Vie Luxe International was established in 2004 by Marjorie Gubelmann when she introduced a line of scents that are based on her favorite travel destinations. Marjorie grew up in a family that was both ambitious and intriguing, and it is obvious where she gets her motivation and talent for creating elegant scented Vie Luxe candles, room sprays, body lotions and liquid soaps, along with a strong passion for entertaining. It’s no wonder she has captivated luxury home fragrance admirers throughout the world.
Marjorie’s desire to master the finest scents and her love for entertaining are a reflection of her childhood. Her successful parents and grandparents were a positive influence in her life, and they all seem to have passed on some of their own creative traits. Great-grandfather Gubelmann was an inventor with more than 5000 claims on patents and was noted “the father of all calculating machines in use today” by “Popular Mechanics” magazine, and her father was an exuberant professional race car diver. Her grandfather and grandmother Gubelmann were known for their hospitality of many social events that included friends of royalty like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Prince Charles. Grandpa Gubelmann was also an avid and accomplished yachtsman.
Even though Marjorie still likes to entertain the old-fashioned way, her formal dinner party menu has stepped-up from her grandmother’s “grits and oxtail stew” to “cheese or bacon-wrapped water chestnuts hors d'oeuvres, lobster vinaigrette and rack of lamb,'' but when it comes to entertaining, she has proudly followed in her grandmother’s footsteps. Shoshanna Lonstein, Mark Gilbertson and Nicole Miller are just a few of the many guests that can be found at one of Marjorie’s dinner parties.
The traditional line of Vie Luxe “Voyage Collection” candles are based on treasured memories or exotic escapes that include places Marjorie has resided, such as: Sardinia, Palm Beach, St. Barth’s and Buenos Aires. Vie Luxe also provides unique private label candles for top fashion houses.
Marjorie has certainly not fallen short in upholding her family’s prestigious name and reputation, for she and the company have been featured in many top fashion magazines. She has befriended some of the world's best known fashion designers and movie stars, not to mention her fabulous Vie Luxe Candles and other products that are adored by so many, including well-known celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Renée Zellwegerm, Kim Catrall, Sarah Jessica Parker and Brittney Spears.
We just can’t say enough about the Vie Luxe Voyage Collection with the many layers of fragrances that create the most exotic scents, along with the exceptional nickel-finished glass vessels. We must also say the beautiful packaging is outstanding. These candles would be an inspirational gift for anyone who appreciates the culture of other countries or for the friend who has fond memories of visiting these foreign lands.
We wholeheartedly recommend the Buenos Aires and Istanbul Candles of the Voyage Collection.
Vie Luxe Buenos Aires Candle
We absolutely LOVE this fragrance! “Paris of South America” is often used when referring to Buenos Aires, because it is strongly influenced by the European culture. It is known for its countless historical museums, fine arts, theatre, crafts, bookstores, writers, composers, musicians and the world famous Botanical garden. The Buenos Aires Candle will delight your senses as if you are right in the heart of this refined city....just light this candle, relax and dream away.
Vie Luxe Istanbul Candle
We think this candle has an AMAZING scent! Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is known for historical churches and synagogues, plus buildings that reflect many people and empires that were rulers of the past, including the Maiden’s (Leander’s) Tower which was built in 408 BC to guide ships within the strait. Established in 1881, Istanbul’s Archaeology museum is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world and contains more than 1,000,000 pieces. With the combination of Turkish tea, amber, blue iris and black orchid scents, this candle will make you feel as if you are surrounded by the harmonious luscious aromas of Istanbul.
We also recommend the Verte Candle of the eco-luxe collection.
Vie Luxe Verte Candle
We are very fond of this CRISP clean scent! The Verte Candle draws its inspiration from a commitment to the environment, as all components of this candle are recycled, recyclable and/or biodegradable. This eco-luxurious candle has a cool, airy fragrance made up of fresh Hyacinth, Narcissus, and Green Leaves. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Resources Defense Council to help to establish a healthy environment for wildlife and their natural habitats.