5 Candles for the Southern Soul
Do yourself a solid, and add two of this Charleston-made candle to your cart. One to heighten the summer vibes in your kitchen now, and another to light later when the icey, damp days of winter are becoming too much to handle.
Buy It: $20; producecandles.com
We rip through the travel tubes of this Virginia design studio’s fragrance named after our favorite honorary Southern musical group, The Band. Now, we can fill our entire homes with this bright, but smokey pine and amber scent with their newly redesigned candles. Other options include a seductive, sweet number named after Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and “Drifter,” an homage to night drives with Johnny Cash on the stereo.
Buy It: $26; shopnanin.com
If you’ve never taken a trip to Charleston’s Candlefish, an entire boutique dedicated to all things pillars of wax, this selection from their library of house-made scents will prepare you for your visit—a blend of bergamot, lemon, and ginger that reminds us of icebox pies, ice tea, and ice cold moscow mules on the porch all at once.
Buy It: $22; candlefish.com
Transport yourself to Miami to lounge on the patio with Blanche and the girls via this coconut-scented candle from cheekily-named Boy Smells. There’s also a hint of orange blossom for a truly Florida feel.
Buy It: $29; boysmells.com
Great Bear Wax Co.
Jake Carnley, founder of Birmingham-based Great Bear Wax Co., has a nose for florals whether it’s his rose candle that smells uncannily like your grandmother’s garden after a storm or his campfire-inspired Tobacco Bay. Great Bear’s Magnolia has a subtle, lingering scent that reminds us of the first signs of summer in the South.
Buy It: $26; burnbear.com