autumn scents

for me that is oud, rose, cedar, sandalwood, moss. wet earthy scents with a touch of burning herb and maybe slightly floral. kind of like a basement next to a library with a small window open looking out onto a forest but there’s a fire burning in the library and one outside…burning leaves. i’m eating an orange. but wait…someone is walking through the forest…carrying violets and roses.

i should TOTALLY make candles.

anyway, as a general rule i am no fan of vanilla or pumpkin spice scents but i know many of you are so i have included them. for me if it smells like i want to eat it then i won’t like it. a candle that smells like you are baking sugar cookies would drive me mental.

so, here are my picks for you and me-

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  1. tarot deck candle - “incense, turkish rose and pencil shavings.”

2. 34 la redoute candle - “cinnamon, clove and orange float on a warm breeze over a bed of roses, cedar and amber.”

3. pumpkin chai candle - i’ve been told this is the end-all-be-all in fall scented candles. “a blend of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.”

5. copaline candle - “aromatic resin that exudes from the bark of copal trees. fragranced with fruity bergamot and woody notes of cedar leaf, sandalwood and amber.”

6. english oak and red currant candle - “one breath of jo malone london's candle will take you on an enchanted walk through a forest at dawn. opening with notes of juicy redcurrant, this blend releases a bewitching aroma derived from fresh rose that's softened with white musk and roasted english oak.”

7. petit dejeuner candle - “crafted to evoke the scent of a parisian morning. it combines notes of hazelnut, jasmine and cedar to unexpectedly recreate the scent of a baguette straight out of the oven in a traditional bakery.” color me intrigued!

8. tobacco vanille scented candle - “blended with notes of creamy tonka bean, vanilla and cocoa, and falls to a base of sweet dry fruit and wood sap.” srsly i’ll bet this one is sex.

9. ash candle - “charred fragrance of frankincense, cade, birch tar and cedar wood.”

10. nightcap candle - “tree ripened moro is blended with base notes of rye and barley for a smell that is rich, warm, and subtly masculine, with just a hint of citrus.”

11. pumpkin patch candle - “vibrant colored leaves welcoming hay rides, corn, mazes, and the search for the perfect pumpkin. a cool fall day wafting of hot apple cider, warm cinnamon rolls, and pumpkin spice.”

12. spider’s web candle - “notes of black currant, petit grain, oak moss, and amyris.”

kitchen of the day

definitely vibing on this whole raw wood/marble/brass/green situation.

it’s got such presence and yet it’s really tranquil.

it’s not really my personal taste but there are cool things happening here.

the whole house is good good stuff.

take a peek.