As Fall descends, our yearnings turn to cozy afternoons under a blanket with a book or a remote for the latest binge-a-thon on Netflix (my current guilty streak is “The Ranch”)… but unless you’ve got the perfect room scent in play, the scene just isn’t complete. Scents are such a personal statement & rooms can literally be made or broken if every atmospheric isn’t carefully curated. With a seemingly endless myriad of choices in the home scent market, how is one to choose? We’re sharing a few of our current faves for your consideration below. Ultimately, it’s going to come down to what scent truly piques your olfactory interests, but honestly, with any of these, you can’t go wrong…
Moods & Vibrations Scented Candles are a new addition to a line of bath & body products with which we’ve long been obsessed. Black owned by a mother & daughter entrepreneurial duo & manufactured by hand in their native Brooklyn, NY, every Shaun Leon product oozes integrity. These newly developed candles are no different.
Available in 4 different scents:
English Floral: A beautiful blend of tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ginger; sitting on base notes of violet & peach.
Exotic Pear: A spice blend of Anjou pear with notes of cinnamon leaf & a touch of rose and vanilla.
Mancave: A deeply traditional masculine blend centered around freshly cut tobacco leaf, leather & subdued hints of ylang ylang.
Sicilian Fig: The sweet fragrance of sun ripened Italian figs entwined with signature notes of jasmine & sensual sandalwood.
Keep these in mind as the holidays approach… for only $45.00… you may have just found the answer to most of those on your list!
90 hour illumination time, lead free wick for a toxic free burn. www.shaunleon.com
PF Candle Company
04: Teak & Tobacco is hand-poured into a chic, no-nonesence apothecary-inspired amber glass jar with a craft paper label and a brass lid for a homemade, artisanal vibe. Available in two sizes, a 7.2 oz. with a 40-50 hour approximate illumination time or a 12.5 oz. version with a 60-70 hour illumination time. Each candle is made of soy wax with natural fragrance oils, cotton wick & glass containers & best of all… made in the USA.
$20.00 / $28.00. Available at: www.nordstrom.com
228 Grant Street Candle Company
From another Black owned business, this time hailing from Baltimore, MD, the Wild Blackberry & Absinthe candle may be the perfect choice one we edge closer to Thanksgiving & beyond. This complex fragrance has top notes of saffron & apple, middle notes are blackberry, vanilla orchid, & currant, with the bottom notes of anise & amber to finish this olfactory symphony.
Hand-poured in Baltimore with natural soy derived from domestically grown soy beans for an eco-friendly, clean burn. Uses a lead-free cotton wick primed with vegetable based wax & premium grade fragrance oil. No added dyes or chemicals.
$22.00 for a 9 oz. amber glass with a 60 hour illumination time. Available at: www.228grantstreet.com