October 18, 2011

Fall Scents


Like everyone else in the blogosphere, I have an obsession with all things fall. Unfortunately, living in Alabama I barely get to experience it.  I joke that sinse I don't get to experience fall, I at least make my house smell like it. Hey, it works for me. I know you've all noticed my love of candles and fall scents so I'm putting them all together in one post. 

Candles
Slatkin & Co. candles are my hands down favorites. My only complaint is that you can't get a bigger size than 14.5 oz. They always have a great, lingering scent though. Leaves and Creamy Pumpkin are my fall favorites. A couple of things - make sure your wicks are about 1/4 in long so they don't burn too fast, and if you buy the Slatkin & Co. candles from Bath & Body Works wait for the 2 for $20 sale! They have it every few weeks so just sign up for the emails so you'll know when it's going on. The candles are regularly priced at $19.50 so getting 2 for $20 is basically a buy 1 get 1 deal. 

Tarts
Burning tarts is an easy way to fill a room with a smell you love. I get my tarts from Yankee Candle but I'm sure other places sell them, too. The ones from Yankee you can burn several times (you use a tea light), and the tea lights burn for about 5 hours so you get a good bit of time out of them. My favorites are Pumpkin Buttercream, Cinnamon Stick, Macintosh Spice, Pumpkin Pie and Harvest. If you get the ones from Yankee, once again, sign up for the emails because while they retail from $1.99 they frequently go on sale for $1 and Yankee emails coupons, sometimes up to $15 off. Makes for a pretty good deal when you combine it. (Hey, you have to look out for these things when you like to go shopping as much as I do...) Also, just get the big pack of unscented tea lights from Target. Much cheaper than getting the scented ones and I don't notice any difference. 

Ok, so those are some of my favorite fall scents and a few tips on how to save a buck if you want to keep a constant stream of candles and tarts burning in your house like I do :)

What are your favorite fall scents?

18 comments:

this free bird said...

I've got a candle burning right now and spent all weekend watching movies in the dark with candles lit. Totally thought about 411'ing you about scents to add to my collection. I'm a big fan of Seda France Japanese Quince. Not a fall scent, per se, but still so wonderful!

xo,
C

GINA BIBER said...

Our last candle just burnt out. I'm putting these on my wish list! Thanks for the tip!

Cheers,
Gina

Courtney Erin said...

I really, really need to invest in some fall scented candles. Like now.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Woohooo Fall scents! I should probably get some fall (and Christmas) scented candles :D
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laura said...

You just reminded me to get my candles out. I like fall scents, but I can't get enough of Christmas-y themed ones! :) Gingerbread... yum.
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Scenting your home is the perfect way to create that fall feeling. Love all of these! And I'm also loving a delicious pumpkin spice that I'm working on now :)

xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Will have to try the tarts!

xoxox,
CC

la petite coquine said...

I'm right there with you-SF is sadly devoid of leave smell, so we're trying to fake it. But there's nothing like a waft of wood burning fire to really make you think fall!

Thick Threads said...

i love these! i have had them before. I felt the same way today, i needed some fall scents in my house so i lit my "warm apple pie" scent by "our own candle company"

xo
a_Riot

My Dressy Ways said...

Your two Slatkin and Co fall favorites are mine too! :)

Ashleigh said...

We're all about the tarts. Especially the pine tree ones around the hoildays, MMMMMM.

STYLE'N said...

Love anything associated with buttercream and love the fall scents in the home.

CMA said...

great post!

Bri said...

These are awesome!

Josie said...

I'm so with you, Katie! I love apple cinnamon candles for fall.
xo Josie
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Elle Sees said...

Yes! You finally did the candles post.yayayayayay
And thanks for the birthday wishes :)

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