|Adding both visual and olfactory appeal to the season|
The three scents that arrived on my doorstep were:
I Tweeted right away that the box smelled so good and I hadn't even opened it yet. Seriously, so good. All three are great, but my favorite is the Lemon Frosted Scone. R and I jokingly call scents flavors and it is apt in this case because it smells mouthwatering. Even reading their description, "Sour-sugared, fresh-bright lemon, clove and subtle lavender melded together with buttery bakery notes, caramelized sugar and creamy whipped vanilla." makes me say, "Yum. I want that flavor candle." I didn't care for the scent of the unlit Pinot Noir at first. It was thisclose to being cloyingly sweet. However, burning it made all the difference in the world. I am a wine loving gal and the way they tell you about the candle feels like a wine aficionado recording their tasting notes, "Bright effervescent red-grape notes drop down to touches of raspberry and currant as strong tannin notes mix with dry, woodsy oak and cedarwood." Much like how I don't taste the subtleties of apricot in my current star Chardonnay, my nose doesn't pick up on all this either, though I would certainly explain it as a rich, berry scent. If Lemon Frosted Scone was good enough to eat, then Pumpkin Spice Latte is good enough to drink. It was ideal for those crisp, Fall days. I adore the way they utilize scent memory by listing the ingredients, "Espresso blended with sweet notes of creamy milk mix with nutmeg, cinnamon and the traditional spiced-blend of warm baked pumpkin. Notes of rich butter and vanilla sugar warm the deep, black coffee notes." - change the words a bit and you could imagine this written on a cafe menu.
I won't rehash all the history of Root Candles, as I had posted about that before. But I do want to address their logo, the BEST candle in America. I can tell you several reasons why they deserve that title. Their stunning, inspiring flagship store in Medina, OH. When I lived there, the staff was darling and helpful. They are an American company. I have never, ever been a gung ho buy American person. I likely never will be. But I have absolute respect for products that are made in the USA. I also must direct you to the Root Candles blog. Love. The blog writer also handles the company's Twitter (and Facebook and other social media I think too, but definitely Twitter). And her name's Meghan. Spelled with an "h" like me. It's the little things sometimes. Her blog post, a picture tour, showcases Medina in a way that, to me, demonstrates how the town and the company are uniquely and perfectly linked in awesomeness.
If you're encouraged to go and get some Root Candles for your home, as a present, for me *hint hint*, through 12/12 using Promo Code (now expired) you can spend just $5 standard shipping on any order. Or use the store locator to find a retailer that carries their fragrances near you. Seeking suggestions aside from the three above? Now that we're swiftly approaching Winter, I tend towards scents that evoke Christmas and Victorian Fantasy does just that and is available at a 25% reduced price because it is the fragrance of the month .