Summer is over and done with — adieu to heat, humidity, mosquitoes, yard work, glaring sunshine till almost 9 p.m., and overly bright polo shirts that also tax the eyeballs. As the chill of autumn arrives, I look forward to the crisp air, the early nightfall, rain storms, lighting fires in the fireplace, and burning candles.
But come January, the cold begins to get tiresome and a tad depressing — I want to unravel my sweaters, have fresh flowers in my house from the garden, and eat some fruit and vegetables that were not flown in from thousands of miles away. In deep winter, sun and heat are alluring once more — I even start to think about hot-pink and lime-green colored shirts. I have "reserved" a Voluspa Yuzu Rose Bubblebath (Summer) candle for the icy, snowy days and nights ahead.
The Yuzu Rose Bubblebath aroma is summery: soft and milky with just a hint of soapiness. It contains pink yuzu, Nur Mahal rose petals, lemongrass and grenadine. As the fragrance develops, it smells like an exotic dessert — I detect a strawberry/pineapple accord (yuzu rind), sugared cream, and "chilled" rose essence. The lemongrass adds a touch of green sourness to the floral-fruity roses and grenadine.
The strongly-scented pink Yuzu Rose Bubblebath candles are available in single-wick ($20) or three-wick ($30) versions and these large-size candles burn for approximately 100 hours. The candles come in clear glass jars — the three-wick candle has decorative gold designs on the glass. Voluspa candles burn cleanly and evenly; for buying information, see the listing for Voluspa under Perfume Houses.