It's Southern Magnolia Season

"Every Southern belle is a Mississippi queen,
Down the Mississippi, Down in New Orleans.
Come on take a stroll down to Basin Street
And listen to the music with the Dixieland beat.
The magnolia blossoms fill the air
And if you ain't been to heaven, then you ain't been there." 
-Gary U.S. Bonds hit song, New Orleans

When it comes to the Crescent City, it's true that "magnolia blossoms fill the air." The large, creamy-white bloom of the magnolia tree was designated the state flower in 1900 because of its abundance throughout the state. 

The Southern magnolia is native to Louisiana with unusually fragrant flowers. The magnificent magnolia blossoms are both a treat for the eyes and the senses. And right now is prime time for the beautiful, fragrant flowers. Throughout New Orleans, beginning in late April and peaking in May, magnolias fill the air. The flowering of the magnolias continues sporadically through the summer and may even appear as late as September or October. 

Just like the fragrant blooms of the Southern Magnolia perfume the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans, our Southern Magnolia fragrance can fill your home with the garden beauty that is reminiscent of New Orleans. Light one of our Southern Magnolia Elite Candles and let the garden beauty of southern magnolia, fresh jasmine, and a kiss of musk transport you to summer in New Orleans with the intoxicating aroma of Southern Magnolias in bloom. This fragrance is also available in wax melts, room sprays, and more! Click here to see the complete Southern Magnolia collection from Orleans Home Fragrances and let this signature Orleans scent fill your home!