I love candles! I always have. I even had a boho/mystic stage in my early teens and by the time I was fifteen I’ve gathered together quite a collection. Then I moved to Europe and my parents burnt down my whole candle collection, yep! thank you parents! (goes cry a little in the corner).
I burn candles all year long. I don’t believe in candles just for winter. I love that I can get in the mood for different seasons and festivities thanks to different scents. We can feel the Christmas spirit taking over the house with the burning of an amber and spices candle or travel to the tropics thanks to a coconut and other exotic fruits concoction. Candles allow us to create a certain mood, the feeling of home far from home, or even to travel to remote destinations.
Summer candles can take a different olfactive shape depending on where in the globe you are or what feeling you would like to recreate. I tend to prefer fresh, citrus and herbal scents for summer. White florals and lavender as well. This is my selection for all budgets!
1. Spring’s Eden Candles via Anthropologie | 2. Feuille de Lavande (Lavender Leaf) by Dyptique | 3. Gingembre (Ginger) by Byredo | 4. Watermint ‘Laurel’ Illume Candle Jar | 5. Scented Candle by H&M | 6. Sweet Grapefruit by Pommes Frites Candle Co. | 7. Ginsberg is God by Bella Freud & Loving by Bella Freud via Net A Porter | 8. Pineapple Scented Candle by West Elm | 9. Jo Malone Candles | 10. French Cade & Lavender by Voluspa | 11. Farmer’s Market Candles
I think I’m craving Feuille de Lavande now… Off to do some online shopping!