I know it seems silly, but to me, candles are luxurious. And I own a ton of them. All bought on sale, of course. But, you see, I rarely get an opportunity to burn them.
I cook a lot. Almost every night the scent of dinner or dessert can be obtained simply by walking through my front door. I love the smell of dinner cooking on the cooktop. Therefore, I do not want to damage it with an intrusive foreign smell.
I only burn candles on nights I am not cooking. This severely limits my candle burning schedule. I delight in leftovers, because then I know a candle can burn that night. There is something wonderful about the flickering fire of the candle and the waft of its scent. It truly makes me giddy with joy.
I do not know if you know this, but I am also a slight hoarder. Oh, I can give things away. I can throw things away. But if something small, that I love, goes on sale… Watch out!
I bought most of these candles during a fantastic deal Anthropologie had. They ended up being very inexpensive. How inexpensive? Well, people who might be the gift recipient of these candles one day, might be reading. If this might be you, avert your eyes. I will whisper the information…“$7.50.”
My favorite scent is buttered rum. I would do a lot of very bad things for a buttered rum life saver. Do not even get me started on a pack. Oh, the debauchery! This scent reminds me of my childhood and the love I had and still carry for this flavor.
The next best thing is pumpkin pie. I happen to be allergic to pumpkin. I do not eat pumpkin pie, but I adore the smell of it. This gives me the best of both worlds. Or maybe it just tortures me with the scent of something I can never have. I guess it is kind of like my husband watching NEW GIRL. The world would be a better place if I could look like Zooey Deschanel and eat pumpkin pie…
Nights of leftovers and the scent of buttered rum or pumpkin pie. It doesn’t get better than that.
It truly is the little things.
What is your favorite candle scent?
In the summertime, mine becomes Anthropologie’s Coconut Macaroon