I’m not sure if this is some kind of hormonal thing, but I’m feeling kind of… cuddly today. You know, kind of a wool-sock-wearing and tea-drinking and «Love, Actually»-watching-cuddly.
Maybe it’s just a mid-week slump, that takes on a life of its own, paired with the sweet scent of my current favourite candle wafting over from the radiator (more on that below!). And so, we’re off to a scroll-down party post with ten lovely, fresh treats!
Izola «Elderflower» Candle (230 g), $35.00
Yes, there are scented candles that smell distinctly of summer! The delicate, sweet scent of elderflower is gorgeous, and Izola source all their ingredients ethically and sustainably. Burning time: Approx. 60 hours
Voluspa «French Cade Lavender» (340 g), $20.00
This candle is supposed to evoke «freshly laundered linen». I like the three-wicked (is that even a word?) candle made of coconut wax, with hints of Bulgarian lavender, french vervena and cedarwood. Burning time: Approx. 60 hours
Aspen Bay Candles «Bamboo Lotus» (270 g), $24.50
This hand-made candle made of soy wax (made in Tennessee!) smells of bamboo leaves, lemon, pear and eucalyptus. Burning time: Approx. 45 hours
Lalique «Yuzu» Candle (190 g), €65.00
OMG, I love this candle – because I love the asian citrus fruit yuzu so much! It’s an upbeat, very fresh scent that is never overpowering. Burning time: Approx. 40 to 50 hours
«Japanese Green Tea» Original Glass Candle by Karmakamet (185 ml), 69 Swiss Francs at The Merchant & Co.
This soy wax candle is handmade in Thailand by Karmakamet, and is infused with a whopping 12% essential oils, which makes it quite intense, scent-wise… but the fresh, green tea smell isn’t too overpowering. Burning time: Approx. 40 hours
Rituals «Spring Garden» Scented Candle (290 g), around €20.00
The name says it all – but instead of flowery spring meadows, you get fresh vetiver and sage. A lovely, green scent! Burning time: Approx. 50 hours
Panier des Sens Scented Candle in «Jasmin Bergamotte» (180 g), €20.00
Usually, jasmine is quite sweet and intense, but in this lovely candle version, it gets a fresh, very mediterranean kick. Burning time: Approx. 40 hours
Diptyque «Oranger» Scented Candle (190 g), $60.00
Anyone who loves scented candles must already be obsessed with the French brand Diptyque. This version concentrates not only the juicy smell of orange, but the entire tree – roots, leaves and all! Burning time: Approx. 35 hours
Lucy Annabella Organics «Spearmint & Lemongrass» Aromatic Candle (250 g), €39.00 at Biomazing
This is definitely an «uplifting» favourite, made in Ireland! 100% organic essential oils and soy wax, infused with the amazing scents of mint and lemongrass. Burning time: Approx. 50 hours
Ladurée Lavender Candle (180 g), €47.00
On one hand, I’d really like to find out if this candle really is «tremendously arousing», as stated on Ladurées homepage, but then maybe some things should remain a mystery. Unless you want to share, of course!
And now, over to you: Do you have a favourite scented candle that I’ve scandalously forgotten here? A secret tip for all fellow scented candle fiends?
LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION!
And I’ll leave you with my last Smoky-the-Bear input of the day, sweetie: Of course, you’d NEVER leave your burning candle unattended, right?