It certainly seems like the typical rainy and dreary November weather is here again. When the colourful and showy leaves of October turn dusty and faded in November it’s time to start cocooning again. That means warm clothes, warm food and drinks, candles and wood fires. One of my favourite scents is a wood smoke scent.
Before this year I never had a favourite scent to wear. I had lots that I liked but I always tired of them quite quickly. That is until I found Déclaration by Cartier which has become my absolute favourite scent. (Never mind that until today in doing research for this blog post I didn’t know it was categorized and marketed as a man’s scent.) I still love it and the reason I do is because of the notes of a wood fire.
This got me searching out other wood smoke scents which led me to a Diptique candle my sister gave me last spring that I had never even lit but, it too, is now one of my favourite scents. I now look for woody, smoky scents and tastes wherever I could find them and the following is a short list of what I consider the best smoke scents around.
Diptique Feu de Bois candle found here.
Cartier Déclaration found here.
You can’t talk about smoky scents without talking about smoky tastes too. One of the first things that comes to mind when asked about smoky tastes is scotch. Apparently a smoky taste is equivalent to a peaty taste and the best and most peaty scotches come from Islay. These “Peat Monsters” are considered to be the best: Laphroaig, Coal Ila, Talisker, Lagavulin, Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich
This gorgeous single malt scotch glass is hand cut on the Halifax waterfront by Nova Scotia Crystal and can be found here.