Scents of Autumn

autumn, leaves, and fresh balsam candles

It’s amazing how powerful the sense of smell can be. Fragrances can affect our emotions and leave us feeling comforted, happy, energized, or calm, depending on the scent. They’re also often linked to memories. A perfume might recall a particular time and place.

For me, the fall season smells like these three candles. The coming months are my favorite time of the year. When I stepped inside Bath & Body Works and smelled these scents, I might as well have been jumping into a pile a leaves while wearing my favorite sweater.

Here’s a brief description of each from their website:

Autumn – “Enjoy the essence of the season with dark pomegranate, red delicious apple and juicy fig”

Leaves – “Celebrate the brilliant colors of autumn with a rich blend of golden nectar, red apple and spiced berries”

Fresh Balsam – “Crisp eucalyptus, fir needles and cedarwood musk evoke the invigorating aroma of evergreen woods on a clear fall morning”

To me, these candles represent the different phases of fall. Autumn is definitely the lightest scent of the three. I’ve already started burning this one, and I find it perfect to capture the transition between the seasons. On the other hand, Leaves has a much deeper smell. I find it reminiscent of warm apple cider. I think it perfectly captures October/November when the temperature begins to drop. Finally is Fresh Balsam, which smells just like a Christmas tree, but without the hassle. I know I’ll be pulling it out the day after Thanksgiving.

I bought all three of these at Bath & Body Works while they’re having a two for $22 sale on 3-wick candles. There are also lots of coupons available in store and through their email newsletter that can be combined with this offer.

Now you know what my home will smell like for the next few months! What does fall smell like to you?

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