It’s September and we’re looking for any excuse to get cozy and curl up with an oversized blanket, our comfiest slippers and a hot cup of coffee. One of our favorite ways to infuse fall into our homes is through candles. A high quality candle will last you throughout the season and today we’ve rounded up some of our can’t live without favorites in today’s Mint Life post. Have a top notch candle we didn’t list here? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to discover your favs!
ANTHROPOLOGIE: CAPRI BLUE VOLCANO
This candle is easily one of our favorite splurges and honestly, it’s great year round! Not only do these candles smell amazing but they come in beautiful vessels that double as a pretty decoration when not lit. An alluring combination of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes, redolent and lightly exotic mountain greens has us purchasing the Capri Blue Volcano candle year after year. Their Chesspiece Candle in Cashmere Sandlewood along with Boulangerie’s Pumpkin Souffle are great on their own, but would look amazing as a cluster too.
ON A BUDGET? ILLUME: ISLAND MOONLIGHT
We get it, sometimes spending $28 on a candle just won’t fly. If you’re not quite ready to splurge on the Volcano candle, this version from Target is a close match and boasts 60 hours of burn time. The scent is very similar but the strength of the scent is definitely muted in comparison to the Volcano candle.
BIG WHITE YETI: SWEATER WEATHER
One of our favorite local purveyors of candles is Big White Yeti. Not only is their branding super adorable, but they constantly create some of the most amazing scented candles. Who knew Kitten Toots and Yeti’s Breath would smell so good? Perfect for fall, Sweater Weather will have your home smelling like crisp autumn air and an oversized mug of hot apple cider. Find your Yeti in their Etsy shop or at many local stores and Milwaukee markets.
DW HOME: VANILLA BEAN
This candle company graces our home throughout the year and is best for candles on a budget. They can usually be picked up at TJ Maxx and cost a fraction of the price of many other long burning candles. We love the soft floral scent of Peony Petal in the spring, Island Palm in the summer and Vanilla Bean through the fall and winter.
MILWAUKEE CANDLE AND APOTHECARY: FOUR THIEVES
We first heard of this scent while planning our Wax and Winter workshop with Milwaukee Candle and Apothecary last winter. A warm, sweet, and spicy blend of lemon, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary, the Four Thieves candle is the perfect fit to bridge from late fall right into winter.