"These anecdote candles each offer relatable sentiments. This option, with notes of vanilla, jasmine, and coffee, features one of our favorites: the joy of missing out."
"These hand-poured candles smell amazing but also have the cutest labels that reflect today’s cultural trends. Case in point: Comfort Zone/ Smells Like the Joy of Missing Out, which is a fragrance featuring notes of coffee and cedarwood. (Who doesn’t relate to JOMO?)"
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"[20 Sure-to-Please Gifts from Nordstrom's Pop-up Shop] Inspired by the feel-good theme of Peanuts, Nordstrom has curated a Charlie Brown–themed iteration of its ongoing Pop-In@Nordstrom series. Named “Happiness Is” after the song from the Charlie Brown musical, the shop offers over 1,000 gifts for every taste and budget curated under the direction of Nordstrom’s creative projects vice-president, Olivia Kim.
"Is hanging mistletoe passé? Perhaps lighting this candle is the new holiday cheer. Black currant is an underrated smell, and here it’s deepened with amber, patchouli, and cedarwood. It’s one of Anecdote’s three holiday scents, all available in a limited gold tumbler."
On Flannel & Fedoras: "Gentle, clean, refreshing—could smell this all day. A subtle classiness."
"Our editor tried out the Bottomless Mimosa and the Athlesiure candles and she can’t decide which scent she likes better! Made of long-lasting soy wax and hand-poured in California, these are a chic offering for the holidays."
"Wondering what gifts TODAY editors actually love? These are our favorite gifts from every TODAY gift guide."
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“Hand-poured in California, these candles don’t just fill the room with fragrance – they’re also bound to spark a conversation.”
"If you appreciate a candle that has a sense of humor, Anecdote Candle’s Basic might just charm your pants off. The candle blends some of the most iconic smells of the season—fresh pumpkin, cinnamon spice—and does so with absolute self-awareness. The candle claims to smell like “pumpkin spiced lattes and cable knit sweaters,” and it definitely delivers on its promise. If you’re an unabashed PSL lover who’s not afraid to self-describe as basic, you might’ve found a kindred spirit in this candle."
What does Gen Z and their millennial brethren love? Making weird, funny ideas into new words, catch phrases, or acronyms. TFW. I stan. IDAGF. #adulting. Get you a man who can do both. It's our take on poetry, or something. These cute little candles here? Well, they take that idea and make it, ahem, fire.
"Another option ripe for gifting, Anecdote Candles' light-hearted jar will make you smile. Then, its coffee, jasmine, and cedar scent will help you unwind."
The Zoe Report
"The top rated citrus-scented candle."
I find just about every offering from indie brand Anecdote Candles appealing (and delightfully-named), but this nuanced, complex take on amber and vanilla is my favorite at the moment.