We’re settling into our new home in Frisco and it’s better than the house I dreamed of as a child. It’s beautiful and large enough to host my whole family yet it still feels cozy with personal touches in every room. The only thing that would make me happier would be if my grandfather could be here to share it with us. His house was always my home no matter where I lived or how long I was away. When he passed away, I lost a piece of that and a huge piece of my heart went with it. I’ve been trying to fill our house with personal touches that remind me of home and the smell of lilac is one of my fondest memories of my home in Cape Breton. It is the scent of home. They grew in the yard and Grandpy often filled my room with them. Every time I smell lilac, I think of him. I found Aubert & Amandine candles with a lilac scent and I put one in every room. Now some of my fondest memories of Cape Breton and grandpy can be part of my new home.
The Scent of Home
When lilacs were in bloom, the smell filled the entire house at my grandparents. My grandfather was a massive, imposing man but his love for flowers and crafts didn’t surprise me. He had a gentle, loving heart and he made everyone he knew feel special. We would often cut a slip of lilac and put it in my room. It was a simple gesture but it was the small things that he did that made such a big impact.
We moved into our new house almost a month ago and I wanted to add something that reminded me of him. The smell of lilac was an obvious choice. Aubert & Amandine’s large 3 wick Scented Aromatherapy Candle – Lilac is a soothing fragrance that takes me back to Cape Breton and my grandparents home around spring time when lilacs would be in bloom.
I close my eyes and imagine waking up to a freshly cut lilac sitting in a glass in my room. Then, I go down stairs to too many homemade pancakes for any army to eat, bacon, and orange juice. I don’t know how he had time to make us breakfast every day but it was always there.
When I open my eyes, I’m not sad or upset. I’m grateful for being transported to such a wonderful time and place.
The highly concentrated fragrance formula of aromatherapy essential oils and fragrances of Aubert & Amandine candles deliver aromatic benefits. The lilac scent is strong with top quality essential oils along with pure soy wax and cotton wicks. It’s designed with beauty in mind and fits well with all of our decor. The wooden lid keeps it fresh. Each candle will burn for 35 hours. I started with three candles so I think I have a few good happy crying sessions ahead.
Scent is the strongest tie to memory. Our memories are stamped by certain senses – a touch, a scent, a feeling that takes us back to a specific period of time. Aubert & Amandine’s Lilac Aromatherapy Candles bring some of my happiest moments in life to my new home.