In the spirit of full disclosure, the owner of the following company is an old grade-school chum of mine from a time long enough ago that my kids don’t believe it actually existed. He started a company and out of the goodness of his heart, gifted me with some candles. Not expecting this kind of spontaneous largess, I felt that it was my karmic duty to give my opinion of them.
The company is called the Wisconsin Candle Company. They’ve got more than candles- assorted delicious looking bath sundries and beard oil for those of you who sport the glamorous facefur – but I can only speak of the delightfully smelling candles, of which I received three:
Autumnal Pumpkin: The usual fall-flavored candle, smelling of yummy warm spices oddly not heavy on the cinnamon or cloves. Perhaps nutmeg is what I’m smelling? It warms the room without being overpowering or cloying.
Vanilla Beans & Nectarines: I have yet to burn this one, but just opening the tin exposes a lighter scent, more fruity than vanilla and it makes me think of alcoholic girlie drinks on the veranda. My mouth is watering with the sweetness of it. Again, not heavy or overpowering.
Balsam & Cinnamon: More balsam than cinnamon, which I’m thankful for. A house smelling of cinnamon rolls would trigger a sweet-tooth bent on carnage. A clean scent, not as green as I would expect, but fresh. A good one to burn if you’ve got a fake Christmas tree in the works, you can pretend you have some of that outdoorsy winter feel good smell without your carpet full of needles.
So yeah, give them a try if you are at all the candle enthusiast or need holiday and/or host(ess) gifts. They’re very Wisconsin local, but obviously they do ship. Thanks in advance.