True Travels: Bijou in Seattle

I've always heard of people traveling with candles, but I never thought it would be something I personally would fall into. My time in Seattle was split between my little sister's dorm room downtown and my family home up north, and I have to say packing candles can really enhance what down time you have when you're in a new city. I'm much quicker to relax with a favorite, familiar scent wafting through the air. Even though Seattle is home to me, carrying the same scent from my Minneapolis apartment to my childhood bedroom seems to add a thread of symmetry between my cross-country houses.

Travel photos by myself and Elyse Lankford, Product photos by Elena Kruse

Bijou Candles is a lovely new-to-me luxury candle company with perfectly Parisian packaging and a unique reusable quality. You can actually reuse the same bases once the candles have burned away using their refills. I've been on the hunt for easy ways to preserve Mother Earth since I was in high school, so I'm stoked to find a way to satisfy my usually wasteful obsession with candles with a beautiful brand that's conscious of the environment!

Bois de Vanille immediately became my favorite scent, because duh, vanilla, and as you can see in the photo above Ambre Tubereuse made it in my suitcase as well. I tend to lean towards heavier, sensual scents for autumn, which is why the entire collection of Boudoir scents is a great fit for my lifestyle. Tabac Noir is also one of my favorites, because how often do you see a black wax candle? It's a little gothic and a little unusual and a little spicy. I'm into it. 

I love sharing new finds with you guys, and for that reason I'm happy to share Bijou wants to send one of you lucky readers a little care package! By entering, you could receive one large Bijou candle, one petit Bijou candle, one large refill and two petit refills.


Visit Bijou Candles (U.S. residents only) and leave a comment below with the scent you would choose if you won! 

For extra entries, you can follow Bijou on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Make sure to tell me your extra entries in your comment. A winner will be selected next Monday, November 16.

Thanks to Bijou for sponsoring this post!