Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gold Canyon Candles

Last weekend I went to a Gold Canyon Candles bunco party and had an absolute blast! If you are unfamiliar with Gold Canyon, it's a candle company that individuals sell. Think the candle equivalent of Avon or Cookie Lee. From what I understand, their biggest competitor is Yankee, so they are on the same level as far as quality. The prices are a bit pricey, but you are definitely paying for quality. There are some items that you simply must splurge on--Gold Canyon is on my list.

So imagine my excitement when these wonderful candles were paired up with bunco! Each player had a $20 buy in, multiplied by 12 players, the total was $240. At the end of the game that total was divyed up and given to the winners as Gold Canyon credit. For example two of us tied for most wins. We could have rolled the dice as a tiebreaker but we decided to split the winnings and each got $37.50. After deducting my $20 buy in, I had $17.50 to use on my purchases. Not too shabby =)

This is what I ended up buying, the descriptions are straight from Gold Canyon's site:

With subtle hints of sweet vanilla musk and organic wildflowers, the scent of handpicked blackberries transforms into our classic pillar in a regal shade of purple.
This soft, woodsy fragrance has the invigorating aroma of the great outdoors.

We've captured the aromatic freshness of this juicy fruit, a citrus hybrid of the sweet and tangy tangerine and the tart grapefruit ancestor, the pomelo.
If you are interested in buying some of these yummy smelling candles, you can head over to the Gold Canyon site and browse around. Too bad they haven't invented scratch-and-sniff computer screens yet, because although the scent descriptions are divine, you really have to smell them to understand just how amazing they are!

Photos courtesy of: Gold Canyon Candles


Jules said...

I’ve never heard of this candle company, but it sounds great! The only one I know of around here is Party-Lite. Bunco sounds like so much fun. The only time I have seen it played was on Real Housewives of Orange County.

The blackberry & vanilla sounds divine!

Brittany said...

The last candle sounds like it smells delicious! You're right, too bad they don't make scratch and sniff computers! It would really be useful right now :-)

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

I use nothing but Gold Canyon Candles, I have many favorites and the Sunrise Tangelo is one of them!

5th Belle Avenue said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! YOURS is fabulous! Those candles look HEAVENLY! I will definitely have to try them!

KDC Events said...

I too LOVE these candles so much in fact that I sell them now because I could not control my addiction! Great idea to pair it with bunco...I'm gonna do that =) Thanks for the idea!!

Screaming Meme said...

I love your banner...So stinkin cute! I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you! If you get a chance, stop in and say Hello! Meme

diana said...

I've never heard of this candle company but they sound yummy. Especially the blackberry and vanilla candle u got.

ThingsToDoWithKids said...

I looove my Gold Canyon candles. As a matter of fact, my order came in the week and I need to go pick it up. They last long, and they make the entire room smell wonderfull. Not working, I can't splurge as often as I like, but I still have to have at least one at all times.

Elle said...

So glad you found my blog today!

I've always wanted to play Bunco.... sounds like you had a great time!

Be sure to drop by my blog tomorrow because I'm introducing a new feature that will be sure to introduce you to some new bloggers!

erin - heart in ireland said...

thanks for stopping by :)

i'm wondering if this is a western company? because i've never heard of it on the east coast, but they sound like they have great scents!

Fashion Court said...

i haven't bought candles in such a long time! i need to change that :p

Melissa Miller said...

They look and sound so yummy and wonderful!

Thank you for your kind visit. Please come back by anytime my friend. You're always welcome!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Stephanie said...

If all those candles look delicious, I can't begin to imagine how great they must smell!


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Mmmmmm. Blackberry sounds delish!

Angela said...

oh what. I love candles. : )

nubiasnonsense said...

Thanks for your kind words you have a cute blog as well.

I love Candles! I have them all over my room. I'm not familiar with this brand though I have to look into it =)

Audrey Allure said...

Really cute candles!

English Rose ♥ said...

I adore scented candles - those sounds positively yummy

Merci beaucoup for the lovely comment darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

Jill said...

Oh gosh, I LOVE candles. I haven't heard of this company. I'll have to check out their site.

Scented Gold - Gold Canyon Candle team said...

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Gold Canyon® Independent Demonstrator

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