Updated: Jul 11
Enhance your modern farmhouse with handcrafted luxury scents
One of the best things about the emergence of Spring and Summer is the symphony of scents rising to greet us after a long Winter. I don’t know about you, but a whiff of blooming lilacs tells my brain it’s Summer, and puts me immediately at ease with memories of lazy warm days.
Our sense of smell is our strongest memory trigger; some even call it the Proust Effect, when a sudden and vivid memory is triggered by scent. In his novel In Search of Lost Time, 20th century French writer Marcel Proust describes a number of powerful memory triggers associated with nostalgia for home and his mother, like the taste and smell of his buttery madeleine mingled with lime-blossom tea.
For me, it’s fresh cut hay, earth, tobacco, leather, the barn, hay silage, bonfires, and my dad’s cigar. I fell in love with wine because of the gorgeous, earthy, seductive combinations of scents: leather, smoke, brambly fruit, tobacco, spice, dry leaves, and hay. A whiff of a smokey Scotch can be equally evocative.
The warm glow and scent of a candle can also call forth a precious memory. Candlelight sets a peaceful tone in any room and seems to bless those gathered - even if it is a gathering of one.
Lighting candles has always been part of religious ceremony and cultural celebrations, whether at Advent, Diwali, Hanukkah or as an offering. Fire holds a special place in our consciousness, making the lighting of candles a powerful ritual.
Candlelight can transform an atmosphere and symbolize ‘presence.’ Lighting a candle seems to say “and now we may begin,” or “now we are connected.”
It is with all of this in mind that we searched for the best luxury candles collection for your home. Lodestone Candles of Kent & Co. are luxurious, natural candles handmade in Maryland with 100% soy wax from American soy beans.
They are hand poured in small batches of nine, and made with lead free wicks, premium grade fragrance and essential oils. The recycled amber or green glass vessels can be reused to hold a multitude of items: pens, plants, spare change, makeup brushes and pencils, cotton pads, or seashell collections. The classic labels are printed by hand on a 1921 Chandler & Press letterpress.
For the perfect gift, pair with unsulphured, black-tipped matches featuring Lodestone's signature letterpress labels. Created for those who love to be transported, these candles are world class in quality and the exotic scents are otherworldly. You'll definitely want these evocative scents surrounding you in your candlelit escape or meditation space, or any room in your home!
“How far that little candle throws his beams, So shines a good deed in a weary world.”- William Shakespeare
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” - St. Francis of Assisi