Slatkin & Co’s Bloom Candle Collection Captures the Scent of May Flowers
It May officially be may, but the spring showers have yet to cease along the East Coast. But, even as we trudge around in waterproof trenches and galoshes, hopping over puddles while clutching our umbrellas, there’s a sense of relief in knowing that, before long, the irksome drizzle, the saddening gray skies, and the chilly cool air will go on hiatus, paving the way for the gloriously sunny, breezy but warm days of spring, those mild weeks before the truly scorching heat sets in and summer humidity kicks in. The optimism attached to the months of April and May (remember, again, the saying “April flowers lead to may showers”) is infused into the new Slatkin & Co. Bloom Collection, which consists of three new candle scents, all inspired by lush grassy expanses, newly bloomed flowers, and ripe seasonal fruits — all made all the more refreshing thanks to dewy, rain-like olfactory elements.
The three new candles (all available in 14.5 oz. jars stopped with removable metal lids) are: Green Grass, which fuses together dewy grass notes with crisp and invigorating lemon, feather light lily of the valley, and ultra feminine jasmine; Spring, which fuses together the youthful, happy aroma of perky yellow daisies and daffodils with the sweetness of apple blossoms; and Drenched Apple Flower, a fruity scent with floral touches that combines notes of crisp Fuji apples, rain-soaked foliage, and pink lotus blossom (which itself has a rather faint, watery, ephemeral aroma).
I had the chance to try the Slatkin & Co. Drenched Apple Flower 14.5 oz. 3-Wick Candle ($19.50 at BathAndBodyWorks.com) and was instantly enamored with the harmonious aromatic balance of damp leaves and juicy Fuji apple notes. Unlike other apple-scented candles,which can feel rather sweet and conjure up images of country cottages, caramelized concoctions, and cinnamon-sprinkled pieces, the fruity note feels crisp yet juicy and succulent. The rain-soaked leaf and grass notes, meanwhile, counteract any sweetness yielded by the apple note, giving the aroma an earthier vibe. Last, the lotus flower note adds a hint of femininity, creates a tranquil and serene mood, and intensifies the refreshing aquatic elements of the candle’s fragrance.
Imagine strolling through Japan’s Aomori Apple Orchard on a sunny morning, right after a brief rain shower, and breathing in the damp leaves and soils, along with the ripe, ready-to-be-picked apples. Add a fresh pond with pink lotus flowers floating atop its surface, and you’ll better understand the effect created by this refreshing fruity-floral scented candle.