settling into fall

I’m not a huge fan of smelling up the house with fake fragrance. You can keep your Glade Plug-Ins and that weird air freshener that automatically sprays when you’re in the room. But I do enjoy a nice, subtle candle scent every now and again. And I tend to change out my scents with the season.

My favorite candles lately are Paddywax. I just put away the summery scented Newly Mown Hay. (It smells deliciously of Saturday mornings in my childhood home when all of the neighbors mowed their lawns.) But the days of yard work, flip flops and sunhats are numbered. The air feels crisp and the nights are chilly. It feels so good to sleep under our heavy blanket with the windows open, blowing in fresh fall air.  Yesterday, I pulled out the cold weather candle: Edgar Allan Poe. To me, it smells like fall–nice and spicy warm cardamom, absinthe and sandlewood. I’m going to light it tonight and curl up on the couch with my book club stories for October. We are reading three detective stories, in the spirit of Halloween, and one of them happens to be Poe.

Breaking out the fall candle opens up the gates for fall decorating…and pumpkin lattes…I see some autumn bliss in my future…

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6 thoughts on “settling into fall

  1. I like it already. One of my favourite quotes is by Poe “I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity”. It’s on my keychain.

  2. cath says:

    I do make pumpkin soup, have seen pumpkin muffins, but what is a pumpkin latte, and does it involve milk (asking because of lactose intolerance).

    • kimberly ah says:

      Yes, it does involve milk (but you can do soy?). Pumpkin Spice Lattes are huge in America in the fall…some people look forward to the changing leaves and sweaters, and other people look forward to pumpkin spice lattes 🙂 They are made with espresso, steamed milk and pumpkin flavor (usually with a little nutmeg sprinkled on top).

  3. Meryl says:

    I love beeswax candles in the wintertime!

  4. […] pushed my Edgar Allan Poe candle to the side table to make room for my favorite candle of all time–the Paddywax Woodland […]

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