It’s December, there’s a chill in the air, it rained half the day, and there’s a carpet of colorful autumn leaves on the ground.
Yup, it’s sweater weather, which means that it’s also a good time to burn my new favorite candle, the appropriately named Sweater Weather, by Bath & Body Works ($22.50). It’s currently bringing sweater-themed holiday cheer and a cozy eucalyptus, juniper berry and sage scent to my living room right meow.
There’s something about candles and the holidays, right? This time of year, it really feels right.
Conveniently — or, not so conveniently, depending on your perspective on scented candles — a new Bath & Body Works store opened at the mall by my house, and GURL, you know that saying about how you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? Well, it totally applies to Bath & Body Works, LOL! There used to be one in my town, but they closed a little over a year ago, and I didn’t realize how much I missed it until this new store opened at the mall.
Anyways, the candles. The store has all of their fall and winter stuff out now, and there are a ton of scents to choose from, but it’s not just the fragrances. The candles themselves are also great quality.
They last a long while (35-45 hours) and burn evenly and consistently. The fragrances also fill the house, no matter where they are. Like, I can be burning Sweater Weather in my office upstairs, and the scent will carry down the hall, down the stairs, and into the living room.
My favorites are the candles with three wicks in the jar, because they also come with a surprisingly useful lid, so don’t throw it away! First, it helps to keep dust and cat hair out of the candle, but it also works as an extinguisher. All you do is set the lid back on top of the candle while it’s burning, and the flames go out, which is a better strategy than the approach El Hub took once when he blew out one of the candles and molten wax shot out all over the place.
If you live with a boy, please point this out to them; otherwise, they may just end up using brute lung force, which could result in wax splattering all over your living room coffee table (I’m talking to you, El Hub).
Sweater Weather is my favorite of the new ones I’ve tried, but I also just finished the Welcome Autumn Spiced Wreath Candle ($22.50), which spent most of last month scenting my living room with fresh balsam sprigs, cinnamon bark and ground clove.
It kind of smelled like Christmas trees. A good one for the entryway to the house.
Also, earlier this week I started burning the Frosted Cranberry ($22.50), with its white cranberry, juicy peach and ripe raspberry notes, in my kitchen.
Love it! It’s more tart than sweet, which I like, since I’m not really into sweet smelling scented candles.
How do you feel about scented candles? Are you a fan of the ones at Bath & Body Works? I can’t be the only one of us who’s addicted!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,