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His and Hers Special Edition Passion Candles and Happiology by Illume

His and Hers Passion Candles by IllumeThe His and Hers Special Edition Passion Candles by Illume have got to be the most sensual candles I have ever lit. They smell amazing. The Passion Candles combine the His and the Hers scents into one candle with a completely erotic aroma. These candles smell good before you even light them. Spices, woods, vanilla and sugar are the heady aromas that will fill your senses-truly sugar and spice and everything nice but not just for the girls…guys will love them too.

Over the weekend I lit a few of the small quickie candles to see how they smell. WOW. A couple little candles and my whole house was smelling good…sexy good. I can’t wait to light up the big guy-  65 hours of love in the pretty red glass container- matches my bedroom. Perfect for Valentine’s Day too.

A great thing about the His and Hers Collection by Illume (other than the fact they smell amazing) is that they are made with vegetable paraffin wax, use cotton and paper-core wicks and they are scented with essential oils. No petroleum products used at all, zip, none, nada.

Illume is an environmentally conscious company that started out as a small trendy boutique in LA in the nineties. Now they are a popular company that makes and distributes candles for many large companies and department stores. They also have a celebrity following that includes Will Smith, Madonna, and Charlize Theron.

Even though Illume is a big time corporation they still care about quality. They have created natural wax formulations for their candles and only use lead free wicks. They also use eco-friendly practices for the design and distribution of their products.

In addition to their His and Hers line up of candles they have a new Happiology line of body care and home frgrance products. Happilology is described as “positive energy infused with the best natural and organic ingredients available”. The Happiology candles are crafted with 100% natural soy, palm and beeswax and blended with essential oils.

Happiology products come in three scents: Bamboo and Agave, Sunshower, and Yuzu Mint. I had the chance to sniff out all three scents and they all smell…happy. Love them. They really are happy feel good aromas. The best way I can describe them is that they make me feel like I am out in nature. Sunshower, without even knowing the name, made me think of a sunny summer day. The Bamboo and Agave is a lighter, more sensual scent- not as tangy and sharp as Sunshower. It makes me think of hot summer nights. The Yuzu Mint has a powerful citris aroma-makes me think of grapefruit and summer, hot summer sun and a cool drink. I love them all because right now, in the middle of a cold MIchigan winter, thoughts of the hot summer sun are just what I need to keep me going and boost my mood.

Honestly though, none of them beat the His and Hers blend. I am a vanilla fan through and through and I’ll be burning those little quickie candles all week-the big guy…I’m saving him for Valentine’s Day.

Written by Wenona Napolitano

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book.

She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible.

Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

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