Last week, as we were prepping for Hurricane Sandy, I went around the house to make sure that I had plenty of candles to light in case the power went out. Of course, I put all of the plain white tapers in the three-arm candlesticks.
Then I gathered all of the scented candles I have to make sure that there was always a great scent in the house. First up was a Thymes candle that they had kindly sent me. It’s the Wild Angelica from their Garden Alchemy collection. It has a clear bright flora scent, which I really liked. I am a huge fan of their Fraser Fir candle at the holidays, so was very pleased with this one as well. I am looking forward to December when I can light up their Frasier Fir candles and have the house smell like CHRISTMAS!
Next up was a gorgeous candle from Scalamandré.The beautiful box features their iconic Chi'en Dragon print and the scent is ginger. It’s a double wick candle and has a gorgeous warm scent. It was just the thing to have as the weather was howling outside. The candle is on sale at Scalamandré’s Third Floor boutique, here.
Next up was a perennial favourite – Williams-Sonoma’s Pink Grapefruit candle from their Essential Oils collection.When I moved into my house here at Happy Valley, it had been empty for more than six months and had a stale smell in it. I bought a couple of pieces from the Pink Grapefruit collection and placed them around the house to make it smell pretty.Unfortunately, the cleaners knocked over the whole diffuser and so the house smelled a bit more grape-fruity than I’d intended. Since there’s a Williams-Sonoma less than a mile from their house, I usually pick up one of their candles if mine’s burnt down low.
I’d love to know your go-to candles and which scents you like.