As the leaves turn brilliant shades of crimson and gold and a cool breeze fills the air, there's an unmistakable aroma that wafts through the streets and Starbucks’ doorways, signaling the arrival of autumn. It's the sweet, comforting scent of pumpkin spice, a beloved seasonal flavor that captures our hearts year after year. But what is it about pumpkin spice that ignites such fervent love and devotion?

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the fall scent is a favorite for the following reasons.


Pumpkin spice evokes powerful memories of cozy gatherings, family traditions, and holidays spent with loved ones. It transports us back to a simpler time, surrounded by warmth and comfort, making us yearn for those cherished moments.

Comfort in a Cup

There's something undeniably comforting about sipping on a hot pumpkin spice latte on a crisp fall morning. The blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger envelops our taste buds in a warm embrace, soothing our souls with each sip.


Pumpkin spice isn't limited to beverages. It infuses its delightful flavors into an array of treats, from pies and muffins to cookies and ice cream. Its versatility allows us to enjoy its deliciousness in countless ways, ensuring we never tire of it, like in evocative seasonal soy candles.

Kindred Essence Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle

Seasonal Connection

Pumpkin spice is intrinsically tied to the changing seasons. Its arrival signifies the start of autumn and all the beauty it brings, from colorful foliage to pumpkin carving. This connection to nature resonates with our desire to be in harmony with the world around us.

Sense of Community

The shared enthusiasm for pumpkin spice creates a sense of community. It's a conversation starter, a topic that brings people together and fosters connections. Sharing a pumpkin spice treat with a friend can be an act of bonding and camaraderie.

Exploration and Creativity

The enduring love for pumpkin spice inspires culinary exploration. Chefs and home bakers alike experiment with new recipes, pushing the boundaries of what can be created with this beloved flavor. But it’s not just food as pumpkin spice is a big part of fall décor as well with potpourri and its burnt orange color especially popular in seasonal pillar candles.


Kindred Essence Harvest Spice Pillar Candle


To sum up, our love for pumpkin spice isn't merely about the taste; it's a celebration of tradition, comfort, and the changing seasons. It's a reminder of the beauty of autumn and the joy of sharing moments with loved ones. So, as we sip our pumpkin spice lattes, savor our pumpkin spice treats, and light our scented candles, let's embrace the seasonal love affair that warms our hearts each fall.

Enjoy other fall candle favorites.

September 25, 2023

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