Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November fragrance of the month - Cranberry Pomegranate

November is the month to give thanks. While we should always give thanks, whether because we are not in a path of destruction, or whether we've survived the path of destruction, there is always a reason to give thanks.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Fragrance of the Month for November is Cranberry Pomegranate.

Bowing to my love of trivia, here is some background information on cranberries:

The name cranberry derives from "craneberry", first named by early European settlers in America who felt the expanding flower, stem, calyx, and petals resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane. Another name used in northeastern Canada is mossberry. The traditional English name for Vaccinium oxycoccosfenberry, originated from plants found growing in fen (marsh) lands. In 17th century New England cranberries were sometimes called "bearberries" as bears were often seen feeding on them.

Native Americans had been using cranberries long before the Europeans arrived. In addition to eating the berries as fruit, they used the fruit to preserve meat, dye fabrics and to treat wounds. Cranberries away have been part of the foods Native Americans introduced to the Pilgrims which helped the,survive their first winter in North America.  

Here is some additional trivia about the cranberry:
  • The cranberry is one of three fruits native to North America. The other two are the Concord grape and the blueberry.
  • There are approximately 333 cranberries in a pound, 3,333 cranberries in one gallon of juice, 33,333 cranberries in a 100-pound barrel
  • Cranberry juice contains a chemical that blocks pathogens that cause tooth decay
  • John Lennon repeated the words Cranberry sauce at the end of the song Strawberry Fields Forever, a fact that Lennon confirmed in a 1980 interview. He stated it was a kind of icing on the cake of the weirdness of song, where anything he might have imagined saying would have been appropriate.
  • Cranberries have been named the official state fruit in Wisconsin, which is a leader in the business of cranberry production.
Cranberry Pomegranate fragrance tarts
For my candles, I have chosen the blend of Cranberry Pomegranate as the November Fragrance of the Month. I would describe this fragrance as citrusy with a hint of bubbly. Juicy pomegranate combined with tart cranberry create a unique and fresh alternative to cinnamon based fall fragrances. 

Cranberry Pomegranate is available in all candle and home fragrance products: 12 oz and 7 oz candles, wickless candles, tea lights, votives, fragrance tarts and diffuser oils and fragrance sprays.

Also try Cranberry Pomegranate in body fragrance products such as lotion, body spray, and soaps.

Throughout the entire month of November, all Cranberry Pomegranate products are 10% off.  Please see my Fragrance of the Month section of my Etsy shop for more details.


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