Here's another weather-inappropriate candle that's too wonderful to wait until fall. Malin+Goetz Tobacco candle smells dark and very rich. The complex scent shouldn't surprise anyone, considering this beeswax/soy/vegetable waxes candle also contains 16% eau de toilette and an actual note list:: Basil, Rye, Chestnut Honey, Ylang Ylang, Tobacco Leaves, Guaiacwood and Bourbon Vanilla. The result is a very dense scent and a massive projection that can be smelled in several rooms when the candle is burning in the leaving room.
Malin+Goetz recommend to keep the candle burning for a minimum of 2-3 hours the first time you light it, for optimum performance, but not burn for more than 3 hours at a time afterwards. I'll also add that unless you keep all windows open, there's little chance you'll want to keep the candle burning any longer than that because the scent is so heavy and dark that it can be a little suffocating. However, it's also quite addictive and utterly delicious. The candle smells strongly of honey, wood, and tobacco leaves, and is more sweet than smoky. The promise for 60 hours of burn time is accurate.
Malin+Goetz Tobacco Candle ($52, 9oz) is available from beauty.com and malinandgoetz.com.
Photo: Frances Benjamin Johnston, self-portrait in her Washington, D.C. studio, 1896