For me, autumn is the season for curling up with a good book under a warm blanket. In addition, I like to burn scented candles to add a feeling of mystery, as the days get shorter and the nights become colder. Autumn is the time for woodsy, spicy, mysterious scents. Here are my top 5 scented candles for autumn 2015.
(1) Diptyque Genevrier: a walk through a conifer forest; a woody note with bitter, fruity and tart accords.
(2) Byredo Treehouse: Inspired by the renowned Takashi Kobayashi tree house in Biotop in Tokyo; woody dry notes with sandalwood, cedarwood and bamboo.
(3) Buly Sumi Hinoki: Frankincense and the dark fire of sacred Hinoki wood under the summer rains of Shôno. The noble fragrance of flame-charred temples, lacquered black with smoke, of cypress chests in which silks, swords and calligraphy scrolls slumber. In the green steam of cedar and camphorwood baths, near Tokaido’s Torii, images of the floating world anchor the rumble of the torrent and the flight of the autumn leaf.
HEAD NOTES: Cypress essence , Juniper berry essence
HEART NOTES: Hinoki burnt wood
BOTTOM NOTES: Cedar essence, Incense essence
(4) Charles Farris Pinetum scented candle: Sweet green pine needles are mixed with cooling eucalyptus and birch leaves, with a rich base of amber and sandalwood. Comforting and restoring, capturing the herbal notes of fresh Christmas trees.
Charles Farris scented candles are wrapped in beautiful textured glass, and hand-poured in England to ensure a slow, even burn.
(5) Cire Trudon Spiritus Sancti: Splinters of crimson, gold and olibanum, heady and holy perfume of altar candles, luxurious wake of the senses and perfume-burners — under the nave of a cathedral, the jubilant choir and the holy scents rise into the souls.