There will always be a special place in my heart for gallops along the trail in the crisp fall air and the reward of peppermints afterwards. For those who share such warm and fuzzy memories, there is a new collection from Grey Horse Candle Co. that manages to beautifully encapsulate such moments using the power of fragrance. Now you can bring the barn into your home and of course, treat your senses in the process. Ahhhh the sweet smell of nostalgia!
Each Grey Horse Candle Co. product is eloquently packaged and comes in a neutral creamy white color to coordinate with any décor. I love that once the candle is burned down, I can reuse the jar that it came in for a variety of things around the home.
I love the clean burning of these soy candles. There’s almost no excess wax on the sides of the jar and they don’t produce much black soot either. Because the soy burns so clean, I feel like I get cleaner scents as well.
The scents are pleasant and infuse a room impressively without being overpowering. I am very sensitive to fragrances but these did not bother me. Their fragrances last for a while, even after blowing out the candle.
Grey Horse Candle Co. offers more than 14 different scents in their Etsy shop right now, available in either a mason jar or wax tarts. I was lucky enough to be sent two aromas of my choosing to try out:
High End Saddle // $17
High End Saddle has me dying to hit the tack store again! I love the smell of leather, never far from it, or the feel of it in my hands. It’s classic and timeless. While I didn’t get a luxury saddle smell, I did get a “like show room dealer car smell”.
Fresh Cut Hay // $17
The sweet smell of Fresh Cut Hay elevates my mood. It grows in warmth while burning and triggers happy memories of breezy, summer drives past just-cut farmers’ fields. Hints of orange give me more focus and energy when a 3PM haze sets in.
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I appreciate that each candle is handmade with love – and is labeled with an affirmation.
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My only complaint is that I wish the scents were a bit stronger.
With prices averaging $17, these organic candles make an affordable gift for anyone (especially those hard to shop for barn friends) or maybe a little happy for yourself!
The nostalgic scents and sophisticated packaging checks all the right boxes for this gift giver. These candles bring together unique scent pairings to express my equestrian style and mood away from the barn.
So how do others perceive these fragrances? We asked 4 equestrians about their thoughts on candles and then tested to see if they could guess the Grey Horse Candle Co scent. Here were the results:
Have you tried any of these candles? What’s your favorite scent?
I received this product for free for the purposes of testing it and reviewing it. All opinions expressed are truthful and 100% my own.