• Candles,  Christmas gifts,  Home scents,  How to give the perfect gift

    Christmas candle holders

    Any home is made beautiful with the addition of candles to bring the cosy nights in and with Christmas fast approaching, we take a look at Christmas candle holders.

    Christmas candle holders

    For many of us, candles are lit all year round, whether it’s in the garden during BBQ season or for adding extra comfort and warmth during the winter months.

    Cosy lit fires, candles burning and the tree lit up in all its glory, brings the magic of Christmas to life for families all over the world.

    Christmas candle holders
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    During the festive season, we see lots of candles on sale, from tea lights to large pillar candles. They come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes to suit all.

    The one thing that I have noticed when I’ve been shopping for candles is that some of them don’t always come with their own holder.

    We know that candles such as Yankee are already contained in their own glass jar and some of the smaller candles may come in a suitable jar that can be reused after.

    Christmas candle holders

    What about those that need to sit in a holder before they’re lit?

    Christmas candle holders

    As previously discussed in my article flameless candles, we also see candle pots, pillar, floating and jar candles that do come with their own container.

    Choosing ones that don’t already come molded inside their own container means that we need to shop for suitable jars and trays to safely be able to light the candle.

    At Christmas, we usually see the table decorations set out with table runners and centre piece candles to bring the festivities into the home and there are some lovely ideas online to choose from.

    Companies have become very creative and there are some unusual styles available to purchase.


    If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration on how to decorate your home for the festive season with candles, take a look at Christmas candle ideas.

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    Tea lights are hugely popular and are possibly the most affordable.

    They come as either batter operated (flameless) or lit candles and you can either have single holders or a larger centre piece where the holder with sit several tea lights at one time.

    They also come in a couple of different colours and scents to suit your own personal choice.

    Their particular styles really do bring a warmth and magical feeling into the home during the festive period.

    Christmas candle holders

     

     

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    Taper candle holder

    This style brings a more retro and Gothic like feel if you are looking for a unique candle holder.

    Depending on your home decor, they can give a lot of character to the room.

    They use the candle stick design and these also come in a variety of choices and colours.

    Some will be decorated in a Christmas theme and there are some that have the days of December engraved on them so that you burn a section each day as Christmas nears.

    These are called advent candles and are non drip, tapered candles that have a burn time of 12 hours.

    Christmas candle holders

     

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    Stainless steel lantern candle holder

    These are one of my favourites for the elegance they bring into the home and are most suited for the pillar candles.

    They come in a variety of sizes depending on where you want them in the home and give off a good amount of light due to their size.

    The very large ones are suitable for sitting in floor space perhaps by a fire for that extra feel of coziness.

    This style is also suitable to use outside on the patio during the summer months, or in the winter for the extra light on a cold evening.

    They come with a carry handle so that you could hang them from a hook off the garden fence and also makes it easier to transport them from one area to another.

    Christmas candle holders

     

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    Pine needle candlestick table decor

    Beautifully decorated candle holders for the Christmas decorated table are very popular and these metal pine needle candlestick holders are no exception.

    Christmas berries, leaves, wood and pine cones as a centrepiece, brings everyone to the table for their family meal on Christmas Day.

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    Antler pillar glass candle holder

    I love to see unusual items for sale that perhaps no one else has at home.

    This antler tea light pillar glass candle holder is unique and unusual, and is suitable for either a pillar candle or tea light candle.

    It does bring rustic charm into your home, especially if you have a woodland theme.

    Christmas candle holders

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    Retro candle holder stand

    This type of tea light candle holder is very popular with a variety of Christmas themed patterns from a Christmas tree to a deer or snowflakes.

    When these candles are lit, the light shines through the engraved pattern and gives a gorgeous decorative shadow on the wall and surrounding surfaces.

    They are very affordable too so there is the option to have several around the home.

     

    Christmas candle holders

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    Christmas spinning candle holder

    Another unusual candle holder is this spinning candle holder.

    A delicate holder with its rotating snowflakes that would make the perfect table decoration as it angelically spins.

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    Rustic log candle holder

    Bring the enchantment of the woods and outdoors into the home with this unique rustic lit tea light holder.

    It contains three small tea light glass dishes for your tea light candles and is suitable as a table decoration or sitting on the mantelpiece.

     

    Christmas candle holders

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    Nordic Christmas candle holder

    Pine trees, berries, holly and stars surround this beautiful centre piece table decoration, shaped as a Christmas wreath.

    With four votive candle holders to pop a tea light inside, it sits perfectly on the dining room table and sets the mood for the festivities and can be used year after year.

    Christmas candle holders

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    Conclusion

    A wonderful selection of Christmas candle holders that suit any budget and any home, available to purchase from the comfort of your own home.

    Bring your home to life this Christmas or purchase a candle holder as a gift for someone.

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  • Advent calendar,  Candles,  Christmas gifts,  How to give the perfect gift

    Candle advent calendar

    Christmas approaches yet again as 2022 draws to the end and we start to look for gifts for loved ones and a popular choice for Christmas of late is the candle advent calendar.

    As previously discussed in my article Perfume Advent Calendar, we already know just how popular these calendars are.

     

    Candle advent calendar
    The streets of London in the UK are always bustling at this time of year photo©️fragranceswithlove.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It has become a tradition for many years to purchase one to count the days down before Christmas, especially for children.

    There was always something magical about opening a window each morning to see which chocolate was inside.

    With the excitement of getting nearer to the number 24 window which was always bigger than the rest and had a larger chocolate inside to enjoy.

    Candle advent calendar

     

    The days seem to have passed for the chocolate variety, although they are still widely available for everyone and especially catered more for young children with their different cartoon designs to encourage a purchase.

    Nowadays, the market has made room for a unique and elegant choice with gifts hidden behind each window instead of the traditional chocolate.

    Candle advent calendar

    As much as we all love a treat of chocolate from the 1st to 24th December, as we get older, we are keen for different things and there are so many ideas that companies put behind their Advent windows.

    Very inspirational in fact.

    There are gifts behind each window that will be suited to anyone no matter what age or gender and we are spoilt for choice with the selection.

    Beauty

    Ideal for the females in the family who love a selection of make up items to add to their collection. Women and teenagers can never have too much make up.

    Perfume

    These have been very popular over the past few years and most will have a small sample behind each window and a full bottle of perfume behind window number 24.

    Candle advent calendar
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    FM World have customised gift boxes that can be created especially with your loved one in mind.

    The Gift Box contains: – Pure Royal 50 ml of your choice – Pure Royal Antiperspirant Stick of your choice – Pure Royal Solid Perfume Stick of your choice – Small Gift Box.

    Candle advent calendar

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    Skin care

    Most of us get a skin care product of some kind within our Christmas gifts so to have a mini selection in your calendar is a great idea and ideal to take away for travelling too.

    Baby items

    Perfect for any now mums that have a newborn around Christmas time. These calendars contain essential items for baby and will be essential for mum and baby and put to good use.

    Lego

    If you have a child or children who love Lego as much as my children did when they were younger, this one is a great option. Children learn so much through Lego play, including motor skills and being creative with their building.

     


    Fidget toys

    Many children today of all ages are known to have fidget toys as part of their every day lives, especially suited and created for those on the spectrum so a calendar with a big selection behind each window is sure to light up their faces. These gadgets are colourful, calming and keep the user focused.

    Grooming

    Another perfect gift for the men as we know how difficult they can be to buy for. No more walking endlessly around the stores or searching online for a gift that could be a hit or miss to whether the men will like what’s been bought for them.

    Wine

    Not many will refuse an advent calendar with small bottles of wine behind. Although not a drinker myself, I know a few family members who would love this style as a gift.

    Biscuits

    Biscuits are always popular at Christmas and many families will buy the traditional tin so if you have any biscuits lovers that would appreciate this as a gift, then definitely look into buying one.

    Jam

    I love jam. Children love jam along with many adults. A little pot of different flavoured jam sounds like a great treat behind each window.

    Cheese

    Another food that’s been known as a popular tradition at Christmas is the assortment of cheeses that we purchase in the supermarkets before the big day. The great thing about many cheeses is that they have a reasonable shelf life.

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    These style of advent calendars are more expensive than the chocolate variety as you would expect but when we see what we get when each advent window is opened, it’s definitely worth the money spent.

    Candle advent calendar

    There are many companies who have created a Christmas calendar for this year, one of them being the Yankee company.

    We know that Yankee candles are already popular in their own right, by the quality, burn time and scent they produce.

    Related article: Yankee Scented Candles review

    The Yankee advent calendar contains 24 tea light candles and holder and has eight festive scents.

    We all love a festive fragrance that’s makes the home feel warm and cosy. Cinnamon, spices, nutmeg and orange all have a winters feel and set the atmosphere for Christmas time.

    Candle advent calendar

    One of this year’s designs is an octagon shape with a Christmas reef design on the front.

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    Candle advent calendar

    Another design by Yankee is a calendar book.

     

    Within each window of this design you will receive 24 festive candles, 12 votives, 12 tea lights and a votive holder with 18 beautiful winter scents.

    A delightful gift box that would make a wonderful gift for someone or even as a treat for yourself.

    The box opens just like a book and won’t look out of place on the mantle piece or coffee table.

    Liberty Candle Advent Calendar – 24 Piece Candle Calendar – Christmas Gift Set

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    One thing is for sure is that these have to be purchased in good time as they sell out fast and it’s of little surprise with how popular they are.

    If you would like one information on the customised gift sets that FM World create, please get in touch.

     

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  • Candles

    Flameless candles

    We all love candles as they set the mood for a cosy winters evening as well as adding an atmosphere to a garden party during the summer months.

    Flameless candles are just as popular and are a great alternate to a live flickering flame.

    Flameless candles

     

    The benefits of using flameless candles

    Affordable

    Whenever we shop online for burning candles, they do range in price from affordable to top end expensive so a flameless candle will be easy on the purse strings.

    A range of colours

    We often purchase candles to match our mood or home decor.

    I personally have colour coordinated, scented candles at home as they create an atmosphere and add warmth to the home during the winter months.

     

    Child friendly

    We all know the importance of safety around lit candles, especially if you have pets or young children.

    Using flameless candles are perfect around the home when young ones are running around, as there is no danger from accidents with touching a naked flame or candles being knocked over accidentally.

     

    Long-lasting

    Even though naked flamed candles do last a very long time when lit, ( around 30-40 burn time hours ) there is no concern about how long a flameless candle will last as they run on LED batteries.

     

    No melting

    Unlike a traditional candle that we light, there is no melting when it comes to flameless candles.

    They won’t melt into a distorted shape or make any mess from the wax on the surface from melting.

    Flameless candles

    Add lighting

    During the winter months, especially, it is more common to use candles to give a room that extra lighting so that we can switch off lamps that aren’t necessary to keep on.

    This is certainly a way forward during current times when our electric bills have skyrocketed for every home-owner.

    A popular choice for making your home feel warm during the winter months.

    Flame mimicking

    The wonderful thing about flameless candles is that they do look very authentic and the flame flickers just the same way as a real wax candle.

    Non-polluting

    Another great reason to purchase these types of candles is that there is no pollution when they are burning.

    Flameless candles

    You can check out my article, Luxury Candles, on lit candles and the best types to buy to avoid as much pollution as possible from the naked flame candles.

    Transforms the room

    Most of us buy candles to enhance our home and transform any room in the house.

    Having a lit candle, whether it is scented or not creates a wonderful atmosphere and brings the dark winter nights into a cosy, warm evening feel.

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    Suitable for indoor and outdoor

    During the summer, we often light a candle, especially the scented type to keep the insects at bay when the barbecue food is being cooked.

    Another great idea for using flameless candles in the garden is that if there is a slight breeze, the flame won’t blow out.

    An atmosphere is still created for your guests.

    Flameless candle

    Work by LED battery

    LED lights are safe to use anywhere in the home and there is no need to worry about blowing out the candle if you accidentally leave it lit.

    Flameless candles work with an LED battery and can last up to 250 hours on batteries.

    Flameless candle

    Different sizes

    We don’t always want a large candle sitting out of place on the mantelpiece, so to have the option of different sizes to choose from means that we can choose the size most suitable for our home.

     

    Scented and unscented

    Not everyone wants a candle that has a scent.

    Some may is allergic to scents such as vanilla or lavender which are popular fragrances in candles. Choose an unscented candle if you do have any allergies or choose a delicate scented candle.

    Flameless candles don’t have as strong a scent as naked flames candles either.

    Flameless candles

    Remote control

    The flameless candles come with a remote control to change the colour of the flame.

    Another great idea to create a certain atmosphere in a particular room, or if there was a colour theme for a party or a wedding for example.

    Real wax

    Many are made with real wax to keep their authenticity. No one wants a plastic looking candle that doesn’t fit well in the home.

    Using essential oils

    Some can be used with your favourite essential oils to bring a wonderful fragrance in the home or at an event. Some flameless candles are infused with scent for that added fragrance that’s not overpowering. Just subtle, beautiful and safe to use.

    Flameless candles

    Timer

    Some candles have a timer facility too so that your can set when they switch on or off.

    A great addition especially if you’re out and you want people to think someone is home.

    Cheaper than putting a lamp on a timer. Some also come with different flame styles to create the perfect mood.

    Ideal setting

    If you’re getting married and want a table decoration candle to set the scene and atmosphere, a flameless candle is the perfect solution.

    No stress and worry over the candle being knocked over and something catching fire.

     

     

    Choose ones that have the colour change remote and you can personalise your evening venue with a colour of your choice to match your theme.

    Flameless candles

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    Flameless candles with the moving flame effect were introduced in the early 2000s and have been popular ever since, due to their versatility.

    They are available in many shops and online with a variety of choices.

     

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  • FM World,  Perfumes,  The cost of perfume

    Perfumes that last all day

    Men and women love fragrances, there’s no doubt about that, but how difficult it is to find perfumes that last all day ?

    Whether it’s a fragrance to wear for a wedding, a day at work or out and about sight seeing, we all look for a scent that can stand the longevity of the day.

    Very few designer and expensive perfumes and aftershaves will last for 8 hours and there is the need to re apply at some point during the day.

    Not everyone wants to carry a bottle of their favourite around with them.

    Especially if your taste in perfume has a designer bottle that is more fitting for your bedside table than in your handbag or briefcase.

     

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    Perfumes that last all day

    We are often drawn to a designer bottle before we try the scent. The celebrity behind a fragrance will have an influence on our purchases too.

    Another factor alongside a perfume that lasts all day is the cost. Many of us have expensive taste in fragrances but not always the budget that goes with it.

    Welcome to FM World- affordable fragrances

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    This is where FM World perfume bottles for men, women and unisex scents come into play.

    With a huge selection of scents that suit any budget and inspiration from the designer perfumes that we see on the shelf and online today, it’s of little surprise why so many people are buying their next bottle from a successful company.

    FM WORLD know just what their customers are looking for in a fragrance.

    ■ Affordability

    ■ Longevity

    ■ Gorgeous scents

    ■ Matching products

     

    Have you noticed that we haven’t put fancy design bottles?

    Perfumes that last all day

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    FM WORLD know that they don’t need to create a flamboyant and glitzy designer bottle in order to sell their fragrances.

    Simplicity is key, along with a scent that has beautiful notes to suit anyone, including children.

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    Why is FM perfume so popular?

    First of all, FM have created perfumes that come in simplistic bottles as we know that it’s the scent that the customer wears and not the bottle.

     

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    Secondly, the company has no celebrity endorsers, TV advertisers or sales reps in store as their products can only be purchased through a distributor or preferred customer. More details about that later.

    They have created perfumes that contain 20% perfume.

    When we look at designer bottles, more often than not, we purchase a bottle of eau de toilette.

    Purchasing a bottle of pure perfume with a designer label could set you back around £100-£350 ($112-$393).

    This will also depend on who the designer is.

     

     

     

    Many designer fragrances are diluted whereas with FM perfumes, they use pure oil.

    Using pure perfume oil

    FM can afford to use pure oil because as mentioned above they don’t use the endorses or advertise anywhere so they are not paying out for these external sources.

    A very savvy way of creating perfumes and aftershaves.

     

    FM bottles are numbered

    The bottles are still elegant, there is no doubt and instead of having a name on each bottle, FM use numbers for each of their perfumes.

    Customers know that if they purchase a bottle of FM perfume, they will have a scent that lasts around eight hours if they purchase a bottle from the PURE range.

    A great benefit to these perfumes is that there is a selection that come with an INTENSE range.

     

    Perfumes that last all day

    Did you know that FM also create pheromones ?

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    The INTENSE range simply means that the perfume oil is 30% instead of 20%.

    With a higher rate of perfume oil, you will most certainly enjoy a long-lasting perfume for men and women as the scent will last around 10 hours.

    We know that in today’s world, money is a big problem for many and shoppers see buying perfumes as a luxury, especially the high end expensive brands.

     

    This is another reason why FM have created beautiful fragrances that everyone can afford.

    Having a range of sizes also makes it a better and affordable option for many. There are 100ml, 50ml and 15ml bottles.

    Women love perfumes that fit neatly in their handbag and are small enough to take on the plane for a holiday.

    With such a huge collection to choose from, it’s of little surprise that both women and men have fallen in love with the gorgeous scents of FM fragrances.

    Many have heard of the fragrance wheel and this is used when we perhaps want to try a new scent and aren’t sure what type of scent to try.

    Looking at the fragrance family helps to narrow down our choice.

    Perfumes are based around different fragrance notes and when we combine similar notes with one another, it becomes more likely that scents smell similar to other perfumes on the market.

    We have previously discussed designer perfumes and FM fragrances and their similarities here so we know that there are no copy cat perfumes within FM.

    How to save more money on your fragrances

    FM gives everyone from all over the world the opportunity to join the company for FREE!
    With many companies such as Avon, Arbonne or Scentsy, there is a registration fee.
    Something that not everyone wants to pay out, especially if it turns out that the company isn’t a fit for you.
    Perfumes that last all day

     

     

    Signing up as a preferred customer:

    Anyone can sign up over the age of 16 and the link for those who live in the UK can be clicked here.
    If you are interested in signing up and you live outside of the UK, please get in touch and I will assist you with signing up in your country.
    We have offices all over the world.
    The benefits of signing up:
    Saving up to 33% on selected products in the catalogue to use for yourself or to sell to someone else.
    Friends and family gift ideas can be purchased from your personal account and every product that you purchase will give you points.
    The more products you purchase for yourself or sell on to others, the more commission can be potentially earn.

     

    Signing up as a distributor:

    Working similar to a preferred customer, the added benefit of signing up as a distributor is the opportunity to be able to build a team alongside purchasing the products at a discounted price.

    You still earn your own points and commission and the points that your team earn go into your group points as well as their individual accounts.

     

    Are you a pyramid scheme ?

     

     

    Absolutely not. Apart from pyramid schemes being considered illegal, let me explain why all businesses are ‘pyramids’.

    Below, you will see a pyramid ‘structure’.

    Perfumes that last all day

     

     

    The majority of businesses will have this structure.

     

    Big businesses such as McDonalds, Boots, M&S and Wilkinson.

    Everyone starts at the bottom of a pyramid are the employees and some work their way up to the top to become a manager.

    We all have our own journey when we start a new ‘job ‘ and we all reach different levels at different times in our business.

    The same goes for Network Marketing.

    We all start at the bottom and build our own structure and that structure build their own and so on.

     

    Perfumes that last all day

     

    Everyone has the potential to earn commission and profit but unlike your 9-5 job, where you get paid regardless of how much work you do, in the FM World business, every member needs to do the work to see the results.

    We’ve always been taught to look for a ‘job’ and therefore miss the ‘opportunities’ that are out there to find.

    Get in touch if you would like the opportunity to save on your purchases or sell to friends/family or colleagues.

    So there are perfumes available that do last all day. If you need any help in choosing a scent, get in touch or add a comment below.

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  • Candles

    FM Candle 413 review

    If you’re familiar with the scents of FM World and their perfumes, then you will already know about the candles they have created.

    FM candle 413 Is one of the most popular from the range and it’s easy to see why.

     

    In my previous articles, you will learn that our fragrances are inspired by the fragrance notes of designer perfumes.

    I have already covered in my review of FM 413 perfume from the Pure Royal range and this will tell you that the fragrance notes are inspired by La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme.

    A hugely popular fragrance in its own right.

    Not just for the elegance of Julia Roberts that endorses the product but also for the wonderful floral and sweet fragrance notes that uplift our mood and put us in a relaxed mood.

     

    FM 413 candle fragrance notes

    ■ Blackcurrant

    ■ Pear

    ■ Iris

    ■ Jasmine

    ■ Orange blossom

    ■ Chocolate pralines

    ■ Patchouli

    ■ Vanilla

    The FM 413 candle has the same fragrance notes as the popular FM 413 fragrance.

    Fm candle 413 review

     

    The scent pops such wonderfully fruity notes that they get others asking what fragrance it is.

    It’s not difficult to see why this scented candle is just as popular and a big seller within FM WORLD.

    Candles are popular especially through the winter to make our homes feel cosy and smell nice. With the simplistic jar that FM WORLD’s candles elegantly show off, they will suit any home.

    Why do we love candles?

    The flame alone on a candle can be mesmerizing and there is something about watching a flame burn on a winters evening.

    The dancing shadows that a flame creates in a darkened room and the atmosphere of the ambiance that they set around us is magical.

    Candles can bring warmth, colour and romance to any room and are suitable for any occasion.

    People have them as table decorations at their wedding, tea like candles in the bathroom to set the mood for a relaxing soak and many like the idea that candles bring a sense of calm to the home.

    A romantic evening for two with a candle lit on the dining table can also be enchanting.

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    Candles also give any room in the home a focal point.

    Having scented candles burning in your living room creates the perfect ambiance for a relaxing evening and they are elegant and subtle when other lights are switched off.

    There are many people that use candles for aromatherapy, especially scents such as lavender.

    This flower has relaxing and healing properties and can help to relax the body and mind at the end of a busy day.

    When we get closer to Christmas in the winter months, such spices like cinnamon, apple and berries are very popular in scented candles.

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    This brings the season to life and a real winter feel.

    Do you struggle with finding a gift for someone?

     

    Candles are such a great present to purchase.

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    You don’t have to worry about if it will fit the person you bought it for, if it will be suitable in their home or if they indeed like candles.

    The majority of people do. It’s even better if you know what type of fragrance notes the person in question likes but even if you don’t, buying a subtle candle scent is always gratefully received.

    Candles and music fit perfectly together so if you are creating a romantic evening, soft music playing in the background with a scented candle burning, it is a sure way to bring the magic and romance into the home.

    Lit candles in the home can bring everyone together. Sitting in the living room watching a film, with no lights on except candles burning, can bring a great sense of happiness, calm and peace.

     

    Candle sales have always been popular and not just for the winter months. Many of us used all year round for different uses and they will stay around for many more years to come.

     

    Related article: Summer scented candles

     

    If you were to Google candles, you will face thousands of pages talking about candles in every sense.

     

    The different types, the different designs, the different smells and you will come across affordable candles as well as the top end expensive ones.

     

    Whenever I speak to candle lovers, I always tell them to burn the candles and not to leave them collecting dust on the shelf.

    So many people have candles in their home that they haven’t burnt and that’s usually because the candle looks too pretty or it has cost a fair bit of money to purchase and they don’t want to ‘waste’ it.

    FM candle 413 review

    If you buy scented candles, you won’t benefit from the scent if you never light it.

    If you want to have a candle simply for decoration, there are unscented and cheaper options if you’d like to use candles just as a display.

    Unscented tea light candles are a great option as these are very affordable to purchase and usually come in a bag of 25/50 tea lights.

    They are ideal at the dining table where you don’t want a strong scent spoiling your meal.

    Preparing your FM 413 candle

     

    FM World wants every customer to experience a candle that meets strict requirements when it comes to burning correctly with minimal smoldering, reduced soot and uses hydro-refined paraffin.

    Each candle has a strong cotton wick that is resistant to breaking and drowning in the melted wax.

    Everyone wants a candle that burns evenly and looked elegant whist it’s burning.

    There has been many a time when candles have been purchased, not properly prepared before they are lit and therefore they burn into a ‘tunnel’.

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    ■ Try to avoid buying candles where the wick is uneven and not centred.

    ■ Make sure you trim the wick before you burn the candle.

    ■ Place your lit candle away from any drafts as any slight air in the atmosphere can disturb the flame and result in the candle burning unevenly.

    Avoid burning your candle for too long. This will build up the carbon on the wick and the reason why the candle can become distorted and result in the flame burning irregularly.

    Not only does this ruin your beautiful candle that you have just purchased but it also creates soot which is not good for your home or for your health.

    ■ Ideally, you should burn a candle for maximum of four hours at a time. Blow out the candle and give it time to cool down and reshape before relighting.

     

    Each candle has a burn time between 35 and 40 hours.

    That’s a long burn time!

    Our home can be filled with an amazing scent that matches our fragrance and is instantly recognised as soon as we enter the home.

    FM 413 candle fills your home with a wonderful combination of oriental notes that bring the room to life and burns a delightful scent that isn’t overpowering or too strong.

     

    Where to buy: FM World online shop 

    Price: £26.50

    Size: 150g

    My rating: 9 out of 10.

    Conclusion

     

    A delightful scent that instantly brings calm, joy and warmth to the home.
    Not the cheapest scented candle to purchase but sometimes cheaper can cost you more.
    An added benefit with FM World is being able to purchase products as a distributor instead of a customer if you have an account with the company.
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  • Perfumes,  Review

    FM perfume 910 review

    Fm perfume 910 review. This is a unisex fragrance and a wonderful scent if you like delicate fragrances that sit in the wood family.

    So many of us love perfume but the price tag isn’t always suitable. So when we have a fragrance that is influenced by the fragrance notes of designer perfumes, it’s definitely worth trying.

    As previously discussed here on my website, FM WORLD create perfumes that are not only affordable and long-lasting but also contain very similar fragrance notes to that of the designer perfumes.

    When we look for a particular design of perfume, the price can be a bit of an eye-opener.

    Inspired by the designers

    Whilst there may be many designer fragrances that are within budget, the comparison that FM perfume 910 is very similar to is Baccarat Rouge 540.

    A fragrance that was first launched in 2014 under Baccarat’s name and then relaunched in 2015 by Maison Kurkdjian, this scent captures a delicate collection of gentle scents, contrary to sitting in the wood/oriental family.

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    If you purchase a bottle of the Extrait De Parfum as a 70ml bottle from their website, you are looking at parting with an eye-watering £320.

    Can anyone justify that price? Well, if you happen to be a pop star named Rihanna, then indeed you can.

    This was her go to fragrance before she launched her own brand of perfume.


    Regarded as a very flattering scent for both men and women, it became a hugely popular choice on such social platforms such as Tik Tok and has transformed this scent into the success that we see today.

    There’s no denying that it is a beautiful bottle with its gold and red vibe and a very classy looking design but there will be many women and men who can’t or won’t buy such an expensive scent.

    FM perfume 910 review

     

    So, what do we do when we love a fragrance but the cost is just too much to part with?

    Some may buy ‘copies’ of their favourite scent and end up disappointed when their new purchase doesn’t live up to their expectations.

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    Buying a similar scent for less

     

    Another option is to purchase the inspired version from FM World.

    Those that are familiar with our scents will know that FM perfumes are not copies.

    They are unique scents that have their own design of bottle and packaging.

    The fragrances note themselves will be very similar to the designer scents but not identical.

    They are simply ‘inspired’ by other scents. Their bottle and packaging design is unique too.

    When we think of the fragrance wheel, it’s impossible to create a scent that doesn’t have similar notes to other perfume scents.

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    FM perfume 910

    Price: £27.50 purchased direct from FM World

    The Cheapest place to buy: eBay

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating : 9 out of 10

     

    FM perfume No. 910 fragrance notes

    Type: dry, flavoured with a hint of sweetness

    Fragrance notes:

    Head: Jasmine, saffron

    Heart: Balsam fir, cedarwood

    Base: Cashmere wood, ambergris, moss, brown sugar.

    We already know that we don’t need to purchase fancy bottles to make an impression and the simplicity of FM World’s design is just that.

    When a perfume or aftershave sits on the beside cabinet in between uses, there is no need to spend a fortune on the fancy packaging or bottle.

    After all, it’s the scent we should be the most interested in. This is what those around us will notice.

    We are very much influenced by classy and elegant looking bottles and this is what catches our eye first before we begin to decide on what scent we like.

    Retailers and perfume designers know this and customers are drawn to fancy packaging and the celebrity endorsers of certain fragrances.

    Familiarity sells much easier than unknown brands.

    Any scent that contains cedarwood or jasmine has my vote.

    This is the perfect scent for any season as it has a very delicate and light feel even though it doesn’t contain your classic delicate selection of flower and fruity perfumes.

    Why FM910 is so popular

    FM 910 has a wonderful balance of wood and oriental notes and the head notes ‘pop’ as soon as the bottle is sprayed.

    It’s easy to see why this fragrance is so popular. Once the scent settles on the skin, we are left with a ‘clear water’ smell.

    Crisp, seductive and very pleasant on our senses.

     

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    Some people may shy away from a unisex scent for fear of being too masculine for the ladies or more importantly (as women can get away with wearing a ‘masculine’ scent ), smelling too feminine for a man.

     

    What to expect with this scent

    I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

    There is a touch of sweetness to the notes yet it’s not overpowering or sickly. The scent almost reminds me of a fragrance that you would wear to a wedding.

    Delicate with just enough impact to be noticed without everyone turning around after you’ve walked past, with the screwed up facial expression telling you that your chosen scent is far too strong!

    It has a sense of seductiveness as the base notes reach the nose and definitely a scent that can be worn all year round.

    When we compare the fragrance notes in Baccarat Rouge 540, we can see that FM has similar notes but they’re not identical.

     

    FRAGRANCE NOTES OF BACCARET ROUGE 540

    Top notes: Jasmine and saffron

    Middle notes: Amberwood and ambergris

    Base notes:Fir resin and cedar.

    With such similarities, you will find it hard to tell which scent is the designer one.

    As with all perfumes, the base notes are those that will linger for the remainder of the time.

    After spraying on my skin around 8am one morning, I was pleasantly surprised to still be able to smell the notes at 5pm.

    A delightful and simplistic bottle that sits in the PURE ROYAL range, the FM 910 is definitely worth trying and a sample can be purchased here.

    I would always recommend trying any sample of FM’s perfumes first as scents do smell very different in the bottle to when they are sitting on the skin.

     

    Conclusion

    A delightful scent that is very light and wearable and definitely suitable for both men and women.

    I would perhaps like a touch more scent and slightly stronger to pop through but overall the FM 910 is a very pleasant and a popular perfume within the PURE ROYAL range.

     

     

     

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  • Perfumes,  Royalty

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear ?

    As the nation celebrated the life and bid an emotional farewell to Her Royal Highness and laid her to rest on September 19th, we see a new King (King Charles III) and a new Prince and Princess of Wales.

    Watching the Royals looking very dignified and graceful, we’re curious as to what fragrance the new Princess of Wales wears.

    As discussed in our recent article What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear, our attention was very much drawn to the beauty and elegance of our new Princess.

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

     

     

    There will be many women I’m sure who look up to our Princess of Wales and admire her complexion and beautiful locks.

    Kate always stands out in the crowd and in such an elegant way so it’s no surprise that she chooses a wonderful scent to match her own sparkle and beauty.

    Being one of the most talked about women in the world, Kate has influenced those around her, not just with her sense of style but with her choice of perfume.

    According to sources, she created her wedding around this beautifully fruity scent and wears it during every day life not just for royal duties.

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    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    Whilst Kate’s choice of signature perfume may set you back a little with its ‘Royal’ price tag, especially if purchasing from the designers’ website, she certainly has a wonderful eye and nose for gorgeous fragrances when choosing her favourite perfume.

     

     

    Jo Malone-Orange Blossom

    Kate Middleton (now know as The Princess of Wales) is very much a lover of Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom.

     

    This fragrance, launched in 2003, by Jean Claude Delville, brings the delights of a summer garden to life with its wonderful selection of ingredients.

    It is also one of the most popular scents worn by many celebrities, including Emilia Fox and Katie Holmes.

    Although a very floral and elegant spring/summer scent, Orange Blossom is a unisex fragrance and therefore has a great balance of notes to be suitable for both men and women to wear.

    Jo Malone has created a unique scent that works wonderfully as a unisex choice.

    When we have citrus based fragrances, there is a distinctive mood- lifting vibe that is instantly created.

     

     

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear
    Orange blossom is a very popular perfume scent

     

    Citrus scents are perfect for spring and summer occasions and create energy, happiness and memories with its sharp and tangy notes.

    It’s important that we choose the right scent for our skin as not everyone suits the same scent.

    We should also choose a fragrance that is uplifting and memorable for ourselves. A scent that reminds others of our presence also shows a great choice of perfume.

    Fragrances notes of Jo Malone Orange Blossom

    Top notes: Tangerine Blossom

    Heart notes: Orange blossom, water lily and lilac

    Base notes : Vetiver and iris

     

    Although this perfume sits within the oriental fragrance family, as soon as it is sprayed, there is an instant whiff of orange and citrus fruits.

     

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear
    Citrus- based fragrances are perfect for spring and summer

     

     

     

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

     

    As the top notes settle, the heart notes pop through and the lilac is very noticeable with the water lily.

     

    The base note of vetiver is a stunning scent and another reason why this fragrance is so popular.

     

    There is a distinctive smell of freshness as the notes settle on the skin and the reason why it is such a versatile perfume.

    Some may be led to believe that it is too fruity or feminine to be fitting for a male wearer.

    Once the heart and base notes settle and are left for the remainder of their longevity, it’s easy to learn why it is just as popular for men when the crisp freshness sits wonderfully on the skin for that touch of masculinity.

     

     

    Being one of the most popular scents from the Jo Malone collection, another advantage with such a popular fragrance is that you can also bring this gorgeous scent into your home and garden with its added selection of products.

     

    Jo Malone have also created a candle, diffuser, solid perfume scent, body and hand wash, and body crème in the same fragrance. Just delightful!

     

    Candle

    Everyone loves a candle. Indoors or outside, candles give a sense of calmness, warmth and relaxation.

    With such notes as mentioned above, the Jo Malone candle enriches the home with the same beautiful freshness.

    With its elegant and simplistic jar, it will suit any home. It has a burn time of approximately 45 hours with a lid included for when it’s not in use.

     

    Diffuser

    Many people have reed diffusers around their home and they create a wonderful atmosphere whatever the season.

    Solid scent refill

     

     

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    These can be worn alone or layered with perfume. The choice is yours. Perfect for those who travel and want to avoid taking liquids on board.

     

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  • Perfumes,  Wedding

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    A special day deserves the right fragrance so what do we need to know about choosing the best perfume for a wedding day?

     

     

    The best perfume for a wedding day

     

    Whether you are the bride or groom, finding the right scent will make the day more special and memorable, so we will take a look at both female and male scents.

    A few years back, weddings seemed to be more of a summer season function due to having the best weather we could hope for.

     

    The perfect backdrop for photos with the sun shining, the flowers in full bloom and the wedding party wearing gorgeous summer dresses to compliment their suntan.

    For those living and getting married in the UK, summer weather was often unpredictable and so the bride- to- be would opt for the summer months in the hope that the weather was perfect for their important day.

    Nowadays weddings take place abroad and during the winter months too so it can be difficult to find the right scent for the right time of year and its special occasion.

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    First of all, we need a scent that makes a lasting impression and has the ability to re create special memories each time it is worn.

    Perfume, very much like music, has the wonderful ability to bring back memories and the wedding day for both the man and woman is one that is to be forever treasured and remembered.

    Secondly, we need a scent that lasts for the whole duration of the day without the need to reapply.

    Whether it’s for a male or female, there are plenty of scents to choose from for such an occasion.

     

    Depending on what time of year/season that the wedding takes place, this will help to narrow down the selection accordingly.

    For anyone who has ever attended a wedding will already know that it’s a very busy time surrounded by lots of family, friends and special guests.

    Everyone involved wants the day to run smoothly and be perfect for the bride and groom.

    Wearing a scent that is overpowering for those around you will be noticeable and memorable but for the wrong reasons.

    The bride

     

    The best perfume for a wedding day

     

    The bride is the first person that everyone looks at and so the guests will notice every small detail. From the hair and make up to the beautiful dress she will be wearing.

    Whilst perfume isn’t seen, wearing the right fragrance will definitely have an impact on the groom and the guests.

    As the bride walks down the isle, those attending will notice her elegance and beauty and as she walks past.

    Any scent that she may be wearing could be significant or subtle depending on her chosen one.

    Some may be led to believe that in order to have a fragrance that lasts for several hours or indeed all day, they need to wear one that has strong fragrance notes.

    Wearing an overpowering scent will most certainly spoil your dress and first impression as a bride. We don’t need to wear a strong perfume to stand out and be noticed.

    Having a subtle and elegant scent that softly lingers as you walk past your guests in the church will have heads turning just as much as your outfit so it is important to choose the most suitable one.

    The groom

    Just as important as the bride is the groom at the wedding. Whilst many eyes will be on the bride as the couple walk down the isle, the groom will still have eyes watching him and the perfect scent will be noticeable too.
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    There is definitely something quite exquisite about a male wearing a crisp new suit, perfectly groomed and having the most incredible scent lingering as they walk past.
    His bride will appreciate it just as much as their guests.

     

    The season- things to consider

    Are you getting married during the month of spring?

    Look for scents that are floral based to bring the outside smells of fresh flowers and warm days to life with your perfume.

    Possibly the most popular scents around today as they are so versatile and can be worn day or night whatever the season.

    If your wedding is held during the month of summer, regardless of the country  and the weather is forecast to be as hot, it’s important to choose a perfume where the base notes don’t react with the hot temperatures.

    One option as discussed in a previous post the best summer fragrances for women, is to opt for a body spray.

     

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    These will be much lighter than perfume and therefore will rest on the skin without the heat from the weather or your own body heat reacting negatively.

    Wearing the wrong scent during hot weather can make your choice of fragrance smell more extreme as the heat reacts.

    If your wedding is planned to fall in the Autum, such fragrances can have deeper base notes and be more oriental and woody.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It’s still important to choose one that isn’t too heavy with such notes.

    Winter weddings can have a similar theme when choosing the right heart and base notes.

    The skin is much cooler so there is no risk of the scent reacting with body heat and therefore a wider choice of scents are available.

    Of course, there will be many a bride who may in fact not wish to wear any kind of perfume or body fragrance.

    For those who are not perfume lovers, hair perfume is the perfect solution. The chance to still carry a scent around with you, without having it directly onto the skin.

    Many women may want to have a different scent to what they would normally wear so that it feels more special to have a new scent.

    Others will keep to their trusted favourite signature scent that everyone knows and recognizes.

    Either way, whatever a bride chooses, it has to be their own decision as to what they do or don’t wear.

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    Perfume samples

    The wonderful thing about perfume is the chance to purchase and try samples. This is especially important for the big day.

    Samples also make wonderful favours too as you will read in the same article.

    Whilst we can get away with buying clothing before trying the item on, perfume is such a personal item to purchase.

    Many places may not accept exchanges or refunds once the packaging and bottle has been opened.

     

    The most popular perfume for a wedding day

    There are a few perfumes that spring to mind as soon as we think about looking for a scent for a special day.

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    La Vie Est Belle Lancôme

     

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme is a hugely popular and very wearable scent for many women and it can be worn all year round.

    This makes it a perfect choice of fragrance for those who like fruity/flower scents.

    Top notes: pear, blackcurrant

    Heart notes: iris, jasmine, and orange blossom

    Base notes: vanilla, praline, tonka bean and patchouli.

    This 2018 perfume has a wonderful combination of scents that will be sure to linger for your special day with those around you.

     

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    Chanel no.5

    Chanel No.5 is a timeless classic and therefore fits perfectly as a wedding perfume.

     

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    Top notes: Ylang-Ylang, neroli, bergamot,aldehydes and peach

    Heart notes: Jasmine, rose, iris, Lily-of-the-valley

    Base notes: Sandalwood,vanilla, patchouli and vetiver

     

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    Savage by Dior

     

    If the groom wishes to turn heads as well as be remembered for his fragrance then he can’t go wrong with Savage by Dior.

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    A fragrance that was launched in 2015, has a gorgeous combination of perfect notes to compliment his outfit.

     

    Top notes: pepper and Calabrian bergamot

    Heart notes: lavender, pink pepper, sichuan pepper, patchouli, vetiver, geranium and elemi

    Base notes: : cedar, ambroxan and labdanum.

     

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    This scent truly does scream masculinity on the first sniff.

    With its crisp and sharp note, it will compliment any delicate flower notes that his bride is wearing.

    Long lasting and a scent that does have an impact and is best sprayed lightly.

     

    Jo Malone-unisex fragrances

    Jo Malone is a very popular brand of fragrance that both man and women will have heard of or indeed tried.

    The great attribute of this brand is that Jo Malone are unisex fragrances. A wonderful balance of notes that suit either sex.

     

    Why choose a unisex fragrance?

    Some may say it’s the perfect solution when trying to find the right scent, not only for the bride but also one that balances well with the grooms choice of fragrance.

    A unisex scent that both bride and groom can wear on their special day would seem to be the answer for those that struggle to find ‘matching scents’.

    One that also saves money when out looking and purchasing a memorable perfume for such a special day.

    So if we choose a Jo Malone scent, a brand that has a fairly large selection, which one do we choose for the special day?

    Peony & Blush Suede- Jo Malone

    Launched in 2013, Peony & Bush Suede is a popular choice for both sexes.

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    Top notes: apple

    Heart notes: peony – floral rose and honey with a subtle green aroma

    Base notes: suede – complimenting the floral luxury and hints of sensual notes in this wonderfully simplistic bottle.

     

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    This is a popular scent that is the epitome of charm and flirtatiousness.

     

    It’s just as important for men to find the right scent.

    If you both choose to wear different fragrances, be sure to choose ones that compliment one another and try samples first if you’re choosing something new.

    At FM World we have the samples at your fingertips.

    With over 150 to choose from, you can purchase and try as many as you wish before you find the perfect scent just for you.

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  • History,  Perfumes,  Queen Elizabeth

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear

    Our late Queen certainly had good taste in colours with her outfits, handbags and style of jewellery but what perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear ?

    Everyone has their own unique scent and favourite aroma when it comes to perfume. Many have a signature scent that reminds everyone around them of their presence.

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear

     

    Our late Sovereign never needed a particular scent to stand out or be noticed as her presence in this world was by far the greatest in the world.

    Nether the less, the Queen wanted to wear a scent for all of her duties and events that she attended so let’s take a look at what perfume our beloved Queen wore.

    According to Vogue Magazine, one of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite scents was Guerlain L’Heare Bleue. A scent that was first created way back in 1912.

    Surprisingly not as expensive as we may think either.

    Around $126.00/£108.00 from their website is a pretty reasonable price some may say, especially for someone as high profile as Her Majesty.

    Other places such as eBay will have a variety of prices so it’s worth taking a look.

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    We almost see a touch of royal with the shape of this perfume bottle which was designed by Raymond Guerlain.

    The soft top edges almost look like a scroll, used by the ancient Greeks and with a hollowed heart as its stopper, it gives a sense of royalty and romance.

    Another ‘royal’ look also shows with the blue circled label in the centre of the bottle.

    Some might say that it is a very fitting scent for our Queen to be wearing too when we learn of the fragrance notes behind this scent.

     


    Top notes: Aniseed, bergamot

    Heart notes : Tuberose, carnation, violet, rose and Neroli.

    Base notes : Tonka bean, iris, benzoin and vanilla.

     

    Take a look at the heart notes in particular with this scent. What a wonderful combination of flowers and those that very much speak volumes when it comes to royalty.

    Quite fitting also that L’Heure Bleue “marks the meeting of two soulmates destined to become one in the frisson of eternity “-Guerlain.com

     

     

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear

     

     

    With iris being one of the most expensive and admired fragrance ingredients, its easy to learn why this perfume really is fit for a Queen and is the key ingredient in this bottle.

    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear
    Iris scent definitely makes it mark in the Queens favourite perfumes

     

    The top notes give a distinctive smell of aniseed with a fresh scent of bergamot – a beautiful combination of floral, citrus and tangy notes.

    The base notes are rich and warm in toasted almonds, vanilla, nutty, cinnamon and spicy scents

    Three stages of perfume notes

     

    We know that perfume goes through three stages when it is worn on the skin and we instantly smell the top notes of any perfume.

    These will be the notes that hit us instantly as soon as we spray our scent.

    They are our first impression of a fragrance and the first to leave your skin.

    Top notes are often fresh, citrus and refreshing and once they calm down, usually around 5 minutes of being on the skin, we then smell a selection of heart notes.

    The heart notes of a scent are the main centerpiece of a perfume and the notes we smell tend to linger between 6-8 hours after it has been sprayed.

    As these notes last a longer time than the top notes, they usually have a floral and woody scent that lingers.

    Once those heart notes have settled down, we then appreciate the base notes and these are the notes that stay for the rest of the duration of the perfume.

     

    Alongside the heart notes, the base notes are also the scents that those around us will continuously smell.

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    Base notes are the foundation of perfume and almost the lasting scent and impression.

    These notes are the ones that others will remember you by, bring back fond memories and add fullness and depth of your scent.

    Often base notes are woody, with a delicate fragrance of musk and are the longer lasting within your chosen perfume.

    If you purchase a perfume or aftershave that contains 20% perfume oil, such as FM World fragrances, you will have a lasting scent for perhaps longer than 8 hours.

    This also depends on your skin type too.

    Depending on what strength perfume you have purchased, whether it be an eau de toilette, eau de perfume or perfume can also determine how long the fragrance lasts.

    Another favourite scent for the Queen

     

    Another popular choice of perfume that the Queen has been known to wear and affordable too, is White Rose by Floris, created by Mr John Floris in the early 1800s.

    A scent that has also been worn by Florence Nightingale and is cruelty-free.

    This more simplistic design of bottle will set you back around $145.00/£80.00 so within many a perfume lovers budget.

    Within this bottle too, shows that the Queen does have a favourite when it comes to particular fragrance notes.

     

    Fragrances notes in White Rose by Floris

    Top notes : Aldehydic green and carnation

    Heart notes : Iris, rose, jasmine and violet

    Base notes : Amber, musk, and powdery notes

    • As one might expect with a name like White Rose, this fragrance is a fairly light weighted scent that doesn’t overpower and lasts for around 9 hours.

     

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    What perfume did Queen Elizabeth we

     

     

     

    It brings a sense of bouquet flowers with its soft choice of aroma. Another scent that has iris notes that are balanced out well with the amber and musk.

    It’s clear that our Queen had great taste when it came to perfume. Classy scents to match her classic dress sense.

    Have you ever tried these perfumes that the Queen has worn?

    Let me know below. I’d love to hear what your thoughts.

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  • Candles,  Halloween

    Halloween pumpkin candles

    It’s getting to that time of year when the nights start drawing in and Halloween is fast approaching.

    Halloween pumpkin candles have become popular of late and we’re not referring to the small tea light ones that you put inside your carved pumpkin.

     

     

    Halloween pumpkin candles

     

     

    There is a wonderful collection online to make your home have the scent of autumn.

    The leaves start to fall and the colours of autumn are laid on the ground as crisp leaves that we can walk through.

    The lovely thing about Halloween candles is their vibrant colours.

    Orange/red jars that have a wonderful autumnal scent to match the season and they make their surroundings have a very warm, winter feel.

    During the summer months, we light a candle to make the garden look pretty and keep insects at bay as we entertain friends and family but there’s a different feel when we light candles in the winter.

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    We know that candles can improve our mood. There is something about watching the flame flicker that brings a sense of peace and calm.

     

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    Even the unscented kind can be just as calming and rewarding.

    Many of the tea light candles that we use in small containers are unscented.

    Just to have them lit in the room on a cold, winters evening can be enough to bring us into a different world of safety and warmth.

    Lighting a candle during a stressful day can really help shift your mood to more positive way of thinking.

    Often without even realising it and wax melts are also great for their gorgeous aroma as well as bringing a chilled vibe to our day.

    Other candles that are scented can bring back wonderful memories and have a very positive impact on our lives as the room fills with a delicate scent of fragrance.

    We know that there are always candles on sale at Christmas time that have a distinctive scent for that particular season.

     

    Those that contain wood, spices, apple cinnamon and chocolate scents are very popular during the holiday season but what about Halloween ?

    Candle fragrances for Halloween

    Pumpkin, caramel, gourmet spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecan are your typical fragrance notes that we find in Halloween candles.
    A wonderful combination of fragrances that captures the atmosphere that surrounds cold, spooky nights.
    Alongside the rich colours of candle wax and fancy containers, Halloween sees many creative candle designs to choose from.
    Candles make a wonderful gift too, whatever the season or occasion and many are very affordable, wherever we purchased them from.

    Bringing Halloween to life

    Halloween has been a tradition as far back as 6,000 years ago and has been hugely popular ever since, especially in America.
    A time when children dressed up in their favourite spooky costume to knock on doors for Trick Or Treat ( my own misconception as a child in believing that it was called Trickle Treat! )
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    Over the years we have seen pumpkins sat on windowsills with all the house lights out or carved pumpkins sitting by the front door.

    Pumpkins that are lit these days are a sign that the owner is happy for children to knock on that person’s door.

    A much better way of doing things I feel, especially if they are the older generation.

    They don’t want to have to keep answering the door, especially if they are not mobile enough to keep getting up and down out of their chair or are perhaps vulnerable and too scared to open the door late at night.

    We see hundreds of children dressed up in their favourite costume, carrying their cauldron- shaped sweet tub, witches hat or similar container as they knock on people’s doors for Trick Or Treat and collect sweets.

    Tea light candles are used to pop inside the carved pumpkin and they look very effective once darkness falls especially if one has been very creative in the carving.

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    Nowadays, we see seasonal candles being sold online and in the shops. Pumpkin scented candles for the Halloween season has become very popular over the years and adds an element of mystery as the scents waft through the air.

    You will see many candles in the shape of witches or black cats as well as the traditional glass jar styled ones.

    Some of the clear glass candle jars are decorated with spiders webs or witches and these look really effective when they are lit.

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    Of course, you could be very creative and decorate your own jars to place out for the evening if you have young children that like to be involved with the tradition.

    If you are lighting a pumpkin that is sitting on your windowsill or outside, it’s much safer to use a tea-light candle that uses LED lights and these are a very reasonable price to buy.

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    Take a look on eBay for 12PCS LED Pumpkin Tea Lights Candles Flameless Battery Operated Halloween Party

     

    There are vibrant colours of orange and red with many of our seasonal candles and they make a wonderful gift whatever the season and don’t have to cost a fortune either.

    Let’s take a look at some of the wonderful Halloween candles that are available today.

     

    Grapes & Grains – Pumpkin 10 oz. Rocks Glass

    A wonderful combination of savory scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice in a pumpkin puree with this delightful glass Pumpkin fragrance.

    Perfect for a cosy evening by the fire or lit on the dining table at tea time.

    The great thing about this candle after it is burned is that you can wash the glass and reuse for something else like a tea-light candle instead.

     

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    There are some decorative glass candles by Colonialcandle.com suitable for Halloween too.

    Spooky Woods Candle, Haunted Collection, 14.5 oz

     

    Fragrance Notes:

     

    • Top Notes: Woodsmoke, Red Fruit, Warm Spices
    • Middle Notes: Pine Needles, Toasted Marshmallow
    • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Turbinado Sugar

     

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    Take a look on eBay for some more pumpkin scented candles available.

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