The smell of Fall is in the air (well, at least it is in my house). Like many others out there in blog land I’m a confessed Fall fanatic. I love the colors, weather, smells, clothing, pretty much anything associated with Fall! I was at Wally World (aka Walmart) the other day and decided I needed some Fall scented candles for our home. I fell in love with one of their holiday scents last year but for the life of me cannot remember which one it was so I went with Paula Dean's Mystery Pecan Pie and Mainstays Pumpkin Spice.
I’m usually pretty picky about candles and of course want ones you can smell throughout our home. Since I was so please with the candle I picked up a Walmart last year I figured it was worth a try. These guys were each under $5.00 and let me tell you it was $10.00 well spent!
My favorite out of the two I purchased was the pumpkin spice which is the one in the picture below. It has that nice pumpkin smell (not too strong and not too sweet) with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. We live in a two story home and I can smell this bad boy even when I'm upstairs. This best part is after I've blown it out I can still smell it hours later. Now that's what I call a good candle!
The Paula Dean candle below is another good one. Even though the candle is cheap it burns well and the smell is long lasting. I love the little canister it comes in too. I will say this guy is a little too sweet in smell for me. Not enough to keep me from burning it but I usually don’t leave it burning very long. If you love candles that are sweeter in smell then you’ll love this one! She had a few others scents that smelled good. I will definitely buy her candles again.
All in all I was very happy with both of them. My favorite of the two is the pumpkin spice but I liked the Paula Dean candle as well. I think I will just need to try a different smell. The pumpkin spice candle was actually a little cheaper than the Paula Dean one. Lesson learned…….you don’t have to spend a lot to get a good quality candle!
Let me know if you have either of these or if you try one out what you think about it.