Trader Joe’s $4 Spring Find Is Finally Back, Just in Time for Peony Season

published May 8, 2024
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You know it’s really spring when you begin to smell the sweetness of flowers in every light, warm breeze. And Trader Joe’s has captured that uplifting seasonal scent (and feeling!) in candle form and brought it back for yet another year. The Peony Blossom candle is officially back on shelves at Trader Joe’s locations nationwide and just like the fresh Trader Joe’s flowers that shoppers can’t get enough of, it’s a welcome sign of spring.

Spotted by the Trader Joe’s New TikTok account on May 5, the 5-ounce Peony Blossom candle is available in stores for just $3.99. It’s made with natural soy wax and a cotton wick that burns clean and produces a super-fresh and light peony scent. 

The Trader Joe’s Obsessed account also announced the arrival of peony season on May 3, noting that the scent is also available in a foaming hand soap this year.

Over on the Trader Joe’s Obsessed Instagram account, people are raving about Peony Blossom, with one person saying, “Love peony season,” and another adding, “Love that soap.”

If you’re not near a Trader Joe’s but want to get in on the peony candle action, you can actually grab a similar one from Target. Pink Lady & Peony is a scented candle from Target’s Opalhouse collection and comes in either a 4-ounce or 15-ounce lidded glass jar. The 4-ounce candle is available for $5 and the 10-ounce is available for $10.

The scent is the perfect balance of fresh peonies with touches of floral essential oils to enhance the sweetness of the peony, and the product boasts 122 reviews.

“I love Opalhouse candles, particularly anything fruity or floral,” one five-star reviewer wrote. “This candle smells so good, it’s like bringing a sophisticated spring smell into my home.”

Another person added, “A very fresh floral smell with a tint of lavender perfume to it.”

Head to Trader Joe’s or hit your nearest Target to grab one of these peony candles to burn throughout the spring. It turns out that you can have your fresh flowers and your fresh floral candles, too!

Buy: Pink Lady & Peony Candle, $5