Not all celebrity products are good, but one unique celebrity mother/daughter collaboration, really does pass the “smell test” (pun intended) for home scent — Nell’s Compass is the vision of actress Mary Steenburgen and her daughter, Lilly McDowell. Nell is Steenburgen’s mother, and Lilly’s grandmother. They have created a quartet of high quality candles ($38.00 9 oz./each) that (as the web site says): “helps you find your way home.” Cleverly labeled “North, South, East and West,” each of these made-in-America candles, are luxurious way to “travel home.” They are made with over 70% (premium) soy and natural fragrance, and they feature lead-free wicks. That means they won’t smoke as much as less luxe candles and they will last a longer time (these candles have an impressive, 60-hour burn time). And they’re hand-poured into colorful, recycled glass votives to add a bit of color to even a dreary, Winter day or evening.
The presentation is also impressive. The candles arrive in sturdy, natural colored cardboard tubes with color-coded bases that match the color of the candle, inside. The votives are also issue-wrapped to keep them safe and fresh, until they’re ready to be revealed, and used. Each features an elegant Nell’s Compass logo of the four points of the compass and the tops bear the name of the candle, as do the bases.
Not surprisingly, the lush, green votive and candle of the “South” is reminiscent of stately mansions It features fragrant florals such as: Bergamot, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Water Lotus, Heliotrope Flower, and Ylang Ylang. If you love rich floral scents, especially white florals, you’ll love this lush, fragrant scent. Two dollars of the proceeds from the sale of this candle from this website will be given to Heifer International.