“Mostly everyone loves candles so it is just about finding the right scent to connect everyone’s mood,” says Liticia Reeves, founder of T. Reeves. Whether you are looking to de-stress, uplift your spirits, or get your groom grounded, candles are a wonderful idea. Reeves suggests candles with lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus to calm you down while ones with citrus notes like grapefruit, mandarin and bergamot boost and uplift your mood. For the groom she recommends more masculine notes, like oud, palo santo and amber perhaps for the groom’s room where he is getting ready and something for him to use after the wedding, perhaps in an office or by his bathroom sink.
“Mostly everyone loves candles so it’s just about finding the right scent to connect everyone’s mood,” says Reeves. We agree and have curated a list of five scents to light your fire.
Reeves collection of hand-poured hand-poured candles are a soy/coconut wax blend infused with essential oils and fine fragrances. The perfect travel companions, the tins are ideal to pop into your bag en route to your wedding, honeymoon or weekend getaway. “These candles are pretty and smell amazing, but ultimately are symbols of this belief. Love life. Spread love. Receive love.”
The Fresh Squeezed candle from Broken Top Candle Company combines blood orange, bergamot oil, and a hint of cedar blend to create a highly scented orange and grapefruit masterpiece. The creative company uses only natural and organic materials mindfully sourced to be renewable and recyclable, free of parabens and gluten as well as vegan. “Broken Top wants you to connect with an aroma that brings you happiness, and then impart that positivity into your day-to-day life.”
Rifle Paper Co. recently released three new custom-blended botanical scented soy wax candles that arrive in painted glass vessels. Co-Founder and CCO Anna Bond’s beautiful illustrations are featured on the collection which includes Jardin de Paris which plays homage to blooming French gardens and the iconic elements of classic and feminine Parisian style. Also in the collection, Amalfi del Mar is a blend of lemon, soothing eucalyptus, and the fresh scents of the sea rolling in underneath the cliffside villages along the famous Italian coastline. Champs de France transports you to the lavender hills and herb-filled markets of the South of France for a scent that is calming, invigorating, and earthy.
Remember when you first fell in love? Anectode’s Young Love candle inspires sweet bliss and gives way to depth, discovery and quiet uncertainty. The candle’s top notes of balsamic blackberries, bergamot incense, and burgundy rose flutter over a base of amber and musk. Check out the line of delightful candles “inspired by personal recollections and cultural trends, each candle is designed to remind us of stories worth sharing.”
Looking to have a custom candle created to celebrate your favorite libation? Wicked Craft Candles are hand-poured soy wax candles in recycled craft beer and cider cans. The candles are made in Groveland, MA.
Stacey Marcus is a Boston-based freelance lifestyle writer, publicist and content strategist. Her work has appeared in Boston magazine, Boston Common, Bride & Groom Magazine, Destination I Do, Modern Luxury Weddings Boston and Chicago, Ocean Home and playboy.com among others. A former senior editor at New England Bride Magazine, Stacey is also a publicist for non-profit organizations and small businesses. She is the author of a children’s book, A Bed for Every Bear: Tuck’s Tale. Stacey enjoys writing about travel, trends, and romance.