I Have Over 50 Candles in My Apartment, But This Cherry Blossom and Vanilla Pick Is My Favorite

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A close up of the Glasshouse Fragrances Kyoto In Bloom candle.

I'll cut to the chase: Candles are my thing. As in, I have about 50 of them scattered across my place, from the coffee table in my living room to the kitchen countertop and window ledge in my bathroom. I'm obsessed, but for good reason: Lighting a candle after a long day (or really any time I feel overwhelmed or stressed) helps me zen out. The added bonus is that it makes your place smell amazing. Well, with the right scent that is, which is why I couldn't keep Glasshouse Fragrances Kyoto In Bloom to myself.

To put it simply, this is a soy candle that's actually worth the $50 price tag.

What Is Glasshouse Fragrances?

Glasshouse Fragrances is a fragrance maker that's all about creating experiences through scents. Whether you're spritzing on the brand's perfume or lighting one of its candles, these evocative scents are designed to make you feel something (beyond "oh that smells amazing"). That's why it's no surprise that it's one of the leading fragrance brands in the Australian market right now, with serious potential to become a smash in the U.S.—especially if I have anything to say about it.

What Does Kyoto in Bloom Smell Like?

Imagine combining the sweetness of a cherry blossom and the freshness of a lotus into one incredible hybrid flower. Now, layer onto that hints of vanilla, amber, sandalwood and citrus. Voila! You've got all the scents needed to transform your place into a fresh garden. The two-wick soy candle weighs 380 grams and scores high on the brand's strength meter, meaning it's more intense than other options and capable of filling large areas. And of course, it's at your discretion, but Glasshouse Fragrances recommends that you burn it for at least an hour and no more than four hours at a time.

What I Like About It

The Kyoto in Bloom candle fills my entire two-bedroom apartment, which is a total vibe. Usually, I have to light several candles in different areas to cover it, but not with this fragrant pick. After an hour, my home smelled nice and fresh (you could even faintly detect whiffs of it down the hallway). The glass design of the candle also gives it a luxurious look that you'll want to have front and center on your coffee table.

You can burn it for up to 80 hours to set the mood, destress or for no reason at all. No matter what, you'll feel calmer and more rejuvenated.

At least I do, which is why I'll be buying it on repeat.

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