Candles

  • Candles,  Home scents,  Scented home perfumes

    Summer scented candles

    Everyone loves candles and they’re not just for the winter months. Summer scented candles are just as popular.

    We already know that candles have been around for many years and have many uses.

    Summer scented candles
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    Summer scented candles

    Summer sees the BBQ lit, garden parties, windows and doors open and pretty garden lights around the edges of flower beds. There’s a real chilled vibe sitting in the garden, listening to the birds and feeling the breeze on our skin.

    Outdoor candles have their uses to keep pesky insects at bay. You’ve just spent time preparing food, eventually sit down and before you’ve even taken the first fork full, a fly appears!

    Citronella is popular for keeping the insects off your food.

    Candles also make our homes smell gorgeous and during the hot weather, we want our home to smell fresh and cool.

    Whenever we think of summer, we think of fresh smelling flowers, citrus and fruity scents.

    Days at the beach or on holiday, sitting by the pool with an ice-cold drink or just relaxing in the garden, listening to the birds and wildlife is the perfect way to relax.

    When the temperature starts to rise and we feel like we have reached our summer season, we start to look for lighter fragrance candles to match our environment.

    Seasonal candle scents

    We don’t want the heavy scents such as cinnamon or spices such as nutmeg or ginger. These are much more suited to winter and Christmas time with their strong and crisp fragrance.

    So what type of scents should we be shopping for when the weather is sunny and hot ?

    There’s lots of fresh, summer scents to choose from for the perfect blend of candle.

    Fragrances notes such as lavender, lemon, floral, citrus and fruit make a lovely combination.

    Summer scented candles

     

    Sometimes we are at risk of purchasing scents that are too overpowering, even when we buy summer candles.

    If you have one burning in a small room at home, a candle that gives off strong fruits or is very floral, could potentially be a little too much.

    We don’t want an overload of sweetness. This becomes sickly and unpleasant.

    Larger rooms suit stronger fragrances so that they have space to disperse their scent more evenly.

     

    Just like perfumes and aftershave, their scents bring back memories, happy times and make us feel good when wearing them.

    The same principle fits for scented candles. They can uplift us and make us feel good with their scent floating in the air.

    Burning a summer candle will definitely export you to a tropical place even when you’re sitting at home.

     

    Summer scented candles

    Why do we use candles in the summer ?

    Apart from keeping pesky insects away when we’re eating outside, scented candles are great for masking unwanted scented in and outside the home.

    Everyone loves entertaining friends and family during the summer months.

    Having a BBQ is always popular when the weather gets warmer but the smells from cooked BBQ food or food waste bin can linger afterwards.

    Masking these will make inside an outside more pleasant to sit and entertain as you head into the evening sunset and glass of wine.

    Summer scented candles

    We don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great fragrance candle and just a couple of hours burn time will give enough of a scent to last for a few hours.

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    Colonial Candles

     

    Colonialcandle.com have a beautiful collection of summer candles, ranging from lavender, blood orange, bergamot, raspberry, spearmint, pink peony and lily.

    A wonderful selection of fragrances that bring a true feel of summer to our homes.

    Along with stunning scents, their candles are also made with vibrant colours to give colour to any room or brighten up the garden.

    They have a premium candle collection and a summer scents collection.

    Lavender sprig

    Deco Collection

     

    Whenever we smell the scent of lavender, it automatically transforms us to open fields, a gorgeous purple and hot summer days.

    Lavender grows wild wherever it’s planted and seeing it’s true bloom in open fields, or in the middle of woods, is not only a pretty picture but also gives off a wonderful, delicate scent.

     

    Summer scented candles
    The beauty of nature and a gorgeous flower

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    Pop of colour collection

    Blood Orange

    This unique collection really does live by its name. The pop of colour in this large selection of candles.

    Blood Orange gives a vibrant colour along with its citrus scent.

    Combined with wild basil and pomelo leaf, this candle gives a zest of colour and energetic aroma.

    There are 25 different vibrant candle scents to chose from. Take a look here.

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  • Candles,  Celebrities,  Gifts,  Home scents,  Scented home perfumes

    Designer scented candles

    Designer perfumes have been so popular for many years that we now have designer scented candles as an extension of our luxury scents.

    Many of us already reach for our favourite perfume scent every morning. It’s part of our wardrobe and routine around getting dressed.

    Whether you work in an office, at a restaurant or in a beauty salon, there is always a place for wearing a scent.

     

    Some like their favourite fragrance so much that they extend it into their homes by buying a candle with the same notes.

    With so many great candles on the market and online today, we have such a variety to choose from and they make great gifts too for any occasion.

     

    T lights

    Unscented T lights work well if you just want to make the home feel cosy during the winter months.

    There are also scented candles that smell of lemongrass, apples and vanilla for that touch of fruit and sweetness in the home.

     

    Celebrity influenced

     

    We know that celebrities have branched out in many directions when it comes to the beauty world.

    Anything from skin care, make up and perfumes and now we have designer scented candles.

    As previously discussed in my articles celebrity endorsed perfumes and celebrity skincare, we see the fragrance industry sky rocket and continue to be just as popular today.

     

    Cheaper alternatives

    Many shops are jumping at the chance to sell top designer candles such as Jo Malone at cheaper prices. Candles that smell identical to the designer perfumes.

    Aldi has already seen shoppers hustling in on their own range of Jo Malone for just £9.99.

    A 200g candle from their home collection, Oud & Bergamot.

    This would normally set you back £62 if bought from the Jo Malone website.

    One may question why you would buy a £62 candle when you can purchase the same scent for £9.99.

    With a burn time of 45 hours compared to 60 hours for the Aldi brand, another difference is the size of the candle.

    Compare Jo Malone 200g candle Aldi’s 700g, 3-wick version and it’s not just the price that catches the eye.

    Designer scented candles
    Image : Aldi

    We all know that if we purchase any product from a designer website, we will be paying the higher price.

    This leaves us looking at more affordable options so let’s see where we can shop for some of the best designer scented candles.

     

    Fm world designer inspired candles

    Designer scented candles
    FM World male candle

    FM World have a small selection of 150g candles. Four scents for women and one for men.

    From their website :

    Our high-quality Home Ritual Fragrance Candles use hydro-refined paraffin and a wick that meet strict requirements of the German RAL standard in terms of:

    • scent intensity, • optimal burn-up behaviour, • wick quality – a strong cotton wick of suitable thickness, resistant to breaking and drowning, • minimal smoldering, which does not pollute the airways, • reduced soot, which ensures the candle looks beautiful when used.

    Candle burn time: between 35 and 40 hours! INDULGE IN AN AROMATIC EXPERIENCE – with the Home Ritual Fragrance Candle that will fill your rooms with amazing scent!


    FM18

    This 150g luxury fragrance candle scent is inspired by Coco Mademoiselle and their PURE PARFUM 18 is one of the best-sellers.

    It is an enchanting combination of energetic citrus tones with sensual wood notes. A balanced fragrance composition introduces to your interior classy and elegant ambiance.

                                     Purchase your FM18 candle here

     

    FM20

    Inspired by the best-selling PURE PARFUM 20, this candle has similar notes to the poplar perfume Flower Bomb- Victor & Rolf.

    If you are a lover of fruity, citrus, woody and water notes, these tempting scents will ensure your home smells wonderful with its mysterious and stimulating scent.

                                     Purchase your FM20 candle here

     

     

    Fm413

    What’s not to love about this fragrance ?

    Inspired by another top perfume La Vie Est Belle- Lancôme and the best-selling PURE PARFUM 413, it is a charming and complex fragrance composition combining flowery and sweet notes. Its perfume alone is a real head turner so bring your favourite scent into the home for a rich, sweet and summery vibe.

    Its oriental tones make your interior feel warm and cosy.

     

                                    Purchase your FM413 candle here

     

    FM809

    Another best-seller from FM is our 809 candle, inspired by the fragrance notes of Black Orchid- Tom Ford.

    With its tempting notes of flowery fragrances embraced by oriental scents.

    They fill your interior with a mysterious and stimulating scent. A strong scent that will instantly hit the nose as you walk in the room.

    Packed with woody, spicy, vanilla and ambergris notes, this candle will surely make an impact.

                                     Purchase your FM809 candle here

     

     

     

    FM472

    This male fragrance candle is inspired by the ever so popular Aventus-Creed. An enchanting scent combining woody, oriental, floral and fruity notes to give that masculine scent throughout the home.

    Also, available online and in shops are designer candles by our top names in the perfume industry with a more affordable price tag.

     

                               Purchase your FM472 candle here

     

     

    Designer scented candles
    FM World male and female candles

    The designer brands

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    Jo Malone

    This designer brand has become very popular over the past couple of years with many women purchasing the perfume.

    Basil and Neroli scented candle has a top note of basil, heart note of neroli and a base note of white musk.

    A fresh fragrance with its green floral note in the Neroli and orange, while the base adds a softness that lingers gently through the home.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Jo Malone- Basil & Neroli

    Available to purchase from ebay

     

    Tom Ford

    Neroli Portofino has a mixture of exotic notes. Top notes of Mandarin, Italian Bergamo and lavender.

    Heart notes of Jasmine and African orange blossom and base notes of Amber & Brett seed and Angelica.

    We are instantly transported to a fresh, citrus scent with a floral fragrance popping through to give this candle a true feel of the Italian Riviera.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Tom Ford -Neroli Portofino scent

    Available to purchase on ebay

    Victor & Rolf

    Flower Bomb is a hugely popular fragrance for the ladies and the candle is no exception. If you love this sweet, harmonious scent on your skin, it’s worth giving the candle a try. A collection of floral notes including patchouli, citrus, musk, rose and white floral give this scent its gorgeous ‘bouquet’ of fresh and sweetness when lit.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Victor & Rolf- Flower Bomb candle

    Available to purchase on ebay

     

    Marc Jacobs

     

    The perfume alone is a huge hit with many women and now we have a candle to bring this delightful scent into our homes too! Like a fruit bowl mixed with strawberry, black grapefruit and violet leaf as its top notes added with jasmine, musk and vanilla, it’s easy to see why this fragrance is such a best-seller.

     

     

    Designer scented candles
    Marc Jacobs- Daisy candle

     

    Available to purchase on eBay

    Burberry

    A pleasant surprise to see that the Burberry candle has an affordable price tag. This lovely set comes with three different scents.

    Burberry 3x Candle Set Cedar Wood Purple Hyacinth English Rose.

     

    Designer scented candles

     

    Available to purchase on eBay

    Chanel

    The iconic Chanel is a delight to have as a candle around the home. Not the cheapest I may add but with its elegant box to accompany three glass candle jars, this would make a wonderful gift for any Chanel fan.

    The fragrance notes behind Chanel are very distinctive.

    Top notes of Bulgarian Rose, peach, Jasmine and mandarin orange. Middle notes of Rose, orange blossom and clover. Base notes of amber, vanilla, tonka bean and sandalwood.

    It’s no surprise that the Chanel fragrance is so iconic.

    It’s easy to bring our homes to life with a designer scented candle. Whatever your budget, there are so many alternatives to try.

     

    Designer scented candles
    Chanel candle set of 3

    Available to purchase on eBay

     

     

    Have you heard of Wickbox?

    Wickbox is a luxury candle subscription box curated to match your scent preferences. Subscribers choose from a monthly medium or large surprise candle and fill out a scent profile so we can handpick their candle based on their likes and dislikes. The brands we partner with focus on quality including lead-free wicks, superior wax, and beautifully designed containers that complement the season and can be repurposed after you finish burning your candle. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of me-time. Gift subscriptions available!

     

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  • Candles,  Reviews

    Yankee scented candles review

    There’s not many of us that don’t like candles. Especially when it comes to Yankee scented candles.

    The first time I noticed these wonderful creations was several years ago, at my local village garden centre at Christmas.

     

    Yankee candles review

     

     

    Taking a visit to a garden centre is always a delightful place to visit during the festive season, with their collection of tree ornaments, garlands and unique gifts.

    Head over to the candle section and the shelves were full from the ceiling to the floor of an array of colours, styles and gorgeous smelling scents.

    You could definitely smell the fragrances as soon as you walked through the door.

    With so many to choose from, the decision was often made difficult.

     

    Which candle to choose

    A classy design is just as important as a gorgeous fragrance when it comes to candles. After all, it’s on show in our homes so it’s good to go for one that looks elegant and homely.

    If you’re looking for cheap candles, then the Yankee will overstretch the budget.

    We do get what we pay for so I’m a firm believer in spending a little more to have a product that will last and is of better quality.

    Whenever tea light candles are on sale, which is pretty much all year around now, they are often cheap to purchase.

    Some will last fairly well and you will get a good burning time but some may not last as long or not burn in the correct way.

    The Yankee candle does come in three different sizes so if the price of a large one is more than you’re prepared to pay, then the smaller options are great too.

     

    Having such a good burn time for all three size jars really does give the home the opportunity to smell gorgeous whatever the season or reason for purchasing them.

     

     

    Why are Yankee candles so expensive?

    From experience Yankee candles are more expensive when purchased from small businesses/gift shops. The smaller companies will often have a higher price tag so it pays to shop around before you buy.

     

    Yankee candles do burn more evenly than some candles on the market and therefore this quality reflects in the price.
    As it’s often said, we get what we pay for and I feel that paying a little more for a candle that will last a long time and burn evenly is something that every home needs.
    It also needs to burn safely.

    Always pay special attention with candles when they are lit.

     

    Although the Yankee candles burn safely inside their jar, don’t leave them unattended or around small children who could knock them over or scald themselves.

    There’s definitely something about having candles burning at home that gives a sense of warmth, calmness and a wintry feel once the curtains are closed for the evening.

    They can be used all year round too, not just for cosy nights in. Remember to prep your candle first before it’s first lit.

     

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    Yankee scented candles review

    Yankee candles available on ebay 

     

    Sizes range from small, medium and large

    Large jar has a burn time of up to 150 hours

    Medium jar- up to 75 hours

    Small jar- up to 30 hours

    My rating : 9 out of 10

     

    Once you’ve used your candle and it’s burned away, it’s a great idea to reuse the jar. Dress it up or pop a tea light in the bottom. The jars are very sturdy and there are several fragrances that they come in.

    The jars also come with a lid which is a great way of holding onto the scent when the candle is not lit.

    If you’re prone to headaches around strong fragrances, try to choose the more delicate scents.
    Some winter scents can be a little overpowering if they’re sat in a small room in the home.

     

    Yankee candle gift sets on ebay

    Have you tried Yankee candles ?

    Let me know your thoughts below.