Both of these scents are limited edition seasonal fragrances based on the vibrant lushness of nature this time of year, interwoven with personal memories and nostalgia.
The stories behind their conception and creation are below. I hope you’ll read on to learn what inspired me to make them. If you’re interested in trying either scent, they’re available in three candle sizes right here in the Reverie + Felicity Studio shop!
Berry Lemonade was initially inspired by the pink lemonade I loved to drink in summers as an 80s kids and 90s teen.
This particular lemonade was the concentrated kind that comes in paperboard cans from the freezer section in the grocery store. Before diluting the concentrate with water, I would always scoop a dollop of the mouth-puckering frozen concoction onto my tongue to relish the startling intensity of the flavors.
When thinking about the ambiguous pink part of that lemonade, another favorite memory of summer came to mind: picking bursting, ripe blackberries and raspberries and eating them while still sun-warmed.
One of my uncles grew berries where he lived in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. Since we usually visited him in the summer, my sisters and I would delight in the trellised canes laden with plump berries that we could eat freely from. The raspberries and blackberries could be perfectly sweet, they could be slightly underripe and tangy. You never knew which it’d be until the warm juice filled your mouth.
Together these two flavors are juicy, tart and toothsome. There's a playful, carefree element to Berry Lemonade that’s absolutely filled with the ripeness singular to summer.
Garden Stroll is an amalgam of nuanced green and floral elements that is my loving olfactory ode to summertime in the south, a place I’ve always called home.
This fragrance is heady! It features the intoxicating perfumes that release from flower petals dotting the landscape and climbing fences. In particular, this scent was inspired by the sweetness of honeysuckle that grew at the end of my childhood home’s driveway. Walking from the house to the road to check the mail meant a stop at the wild-growing vines to inhale their glorious fragrance and usually taste the nectar too.
To balance the luscious florals and represent the abundance of verdant greenery that dominates the landscape, my memories led me to the summer gardens my dad would plant and tend.
Strongest in my mind were the fuzzy leaves of the bushy tomato plants which emitted a unique fragrance that seemed to intensify under the heat of the sun. Aromatic herbs like basil and cut grass lingered prominently in the humid atmosphere too.
Together, these natural aromas conjure a magic that arrives when the sun starts sinking in the sky and the light becomes golden. Garden Stroll invites you to adopt a more languid pace, to close your eyes and inhale the scent-laden symphony that surrounds you.