The Gaelic festival of Samhain (pronounced “sah wen”) marks the end of the harvest season and transition into winter. The festival has been celebrated for thousands of years and is the ancient origin of the Halloween traditions we practice today. In Celtic mythology, Samhain is considered a liminal time, a sacred time in which the boundary between the living and the supernatural is easily crossed. Rituals were performed and bonfires lit for protection against malevolent spirits and fairies known as the aos sí (pronounced “ees shee”). Many would disguise themselves in costume in the attempt to avoid attracting notice from these roaming spirits. Samhain was a time of great feasts for the living and food offerings for ancestors. There are many similarities to the Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition which is celebrated at the same time of the year and also contains elements of spirit crossings and ancestor worship.
In celebration of the great fall festival of Samhain, this fragrance is inspired by the smells of autumn. The smoky incense of wood burning in a bonfire, the crisp scent of a chilly wind during an autumn stroll over crunchy orange and red leaves, and the mouthwatering aroma of warm spices and fall feasts shared with loved ones. This savory blend of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg captures the seasonal enchantment of Samhain and Halloween and will transport you into the realm of magic.
► Gift box included with 4oz and 9oz
► 16oz packaged in black & white burlap drawstring bag
► Perfectly scented with essential oil and perfume oil blends
► Hand blended with care in small batches with these simple ingredients: natural soy wax, cotton wick, premium fragrances, magic
►100% vegan and contains no dyes, parabens, phthalates, or other toxins
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This is one of the best scented candles I've tried. It has a rich scent, with all the notes expected from the description. Additionally, it is a potent scent; a lot of scented candles end up so subtle that you can barely smell it, even while actively burning. Not so with every Old Soul candle I've tried thus far. I buy scented candles so a space will, in fact, smell like those scents, so overly-subtle doesn't cut it for me. I absolutely love these candles, and will definitely continue to purchase from these fine chandlers.
I love this scent—robust, autumnal but not overpowering—perfectly capturing the spirit of the season. I buy it in bulk and light it everyday.
I've been trying to really enjoy fall to its fullest, coziest potential this year and this candle is perfect for that. It's warm, sweet, and well-balanced-- you can definitely pick out each spice scent in it but none of them are overly dominant. I have a family member with extreme sensitivity to smell/airborne chemicals and for a long time we never had any scented candles because of that, but this candle doesn't bother her at all! So of course I just had to grab 2 more while they were still the featured scent. Cozy and delicious!! :-)
It can smell like Halloween year round when you burn a Samhain candle. Sweet and warm on the coldest of days, conjure Autumn’s crisp chill even in Summer’s heat. We love it year round.
Samhain smells like fall. I use it year round whenever I want to feel closer to the Forrest. Living in the middle of the desert, that is often!