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Treat your nose to these summer scent pairings

Nell Hill’s

Lake House blend Pickwick candles bring summer indoors.

It’s fun to tie candles into the colour and overall vibe of the spaces where you are lighting them. I took a couple of our displays and chose candles I think complement and enhance the decor.

This first area I chose is right inside our bright and airy front doors. Full of soft natural light and a wide range of wood tones, an earthy element permeates the space. There is a nice balance between the wood elements and the comfort of the upholstered pieces that look ready for an afternoon nap. With the lovely cream, blue and crimson fabrics, this setting just shouts "weekend at the lake." For a scent pairing, we chose a subtle mix of water hyacinth, light moss, lily of the valley, freesia and soft woods that bring to mind the sunshine, fresh air and gentle waves of a Midwest lakeside escape. The aroma enhances the outdoorsy elements while keeping the relaxed sophistication of the furniture.

The next area is a table full of colour and texture. This table display is bursting with bright citrus hues like lime, orange and yellow. The warm, summery atmosphere is accentuated with fresh blue and white French country style-woven chairs and a towering chinoiserie ginger jar that adds a dramatic flair. Overflowing vases of tulips are found throughout this impressive table and offset the many different table textiles, from napkins to table runners to the stunning green accent chairs. The scent that matches these elements perfectly happens to be a personal favourite of mine —Pickwick’s French Laundry. This blend of freshly pressed linens with subtle hints of citrus, rosemary and cedarwood is a great fit for this texture-heavy table. Both clean and fruity, this candle will have your mouth watering at first sniff.

— TNS

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