One of my favorite things about fall is the smell.
I think every season has a smell…
…and fall’s is the best of all.
I love the smell of the air on a cool, crisp fall afternoon.
I love the smell of apples and cinnamon and pumpkin pie and the feel of a fuzzy wool scarf against my nose.
But when you write a blog, smell is a hard thing to get across.
So I put together a fun photo shoot for Yankee Candle that helps to illustrate the smells of their yummy new candle line called Wine Pairings. It’s a really fun concept. Each of the candle scents was meant to pair with a specific wine and cheese for the entire entertaining package.
The first new fragrance is called Apple & Candied Walnut.
Have you ever walked in on an apple pie cooking?
That’s what this candle smells like with a hint of sugar and a hint of walnut.
Pair this scent with a Riesling.
The next scent is called Fig & Black Currant.
It is so subtle and yet a perfect blend of different smells. Sometimes I can smell cedar. Sometimes I can smell citrus. It’s the perfect smell for dusk.
Pair it with a Spanish Garnacha.
The next scent is called Olive Oil & Thyme.
It’s the perfect blend of citrus and thyme. It was an unexpected smell for fall, but it’s so fresh and perfect for sunlight.
Pair it with Sauvignon Blanc.
I saved my favorite for last.
This scent is called Spiced Honey & Oak.
It is such a rich, warm fragrance that mixes woody oak with sweet honey and vanilla.
Pair it with Chianti.
That’s what I’m going to be doing with my new candle scents (especially all that oak and honey).
This is the season.
Who knew fall could smell so good? 🙂
disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Yankee Candle.
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