November is the month to curl up inside and get cozy again. Something hot to sip, something great to read and a warm, enveloping nest. Throw in a crackling fire and you have perfection.
Not all comfortable and cozy chairs for lounging have to be traditional here are some contemporary samples of nest chairs. Can’t you just imagine how wonderful these would feel?
Anthropologie.com Aukland Quinten Chair
Anthropologie.com Wool Hartwell Chair
Architonic.com Chummy Frizzy Chair
Design-milk.com – RISD Student Chair
Eq3.com Arie Chair with Zipper
Gervasoni1882.it Nuvola 09 Armchair
Gizmodo.com Wing Lounge Chair
Mgbwhome.com Furry Enzo Chair
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.
This Hearth scented candle from Nest Fragrances can be found here but I got mine at Murale which is owned by Shoppers Drug Mart.
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
Smoke ’em or sip ’em if you got ’em or in some cases, if you can afford ’em. All are available through the LCBO or the NSLC.
This gorgeous single malt scotch glass is hand cut on the Halifax waterfront by Nova Scotia Crystal and can be found here.