Though there may still be a chill in the air, warmer days are in sight – which means it’s about time to bust open your windows, pack up your cozy cable knits, and start on your spring cleaning checklist. While you’re at, consider swapping out your gourmand sugar cookie and spicy balsam candles for one that brings the fresh smells of the season indoors. Think just-cut grass, sparkling bouquets, ripe citrus, and salty sea air. Ahead, eight spring candles that will instantly transport you to a sunny occasion.
Soohyang’s entire candle collection feels — and smells — like it was divinely inspired. There’s no shortage of complex scents to choose from, but we’re highlighting one of the brand’s original favorites: Girl’s Neck. The scent of a girl’s neck is up for discussion, but this candle smells like a juicy watermelon picnic on freshly cut grass with a mandarin tree gifting shade right above you.
Thoughts of bulky winter coats and confining scarves will melt away seconds after you take a match to Sunday Forever’s Tanlines, a customer darling that the brand just brought back to their collection for spring and summer. The re-launched version packs even more of the same scent — think suntan lotion warming on your skin and salty sea air blowing through your hair.
Don’t be fooled — Princess Jasmine Sparkles is just a froo-froo name for a seriously luxe candle. (And trust me, Burkelman is really good at making luxury candles). You’ll feel like you’re breathing in the scent of spring at the peak of blossom season with this one. Sweet white jasmine, rich tuberose, and earthy gardenia are married perfectly for a woody, green, and sparkling bouquet.
The Vancouver Candle Co. has launched their Discovery Collection just in time for spring. The series is made up of six candles that were each inspired by Ayurveda. Ortus, which the brand says is “a celebration of new beginnings,” is especially spring-worthy. It blends notes of red currant and freshly cut roses, which are grounded by earthy balsam.
If you had to name your favorite herb, basil would surely be a top contender. Tatine somehow managed to capture the authentic scent of fresh basil — you know, the oily scent that lingers on your fingers after prepping dinner — in this stunning candle. I suspect witchcraft with this one.
Very rarely do I come across a candle that manages to perfectly conjure the scent of violet or tulip, but Byredo, purveyor of impeccable fragrances, has managed to flawlessly capture both flowers in one vessel. A tiny zing of lemon and juicy rhubarb sit lightly on top while sweet heliotrope and suede offer a soft, sturdy base.
No worries if you can’t make it to a summerhouse this year. Bring the essence of New York’s favorite coastal destination to your home, even if you live in the desert, via Tocca’s Montauk candle. It’s a tranquilizing combination of flowing sea grass, salty air, and freshly sliced cucumbers.
Is it really even spring time without the presence of a farmers’ market? Thanks to Kestan’s Marketplace candle, you can now conjure the scent of a bustling, open-air produce market in the sanctuary of your home. It’s a delightfully sunny, citrus-heavy candle that incorporates notes of freshly squeezed grapefruit, tangy lemon, and juicy orange.
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