I need my apartment to smell nice. One of the worst things is coming back after being gone for several days and my apartment smells like a closed-up hotel room. Or it smells like I did when I first moved in.
Disgusting and generic.
I like my apartment to smell homey. So I like candles. If you get the right ones, it’s instant homey-ness.
Or mossy-ness. “They make my apartment smell moss-ay!”
Anyway… I have the best candle burning right now. It’s called “Leaves.”
I know what you’re thinking, because I thought it when I saw it last year. Leaves? Do I really want my apartment to smell like leaves? I like the sound of leaves crunching under my feet. But the smell? The smell of leaves burning makes me happy. But I don’t think I want my apartment smelling like it. And just leaves? It seems like the candle would smell like mulch or something.
But it doesn’t. Mmm… It smells like fall.
And I need that, since it’s still 94 degrees here. 94 degrees and humid.
Sorry. I had to get that out.
I was excited to get a coupon for a free Slatkin candle from Bath & Body Works the other day, because I knew the “Leaves” candle would be waiting for me. Last year I bought a little one, still sort of unsure of my apartment smelling like leaves, and after I fell in love with it, I went back for more and they were all sold out.
Because the “Leaves” candle rocks.
Speaking of Bath & Body Works, I really like their hand soap. I know that Bath & Body Works is sort of 1998 (remember Plumeria and Freesia?) But I like them. And I like their hand soaps a lot. Especially the foaming ones.
They smell really nice. If I’m going to wash my hands all the time, I want to enjoy the smell of Black Raspberry Vanilla while I do it.
But in my kitchen, I want something that smells a little less perfume-y and a little more clean and fresh. I was using White Citrus for awhile, until I discovered Coconut Lime Verbena.
I wish this blog was scratch-n-sniff.