I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity by Lumnique to test out their "build your own candle" site and report my results to you guys. It was easy and fun, and I took screenshots of the process. You can click on each image for a large, easier to read view.
First, you choose your "intention" for your candle or gift candle. I chose "Courage" since I've been needing some with starting my own web design company and I've been without the security of a corporate paycheck. Other intentions include, "A Harmonious Home," "Passion," "Love," "Healing," "Good Luck," etc.
Then, you pick out of several colors - I was torn between gray and dove, but Dove matches my decor a bit better.
Lastly, you chose the fragrance. They have many fragrances categorized by three scent families - "citrus/fruit," "floral/aromatherapy," and "Nature/SpiceCuisine." Since I like florals and soft, clean scents, I chose "Almond Blossom."
The candle comes with a small booklet explaining your selections in a little more detail, or you can write a personalized gift message.
I was excited when it arrived. It comes in a lovely box which I'll be repurposing to organize some craft supplies.
It is pretty much as I expected. The color is accurate; the candle is actually larger than I thought, and has two wicks. The smell is perfect for me as it's light and delicate. All in all, I think this is a nice "personalized" touch for the home. The scent I chose is best for a bedroom or bathroom, as it's very calming. I'd be interested in trying out one of the spice/cuisine scents to test out in the kitchen.
If you're interested in buying a candle or checking out the customization process, go to lumnique.com. The site is very user friendly. I'd be interested to hear what scent/color combinations you guys pick and how they turn out!