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Sixty Hours of Summer

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tillycandleThis weekend marks the last of the lazy days of summer—steamy late nights, sand-sprinkled car floors, and rooftop barbecues. But the Tilly candle by Rosie Jane—her latest scent named after youngest daughter Matilda—captures the essence of a beachside afternoon in soy wax (with a burn time of sixty hours). The typical olfactory suspects of gardenia, coconut, and citrus evoke the smells of the ocean in the founder’s native Australia and flowers around her home in L.A., but it’s the addition of slightly heady Egyptian and African musk that instantly transports me to days spent lounging on the shores just outside of New York City (which have a vastly different aroma than sweet, tropical locales). These warm base notes give the blend a soft edge that reflects the gray-blue (not vibrant aqua) water of the East Coast and the smell of sunscreen—which many New Yorkers are neurotic about in comparison to tawny-skinned and more laid-back Californians. I plan to keep my favorite season alive long after Labor Day simply by striking a match.

Photo: Courtesy of Rosie Jane