Candles are just as popular among millennials as plants. Much like plants, candles add coziness to a room and it’s been proven that they can actually help improve your mood. Candles are also a less expensive and easier way to decorate than most other things.
We love candles, so we compiled some of our favorite scents and divided them into categories based on how you’re feeling. This is a bold statement, but candles are an emotional purchase, and we’re here to guide you through them.
For getting over morning sluggishness
Mornings aren’t normally when people think about lighting candles, but it’s actually ideal. The Wake Scented Candle by Brooklinen will help you set your goals and greet the day, aiding in the difficult task of waking up. This will set the mood for your entire day, making sure you are ready for anything that will come your way.
A seasonal choice, for a seasonal mood
Chai’s scent, taste, and aroma should be appreciated all year, but it has a special appeal in the fall and the weeks leading up to the holidays. This candle pays homage to the Indian subcontinent’s tea ceremony, with traces of cardamom combined with spice. It’s ideal for when you want to get some work done on a stormy morning while still taking your time getting out into the world.
If you’re in a feisty mood
This candle not only can help you get in the mood, but it can also be put on your skin once it has melted (it includes jojoba oil). We love a double functionality in any item, so the fact that this turns into a massage oil is true added value.
When you’re feeling outdoorsy, but want to stay inside
If you live in a city, you probably don’t have access to more than one solitary tree. Cedar and palo santo might help you achieve the feeling of a wood cabin without the frightening movie atmosphere.
When you’re in the mood for elegance
This is probably how the Waldorf Astoria or the Ritz-Carlton hotel suites smell (can someone confirm this to us?). The perfume isn’t overly strong or unpleasant but it definitely feels rich and will transform the atmosphere of any room.
There’s also Drake’s Better World Fragrance House candles if you’re feeling like Champagne Papi, Literie’s NYC scented candles if you miss the city and Boy Smells “Best Buds” collection for the cannabis lovers.
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