Not Pumpkin Spice
A look at three must-have seasonal scents for autumn
By Ryan Cornell
WINCHESTER –Â Although pumpkin spices and scents seem to hog all the attention when autumn arrives, there is a world of other smells that deserve their share of the spotlight.
Nancy Campbell, a team member at Kimberly’s in Winchester, shared her top three non-pumpkin scented candles for the home this fall.
“I’m a candle nut,” she said. “They call me a pyromaniac because I burn them all year long.”
Here’s what Campbell’s been lighting lately:
“Woodfire” from Illume
A small jar that packs a powerful punch, this candle evokes strong smoky and peppery notes wrapped in layers of cedar and leather.
Best for the: den, cabin, wilderness retreat, river escape, mountain chalet, man cave, any room with a mounted deer head and a bottle of Scotch
Perfect for: “Duck Dynasty” marathons, guy’s poker nights
“Cortland Apple” from LAFCO
Embodying profiles of ripened Cortland and McIntosh apples with green walnuts and dew-kissed leaves, the soy-based candle delivers a crisp and refreshing hat tip to apple season.
Best for the: family room, kitchen, parlor, model home, any room with barstools and taupe
Perfect for: Apple Blossom Festival parties, book club meetings, open house showings
“Frasier Fir” from Thymes
Freshly cut Siberian Fir trees, pine needles and sandalwood are just a few of the aromas emanating from Thymes’ flagship candle, which crackles as it burns.
Best for the: basement, bathroom, entertainment center, any room with Michael BublÃ© playing and an artificial Christmas tree
Perfect for: gin connoisseurs, Santa Claus conventions
Kimberly’s, located at 135 N. Braddock St., will celebrate the opening of its new men’s store from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9.
Contact staff writer Ryan Cornell at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or firstname.lastname@example.org