Posted in Fragrance, Style on October 23, 2016 by

Spring is one of those seasons you smell before you see.

…Which is terrible news for allergy sufferers, but that was never going to stop us from inhaling the best spring has to offer.

The best way to do that? Why, candles of course.

Even if you’re immune to allergies, now is the best time to be setting all the wicks in your home alight. Quintessentially floral, the perfume of spring is undeniably feminine: rich, delicate, refined, powerful, crisp – complex. Keep scrolling for our top five picks.

Gascoigne & King Modern Love

Co-founder of Gascoigne & King luxury candles, Bronwyn Gascoigne, tells us her pick for spring is Modern Love. A candle with a “modern rose-based floral, with some interesting bottom wood notes of amber and wood, and patchouli and musk added for complexity.” Please take note, The Bachelor: this is how we like our roses.

Rodin Olio Lusso Scented Candle

Every time we use Rodin Olio Lusso, we turn into a sophisticated, well-behaved 35-year-old European woman who has her shit together. This has everything to do with its recognisable perfume – a luxurious and soothing alchemy of jasmine and neroli. Its pillar structure, with no casing like the candles of old used at religious ceremonies, makes burning this one feel a little sacred.

Bullshit by IIUVO

 IIUVO’s popular Bullshit candle ironically call outs the pretentious B.S. that goes into candle naming, so the UK lads behind the emerging label named it literally that, Bullshit. The acerbic ideas spouted by this candle are matched by an equally crisp scent. Poured in the south of France, it has top knots of Sichuan pepper, grapefruit and tangerine; heart notes are lavender and lily of the valley; and a robust wood-musk base. These boys had us at hello.

David Mallet Le Salon En Ete

Handcrafted by the oldest candle manufacturers in France, this candle is a re-creation of scent of florals and sweet fruits planted on the large terrace of hairstylist David Mallet’s Number 14, Rue Notre Dame des Victoires Parisian salon. It opens with sun-drenched citrus accords, before developing into blooming jasmine, lily of the valley and violet. Lingering white musk, cedarwood, sandalwood and tonka bean play on our creature comforts.

Atelier Lumira Sicilian Citrus

Founder of Atelier Lumira luxury candles, Amira Armstrong, always wanted her candles to evoke a sense of escapism, hence the wanderlust-inducing names. Her personal pick for spring is Sicilian Citrus. Zesty top notes are tempered by delicate neroli, orange blossom and tuberose.”It’s gently uplifting and is the perfect scent to light first thing in the morning,” adds Armstrong. Pack one of the travel-sized versions and take with you to hotels – it’s so aromatic, you won’t even need to light it but it will instantly add comfort.

Tell us, what candles will you be lighting for Spring?