Thymes has launched the Wildwood Collection, a collection of home fragrances that are woodland-inspired. This collection consists of 3 fragrances that come in candles, home fragrance mists, potpourri (how retro!), and reed diffusers.
Here’s my quick impressions of this home fragrance collection in wax form:
Bitter Orange & Cedar - Notes listed include patchouli, sandalwood, orange cedar, cinnamon, bourbon vanilla, and Valencia orange.
This is a spicy orange with vanilla creaminess. But, wait, there’s more! There is a very astringent cedar, earthy patchouli and dry spices. It’s like a “masculine” orange cream.
Blue Spruce & Elderberry – Notes listed include spruce, elderberries, smokey birch, bergamot, eucalyptus, cinnamon, frankincense and moss.
Oh, wow, this is a blend of evergreens, gin, and incense “steam”. I love it. This is really all you need to know about this fragrance. It’s meditative calming and perfect as a home scent. This is my favorite from the Wildwood Candle Collection. I think if you like scents like Votivo Smoke on the Water, then try this one.
Brandied Pumpkin Chestnut - Notes listed include pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, amber, nutmeg, clove, sandalwood and patchouli.
This is a delicious spicy scent. Yes, it is gourmand but it isn’t as sickly sweet as so many other “pumpkin pie” scents on the market. It has the right amount of boozy vanilla. It’s a very sophisticated gourmand fall fragrance. This makes me sound like a snob, but so be it. I’ve smelled a lot of stuff and I’m spoiled. Brandied Pumpkin & Chestnut smells much better than any of the pumpkin candles sold at malls or big box stores throughout America. However, it’s not as good as my favorite pumpkin spice candle, NEST Pumpkin Chai But, Brandied Pumpkin Chestnut is good…they should have added cardamom IMO.
And here’s an extra! Here’s a quick mini review of the new Lotus Santal! This one is available as a home fragrance in a mist and candle. It is also available as a bath and body product – lotion, bubble bath, bath salts, etc.
Lotus Santal - Notes listed include cocoa orchid, red lotus, plum wood, patchouli, clove bud, amber, and sandalwood.
This is a soft warm floral. I love it because it’s a floral for cooler weather. The patchouli and clove warm it up. The amber adds a softness. Most lotus scents are watery. This is a woodsy lotus fragrance. I really like this one as a home scent.
Thymes products can be purchased at Candles Off Main. Prices range from $27-$32.