Memories of Mom: A Mother's Day Scent Guide

Our sense of smell is one of our most neglected senses, which is a shame since it’s also one of the most evocative. A whiff of a familiar or long-forgotten fragrance can instantly transport us to a different time and place. Whether we realize it or not, we have a lot of memories tied to certain scents. These scents can trigger remembering, and remind us of good times we spent with good people.

This Mother’s Day, we want to look back on some great times with that woman we all look up to: our own mothers. Why not get her something that will remind her of a favorite memory shared between the two of you? What’s your favorite memory with your mom? Think about it for a bit, then check out our list for its corresponding scent.

1. If your favorite mom memory involves a summer beach trip, try our Sea Salt & Orchid.
Feel the sand between your toes when you light this candle. You’ll hear your mom hollering at you to be careful with the waves and to put on sunscreen. Our Sea Salt & Orchid combines fresh sea salt with an earthy of floral notes, a light, crisp scent to remind you of that carefree summer day spent with the family. Try this fragrance with our Diamond Candle for a perfectly portable reminder of your care.

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2. If your favorite mom memory involves a lazy day spent outdoors, try our Fresh Grass.
Recall a family picnic in the park or a leisurely backyard lunch. If your favorite mom memory is tied to the urban outdoors, you’ll want to get her something in our Fresh Grass scent. This clean, green scent smells just like freshly mowed grass, so a couple of our Hexagon Candles on a Ceramic Marble Tray will bring her back to that happy summer day wherever she goes.

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3. If your favorite mom memory involves the Christmas holidays, try our Applejack & Orange Peel.
There are a lot of memories tied to the holiday season in general. If your favorite mom memory involves having a big Christmas dinner, or perhaps spending hours in the kitchen baking your favorite Christmas treats, our Applejack & Orange Peel is perfect for you. This fragrance smells just like a holiday apple pie so it will instantly bring a nostalgic smile to your mom’s face. Prepare for warm, fuzzy feelings. Try this on our Argyle Candle so it can double as an accent piece for her living room as well.

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4. If your favorite mom memory involves a family vacation abroad, try our Café Latte.
Travel is an experience best shared with family. There’s something about being far away from the familiar with only a handful of familiar faces at hand. Travel brings people closer together and makes for some really good memories. Perhaps you and your mom explored some cobblestone streets across Europe, or drove for a few hours down to the lush countryside. Evoke those memories with our Café Latte fragrance. This blend of coffee, toffee, and Speculoos cookies will bring you back to those long conversations at those quaint cafés, to those quiet mornings with only the chirping birds in the background. This fragrance goes great on our Crystal Candle, so its sloping shape with this cocooning fragrance makes for a lovely addition to any living room or dining room. 

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At Embla Home, we believe that scent tells a story. Don’t just get any old scented candle, take some time to find something that’s beautiful in both look and meaning. Check out our full line of fragrances for more ideas and memory inspirations. Don’t forget to use the promo code MOMMYMEMORIES and get 10% off on all candles purchased for Mother’s Day!

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