• 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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  • Father’s Day,  Gifts

    Father’s Day gifts

    It’s not just mums who have a special day to celebrate. What about Father’s Day?

    It’s just as important a day for many to celebrate and a day for children to show their love for their dad. Also a day for partners to celebrate the father to their children and appreciate them for all that they do.

    Father’s Day gifts
    Dad loves to be spoilt too

     

     

    Fathers carry a very different role when it comes to parenting. Whist the mothers are seen as the first connection and admiration from day one, the men will be the pillar of strength and the disciplinary figure when they come home from work.

    Sometimes fathers don’t get so much of a look in as much as the mums so it’s important to show them just as much love.

    All fathers deserve a celebration of fatherhood and the unique bond they have with their children.

    The commercial side of such celebrations sees companies looking for any excuse to push sales.

    They will always find a reason to give gifts not just for birthdays, Valentine’s and Christmas. It gives the card and gift shops a major boom.

     

    In the UK, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June and begun back in the early 20th century.

    Founded in the USA, many countries, including the UK, now celebrate this day as they do Mother’s Day.

    Although it wasn’t as popular as other dates, it soon became commercialized in the same way.

    Colonial Candle: Father’s Day Sale

    Showing the love with a gift

    It’s just as important to show the dads how much they are appreciated and giving cards and gifts is now a tradition every year, even though it’s not classed as an official holiday.

    It can be more difficult to find something to buy for men and there never appears to be as large a choice on the market as there is for women.

    When children are small and attending school, their teachers will get them to make a special hand made gift to take home to dad. A card with their own writing inside and their own personal drawing to show how much they love their Fathers.

    Father’s Day gifts
    Dad’s play an important role in our lives

     

    Dads love to have something that they can keep.

    As we get older, we start to look further afield for gifts, whist still aiming for uniqueness.

    Every year, my step-dad had a new wallet or a packet of handkerchiefs with his initial embroidered into the corner of the material.

    He seemed to receive the same gift every year from me as I struggled to find something for a dad that had everything !

    Traditional gifts included socks and pants as well as something to go towards their favourite hobby such as golf.

    These days, there is such a variety of gifts suitable for men. Even the fussy ones!

    Father’s Day gifts

    Let’s break away from the traditional gifts and take a look at other, every day products that dads will love.

    Aftershave

    It goes without saying that most men love an aftershave.

    The fresh, crisp fragrance to start the working day or a spritz of their favourite cologne for a night out is a great gift to give dad.

    Men tend not to wear a scent as much as women due to their working environments but this makes it even more special to treat dad with his favourite spray and what better way than an affordable fragrance from FM World.

    Father’s Day gifts
    A selection of aftershave, body spray, perfume stick and perfume spray for men

    Body wash

     

    Every dad loves body wash and when there is an option to buy one that compliments their aftershave, even better!

    Men like to layer their scents so a body wash that leaves the skin feeling fresh with a subtle scent works well with a spray of their favourite fragrance.
    Father’s Day gifts
    A selection of our body wash products

    Room diffuser

    If dad works at home or in the office, why not treat him to a scented room diffuser? These have become very popular over the past few years and what better way to say ‘I love you dad’ than with a sleek diffuser fragrance that matches his personality.
    Father’s Day gifts
    Home room fragrances

    Car freshener

    As we know, men love their cars far more than women!

    We see it as a means of getting from A to B but for the male motor enthusiast, it’s a whole new ballgame.

    Some car fragrances can be very overpowering as soon as you sit in the car so FM World have created ones that compliment a selection of the men fragrances to leave a subtle and comfortable scent in the car for approximately 2 months.

    Treat dad to an affordable car freshener to give a hint of fragrance as he drives to work.

     

    Father’s Day gifts
    Freshen dad’s car with an FM fragrance

     

    Wardrobe freshener

     

    Men love their clothes just as much as their cars and if your dad wears a suit or smart clothes to go to work, having a wardrobe freshener to keep their linen smelling fresh works a treat.

    These hangers are the perfect shape to hook over the wardrobe pole and there is also a unisex option if dad has to share wardrobe space with mum.
    Let’s face it ladies, we do need far more space for our clothes than the men! These little gems will last approximately 3 months and are unlimited to where you can hang them.
    Father’s Day gifts
    Every wardrobe deserves a fragrance

    Hair products

     

    Whilst it’s more often than not that women spend far more on their hair and hair products than the men, there are dads out there who still like to use great products too.

    No point in looking smart wearing a classic suit and dads hair is looking dry and unkempt.

    Treat dad to his very own hair products specifically designed for the males so he no longer has to share with the rest of the family.

    Father’s Day gifts

    Antiperspirant

    Alongside wearing aftershave or a perfume, antiperspirant is always a product that is worn and needed.
    This product has one fragrance for men and a unisex one to choose from. They effectively prevent excessive perspiration, perfectly neutralizes unpleasant odours and ensures long -lasting feeling of freshness.

    When dad needs to have guaranteed comfort in every situation and a gentle product for the delicate area of the underarm skin, we have the perfect solution.
    Father’s Day gifts

    Candles

    There are so many candles on the market today and it can be difficult to find one that is suitable.

    Some burn too quickly or unevenly and smoke after a time of being lit.
    When looking for a gift for dad, what better way to keep him feeling relaxed than with a beautiful unisex fragrance candle that both mum and dad can enjoy.
    With a burn time of 35-40 hours and immersed in an elegant glass, our fragrance candle makes the perfect gift for dad.
    Father’s Day gifts

     

    Take a look at ebay for more gift ideas for men.

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    Fathers Day gift ideas on ebay

     

  • Gifts,  Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day gifts

    Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday 27th March 2022 here in the UK and we have a selection of Mother’s Day gifts to suit all the mums out there.

    Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?

     

    Around the world, many countries will celebrate Mother’s Day. A day to show all the mothers that we appreciate all the amazing things that they do.
    A celebration of what being a mum means, the material bonds and motherhood.
    Without our mothers, we wouldn’t be here today.
    Even before a child is born, the connection that a mother has to her unborn child is unlike any other.
    We have already started building the incredible bond way before the baby has arrived into the world.
    Dating back to the 16th century, Mothering Sunday began its story as a Catholic and Protestant Christian holiday.
    People would visit their ‘mother’ church, a church where they were baptized or attended when they were growing up. This was known as Laetare Sunday.
    The fourth Sunday of Lent.
    Possibly the only day in the year when families could get together and children would stop off on their way to church to pick flowers and make a beautiful bouquet for their mothers.
    Mother’s Day gifts
    A traditional gift for mothers is a bunch of beautiful flowers
    This soon became a tradition and a way of giving gifts.
    Such an iconic day seemed to fade out through the 20th century until the 1950s.
    Businesses and wholesale trades saw a gap in the market and begun the huge lucrative trading opportunity that we see today. A way of making money from such an iconic event.

    There are places around the world such as Canada, New Zealand and Mexico that celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th May.

     

    So quite some time after the UK. Children would make presents to give to their mothers.

    Perfume and beauty resources

    A day to show appreciation

    Whatever date Mother’s Day is held around the world, the day symbolizes the same thing – to show mothers how much they are appreciated.
    Of course, every day should be a day to show mothers how much we appreciate them and what they do.
    Mothers’s Day gifts
    Having a special day to celebrate has very much become a tradition like many yearly events, such as Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter Sunday.

    Mother’s Day gifts

    Everyone loves to spoil their mum. After all, she is the one who has brought us into the world and along with our dads, she has given us the life skills that we need as adults.

    There is no shortage of ideas when it comes to treating mums on such a special day.

    Traditionally, flowers are purchased but let’s take a look at some other lovely gift ideas that our mums will appreciate.

    Perfumed jewellery makes a lovely gift for mum. Take a look at perfumedjewelry.com

    Perfume

    Perfume can be a hard gift to buy someone but when it comes to family, most of us know what type of fragrance our mum wears. If not, a quick sneak inside the wardrobe to check out what bottles she has sitting on the shelf will answer the question.

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Most women will love perfume as a gift

     

    Why choose to buy perfume for a gift ?

    Perfume has always been a great gift to give someone as it’s a personal item and we often wait for a bottle to be bought as a gift or a visit to the Duty Free shop rather than purchasing it for ourselves.

    Fragrances can be costly so here are some alternatives to the designer labels. Read about FM

    Wax melts

    Another great gift is a wax melt burner with perfumed cubes. These items make a lovely gift and if you’re looking for a room scent that has a long- lasting fragrance then wax melts are perfect. Safe to use, elegant and affordable.

     

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Our wax melts are available in 7 different scents

    Pillow mist spray

    New mothers in particular never get enough sleep. I remember the days all too well! Sometimes it can take forever to drift off even when you are feeling exhausted from lack of shut-eye.

    A gentle spray of a pillow mist can help relax the mind, switch off from the day as you breathe in the calming fragrance notes and drift off for a peaceful nights sleep.

     

    Scented candles

    So many households have scented candles these days as they are so popular.

    They can help you to relax at the end of a long day as well as giving a wonderful atmosphere to any room when they are lit.

    With so many candles to choose from, we are spoilt for choice.

    If your mum likes a particular scent, we have matching candles to bring any room to life.

     

    Room fragrance sticks

    These make a lovely gift when candles are not an option or if mum prefers a delicate room scent without the naked flame.

    Placed in any room in the house, the fragrance sticks come in three scented fragrances for women as well as three unisex scents. Perfect for any room in the house.

    They have a long-lasting fragrance too-up to 70 days and come in a very elegant design to suit any home.

     

     

    Solid perfume

    There has been huge popularity when it comes to solid perfumes and a wonderful alternative to using sprays.

    They are ideal for carrying in luggage for travelling without the worry of spillages or required liquid amounts to be accepted through customs.

    They also work well if you find that spray perfume is a bit overwhelming or your skin isn’t keen on liquid fragrances.

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Solid perfume has become a very popular choice of late

     

    Wardrobe fragrances

    Every wardrobe will benefit from a hanging wardrobe fragrance.
    Fresh smelling clothes that leave a hint of fragrance in the air whilst hanging up and a fresh smell as you open the door.
    With a convenient handle to hang on the clothing rail in between your clothes, these fragrances will last around 3 months before needing to be replaced.
    Take a look at our review

     

     

    Body balm

    Everyone can make use of a body lotion and a scented one is even better.

    Our skin is prone to dryness during the summer with the high temperatures as well as in the winter when the temperature drops outside and we have the heating on indoors.

    Its good practice to moisturise after a bath or shower as the hot water can dry the skin as well.

    An added benefit of having moisturized skin is that your perfume/ cologne will last much longer too. Skin preparation has so many benefits.

    Shower gel

    Every mum deserves a shower gel to make her skin feel soft, moisturized and revitalised after a long day.

    Cooking, household chores and family errands can leave the skin feeling tight and dry.

     

     

     

    Foot peel

    Mums spend a lot of time on their feet so what better way to treat her than with an exfoliating foot peel.

    This clever product helps to regenerate damaged epidermis, moisturizes and rebuilds the skin.

    It effectively removes calluses, contains extracts of honey, pear, passion, lemon, fruit, pineapple, grape and opuntia.

    If she uses it once a month, mum will notice beautifully soft skin and summer-ready feet for the warmer season.

     

    Mother’s Day gifts
    Gift your mums feet some TLC

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you would like any advice on what to buy for your mum to make her feel special, I’d love to hear from you.

     

    Want to see the range of products we have to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day?

    Take a look at our online brochure designed with wonderful gifts inside to make her feel special.

    ScentBox.com is a unique designer fragrance subscription box service. Customers get a 30-day supply of designer fragrance for only $14.95. Every month they will choose from over 750 designer fragrances and get them delivered right to their door in our signature keepsake box.

  • 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.

     

  • Christmas gifts

    Christmas stocking fillers

    Christmas stocking fillers are often the easiest items to purchase when it comes to gifts.

    Christmas stocking fillers
    It’s a huge tradition to hang a stocking for Santa

    They don’t have to be hugely expensive and they need to be just the right size to fit inside a snug stocking.

    Tradition has very much stayed over the years, even in the days when I was young, some 40 years ago now.

    There is something truly magical about waking up as a child on Christmas morning and seeing a bulging stocking on the end of the bed or hanging from the bedroom door handle.

    A sure sign that Santa had indeed paid a visit.

    Christmas stocking fillers
    Santa visiting every home at Christmas

     

    These days, children are very fortunate to receive much more than just a piece of fruit in their stocking.

    As the years passed, it wasn’t just the children who received one either.

     

    As adults with their own families, we find ourselves joining in with the tradition. It was just as exciting for the grown-ups to see what ‘Santa’ had bought, as it was for the children.

    Around November, there will be a fair few people that will have started to think about Christmas presents and will either scour the shops and department stores, or look online for ideas as to what to buy.

    These days there are also so many small businesses drumming up trade and many will have hand made items for sale.

    The Christmas markets were heaving with shoppers ( before Covid was even heard about ) and it was great to be able to take a stroll around the local market and pick up lots of unique gifts.

    It makes the stocking even more interesting to fill when we can find gifts that no one else has thought of.

     

    Hand made gifts have become very popular over the years, whether it’s online or in your local town.

    Christmas stocking fillers
    Lots of placed online sell hand- made gifts

    Christmas stocking fillers for the adults

    Where do we start when it comes to filling a stocking for the grown-ups ?

    Online stores do provide a huge range of small items that are suitable to purchase.

    Each year is a challenge to buy something different but also to purchase something that will get used or be of use.

    It’s all very well buying gifts that can be added and stuffed to the brim of a stocking but we need to make sure that those gifts aren’t going to sit in the back of the wardrobe or passed on to someone else !

    I remember many years ago, around the age of 10, buying a Christmas present for a friend.

    A selection of ‘smellies’. Let’s face it, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a bar of soap or a bottle of bubble bath.

    It wasn’t until a year later that I received the very same gift back as my Christmas present !

    As a child, I felt very disheartened that my ‘gift’ had been wrapped and given by me the year before and there was no thought for buying a personal present when it was passed back.

    Purchasing Christmas stocking fillers

    So where are the best places to buy stocking fillers ?

    Well, if you’re one for enjoying strolling around the shops, soaking up the atmosphere of Christmas, then there are many stores available.

    If you’re a lover of adding items to your shopping basket virtually, then having a laptop, computer to phone at your fingertips is a pretty good place to start.

     

     

     

    Christmas stocking fillers
    Chanel is one of the most iconic perfumes to date

    Where do the majority of people shop ?

    Online stores such as eBay are renounced for being two of the biggest online stores in the world.

     

     

    Easily accessible, affordable and fast delivery.

    When there are companies that carry a huge name, we automatically feel safe and secure when ordering from them.

    What about other online shops?

    There are so many that go unnoticed.

    Let’s take a look at online stores and gift ideas for men and women.

    Apart from perfume and aftershave as Christmas gifts, there are lots of gift ideas to choose from.

    Something for men and women

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    When it comes to stocking fillers for men and women, there are plenty of Christmas products out there.
    We’re going to look at gifts with scents.

    Wardrobe fragrances

    It never advisable to spray your favourite fragrance onto your clothes so having a wardrobe fragrance is the ideal solution.
    Shaped so that you can hang them onto the rail, these give a wonderful scent to the wardrobe, giving your clothes a freshly washed smell.
    a similar idea are the scented bags and drawer fragrance sheets.
    A perfect size for the Christmas stocking.
    Christmas stocking fillers
    Scented wardrobe fragrances to match your favourite perfume

    Candles

    We’ve covered scented candles in a previous post.

    Candles are made in all shapes and sizes and have always been very traditional when it comes to Christmas.

     

    Christmas stocking fillers
    Candles always make a great present in any stocking

     

    Ranging from tea light candles to more cylinder shaped, many come with a delicate fragrance to fill the room with Christmas spirit.

    Go for the spicy, nutmeg or mulled wine scents. These really do set the scene for winter.

    Yankee candles are perfect if you do love a winter and a Christmas fragrance.

    If you prefer a scent that matches your perfume, take a look at the candle selection in our online shop.

    Car air fresheners

    Most men love a car fragrance just as much as women.
    Gone are the days when you saw the traditional dice hanging from the rear view mirror back in the 70s.

    Cars can get just as dirty inside as our homes and unlike our homes, we can’t leave the windows open to let in air when we’re not inside it.

     

    Be careful though when purchasing car air fresheners. Some can be very overpowering once they are in a small, confided area and can leave you with a headache.

    I had found that lemon/citrus scents are the most common ones for being a little too strong.

    Many come in a clear packet that you tear each week to let out a small amount of fragrance at a time so try to purchase these if you do choose a powerful scent.

  • Home scents

    Scented home products

    Whenever we hear the word fragrance, we automatically think of bottles of perfumes. But what about scented home products?

    These days, there are so many products on the market to choose from.

    There are fragrance candles, fragrance sticks and more recently, hoover fragrances.

    Perfume and beauty resources

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    Home scented candles
    Candles are so pretty and classy these days

     

    Winter time was always the best time for home candles and they really do make any home feel and look cosy when they’re lit in every room.

    I would often buy tea light candles to brighten up a room and these were usually unscented and very cost effective.

    Over the years, products have moved on and scented candles were introduced. Some would come as tea light candles but the most popular were the larger type that had a long burning time.

    Scented candle products

    Scented candles are a great way to bring any room to life with a fragrance and are often a better choice than the air freshener sprays that we see on the shelves in supermarkets.

    Canned air fresheners can often be too heavy and strong in their scent.

    Either leave a coating that would settle on the furnature or the spray would hit the back of the throat as you walked in the room.

    Not a pleasant feeling and if you are unfortunate to suffer from allergies like myself, they were best avoided.

    Christmas time seemed a popular time to purchase candles especially if buying someone a candle as a gift.

    There really are some beautiful candle designs in the shops and online.

    65 oz 3-wick-giant-big-huge-powerful apricot rambutan scented luxury candle strong essential oil infused with coconut soy vegan friendly premium luxury fragrance

    The Yankee home scented perfume product

     

    I would always purchase a Yankee candle as the fragrances of them are simply gorgeous, even thought they can be very expensive to purchase, depending where you shop.

    Home scented candles
    The ever so popular Yankee candle

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It seemed worth spending a bit of money on such a luxury candle.

    Nowadays, there are more affordable candles on the market and they still have a long burning time.

     

    Alongside candles, we also have the opportunity to purchase fragrance sticks.

    Small containers of perfume oil with reed defuser sticks that would also give off a gentle fragrance in your chosen room.

     

    Home fragrances perfumes
    Reed diffusers have also become a popular household fragrance

    The added bonus that these could be left unattended, unlike candles that can’t be left to burn if no one is home.

    Scented Reed tip

    A great tip is to rotate the reed defuser sticks once a week.

    The fragrance already on the sticks that are soaked into the oil, will then have the chance to give the room an extra hint of scent when rotated.

    Candles and fragrance sticks look elegant in any home and come in a variety of sizes.

    They make great presents and are long lasting. A great asset to a teenagers bedroom too!

    Pop along to the online shop

     

    There are a collection of scented candles and reed diffusers to choose from.

    A selection of them will have the same scent as our fm perfumes.

     

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