Candles and scrapbooking don't really go hand in hand. In fact, one unnamed ScrapBiz member recently knocked over a candle on one of those candle warmer plates she had on in her scrapbook room and COVERED a project she was working on with melted wax! And, then there's the "fire and paper don't mix" issue. So, here's my disclaimer - DON'T light candles in your scrapbook studio!
That being said, DO run out and pick yourself up a Fresh Mint Candle from Yankee Candle. I am a picky "smelly" candle person. A sticky sweet scent like "cinnamon roll" or "gardenia" can make me want to toss my lunch after a while. I tend to like the more "fresh" and "spicy" scents like cinnamon stick or lemon. I saw the Fresh Mint candle in the Yankee Candle catalog I got in April. Did you know that those catalogs have "smell-o-vision"? Some of their featured candles are "scratch and sniff". My kids and I scratched the Fresh Mint page TO DEATH!
I am a mint junky - it's my own form of catnip. I have a patch of mint growing just outside my front door in a spot that it can't do any damage (spearmint grows like a WEED and can overwhelm a flower bed pretty fast). Whenever I walk out my front door, I swipe my hand through it to get the scent on my hand, or I'll pick some leaves and sniff them. I love to chop them up and add them to a salad, even. It's sheltered from the elements and in our mild winters, I have small patches of it year-round.
So, when I smelled that candle, I HAD to have one. Actually, since May, I'm on my THIRD big jar!!! Each jar burns up to 150 hours - that's a LOT of burnin' that's been going on at my house!
I am afraid that once summer is over, they'll discontinue Fresh Mint - so, just in case, I'm buying a couple more jars! In January, I'll LOVE to have a bit of Summer burning in my kitchen!