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As we enter fall, I continue to step into my fragrance journey, and I would be remiss if candles were not part of the experience. One of the consistent and most delicious fragrance choices comes from NEST New York, and this season they have introduced two new fragrances, Pumpkin Chai and Autumn Plum.

The reviews for Pumpkin Chai are solid. I agree that this scent creates a delicious, cozy autumn ambiance that features a blend of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. The candle is part of the Gourmand fragrance (Gourmand Spice). It’s housed in a glass vessel etched with beautiful, frosted stripes that are designed to complement any decor. It’s predicted to burn 50-60 hours which fits into NEST New York’s commitment to move towards a more sustainable future with recyclable cartons made from sustainably sourced materials. Note that the candles are formaldehyde, paraben, phthalates, and cruelty-free.

Autumn Plum Classic Candle steps boldly, offering a sweet, woody aroma of freshly fallen autumn leaves with wild plum and cinnamon wrapped in the warmth of patchouli leaf and cashmere wood. It’s designed to be used every day, it’s formulated using a proprietary premium wax developed, so the candle burns cleanly and evenly and infuses a room with exceptional scent. It’s part of the fruity fragrance family. The scent type is best described as “fruity wood,” The keynotes include wild plum, cinnamon, patchouli leaf, and cashmere wood.

I’ve successfully followed the candle care advice Nest New York provided, and I get the very best from my products. First, trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning. Center and straighten the wick after blowing out your candle. Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room and keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches, and debris. It’s vital to keep all burning candles away from drafts, vents, fans, or air currents and before re-lighting a candle, let the candle cool completely. The burn time for regular-sized candles ranges from 3–4 hours at a time, and it’s suggested that they burn best in an ambient of 65–75 degrees. When burning multiple candles, place them at least 8 inches apart. If a candle burns unevenly and the wick is centered, it’s in a draft.

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