The Nostalgia of Candles

There is nothing quite like a nostalgic scent that can bring you back to a certain place in time. The sweet scent of Vanilla Bean Noelle from Bath and Body Works takes me back to my college days when that was my go-to dorm room candle scent. Country Apple brings me back to high school days hanging out at my friend Taras house. Cucumber Melon brings me back to my youth, because that is my OG Bath and Body Works scent. That and Sweet Pea of course. Juniper Breeze comes in as a close third. These days lighting up the coveted Leaves candle brings me right to my favorite time of year. And don’t get me started on Fresh Balsam.

I hold Bath and Body Works near and dear to my heart as you can tell, but there is another candle brand that brings that nostalgia to a whole other level. Enter Yankee Candle. In my childhood home in the 90s we used Bath and Body Works bath products, body sprays, and hand soaps, but when it came to candles Yankee Candle rained supreme.

Does anyone else have memories of a new season – say winter, and unpacking a half burned giant Yankee Candle Jar from the year before and lighting it? It felt like we lit the same jar candle for years on end. Does everyone have this same memory? Like, you knew it was summertime when that half burned Pink Sands candle came out.

It’s incredible how a scent can bring you right back to a memory. Maybe in the future when I think of 2020 it will bring back memories of the half burned Midnight Coconut Yankee Candle on the stove.


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