my eyes I can picture myself at the ocean. It’s a very “beachy” scent.
The spray comes in a glass bottle, which is a nice, elegant touch.
Lastly I receive mini-candles (referred to as “petite” on the brand’s website) in a variety of scents;
Signature – Calming lavender and subtle white tea, the Signature scent folds in vetiver, a grass native to India, bringing in fresh notes sure to please.
Bloom – Mixes together notes of rose and geranium with the calming essence of eucalyptus.
Blanc – With notes of white tea and garden mint. Blanc combines a calming day in the garden with a refreshing mojito at the party.
Bliss – An invigorating citrus infusion with notes of blood orange and the soothing fragrance of green tea. Bliss also blends hints of lemongrass, making it the perfect complement to any room.
Sparkling – With hints of Sparkling Cassis, Lemon Zest, Patchouli, Sea Water, and Hyacinth. Sparkling is an instant mood pleaser.
I also receive Salt and Serene, which were already described above.
I wasn’t a fan of the Signature scent.
I LOVE Bloom. It’s so pretty! I need to get that scent in a larger candle and room spray.
Bliss is a nice, clean scent. You can definitely make out the blood orange scent. It’s very nice.
Blanc is another scent I need to get in a larger candle and room spray. You can clearly smell the mint, which I LOVE. It’s not a mint like you would smell in a Christmas themed candle (it’s not peppermint). It’s a fresh smelling mint. Like the scent you’d smell from the actual plant, and not an artificial scent.
As for Sparkling, I really like the scent, but for the life of me I cannot pin point a specific scent that I smell. The combination of scents is nice, but nothing stands out. It’s still a lovely sent.
I am a firm believer that scents can affect your mood. That is why I enjoy scents so much. My mood reflects the scents I choose, and scents can effect my mood. That is why I always go with cheery scents. I also like calming scents as well.
If you are a fan of candles, room sprays and pretty decorative accents for your home, you should definitely check out Bags + Stella. Their website is BagsandStella.com.
Bags + Stella also sells other decorative accent pieces, as well as bundle collections.
I found the brand on Facebook too, if you’d like to check them out.
*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.