Where fragrant beauty grows wild
Few places are as dark and captivating as the forest. Unseen life rustles beneath a bed of leaves. A rising mist shrouds the trail, while an aromatic thicket submerges the senses in rich woodland flora, unearthing layers of balsamic sap, fresh-hewn lumber, moist moss and ripe berries.
Wildwood captures the deep enchantment of the forest, a hidden reserve dense with life and mystery. Composed of three woodland-inspired fragrances—Bitter Orange & Cedar, Magnolia Fig & Vetiver and Juniper Berry & Sandalwood—Wildwood evokes a place where fragrant beauty grows wild, bringing its otherworldly intrigue into your home.
“Autumn is the perfect season for Wildwood, Thymes’ latest home fragrance collection”, says Stacy Brown, Thymes perfumer. That’s because, for many of us, autumn rekindles feelings of nostalgia, a longing for home-centered traditions and ingrained cycles of the harvest season.
“Fall in particular seems to be an emotional time,” Stacy says. “All this crazy change happens: school starts, schedules switch, the weather changes. In all this change, you crave something familiar and comforting.”
Indeed, as the days shorten and the air grows cool and crisp, we welcome rich, complex scents that evoke feelings of well-being and comfort. Whether consciously or by instinct, we gravitate to warmer fragrance notes like woods, amber, spices, resins and incense.
Home fragrance that stirs the beauty and energy of the autumnal forest.
The season’s spices, in particular, lend warmth to chilly days and festive holidays. Spices warm our noses and palates with their vibrant colors, exotic flavors and sensual aromas. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove add warm-hearted accents to cooking and baking. When blended with delicacies such as vanilla, cream, brandy and chocolate, these aromas comfort like a cashmere throw on a frosty evening.
That’s where Wildwood comes in. Each Wildwood fragrance contains a uniquely sumptuous blend of aromatic wood, like sandalwood, juniper and cedarwood, edible essences such as tea, berries and rare spices, with bright bursts of greens and florals.
“The fragrances are complex and dynamic,” Stacy says. “They are nostalgic fragrances that resonate with people’s memories.”
For instance, memories of mom’s fresh-baked apple pie might have you “reaching for something that has deep, cozy notes and spices,” Stacy says. “You’re looking for that heat, that warmth. Naturally, your body craves it.”
Though none of the Wildwood fragrances smell like actual apple pie, they do radiate a comforting sophistication. Stacy, who composed the three Wildwood fragrances, describes them this way:
- Bitter Orange & Cedar emulates the idea of a pomander, a sweet orange spiked with nutmeg. It’s a rich, spicy experience that evokes seasonal domestic traditions.
- Magnolia Fig & Vetiver emphasizes wood with a touch of fruit. It’s like a walk through a magical forest, surrounded by boughs heavy with wild plums and blackberries.
- Juniper Berry & Sandalwood echoes ancient rituals featuring incense and spice. Its base of deep amber lends a creamy warmth.
The fragrances tap into a season that draws people together—around fireplaces, playing board games and entertaining family and friends. They also inspire meditative moments, with hints of adventure and intrigue to warm the way.
Wildwood candles, which come in signature dark-amber glass containers, make an especially appropriate gift for housewarmings, holidays and other seasonal celebrations.
Find out more about Wildwood. And enjoy your journey into the forest’s rich enchantments.
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