Introducing: Our Pumpkin Chai Tea Candle

October 27, 2015

Falling leaves, dropping temps, infiniti scarves, Ugg boots...  it's official:  fall has arrived.  Along with these telltale signs fall also brings that quintessential seasonal favorite:  Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Yes, the PSL is back, along with it's ever-expanding assortment of Pumpkin Spice products in everything from candy to conditioner.  Last year we noted how another candle company was offering eleven(!) different Pumpkin-scented candles.  While we can probably  agree that's too many, we here at Chandler Candle Co. Had too few.  Actually , we had none - and our customers couldn't understand why.

Last fall we wrote to explain why we didn't have a Pumpkin Spice candle.  It turns out that while the spice is pretty easy to nail down, the pumpkin part is really tricky.  We searched high and low, sampling countless pumpkin oils, but they all smelled too sweet or artificial - which helps explain why so many pumpkin scented things smell so terrible.  While we couldn't find the right scent, we vowed to keep looking and asked you to keep waiting.

The wait is over.

After an exhaustive search we finally found the perfect pumpkin scent.  It's rich and creamy, but not too sweet.  We also took our time finding the perfect spice scent to pair with it and, after lots of experimentation, we decided on a spicy chai tea.  We love how the bold blend of spice notes play with the richness of the pumpkin.  It's a wonderful, seasonal combination that is classic without being cliché. 

We've spent more man-hours on creating our new Pumpkin Chai Tea candle than any of our other scents.  It's truly been a labor of love, and we hope you'll smell the difference in these candles when you burn them this fall - and for many falls to come!