I’m such a fan of fragranced candles, especially in winter. It’s totally symbolic for me of down-time; once that candle is lit, I am going nowhere! I’ve done a quick line up of my current favourites that really make gloomy winter evenings something altogether more special.
This pretty much does what it says on the tin – a gorgeously aromatic smoky tea scent with orange accords. I think it’s beautiful – not too sweet, but sweet enough for my taste. I always rate Marks & Spencer candles (I don’t know where they get them made) because they do give good fragrancing power and aren’t as expensive as other candles. This one is £18 HERE and I’ll definitely be keeping the candle glass for flowers.
Neom’s new Christmas selection includes this Pine, Cedarwood & Eucalyptus candle – I think I should probably have added this into my feature on Flu Beauty because it is so fresh and just makes you want to breathe deeply thanks to the pure aromatherapy oils! It’s called Harmonise, and frankly, every household could do with some harmony. It’s a little on the steep side at £42 but has a 50 hour burn time (and free postage HERE).
If you are a regular reader of BBB, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Jonathan Ward candles. The newest candle is Scarlet Te but this time it’s a gentle infusion of smoky Oolong tea and flowers and perfect for anyone who feels rather overwhelmed by *big* room fragrances. It’s £35 HERE with a 45 hour burn time.
There are hundreds of candles on the market, and I’m always surprised when a new candle brand pops up with a clear glass candle. It’s so hard to eulogise about a white candle in a glass jar that looks the same as the million other white candles in glass jars, no matter how lovely it smells. There’s also the key point that putting a white candle on a magazine or newspaper page is very difficult because it disappears on the white page, therefore, just putting the same candle in a coloured jar ups the chances of it being featured in media pages. Just sayin.
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