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What To Kindly Burn, Or, Saturday Morning at 10:02am

Welcome to the great Candle Community Collaboration. Some may recall I used to do candle burnoffs, but competition doesn’t feel right just now. So.

In June I ordered a Discovery Set from the Bright Black candle company. Six tiny candles, with six different scents. I had planned to compare them but I abandoned that plan right about when I stopped wearing pants. Behold my notes.

Much of July and August have been hot and smoky without my burning anything additional *in* my house, but for a couple of weeks candles after dinner were possible. And in that time, I rediscovered the joy of simple novelty; the abundance of permutations and combinations.

I like alcohol and tobacco scents the best. I’ll leave that there. But the collection offers fruit and citrus and those other notes that smell like soap to me. I don’t know what they are in fact. The cilantro of candle wax. I mix them up.

Bright Black has become so popular, having been featured on so many lists of Black-owned businesses, that their shipping time is now 6-8 weeks. However, if you think about it, that puts us right about in the end of October or the beginning of November, when for so many reasons we may want and need our homes to close and warm up.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Note: My blog comments are still broken. I am moving to advanced tech support, so we will get there. Readers’ thoughts are at least half the fun for all of us.