Inviting Scents for the Home
It is the little touches that turn a house into a home… books, original art, fresh flowers and scented candles! I probably have all of these items in every room I decorate; however it is fragrance in the home that envelops you like a welcoming hug. It is also much more pleasant to have the elegant scent of candle in the house than the lingering smells of dinner or my beloved, but sometimes stinky, pooch. Every evening I have a candle or two burning when I’m home. My husband is afraid I’m going to burn the house down, but I just have to have a scented candle burning in the room. I love the flickering soft glow making the room cozy and I choose my fragrance depending on the season and my mood.
For spring and summer I like a light, clean and crisp scent. A few of my favorites are NEST’s Moss & Mint, KOBO’s Portuguese Olive Blossom and Opal Basil.
For fall and winter I want a warm and spicy scent such as NEST’s Pumpkin Chai and KOBO’s White Birch Rosemary and Leather Mahogany, which the ladies at Nandina have nicknamed “Handsome Man” because it smells like a fetching musky cologne.
During the holidays there are a myriad of special scented candles to choose from to put you in the festive spirit. My go to scents are Illume’s Balsam Cedar and NEST’s Sir Elton John Holiday candle. Every year Illume offers a beautifully decorated candle for the holidays and I love the vibrant purple and gold crown on Sir Elton John’s candle.
I tend to give gifts that I myself would like to receive, so of course a scented candle is the perfect hostess, birthday or thank you gift. I love shopping and finding new candles with a unique scent and pretty container that I know a friend or family member will enjoy as much as I will enjoy adding it to my own collection. I have a candle cupboard that I keep stocked with my favorite scents ready to use as the mood strikes me or to share with a loved one, but I have to say I really do envy Howard Slatkin’s candle room! Maybe someday…
As you might have seen on Instagram, we just received a huge new shipment of Nest Candles in the Aiken store! Whether you’re in need of a hostess gift or want to try a new scent in your own home, we’re sure to have a fragrance you fancy.