It’s cool and rainy here in Seattle. I’m starting to wear my “thicker” fragrances that are either spicy, smoky or gourmand. I’m also baking again and enjoying cooking. Even with all of this personal fragrance and ambient home fragrance, I still want my house to smell spicy or gourmand! Thanks to NEST, my home can smell even better with their autumn candle collection.
Pumpkin Chai – Contains notes of wild pumpkin, masala chai, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon. Imagine the most decadent pumpkin pie ever. Now imagine it in a candle to enjoy any time of the year. Pumpkin Chai is a warm, out of the oven pumpkin pie scented with chai spices (which I use in my pumpkin pies). It’s warm and cozy and yes, gourmand. And spicy. The cardamom is so good in this.
The packaging is different than other NEST candles. The wax is a pumpkin pie orange and the glass is a dark brown. I’m not wild about the dark brown, too 1970’s for me, but it is very “harvest”. And the brown and orange really fits the seasonal aspect of the fragrance. Or with your Jonathan Adler-ish retro styled home 🙂
Tahiti Vanilla – Contains notes of Tahitian vanilla bean, white chocolate, cinnamon, caramel and white rum. If you like sweet, foody vanillas then you will love this candle! I sure do. It’s so warm and delicious. It’s vanilla bean custard with white chocolate whipped cream. There’s a gentle dose of spice and toasted sugar. This the candle I burn and since it is a highly fragrant NEST candle, the next day people are like “What have you been baking? I want some!” Tahiti Vanilla is inspired by founder, Laura Slatkin’s vacation to Tahiti. I see that. Tahiti Vanilla is slightly tropical but not in a floral-coconut way. It’s more gourmand but it is as warm as Tahitian sands. I really wish this one wasn’t limited edition/seasonal. I could smell this all year long.
The packaging of Tahiti Vanilla is like the “regular” NEST line-up: frosted striped glass with white wax.
I really, really love both of these candles (doing that even as I type). They are perfect for cool, rainy and gloomy Seattle autumn days and nights. These are cozy and warm me up. If you are feeling very decadent, like I feel everyday, then burn both of these at the same time. It’s the best. The vanilla custard with pumpkin pie spice is so gluttonous and luxurious. My house smells like I’m getting ready for a bake sale, but that’s why I love it!
These scents may be too sweet and foody for some people. But, I love that sort of home fragrance this time of year. If you want your home to smell like pumpkin pie, chai spice or vanilla custard then look no further.
Like all NEST candles, these are very fragrant. I can smell them hours, like a day after, burning it. The wax burns slowly and evenly. If you’ve read my reviews before, you know I’m happy with the NEST formula.
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*Disclaimer – Products were provided by NEST. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. 1930’s actress, Wynn Gibson, pic from www.fanpix.net.