This $10 candle will make your home smell like spring

It's the fragrant equivalent of good background music: pleasant, but not obnoxious.
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Spring is here, and while it would be great to have fresh-cut flowers out at all times, that's just impossible for most of us.

So, we set out to find the perfect spring candle.

Finding a great floral candle is harder than it seems, though. After some distinct duds (including a candle that made us unanimously nauseous), we found Yankee Candle's Magnolia & Lily candle.

Yankee Candle, Magnolia & Lily, $10, Amazon

You know how this time of year, sometimes you walk by a bunch of flowers and just catch a nice, subtle scent?

This candle is a lot like that. It's basically the fragrant equivalent of good background music: It's pleasant, but not obnoxious.

Magnolia and lily are two undeniably lovely scents to begin with, and the soy-blend wax also includes a little citrus, which gives it a nice, clean balance.

(If you want to get technical, it also has a base of jasmine and sandalwood, and also notes of honeysuckle and lemon, according to the company.)

Yankee Candle's Magnolia and Lily strikes that pleasant balance of flowery yet subtle.Tracy Saelinger / TODAY

The square shape is also a nice change from the typical round candle. And the lid can double as a holder to put underneath it, if you'd like, so that the lid isn't always lying around next to the candle on the counter.

You get a good amount of bang for your buck, too: The small size burns for 18 to 28 hours, or you could jump up to a medium or large size, which burns up to 38 and 80 hours, respectively.

And it keeps going, in a way.

Says one Yankee reviewer, "It has a beautiful, light fragrance perfect for spring and summer. The scent of lilies and magnolias filled the room, and lasted long after blowing it out."

Pleasant, affordable and pretty? Sounds like a winner to us!

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