I take great pride in the fact that when people walk into my apartment, they respond with "oh my god, it smells amazing in here." Damn right it does! Cozy and delicious scents are what make a house a home, and the secret — besides lighting a candle every time you're around — is knowing which ones to pick. Every month deserves its own signature smell that can help usher in the season (or take you away, when it's too frigid to even think about stepping outside). Think: Mint for January, hints of coconut for July, and cozy cinnamon vibes for November. Curated with one thing in mind — a house that smells damn good all year round — here's your 12-month candle calendar.
Here's your at-a-glance guide; now let me explain why I chose each scent.
The holiday season might be over, but you deserve the gift of this stress relief candle. It's. So. Good. It smells like a day at the spa for much less.
Whether your Valentine's Day plans involve drinking lots of prosecco or being showered with roses, this candle combines the best of both scents and was practically made for February.
Real talk: Come March, you're on the verge of destroying your puffer coat and all you want is spring. Regardless of the temperature outside, this candle will make you feel like warm weather is coming with the incredible scent of peonies.
I mean, really, is there any candle more perfect for this month? April
showers brings May flowers.
This scent is absolutely your summer pregame. It has a little bit of lilies, cedar wood, and some citrus — making it perfect for the month when things finally start to bloom everywhere.
This. Candle. If someone said, "That's it, you can only smell one thing for the rest of your life," I would choose Volcano by . It's citrusy, and tropical, and the best scent to kickoff summer.
With a mixture of peach, fresh mango, coconut milk, and creamy vanilla, this candle smells like something I'd like to also sip on. Think: A cold piña colada on a hot day, but better.
With a combined scent of fresh laundry, sea salt, and a little bit of sunscreen, this candle is the best way to unwind from a crazy summer.
This is exactly the smell you want to surround yourself with when you're over summer and are all "give me apples and sweaters and fall foliage!" Trust.
With Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaching, this smells what I wish my home always smelled like. With major hints of cinnamon and the feel of your favorite throw blanket, this candle was made for November.
Holidays. Christmas trees. Being cozy. That is all.