Scented Candles Let You Bring the Smell of National Parks Home With You

Rebecca OConnell
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Scents have the power to transport us to specific places or times. Some candles can remind you of specific locations, while others can stir up nostalgic memories of home. If you find yourself longing for the great outdoors, a series of candles from Uncommon Goods promise to make it feel like you're really in one of the U.S. national parks—so long as you close your eyes.

The Great Outdoors National Park Candles are inspired by key tourist spots in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Redwood National. Creator Laura Reid visited the three national parks and researched the distinct scents in an attempt to fully recreate what each place smells like. The result: Yellowstone's Old Faithful smells of subalpine fir, thermal moss, and wild strawberry; Yosemite's Firefall is reimagined with brisk granite, fresh cedar, and black sage; Redwood National's Avenue of the Giants has notes of coastal redwood, bay laurel, and sea salt. Each of the layered scents are made with essential oils in hand-poured coconut wax.

You can grab one of these scenic candles from UncommonGoods for $40.