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That time of year is nearly upon us. Changing leaves, crisp cool air…the overwhelming stench of pumpkin infiltrating everything in sight.
Can you tell I’m biased?
I’m one of those rare people that don’t care for pumpkin flavored/scented anything…unless it’s actually pumpkin.
Pumpkin belongs to be eaten in a pie with icecream on top…not put in coffee, cookies, car air fresheners, or feminine products. I’ll never forget the first time I saw Pumpkin Spice scented Always Pads. That was crossing a very defined line! But, my pumpkin lovers adore them, so c’est’ la vie!
But, if you’re like me, and Pumpkin Spice just isn’t your thing, you don’t have to feel left out this time of year, because believe it or not – there’s actually a lot of fall-related fragrances out there that don’t contain the stuff! Here’s 5 of my top favorites from Bath & Body Works that always get me in an Autumn kind of mood! As soon as these hit the store, I went a little overboard and had to get them all!
Although we haven’t hit the first day of Autumn yet, once I saw the nasty Pumpkin Spice had invaded the local Bath & Body Works, I began the quest to get the smell out of my nose. I bought this in candle form, and it’s strong-but not overpowering. This one candle is enough to fill my living room with a wonderfully earthy scent that can only be described as “Fall.” This could probably transcend into winter as a seasonal fragrance, but for the start of the season, I love it! It’s available as a wallflower and room perfume, but I like candles for larger areas, so it works great in our house.
4: Mahogany Teakwood
Because my husband is a man, and enjoys manly things (Like the smell of leather-bound books and mahogany). I picked this out specifically for his office. It’s very light and comfortable, and while I would categorize it for Fall, it’s also something you could use year round. And you will, because as we all know, men don’t like change. I use the wallflower, but it actually comes in a car freshner too!
When I haven’t had a candle burning, a few sprays here and there, and the visions of cool air and warm toastiness fills the room with “Sweater Weather!” It has a very nice blend of berry and apple, the perfect combination for a nice, warm Autumn day. Not overpowering at all, and very pleasant. I think this would go well as a wallflower is you really enjoy the scent, and don’t want to spray a lot. It’s perfect for those unexpected visitors and you haven’t anything nice burning. I probably get more compliments with this one on average. It’s just between ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’!