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The Scent of Summer

Summer is here! And what better way to beat the heat then to stay inside with your favorite scent. What!? You don’t have a favorite scent? Well that’s perfect, we have some of our summer favorites for you to check out.

One of the favorites here at Scents & Sprays is Salt City’s Garden Lilac. The lilac, lavender and jasmine combined, form an amazing aroma. It’s not like any other floral we have. The fragrant perfume of lilacs reminds us of that first bloom in the garden. The floral scents mingle together in perfect harmony. The Garden Lilac scent is available in the 26 oz. jar, which burns 120-140 hours. The melter tiles burn about 50-60 hours and the diffuser lasts about 1-2 months.


This is one of the best scented candles! The delicious juicy pineapple scent with just a hint of cilantro satisfies every sense. The Pineapple Cilantro frosted jar candle is the best selling fragrance by Illume. Illume is known for its vibrancy in both fragrance and color. Their candles are part soy based and are blended with essential oils. It is available in the 8.5 oz. frosted jar and also the 3×6 pillar candle . The cotton and paper-core wicks, make these clean-burning candles which have delighted and inspired for more than 10 years.


Another Summer scent we love here at Scents & Sprays is the Fiji by Archipelago. It is an exotic, sweet scent. The coconut, sugar cane and lemon leaf meld together flawlessly. If this is what Fiji smells like, then sign us up. It is available in a beautiful glass jar that burns about 60 hours. Definitely a scent you wont regret trying!

We told you some of our Summer favorites, what are yours?

St. Patrick’s Day Candles

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching quickly, and I hope everyone has their green outfits ready! Candles are a great way to get in the spirit for this holiday. If you love green, these candles will be ideal for you all year round!

Diptyque’s Figuier Vert is the perfect shade of green to get everyone in that St. Patty’s spirit, and the fig scent is perfect for this time of year. Another great idea is the Archipelago Tuscany 4×6 Pillar candle. This green one is beautiful and a great decor piece.

Deep Clover by Votivo

However, Deep Clover by Votivo is by far the best St. Patrick’s Day Candle. Celebrate in style and enjoy the lush fragrance of clover and moss.

Did you know every year the Chicago River is dyed green for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration? What are some of the ways you celebrate?

Friday is here

Friday’s are the perfect days for outings to the park and lunch with old friends. Are you stuck in the office while everyone else is out doing these things? Yeah, us too. Want some of the sunshine stuck inside with you? We are here to help!

Some places are not okay with burning a candle in the office. “But boss, why?? I know I have papers all over my desk and it’s an extreme fire hazard, but I need my candles!!” Not to worry, I’ve come up with a few products perfect for just that occasion.

If it’s a candle you’re set on, Candle Warmers are a great way to release the scent without having to risk burning the office down. The candle warmers we sell all light the candles from the top, so the candle melts exactly as it normally would. Plus, they come in quite a few styles, so you can probably find one to match your decor as well!

Another great alternative is, of course, diffusers. Sunflower by Aquiesse comes in beautiful hand-blown glass that looks great and makes even the smallest of office spaces seem like a field full of sunshine. Also, as long as you take care of the diffuser properly (see the blog focused on diffusers), it should give you quite a few months of wonderful scent.

Currently, my office space is fragranced by Archipelago’s White Fig diffuser. We want to know how you scent your office space. Feel free to comment and let us know!

Is it almost Easter already?

Valentine’s Day has passed and Easter is right around the corner. Everywhere you look, pastel colors and Easter bunnies surround you. The family will be gathering to decorate eggs and enjoy the occasion together, so it’s time to get the home ready! What better way to do this then with your favorite scent?

Candles are the perfect way to get everyone in that warm, springtime mood. Salt City’s Pink Lemonade will add a bright, pink touch to the living room. Archipelago Monogram candles come in a variety of fragrances and are perfect as gifts. The light pastel colors are ideal for this time of year, and with the monogrammed letter on both the candle and the box, it is a great decorative piece!

My personal favorite at this time of year is Illume’s Pineapple Cilantro. The scent is extremely fruity and tropical and the beautiful green color makes my home that much brighter. Whatever fragrance you choose to have in your home, candles will create a happy environment and cause every guest who enters to ask what smells so amazing!

So this post, let’s go a little off the topic of candles: What is your family’s favorite Easter pastime? My personal favorite is when we all gather to decorate the eggs. All the nieces and nephews are there, and in the end very few eggs look professional quality. In fact, most of them are a complete mess. But then, that’s what makes it memorable.

Monday’s Fragrance: Eucalyptus

Monday’s Fragrance of the Day: Eucalyptus

Let’s face it, Monday’s are tiring, and everyone is moving at about half speed. The refreshing scent of eucalyptus could quickly turn that around! In aromatherapy, eucalyptus is thought to improve alertness and fight mental fatigue.

Just the scent of eucalyptus can turn your mood around, so it’s a great idea to have eucalyptus near you at times during the day. In the morning, use The Thymes Eucalyptus Body Wash in the shower to help you prepare for the day. During the after lunch drowse, pop out The Thymes Eucalyptus Hand Lotion to up your energy level.

The Eucalyptus Candle by Archipelago is my personal favorite. The scent always makes me think of a spa, where you go in drowsy and come out feeling like a revitalized person. It’s my personal Monday morning boost to push through the rest of the day. Before you know it, Tuesday will have arrived!

Is it wedding season already?

Spring is almost upon us, and one thing that Spring is sure to be full of: weddings. Whether you are the lucky bride or groom, a happy guest, or an unhappy guest even, we have something to make the occasion that much more special.

As a guest, are you having trouble coming up with the perfect gift for the lucky couple? One thing many of our customer’s have bought in the past is the Archipelago Monogram line. The box is gift ready, with an elegant jewel to top it off, and it’s a great way to acknowledge the new last name for the bride.

As the bride, gifts for the guests can be a very stressful checklist item. Trapp Water Votives are great as gifts, and they are also great to use in the centerpieces to create the perfect wedding scent. In fact, the owners of Scents & Sprays used them at their wedding!

Whether you are attending the ceremony or joining in marriage, Scents & Sprays is here to help with all of your wedding needs!

Do you have a great wedding story? Feel free to share it!