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The very first time I entered Brandon’s apartment I noticed he had candles. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. We had known each other for a while but I hadn’t actually been inside of his apartment. The first time I stepped inside was late September. My nose immediately picked up the scent of cinnamon apples. I found myself wondering if he was cooking them but then I noticed a red candle burning on top of a bookcase in the corner of his living room.
My first thought was, “Oh! He must have bought a new candle before I came over.” When I went to look at it I noticed it was barely holding on to the last of the burnable wax. The wick was almost gone. He’d obviously had it and been burning it for a while.
He noticed me looking at it and said, “I hope you don’t mind cinnamon apples. It’s one of my favorite scents. I burn that candle a lot.” He said it kind of sheepishly. It was almost as thought he thought it was something to be embarrassed about. Lol. It’s a memory that has stuck with me all these years. It’s also one of the reasons I am sure to keep our home stocked with candles. I have encouraged him to move beyond cinnamon apple though because to me, that’s exclusively a fall scent.
Earlier this year I discovered Chesapeake Bay Candle and have been brand-loyal ever since. Their candles burn forever (even Brandon remarked on how long they last) and smell fantastic. I used to just pick up cheap candles that would burn up in a week or so but Chesapeake Bay Candle converted me into a loyal customer with the products they sent me for the sponsored post I did for them a couple of months ago.
I like to change my candle scents out with the seasons. It allows me to stay surrounded by seasonal smells, foods, decor, etc and feel fully immersed in the seasons. I never felt that when I lived in Florida so I do everything I can to fully embrace it now.
My favorite candle scents for spring
These are a few of the candle scents I’ve been burning this spring…
Sea Salt Sage
The Reflection + Clarity Medium Jar Candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle smells like sea salt sage. I know some will argue that it is a summer scent rather than a spring scent but I disagree. The phrase “April showers brings May flowers” keeps all water candle scents firmly rooted in spring for me.
With so many lemon-scented cleaning supplies it should come as no surprise that lemon makes me think of spring. It smells fresh and bright, which I love. This Lemon Basil scent is light but definitely emits a “spring clean” vibe. It’s one of my favorites to burn on the weekend while I’m trying to get home chores done.
Exactly as you would expect, this candle scent is very floral. As late-spring rolls in and flowers are starting to really open up and bloom this is the perfect candle to burn. We are moving to Charleston soon and one of the things I’m most excited about is the open market nearby. You can always buy fresh flowers there when they are in season and it smells amazing!
I’m trying to burn up the candles I have right now so that I don’t have to try pack them. I was hoping to save the beautiful frosted glass jars to use for some kind of upcycle project (once I find a Pinterest-project I could use them for) but I hate having to pack glass so I’m not sure what I’ll do with them. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Is there a place I could donate potential craft supplies? Anyone that might want frosted glass candle jars? I hate to just trash them.