by corinne iaia

July 18, 2015

THE PERFECT CANDLES FOR SUMMER BURNING

No, candles aren't just for cozy winter nights in. They're also summertime friendly when you pick the right fragrances. Just think...warm breeze blowing through your open windows and the scent of a heady and leafy floral gets caught in the wind. That's why I consider these candles absolute staples, as they're sure to take any room from blah to "ahhh."

My personal favorites for the warmer months go something like this: Diptyque Baies, Diptyque 34, and Antica Farmacista Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud*

Diptyque Baies is pretty easy to read and such a well-loved fragrance, that I think it would be hard to go wrong scenting a space with this. It smells of a fresh and rich boquet of roses and is sweetened by the fragrant foliage of blackcurrent leaves. Then there's Dipqytue 34; if you're into the milky-muskiness of fig leaves, mosses, and the aforementioned blackcurrent leaves then this spicier scent is one to try. Also, that handcrafted porcelain jar is sure to become quite a beautiful storage item if you feel inclined to up-cycle. 

Antica Farmacista Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud is another scent centered around roses, but this version is a bit more tart and powdery, thanks to the inclusion of amber, musk, and cashmere. The throw with this is particularly strong, but never too overpowering. The perfect choice for a large room or apartment. 

What are your favorite summer appropriate candles?
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