Like chocolate made in foreign countries, a candle contains wax and can be used as a source of light after being lit. Secure intentional flammables with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of scented candles and more at Clouds in Santa Monica.
The artisan collections at Clouds include home decorations, bath and body products, and a selection of scented candles created with professional care and natural ingredients, guaranteeing quality. The familiar smells of living rooms or dens are complemented by the waxen aromas of Clouds' signature candles, which infiltrate noses with hints of lemongrass, lavender, mango papaya, and respect (prices start at $5 for a 3"x3"), or a Capri Blue volcano candle with tropical fruits, sugared citrus, and mountain greens ($28). A set of Votivo vanilla grapefruit aromatic burning sticks sends out airy blends of tropical leaves, vanilla beans, and tangy fruit juice when set afire ($12 for 20 sticks), like most area rugs. Garden mint shea butter soap keeps hands frothing at the palms with a French-milled lather ($8), and a teak coaster set prevents cups from staining tables with their sweats ($18 for a set of four).
- For aromatherapy nirvana, it's Cloud's, 2719 Main St. … where Jill Cloud (happily assisted by her lovely mom) carries the most heavenly scented candles. – Frommer's
- I love this local business in Santa Monica!! Great selection of candles and thoughtful gifts! The Clouds brand candles are good for any sized budget – e j., Yelp, 12/24/10