For the longest time I had convinced myself that I didn’t like candles. I guess I had a fear of flames, especially when left unattended. But that changed because of the Posse’s LA Sniffa- I won a candle in one of the giveaways and rather than resifting it, I lit it up. It was Hotel Costes and it smelled gorgeous. I was told by a friend to just burn it enough to melt a layer of wax on top and then put it out. That way it will last much longer, which is nice considering the price of some of these things.
Anyway, as I wrote in a previous post my BFF Bitsy was out from NYC and stayed on my (surprisingly comfortable and only $25 at Target) inflatable bed that I set up in the dining room. She is a voting member of BAFTA, so she brought screeners to watch. We didn’t get to all of them, but I did get to see “Carol” and “Trainwreck” which were good, and “Spectre” which was not so much.
She also brought me a little gift- a candle. In a flavor that on the surface should read as disgusting: Atkins Farm Cider Donut.
Atkins Farm is a place that I grew up with in Western Massachusetts. They had apples in the fall, berries in the summer and various other things including the best apple cider ever, and their famous cider donuts. I introduced Bitsy to them years ago when we borrowed her brother-in-law’s Honda S2000 convertible and went to our favorite Birchwood Inn in Lenox for the weekend. At first Bitsy was like “what are we doing here?” until we got back to the car and I cracked open the donuts. Now, neither Bitsy or me are big donut people, but these are absolute ambrosia.
Please note however that is nigh unto impossible to eat a donut and drive a stick shift..
In any case, a cider donut scented candle sounds like it would be just awful, but it surprisingly is not. As a matter of fact it smells wonderful. It makes me want to order some donuts from Atkins Farms (they ship..)
So for you who like candles, what kind are you partial to? Have there been ones that you thought you’d hate but loved? Let us know in the comments.
Photo: My iPhone
I have no idea where Bitsy purchased this, I assume at Atkins Farms, but it isn’t on their website.