Cult Perfumes Book and Elements Perfumed Candles

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If you’ve not seen the book Cult Perfumes: The World’s Most Exclusive Perfumeries, you should definitely get your hands on it. Cult Perfumes, by Tessa Williams, is an exploratory book that details more than 25 different perfumeries around the world. Not only that, but you get to know the history of perfumes – how far back they can be found, as well as what they were made of, how they’re made, and who made them.

In this book you learn that perfume has not only been a huge part of the beauty world, but it’s been used to cure illnesses such as the Bubonic Plague as well as depression, headaches, and other mental and physical ailments.

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Some of the perfumeries noted in this book are :

Diptyque (a Paris-based company who also makes candles)

Floris (England’s oldest perfumery – started in 1730! Also, the second oldest perfumery in the world.)

Jo Malone London (A brand that’s now owned by Estée Lauder but was started in an apartment by Jo Malone who aimed to bring new and uncomplicated fragrances out to the public. After starting a shop, her fragrances were noticed by high-profile celebrities and business took off. )

 Santa Maria Novella (First founded in 1221 and then officially opened publically in 1612, they make Pot-Pourri, soaps, as well as perfumes.)

If you’re a big fan of perfumes, I would highly recommend this book to you. It’s a well-written, and in depth look at perfume and exclusive perfumeries.


Along with Cult Perfumes: The World’s Most Exlusive Perfumeries, Tessa has created candles based on the 4 elements: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. You can find them in both London at Roullier White and now in the USA at Scent Bar in Los Angeles! 🙂

Fire is meant to be reminiscent of sitting by a fire in a log cabin. It has notes of Vetivert (a tall grass found in India and Tahiti), Tonka ( similar to vanilla), wood, Patchouli, Coconut, Vanilla caramel and hints of smoke.

Elements Candles by Tessa Williams

Elements Candles by Tessa Williams

Water was made to be invigorating and to heighten the senses. You’ll find notes of citrus, Jasmine, and floral notes. Sounds like my type of fragrance 🙂

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Elements Water candle by Tessa Williams

Earth makes you think of walking trails and being outdoors. It has hints of Geranium, lemon and orange, pepper, Patchouli and Sandalwood, Cedar wood and leather.

Air reminds you of being on a tropical island because it’s citrus-y and invigorating. In this there are grapefruit scents, as well as ginger root, lemon grass, coriander seeds, and lemon peel.

Tessa is extremely passionate about both her book and her candles so if these sound like something you’d like, please support her by checking them out. 🙂

You can check out her website at: http://www.tessawilliams.co.uk/

and again, her candles can be found at Roullier White in London and Scent Bar in Los Angeles, California.

 CIAO! 🙂

*Disclaimer – This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own. 🙂

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26 Comments

  1. I love the names of these candles – they sound magical!

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  2. Natalie May 29, 2015

    Love this! What a cool concept.

    xo,
    Natalie
    http://www.thepdxprepster.com

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  3. UrbLife May 29, 2015

    The Air sounds like heaven! very cool!

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    • prettyloved May 29, 2015

      I think there really is a fragrance for everyone in this line of candles :))

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  4. KIm May 29, 2015

    Two of my favorite things combined in one post: perfume and candles. I swear I’m picking up a new fragrance every other month…yup, it’s a problem. I need to check out Jo Malone. I’ve heard great things.

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    • prettyloved May 29, 2015

      Haha so then I’d say you’re def a perfume fan 🙂 Yeah, this book is great. So much information along with beautiful pictures. I have tried one Jo Malone fragrance in the past.. not sure which one it was but it wasn’t my favorite. I’d be curious to see what the other ones smell like 🙂 I love floral/fruity notes.

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  5. This sounds like a good read; I guess I never thought about the history but I guess it would make sense that smell could relieve stress, anxiety, and headaches. Thank You for the recommendation.

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    • prettyloved May 29, 2015

      Yeah it’s super interesting! It talks about people using rose water etc for different things. I know it’s good for skin. Just so cool learning about the history of it all

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  6. Ursula May 29, 2015

    Love your review about these perfumes and candles 🙂

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

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    • prettyloved May 30, 2015

      Thanks, girl! 🙂 Hope it gives you a little glimpse into them

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  7. patranila (@patranila) May 30, 2015

    I love how scent has the power to transform a space or person much like music does. Reading this reminds me that I’ve been neglecting that sense in my daily life. Much to consider…

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    • prettyloved May 31, 2015

      It most definitely does. I think everyone has a signature scent. :)) It’s interesting too because you kind of see their personality through their scent

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  8. Kimmy (Beauty Isles) June 1, 2015

    Those candles look amazing! So chic but approachable. I’m a huge fan of Jo Malone and Diptyque. I should look into the Cult Perfumes book for my cousin, she is obsessedwith fragrances. 🙂

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    • prettyloved June 2, 2015

      Yes! Definitely 🙂 If she is a fan she will love this book. I have always wanted to buy the Diptyque candles. I need to get on that ASAP.

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  9. Marteen Lane June 2, 2015

    What a fantastic book. I find the history of certain things fascinating. I remember being a little girl and coming across a notebook with a beautiful drawing on the front. It was my mother’s notebook and she drew the illustration on the front. It was a project for school and she chose to write about perfume. I wish I could find that notebook now!

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    • prettyloved June 2, 2015

      I love history books as well! 🙂 I think they’re probably my favorite books. I just like learning. How cool! 🙂 Is your mom big into illustrations? My mom loves to color and draw and make crafts. She has this adorable 3 little pigs drawing haha. Ill have to find it. It’s always fun seeing keepsakes from your family.

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  10. Danielle Alinia June 8, 2015

    Beautiful packaging, i love having a display of perfume and candles in my bathroom!

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    • prettyloved June 8, 2015

      I do too. Really adds a pretty vibe to your space

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  11. magdalina1982 June 20, 2015

    What an amazing post! I would love to have a “Cult of Perfumes” book in my collection. It’s very informative and sounds very interesting, I became instantly curious. I love discovering new candles and these 4 scents sound so divine. I can’t wait to check out Tessa’s webside.

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    • prettyloved June 24, 2015

      For sure! 🙂 The fragrances sound amazing! It’s a really fun little book. Def check it out if you can. 🙂

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  12. cindybuccieri547344015 October 19, 2015

    These look so pretty. Do they smell just as good as they look? The candle looked very nice too.

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    • prettylovedx@yahoo.com October 21, 2015

      🙂 The ones I took pictures of are my personal favorites –“Lilu” from Pacsun and Viva La Juicy “Le Fleur”. They smell amazing! I really like citrus-y/ floral/fruity scents.

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