Okay. So this is a post that I never in one million years expected I would be writing. You see, I used to be terrified of fire. Seriously terrified. In eighth grade, my science teacher threatened to fail me because I refused to light the bunsen burner… ever. But then I had a panic attack and I think she realized that I was seriously afraid of it, so she let me off the hook.
In high school, my amazing rowing coach knew I had a fear of fire and encouraged me to just light one match every day. I mean really, that’s how bad it was. Eventually, I was sort of okay with using one of those long lighters (flame away from my body). But I hated candles on tables even in restaurants. I would look at it and imagine the entire table engulfed in flames.
When the hurricane hit last October, I had bought a few candles to have just in case. I used them one time and blew it out after a minute because I was convinced I would set off the smoke detector. For whatever reason, I had the desire to light one the other day. And I’m a true convert.
My candles were, I think, ten dollars from a drug store because a) I never thought I’d use them and b) I was rushing to grab candles right before a hurricane.
Now I want to get a million pretty ones. One for every square inch of my apartment… or something like that. (Also, I hope other people get the Rent reference.)
I really love all of these. Fresh is one of my favorite brands for beauty products so I feel like I would love the candles. My mom keeps Votivo Red Currant candles all over the house in Florida… But I love Molton Brown hand soaps! Jo Malone makes the most amazing scents and I’m tempted to scoop up every one of the candles. But everyone and their mother seems to have Diptyque candles and I want in on the fun!
Ah! Which one to get… which one to get…
What’s your favorite brand (and scent recommendations, please!) of candles?