My scented candles by Glade…
When I was a little girl, the whole world smelled of honey and peonies. Everything was colourful, bright and light. My parents’ home smelled of grass oil or turkey, of fresh waffles with strawberries or elderflower.
Later, I finished college and went to Berlin. The world out there suddenly smelled of confetti and freedom, but also of exhaust and the sewers whose mean smell pushed up from the depths of the city below. My new home smelled equally as bad until, one day, the drains were finally renewed.
During that episode of my life, I fell in love with incense, a heavy scent that lay itself upon everything like a heavy, Persian rug, combined with the smell of boys’ perfumes – those boys that never stayed long. Then I grew up, slowly. I left Berlin, found myself and love.
In our new home, we agreed, it should simply smell of home. No heavy, cold cigarette smell, no sewers, no weird smell of the flat itself. Just warmth and the feeling of a happy living together in harmony.
And I’m glad that my love and I share this special passion for scented candles. He even started with it and I got hooked soon after. By now, we can’t imagine our flat without the candles, really.
Since January 2016, Glade offers two different, limited springtime scented candles that we love to spread around our workspace and living area. His favourite is the blue, springtime fresh scent “Be Cool” (with a fragrant experience of sweet coconut, invigorating mint, freesia and some musk.) My favourite is the pink, playful scent “Be Romantic” with a fragrant composition just like a flower bouquet of roses, water lilies, gardenia and sweet apple as well as a mild wooden note. Somehow, it is a nice feeling when your home smells just the way you like it to.
Naturally, these scented candles are no replacement for cleaning up or airing your flat, hehe, but when it comes to candles by Glade, it’s much more about the emotional part of things. The scents simply wake spring feelings in us and in our home.
Do you also love scented candles or is that something you really don’t understand? And how to you get your home to smell just like home?