I just love candles. For me they are an everyday luxury and I have them dotted all around the house. I burn them in the morning to make my house smell yummy, and then again in the evening after Little Miss goes to bed as a way to unwind and relax (and of course, always well out of reach of curious little hands). I get very excited about finding new fragrances and thought I would share a couple of my favourites with you;
Voluspa – Makassar Ebony and Peach
This candle was a gift from a lovely friend. It comes in a couple of different sizes and I was amazed how it filled my home with a woody peachiness that lasted for hours after it had been burning. A great idea for a gift or as an everyday luxury for yourself to enjoy. You can find more info and stockists here.
Geodesis – Mimosa
This Geodesis candle has a subtle, clean fragrance and is made in France (I simply love anything French!), you can also get the room spray to match. I have a mini version of this candle in my guest bathroom and it looks as beautiful as it smells. Another great gift idea or a little treat for yourself. You can order it here.
Freedom Dreme Candles
This Freedom candle was a gift from a lovely Aunty. It’s definitely the best value for money and comes in a big round votive. I have mine sitting on top of a pile of beautiful books in the middle of my coffee table. The fragrance is Tuberose and Cascarilla, (just looked up cascarilla as I’ve never heard of it before, apparently it’s a West Indian shrub – so there you go!) but the fragrance is faintly floral and very understated. You can find these ones at the Freedom store or online here.
Glasshouse candles are one of my all time favourites that I keep coming back to. They are triple scented, made right here in Australia and have up to 80 hours burn time. I love that the candles are all named with a destination… one of these babies can take you to Miami, Manhattan or Bordeaux right in the comfort of your own home. My current choice is Bora Bora and it’s all zesty and citrusy and heavenly. These candles fill a room with their fragrance and once you have finished burning, you can keep the beautiful jar and re-use! You can find them here.
Do you love candles too? What are your favourites? Do you have any clever ideas for re-using the tins or jars afterwards?