I know it’s dangerous to throw around superlatives. I, in fact, have been smacked down by many a reader for doing so. But luckily, smell is considered by most people to be subjective! So I feel comfortable declaring the Votivo Deep Clover candle to be the best smelling candle in the universe (though I don’t believe there’s any room for argument).
I grew up in Pennsylvania, and this candle smells exactly like the little purple clover flowers that grew in my backyard. The scent of the flowers themselves is actually quite faint, so I should say it’s like if you had 100 of those flowers in one place, though it’s not a heavy or overbearing scent. Every time I light one (and I have been doing so as often as possible for more than 10 years), I’m transported back to a time when I spent hours making up games with nothing but dirt and grass, and the days seemed to go on forever. Aaaaaaah if only time would slow down and feel that luxurious once again!
Even if you’re not an east to west coast transplant, trust me. It smells freaking good. It’s fresh and a touch flowery, but more grassy and crisp. And Cape Candle has Votivos on sale for $23 at the moment (they’re usually $26 or more)!