Summer Burn book–Fragrance Journal

100% owing credit to Andy's Yankee Candles' burn diary and the Yankee Candle Sisters' monthly report card for inspiring this post. I've missed the monthly best and worst recaps I used to write, which among other things, highlighted memorable scents I've been melting and burning. Although I'm unable to adhere to a rigid blogging schedule... Continue Reading →

Top 8’s of 2018: fragrance

The end of 2018 is upon us and I am not sad to see it go. A few highlights of this personally dismal year have been the exceedingly good wax hauls I've enjoyed. Narrowing down scent preferences, veering a bit out of my comfort zone, sampling and embracing types I might have previously run from,... Continue Reading →

Mid-year Recap: 2018 Superlatives

It is most definitely summer up in here and whoooo boy it's hot, scorched earth for days, which must mean it's July in the Midwest (don't ask where June went, I'm still searchin for it). Early July brings the first stand of daises in the front yard reaching for the sun, ballgames on the radio... Continue Reading →

Summer scent trend: Sea Salt

It's been a minute since posting a "Notes From the Stash" edition and now that my wax haulage has slowed to a trickle, it's time for another dip into my wax stash. I love to identify fragrance trends, gauge popularity and make predictions. Perhaps inspired by my current Florida beach location/coaching trip destination, one trend... Continue Reading →

Any Time of Year Scents?

With the countdown to Spring less than five days away, but our local weather utterly ignoring the calendar by refusing to release Winter's grip, I am in seasonal candle limbo. What to burn? What to attempt using up, or re-pack for next year?  I'm halfheartedly lighting my Fireside/Redwood Woodwick and Marshmallow Fireside 3-wick just to... Continue Reading →

Festive Candles

Barring the real possibility of a lost candle crate lurking in my basement, I'm surprised to see the smallish gathering above is the extent of my festive candle stash. But there 'tis. A good amount of evergreen, cedar and berries, with a scattering of winter rosebuds.  Fresh Balsam by Bath and Body Works (last year's freebie),... Continue Reading →

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