5 Candles for the Southern Soul
A down home take on aromatherapy.
Like renewable energy or smartphone apps, the world has made recent and significant developments in the realm of the scented candle. No longer an afterthought gift languishing at TJ Maxx or worthy of a viral Saturday Night Live Sketch, candles are now items that fill third-wave coffee shop retail shelves and boutique tables at our favorite Southern shops tempting you at every turn to watch your budget go up in a cedar-and-rosemary-perfumed smoke.
Being in the botanical Wonka Land that is the South, there are certain scents that provide a balm for the Southern soul, whether it’s the tropical top notes of Florida's fruit trees or the earthy essences of Appalachia, we’ve found five candles that can take you to your version of paradise without leaving your living room.