If you enjoy the aroma of peonies, boy have I found the candle for you. Paddywax makes a peony scented candle and it is so spot on to the actual flower. That NEVER happens! Candles always end up smelling like some cheap perfume version of the botanic it’s emulating. It was a very exciting moment when the scent hit my nose.
That’s all, just wanted to share the tip. I always have a candle burning, so needless to say, I’ve tried a lot of different kinds. While I’m on the subject, if you are into vanilla scented candles (one of the more basic aromas but surprisingly seldom done well) Seed makes a great soy vanilla bean scented candle and it’s not that much money (compared to, say, the candles where you’re paying for the box/tissue it comes in more than the candle) and it’s heavenly. You’ll feel like cupcakes are in the air, but not too heavily.
Both brands make other scents, of course. For Paddywax, I’ve tried Poppy and Paperwhite. I wouldn’t get Poppy again (despite some very positive reviews I’ve read) but I’d certainly get Paperwhite again. It has that clean and fresh scent you can’t put your finger on, but it’s pleasant. I found the Seed brand by accident at the grocery store of all places. I’m generally not a big fan of the grocery store candle purchase (Glade just isn’t my thing). But it looked different. The only scent offered was Crisp Cotton. I figured it would offer than clean smell I was just speaking of. It wasn’t bad …it just smelled like Ivory soap. No thanks. However, the candle itself was great and worth trying a different fragrance. It burned very clean & evenly and the scent was of quality. I liked the vanilla scent so much I’m contemplating vanilla coffee next (mmm).
You can find the Paddywax candles at Urban Outfitters. HOWEVER, it should come as no surprise that they will over charge you. Save about $5. more or less and get yours on Amazon. Seed is available on good ol’ Amazon as well…with tons of choices. I’m sure a lot of them are great since it’s a surprisingly high quality candle. If it sounds good, it probably is. If I can tear myself away from this exciting new peony discovery, I’m excited to try Paddywax’s Library Collection …I’m most interested in Jane Austen smell-wise ….now there’s something that sounds odd to say. However, I really liked TokyoMilk’s “Poe’s Tobacco” (you wouldn’t think that’s very pleasant, but low and behold it is!)