I have a large collection of scented candles stockpiled in our guest bedroom for all four seasons. Now that we’re finally feeling some warmer weather, I’ve been swapping out my winter candles for the spring ones. As much as I love my woodsy and musky scents (feu de bois! moroccan amber!), I’m always happy to pull out the sweeter, floral, fruitier smells of warm weather.
These are some of my favorite candles (from top to bottom) for this time of year:
Jo Malone – wild fig & cassis. Inspired by breakfast in Tuscany, this is a very green, slightly fruity scent. Jo Malone candles are high-end, and make for wonderful housewarming gifts. 45 hour burn time.
Nest – vanilla orchid and almond. This is a subtly sweet scent. I think the combination of vanilla, almond, and orchid makes it a nice transitional candle from winter into spring. Not too flowery, but warm and nutty. A good one before breaking out the more powerful fruity or floral scents. 50 hour burn time.
K. Hall Designs – earl grey. I just featured this candle yesterday as it’s a new favorite of mine. Sweet and unique, this has a home in our guest bathroom now. These candles are hand-poured in the midwest with a 60 hour burn time.
Diptyque – baies. This smells of rose and blackcurrants. Diptque, like Ja Malone, is a bit of a splurge. I buy a couple of my favorites each year and save them for special occasions. Whether that’s having company over, or just Zack and I getting ready to go out for a date-night, they’re worth having around as a luxurious treat. 60 hour burn time.
Voluspa – laguna. A blend of California verbena and white freesia, Voluspa candles are affordable, clean-burning, and fill the room with their scent. This one is perfect for the end of spring into summer… I can’t wait for that time of year to be here!