New Bedford Candle Shop Turns Delicious Portuguese Dessert Into Latest Scent
I'm picky when it comes to candle scents, especially if I'm using them to spruce up the house for when company comes over.
While some people would rather burn a nice floral fragrance, I'd much rather have something along the lines of a food-based smell. For example: sugar cookies, warm apple pie, etc. Anything to do with desserts, I'm all about. Selfishly, the hungrier the smell makes my guests, the better.
A New Bedford mom-and-pop candle shop instantly grabbed my attention. It's called Tierra Blue, a small business with a nose for candles. Owner Sharlem Nina channels her background to create nostalgic scents with her eco-friendly, handcrafted apricot-coconut wax candles.
Nina's latest creation is not only a nod to the SouthCoast's Portuguese community, but will have your Vavo second-guessing if there's something in the oven.
De Nata was inspired by the pastel de nata, the sweet Portuguese custard treat popular in local bakeries.
"This one’s a personal favorite," Nina said.
Once the flame hits the wick, your nose will be hit with a blended trio of sweet smells: vanilla custard, cinnamon and a little lemon zest.
Whether you simply "need this" for yourself or are looking to give to a loved one, you'll be supporting a small business while filling a room with a scent that's just as enticing each time you burn it.
And might make you hungry.