Does anyone else share the same obsession I have for candles? When my Aunt was in town a few weeks ago, I kept taking the tops of my candles, getting a quick scent, and smiling as I placed them back in their appropriate shelving areas….
I. cannot. Get. Enoughhhhh. of. Candles.
Scent is a powerful trigger of memory. I associate many memories with certain scents as many of you do too, possibly without realizing it. Have you ever walked into a room feeling like you’ve been there before or suddenly are overcome with an odd memory from your past? Scent can often do that to you.
Pumpkin spiced candles obviously remind me of fall & autumn traditions. And I can’t get enough of the pine scented candles or cinnamon ones at Christmas time. I love the smell of Aloha Orchid and memories of girls nights in Chicago & lots of vino.
My favorite seasonal candle for Christmas time is the Birchwood Pine scent from Nest. We bought a bigger one last year and I didn’t even want to light it because I was afraid of burning through it too quickly (Eric and I light our candles so often that we go through them quite fast). You might tell me there is not point in having something you don’t use, but let me inform you that I don’t need to light a candle to get good use out of it. At least not the Birchwood Pine. I hid it in our sideboard last year and every time I opened that cabinet to grab something, I was overwhelmed by the joyous memories of Christmas through that glorious scent.
And okay, it’s November and tis’ the Season, so we’re burning through it now. It’s being used for its intended purpose! But man. That powerful, beautiful, festive smell makes me so blissful.
And candles are such a beautiful form of decoration for the home! Ah- multi use. Who doesn’t like that?
Eric and I got busy with our Christmas decor last night. I can’t wait to show you next week what they look like ;) And we bought some more candles. WHAT?!
I hope you are enjoying your short week!