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Though winter and autumn have immediate seasonal scent associations (think notes of pine & amber) there is something magically elusive about the smell of summer- endless combinations that conjure up warm sunshine, bright citrus, blooming florals, breezy nights, the salty sea, fresh cut herbs and the list goes on.

The scent of summer is all about those bright notes that somehow remain breezy and light. Though the days are long and temperatures hot, I actually find myself lighting candles quite often during the summer months.

Especially with frequent outdoor entertaining, candles are the perfect accompaniment to creating background ambiance. With a warm glow and long-lasting scent, the right candle will set the perfect backdrop no matter where you are.

While fragrance is entirely subjective, summertime candles usually fall into the floral, citrus or tropical categories. Often times top notes include orange blossom, grapefruit, lemon, jasmine, or peony and are balanced alongside zesty herbal notes to add in a dose of freshness.

This summer, my scent of choice has been Mansour Marrakech No. 25, a bright yet softly intriguing candle by the sister duo brand, L'or de Seraphine. Full of heavy citrus notes like bright bergamot, it is offset with refreshing green tea and juniper alongside exotic hints of jasmine and tobacco.

The perfect balance of energizing and exotic, I love the scent because it works equally well in the daytime as it does in the evening. I have been lighting it in the mornings to set the tone for my day as sunlight through the window. I light it back up again in the evenings once the sun sets. The complex spicier notes take center stage and it feels as if I am in a beautiful hotel lobby on a far off vacation.

L’or de Seraphine is an artisanal home fragrance brand that blends layered scents with custom printed ceramic vessels.

L’OR (:noun) french

Gold is a precious metal that in medieval times was often seen as beneficial for the health, in the belief that something so rare and beautiful could not be anything but healthy.

SERAPHINE (:proper noun) french

Hebrew origins, meaning “burning ones”, a name used in the Bible for the heavenly winged angels surrounding the throne of God. The “Seraph” Angels are regarded as Guardians who provide warmth and comfort.

As daughters of an interior designer, the sisters behind the brand, Dara and Laina, grew up surrounded by color and print. As they began decorating their own homes, they found in order to get those desired elevated fragrances, they had to settle for minimalist candles. They answered to a white space in the market by combining luxurious fragrance alongside bold patterned re-usable vessels: all at an accessible price point.

The unique fragrances are crafted to 'delight the spirit and ignite individuality by conjuring an olfactive experience enhanced by playful prints and colors. We always intended for our beautiful vessels to be reused throughout the home as a piece of decor.' All of the L'or de Seraphine candles are sustainably sourced, free from phthalates and parabens and made with a 100% organic cotton wick.

Mansour Marrakech, along with the entire L'or de Seraphine line, is available for purchase through Miller Robinson Styling & Spaces. Order inquiries can be emailed directly to:

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