My favorite candles for spring.

As I mentioned several months ago, right after I moved, I have a bit of a thing for candles. There's just something about walking into a space that smells as beautiful as it looks, and luckily for me, it doesn't take much to make my little apartment smell delicious! With spring settling into Minnesota, I'm stashing away the heavier winter scents I've been burning for months and looking for lighter, fresh florals and fruits to perfume my pad. A few of my favorites: 

I love WoodWick candles for their super-potent scents and cozy, crackling wicks. My mom gifted me this Pistachio Macaron candle back in February for Valentine's Day, and I burned through it in about two weeks because I had it lit constantly. She gave me another for Easter and I can't get enough. At $16.99, it's a pretty good deal, too. 


I'm also a huge fan of these bright, colorful Illume tins. I have two...Cactus Verde and Amber Dunes...and have found that their scent is just as punchy as the color of their tins. I picked mine up at the Hallmark store my mom works at, but I've also seen them at Patina. They cost anywhere from $22-$25, but with a burn time of 35 hours, it's still not a bad bargain!

Emily gifted me a Jane Austen candle for Christmas, because I am a hopeless fangirl for all things Jane. The scent, gardenia and tuberose, is absolutely of the freshest, prettiest spring-y florals I've ever smelled. I love it so much I bought a second one for when the first is all burned out. The candle comes in two sizes...a full-sized 6.5 oz jar for $22, or a smaller, steal-of-a-deal 2.5 oz travel tin for $8. 

Of course, one can't go wrong with good old Yankee Candle. The Napa Valley Sun scent has this amazing, laundry-clean-meets-fresh-cut-grass scent I can't get enough of, and the big, big jars last absolutely forever. Plus, yellow IS my favorite color and it looks perfect sitting on my kitchen table. 

Here's to a spring that smells fresh and lovely, inside and out!