2 In Candle Review

Cool Nights

I can’t believe fall is here already! The days seem to go by more and more quickly, growing shorter as winter nears. Autumn is my favorite time of the year—I love it when the temperature drops to that perfect “sweater weather” and I can start pulling out my overcoats, faux furs, and ankle boots (a.k.a. my fall staples!).

When it comes to luxury candles, there are a few other autumn staples I can’t live without: oud, amber, cinnamon, pumpkin, and pretty much any fragrance that has “wood” at the end of its name!

There’s just something so magical about these fragrances when the weather starts to cool—as though the moment I light them I’m automatically transported to a room with a great big fireplace, a cozy blanket, and the best chai latte I’ve ever tasted. Fall scents always seem to hold the strongest memory for me (I could go on for days about all the wonderful places they take me to!).

So in celebration of my favorite season, here’s a list of my top fall must-haves (in no particular order):


Byredo: Safran – Notes of saffron, black pepper, labdanum, and violet, with a leather blend.

Diptyque: Oud -Notes of oud, incense, patchouli, and sandalwood.

Diptyque: Ambre –Notes of wood, vetiver, patchouli, aniseed, fresh spices, incense, cistus, and tonka bean.

Cire Trudon: Balmoral -Notes of  cut grass, foliages, mint, freesia, iris, tea musks, pine wood, and sap.

Cire Trudon: Giambattista Valli DuetPositano and Rose Poivrée

Roja: Ambre D’Orient – Notes of vanilla, leafy benzoin, and woodsy labdanum.

Calming Park: Oud – Notes of amber, oud, cedar, and sandalwood.

Kobo: Dark Cassis – Notes of orange, black current cassis, grapefruit, pomegranate, amber, and vanilla.

Nest Fragrances: Pumpkin Chai – Notes of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.

Nest Fragrances: Cashmere Suede Notes of cashmere wood, tobacco leaves, and black amber, with undertones of soft suede.

Kavaldon: Ashton – Notes of amber, raspberry, sandalwood, Agarwood Guaiac wood, and oakmoss.


Photos: barneys.com, diptyqueparis.com, nestfragrances.com, kobocandles.com, kavaldon.com, rojaparfums.com, calmingpark.com, trudon.com, pinterest.com

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  • Monique
    October 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    OMG, love your collage!!! Such a great illustration of the different scents you talk about in your article 🙂 Thanks for all the great tips!

    • Naadine Koi
      November 28, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much for the kind words! 🙂

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