• FM World,  fragrances,  Perfumes,  Reviews

    FM perfume 924 review


    For those looking for a perfume to get heads turning, we have a delightful fragrance to do just that. Our FM 924 perfume review showcases the gorgeous scent from the Pure Royal perfume range. Years of working with FM WORLD, a unique perfume company founded in Poland by Artur Trawinski, have allowed me to try many of their fragrances.

    FM perfume 924 review

    Like many perfumes and aftershaves we have tried over the years, some scents are always more favourable than others.

    Both men and women are passionate about fragrances, and many of us wear them daily. Fragrances lift our mood and give us a feel-good factor. If we choose the right scent, we can receive compliments on the fragrance we are wearing.

    Everyone loves an affordable perfume or aftershave. We already know the perfume industry continues to grow as more and more celebrities endorse fragrances and introduce their line of aromas.

    Big celebrities such as Harry Styles, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift have all ventured into the fragrance world, and consumers are always eager to discover the latest popular scents.

    While many of these brands can be affordable, many designer perfumes tend to fall in the higher end of our price range.

    More often than not, when we spend between £80 to £150 on our favourite fragrance, the bottle can end up sitting in the wardrobe until a special occasion arises for us to wear it. No one wants to wear an expensive bottle of perfume to work daily.

    This is where FM WORLD perfumes fit the bill – literally.

    They have created beautiful fragrances for both men and women that are not only affordable but also long-lasting.

    Many customers claim FM fragrances last longer than designer fragrances because they contain 20% pure perfume oil, compared to the 16% and lower found in designer perfumes.

    If you have read any of my previous posts here at Fragrances With Love, you will already know that FM perfumes for men and women are not replicas of designer fragrances.

    We use the same perfume fragrance wheel as other perfume companies and purchase the perfume oil from the same company, DROM. The similarity in scent profile makes our fragrances closely resemble designer scents.

    FM 924 shares a remarkably similar aroma to Tom Ford Noir Extreme, and the similarities become evident when we examine the perfume notes in Noir Extreme.

    • Top notes: cardamom, nutmeg, saffron, mandarin orange, neroli
    • Middle notes: kulfi, rose, mastic/lentisque, orange blossom, jasmine
    • Base notes: vanilla, amber, woody notes, sandalwood

    It is interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two fragrances, especially in their top and base notes.

    Choosing a more affordable option that is easier on the wallet enables us to purchase additional bottles of the fragrances we adore.

    This beautiful scent is unisex and boasts a complementary selection of perfume notes that exude class, sophistication, and sharpness.

    This bottle is one of my favourites because its scent is strong but not overpowering, and the instant hints of cardamom and nutmeg dance on the nose.

    It can be challenging for perfumers to strike the right balance when creating a unisex fragrance.

    FM 924 can maintain a touch of femininity while balancing some masculine notes.

    What to expect from this scent

    Upon the first spray, you instantly recognize the cardamom and nutmeg, with a touch of fruitiness from the mandarin. The jasmine, floral notes, and rose come through as the fragrance settles on the skin.

    Towards the end of the day’s wear, the base notes of sandalwood and vanilla blend beautifully with their sweetness and charm. There’s also a lingering woody aroma that makes this scent perfect for both genders.

    I have received numerous compliments while wearing this scent, and it truly adds to the feel-good factor that brightens our day.

    ‘The Pure Royal bottles are simplistic yet classy, with their square lines, square caps, and engraved ‘Pure Royal’. They are convenient to carry in your handbag or clutch purse for a night out.

    FM Perfume No.924 Fragrance Notes

    Type: Casual, transparent, friendly

    Top notes: mandarin, neroli, saffron, cardamom, nutmeg

    Middle notes: Damask rose, jasmine, orange flower, floral notes, cedarwood

    Base notes: sweet wood, sandalwood, vanilla, milk

    Price: £37.00 purchased directly from FM World

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    Size of bottle: 50 ml

    My rating: 10 out of 10

    Conclusion

    In the world of fragrances, finding that perfect scent that captivates your senses and fits comfortably within your budget can be a rewarding experience.

    FM 924, with its captivating blend of notes reminiscent of Tom Ford Noir Extreme, is a shining example of quality and affordability in the perfume world.

    FM WORLD has crafted fragrances that stand out not as mere imitations but as unique and delightful creations.

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  • Perfumes

    FM 905 perfume review

    FM 905 perfume review

    As a fragrance enthusiast and someone who has worked in the perfume industry since 2015, I am always on the lookout for unique and alluring scents from our collection.

    Access to the many samples gives me the perfect opportunity to try a new perfume whenever I need a new bottle.

    This also allows me to review perfumes for you and inform you about some of our popular fragrances before a potential purchase.

    FM Perfume 905 is a unisex fragrance with a gorgeous sharpness of plum, raspberry and rhubarb on its first spritz. It immediately envelops you in a sophisticated aura that effortlessly balances floral, fruity and woody notes. It is the perfect summer scent for chilling in the garden, enjoying time away on holiday and sitting in a beer garden for lunch with a friend.

    FM 905 perfume review
    FM 905 unisex perfume

     What to expect from this scent

    The initial burst of citrus top notes is invigorating, offering a vibrant and refreshing introduction to this perfume. As the fragrance settles on the skin, the heart notes reveal a delightful bouquet of floral accords that adds a touch of femininity without being overpowering whilst still keeping some masculinity as a unisex fragrance.

    Sometimes, floral-scented perfumes can be too strong and overwhelming, so FM 905 has a great balance that suits the skin and keeps its charm.

    The blend of these floral notes is skilfully harmonised, showcasing the craftsmanship behind this creation.

    What truly sets FM Perfume 905 apart is its seamless transition from a lively opening to a warm and woody base.

    This fragrance truly shines in the dry down ( the final stage as the top and middle notes dissipate ). The woody notes combine with a subtle hint of sweetness, creating a captivating and sensual allure.

    This is why it balances well as a unisex fragrance. Once the more feminine and fruity notes settle, the base notes are what we smell throughout the day.

    The longevity of the fragrance is impressive; like many of the other perfumes within the collection, it stays close to the skin for hours, maintaining its alluring character throughout the day or evening.

    A scent that will turn heads and have others asking what fragrance you are wearing.

    This is one of the reasons why FM World perfumes are so popular. They have created lasting scents at an affordable price.

    We know that many designer fragrances are on the higher end of the price scale, so if you still want a gorgeous scent without having to pay more, an FM perfume is a great choice.

    Another aspect worth noting is FM Perfume 905’s versatility. It strikes the perfect balance between being suitable for everyday wear and special occasions and being a unisex fragrance, allowing both men and women to enjoy this wonderful scent.

    This fragrance effortlessly adapts to any situation, whether you’re heading to the office, meeting friends for a casual outing, or attending a formal event. It elevates your confidence and leaves a lasting impression on those around you, something we all strive for when wearing our favourite scent.

    The packaging of FM Perfume 905 also reflects the elegance of the scent. The bottle’s sleek design and minimalistic aesthetic make it a delightful addition to any perfume collection or dressing table.

    Unlike many celebrity designer bottles, FM has aimed to keep their bottles and packaging simple yet still classy so that the cost to the customer is kept as low as possible.

    FM perfume No.905 fragrance notes

    Top notes: plum, raspberry, rhubarb, pomegranate, clove

    Heart: pink pepper, jasmine, opoponax, patchouli, lily

    Base: guaiac wood, cedarwood, amber wood, incense, vanilla

    FM Perfume stands for “Federico Mahora Perfume,” a brand that produces high-quality fragrances inspired by famous designer scents.

    FM Perfume operates under the multi-level marketing (MLM) business model, where independent distributors (like myself) promote and sell the company products directly to consumers.

    The brand aims to offer affordable alternatives to expensive designer perfumes, allowing customers to experience similar scents at a more budget-friendly price.

    FM Perfume’s products include a wide range of fragrances for both men and women and other related products such as cosmetics, body care items, and home fragrances.

    The company often highlights the quality and longevity of its fragrances, comparing them to well-known designer brands.

    Those familiar with FM perfumes may have noticed that FM 905 has notes similar to those of Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir. This particular scent is currently one of Jo Malones’s most popular scents in the perfume world today.

    Fragrance notes of Jo Malone- Pomegranate Noir

    Top notes: Pomegranate, Rhubarb, Plum, Raspberry, Watermelon

    Middle notes: Clove, Pink Pepper, Guaiac Wood, Olibanum, Opoponax, Rose, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley

    Base notes: Virginia Cedar, Patchouli, Musk, Amber.

    FM 905 perfume review

    As you can see, both bottles have similar fragrance notes, and it is essential to remember that FM perfumes are not copies of designer scents. They use the same fragrance wheel and perfume oil manufacturer to create their unique range.

    Related article: FM World perfumes

    Conclusion

    FM Perfume 905 is a captivating fragrance that works very well for both men and women. From the refreshing citrus opening to the enchanting woody dry down, it’s of little surprise that this fragrance is one of their best-sellers.

    The interaction of notes ensures a memorable and versatile experience, making it an essential choice for anyone looking for a signature scent.

    If you’re searching for a fragrance that embodies grace, allure and longevity, FM Perfume 905 is highly recommended.

    FM PERFUME 905

    Price: £37.00 purchased directly from FM World

    Distributor price: £27.00 ( register for a FREE account here)

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating: 9.5 out of 10

    Products available in the same scent

    Body spray

    FM 905 perfume review
    FM 905 body spray

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  • Perfumes,  Reviews

    FM perfume 359 review

    If you love sweet fragrances with a touch of vanilla and jasmine, our FM perfume 359 review will cover everything you need to know about this fragrance.

    This was one of the first fragrances I purchased from FM World and is still one of my favourites today.

    Its first spray has a sweet and feminine scent, and the notes of jasmine are noticeable as soon as the scent settles on the skin.

    I feel that the ideal scent to wear during any season is most suitable for spring/summer, with its citrus-based fragrance family.

    With FM perfumes, they choose simplicity over anything fancy to keep the cost down for their customers.

     

    This fragrance suits a night out with the girls on a summer evening.

    What does FM 359 smell like?

    Those familiar with our scents will already know that the fragrance notes are similar to the designer fragrances.

    Some say they struggle to distinguish between the designer scents and our perfumes.

    This perfume has very similar notes to Alien Essence Absolue, a fragrance released by Thierry Mugler in 2012.

    FM 359 perfume review
    Jasmine plant
    FM 359 perfume review
    Vanilla scent

    It is a prevalent scent today, and FM has created an excellent alternative without compromising quality or cost.

    Of course, many will only buy the original of any product, especially when it comes to perfumes.

    If you can step aside from the celebrity-endorsed fragrances and try a sample of FM 359, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.

    FM 359 perfume review
    FM 359 perfume sample

    Their bottles are simplistic, and this one comes within the Pure Royal range.

     

    Pure Royal Range

    The pure royal perfumes contain 20% pure perfume oil. They use a more expensive oil than the Pure Range, and the scent lasts around 6 hours.

    It’s not bad for a perfume that we can all afford. We won’t have to worry about wasting the bottle or keeping it locked in the cupboard for a suitable day.

    Every day is unique, so we should be allowed to wear whatever scent we wish without feeling guilty that its price tag is a little high.

     

    FM perfume 359 review

    I loved the instant whiff of jasmine as soon as I sprayed this on my skin. Although it has notes of vanilla—a scent that I avoid as it’s far too sweet for my skin—I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

    The vanilla base note isn’t overpowering and sits beautifully within the rest of the notes.

    Vanilla scents give me a headache, so by choosing products with this scent as their base, I know that I will not smell the sickly scent.

    One that I experience commonly with heavily scented vanilla fragrances.

    Although the base notes are what we should look for when finding a perfume, the touch of vanilla that balanced well with the rest made me realise that we should try a scent first, even if it contains a note or two that we don’t particularly like.

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    The beautiful floral and woody notes are just as popular with men. Many men like this scent on their partners as it is flirty, sweet, and playful on the skin and awakens the senses. When I started wearing FM 359, some friends commented on my perfume and asked what I had sprayed.

    Some liked it so much that they ordered a bottle after trying a sample. I always believe a perfume’s scent should be noticeable but not overwhelming for the wearer or those around it.

    This perfume does just that. It’s a delicate, gentle, and feminine scent that beautifully captures a woman’s art. Delightfully, this scent also comes in a 15ml slim bottle. Perfect for your handbag or holiday.

    FM perfume 359 review
    FM 359 15ml bottle

    Many men and women buy fragrances for their fancy bottle designs and scents or because they are influenced by the celebrity who wears them.

    Whilst nothing is wrong with this, when we learn how much of what we pay goes where it can change our way of thinking.

    ■ Celebrity endorser

    ■ Packaging/bottle design

    ■ TV Advertising

    We can all save so much money, especially nowadays when everything costs so much more, and the prices keep rising.

    Fm 359 perfume review

    No one sees the bottle we purchase. They only ever smell the scent as it drifts past. After having this perfume on my skin for almost 30 minutes, I could instantly smell the ambergris and cashmere wood. All the notes compliment one another, and the feminine scent is a beautiful one to wear for any occasion.

    FM359 is one of FM World’s most popular fragrances, and it is easy to see why.

    FM perfume 359 review
    FM 359 50ml perfume

    All the Pure Royal bottles have the same design, each with its own number to identify the scent.

    Price: £37.00

    Where to buy: FM World

    Size of bottle : 50ml ( also available in 15ml )

    My rating is 9.5 out of 10.

    You can be assured that you are purchasing quality and genuine bottles when you buy from the company.

    For those who don’t like sweet notes and prefer a more sandalwood or tonka bean scent, this perfume isn’t for you. Try FM 900 instead.

    The smell makes them feel that summer is coming and the BBQs are nearby.

    Floral dresses, summer sunshine and family sitting in the garden fit perfectly with such an elegant and classic scent.

    For those who wear it for an evening out, it will have heads turning as the floral notes linger in the air.

    Type: magnetic and intense

    Fragrance notes:

    Head: jasmine, heliotrope

    Heart: iris root, cashmere wood

    Base: ambergris, vanilla

    FM 359 perfume review
    My favourite scent. FM 359 in its elegant and simplistic bottle.

    Conclusion:

    FM Perfume 359 is an exquisite fragrance that captivates the senses with its alluring blend of notes. Its opening bursts with refreshing citrus, while the heart reveals a floral symphony that evokes elegance and femininity.

    The base notes provide a warm and sensual embrace, leaving a lasting impression on those who encounter it.

    The longevity and sillage of FM Perfume 359 are commendable, making it a reliable companion for day or night. Whether you are seeking a signature scent or expanding your fragrance collection, FM Perfume 359 offers a timeless and enchanting experience.

    With its high-quality ingredients and affordable price tag, this fragrance truly exemplifies the concept of luxury without breaking the bank.

    If the fragrance notes of Alien Essence Absolue are one of your favourite perfume scents, try a sample of FM 359.

    With very similar perfume notes, you will experience a wonderful scent that is kinder on the purse strings and will still get heads turning.

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  • Perfumes,  Reviews

    FM perfume 489 review

    For those who are familiar with and wear FM perfumes, you will know how good they are. They are perfumes that last for the day and are affordable for everyone, which both men and women look for in a purchase.

    One of the company’s most famous female scents is FM489, so let’s look deeper to find out why it’s one of its best-sellers.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM pure perfume 489

     

     

    Similarities to designer scents

    FM World perfumes were created to bring uniqueness to the perfume world and a collection of beautiful scents for both men and women.

    With such a variety of fragrance choices, FM perfumes are similar to those of the designers.

    FM489 is inspired by the trendy and gorgeous scent called Alien by Thierry Mugler.

    Released in 1992, this scent is still hugely popular today. A bottle can set you back between £55 -£100, depending on which size you choose and where you purchase it.

    FM perfume no.489 review

    When we look at the fragrance notes in a bottle of Alien, the designer creates a feminine and rich perfume with a bouquet of floral scents. They instantly hit the senses and bring summer vibes to the skin.

    Perfume notes in Alien by Thierry Mugler

    Top notes: mandarin orange

    Middle notes: Moroccan jasmine, white flowers

    Base notes: white amber, cashmere.

    If you’re a lover of very floral fragrances, this little gem will certainly whisk you off into a field of flowers and gorgeous fruit notes that will make heads turn.

    Why choose an alternate perfume?

    FM perfume no.489 review

    One of the benefits of wearing FM perfume is that it is long-lasting and concentrated with 20% pure perfume oil. There is no need to spray excessively or even re-apply during the day. This also leads to your favourite bottle lasting much longer.

    Perfume notes in a bottle of FM489

    There are similar fragrance notes in FM’s bottle, where the similarity ends.

    Top notes: blackcurrant, green leaves, anise

    Middle notes: orange blossom water notes’, lily-of-the-valley, green leaves, cashmere wood’Middle notes: orange blossom water notes’, lily-of-the-valley, green leaves, cashmere wood

    Base notes: cedarwood, patchouli, tonka bean, ambergris

    What to expect with this scent

    Labelled as a futuristic and eccentric scent, this inspired perfume is an acquired taste for those who love the sweetness and fruity notes that instantly transport us to holiday destinations.

    It’s one of those scents that can be overpowering if too much is sprayed, as the scent is too sweet. Less is more, as they say.

    On a recent visit to a supermarket, I walked past a lady and instantly noticed her perfume scent. I was instantly hit with an overpowering concoction of heavy musk and flowers. Working in the perfume business for the past seven years has allowed my nose to guess often what perfume notes someone is wearing, and sometimes I can even name the perfume if it’s a popular scent.

    Musk can be a heavy fragrance if sprayed too much, which was most certainly the case. We sometimes forget that even when we can no longer smell the scent on our skin, others can still smell it.

    Our noses get used to the scent as it settles, and while we may be led to believe that the smell has worn off, it is still very much noticeable to others.

    Spraying more or too much in the first place will not only impact your nose and could give you a headache but also harm those around you.

    Every woman loves to be noticed and admired by her choice of clothes, hair, makeup and fragrance, but no one wants her chosen scent to linger long after she has walked past.

    Fruit and freshness

    When this scent is sprayed, it instantly smells fresh, and the top notes, especially the blackcurrant, pop through. After a few minutes of spraying, there is a gorgeous smell of sweetness with the orange blossom drifting through and a woody edge from the cashmere wood.

    Whilst some woody perfumes can be a little heavy, the blackcurrant and orange blossom balance this fragrance perfectly. Towards the end of the day, the patchouli and ambergris are noticeable as the scent has settled nicely into its fragrance.

    It’s good practice to look at the base notes whenever we choose a scent. These notes will be on the skin for the longest time, and the smell those around you will notice.

    When we compare the bottles of both fragrances, the simplicity of FM bottles shows that perfumers don’t need expensive bottles and packaging to sell their perfumes.

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    Fm perfume 489

    Price: £26.00 purchase direct from FM World

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    My rating: 8.5 out of 10


    Conclusion

    FM489 perfume is slightly too sweet for my skin, but it is a delightful summer fragrance that lasts very well. If used sparingly, it is a lovely perfume that will turn heads and have others asking what fragrance you’re wearing.

    Products available in the same scent

    Intense perfume contains 30% pure oil for an even longer-lasting fragrance. It is suitable for a night out when you don’t want to carry the bottle in your handbag.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM489 Intense perfume

    Pheromone perfumes are fragrances designed to attract the opposite sex. They are made of synthetic animal musk and chemicals that stimulate the nose.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 pheromone perfume

    Air fresheners are suitable for hanging inside the car or wardrobe or inside your kitchen bin to keep it smelling fresh.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 air freshener

    The perfumed Body mist is perfect for taking on holiday when a light spritz of scent is all needed on the skin during the hot weather.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 perfumed body mist

    Home fragrance sticks are an elegant way to fragrance the home with your favourite perfume. They look great on the cabinet or bedside table.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 home fragrance sticks

    Vacuum freshener– no one likes their vacuum cleaner smelling of dust, dirt or pet hair. These creations are perfect and will fit into any Hoover with a dust bag. They come in a twin pack and last around two months per pad.

    FM perfume no.489 review
    FM 489 Hoover fragrance

    These products and a scent sample can be found in the online shop.

    FM perfume no.489 review

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  • Candles

    FM Candle 413 review

    If you’re familiar with FM World’s perfumes and scents, you will already know about the candles they have created. FM candle 413 is one of the most popular in the range, and it’s easy to see why.

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

    I have already covered this 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.

    This is a hugely popular fragrance in its own right.

    Not just for the elegance of Julia Roberts, who endorses the product, but also for the floral and sweet fragrance notes that uplift and relax us.

    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 is so wonderfully fruity that others will ask what fragrance it is.

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

    Candles are popular, primarily through the winter, and 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 mesmerising, and there is something about watching a flame burn on a winter’s evening.

    The dancing shadows that a flame creates in a darkened room and the atmosphere of the ambience 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 light 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. Candles also give any room in the home a focal point.

    FM candle 413 review

    Scented candles in your living room create the perfect ambience for a relaxing evening. They are elegant and subtle when other lights are switched off. Many people 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.

    As we approach Christmas, spices like cinnamon, apple, and berries are popular in scented candles in the winter months.

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    This brings the season to life and a winter feel.

    Do you struggle with finding a gift for someone?

    Candles are a great present to purchase. You don’t have to worry about whether it will fit the person you bought it for, whether it will suit their home, or whether they like candles.

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

    Candles and music go perfectly together, so if you want to create a romantic evening, soft music playing in the background with a scented candle burning is a sure way to bring 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 except candles burning, can create a great sense of happiness, calm, and peace.

    Candle sales have always been popular, and not just for the winter months. Many of us use candles all year round for different purposes, and they will stay around for many more years.

    Related article: Summer scented candles

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

    With the different types, designs, and smells, you will find affordable candles and top-end expensive ones.

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

    So many people have candles in their homes that they haven’t burned, and that’s usually because the candle looks too pretty or 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 them.

    If you want 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 for burning correctly, with minimal smouldering and reduced soot, and uses hydro-refined paraffin.

    Each candle has a strong cotton wick resistant to breaking and drowning in the melted wax. Everyone wants a candle that burns evenly and looks elegant.

    Candles have often been purchased, not adequately prepared before light, and therefore burned into a ‘tunnel’.

    Top tips for getting the most out of your scented candles

    FM candle 413 review
    FM candle 413 review

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

    ■ 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 carbon on the wick, which is why the candle can become distorted, and the flame burns irregularly.

    Not only does this ruin the beautiful candle you just purchased, but it also creates soot, which is unsuitable for your home or health.

    ■ Ideally, you should burn a candle for a 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 a fantastic scent that matches our fragrance and is instantly recognised as soon as we enter the house.

     

    FM 413 candle fills your home with a beautiful 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: £39.00 (Save £11 when you sign up for a FREE account!)

    Size: 150g

    My rating is 9 out of 10.

    Conclusion

    I delightfully said that it instantly brings calm, joy, and warmth to the home. It is not the cheapest scented candle to purchase, but sometimes, cheaper can cost more.

    A benefit of FM WORLD is that if you have an account with the company, you can purchase products at a distributor price instead of a customer price.

    If you want to save money on your candles or any other products in the FM World catalogue, please click here if you live in the UK to sign up for FREE.

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  • Perfumes,  Review

    FM perfume 910 review

    FM Perfume 910 is a unisex fragrance with delicate, woody notes, making it a fantastic choice for those who appreciate subtle scents.

    Many of us are passionate about perfumes, but the price tag can sometimes be a deterrent. That’s where fragrances inspired by the notes of designer scents come in handy.

    As I’ve discussed on my website before, FM WORLD creates perfumes that are not only affordable and long-lasting but also feature fragrance notes akin to those found in designer perfumes.

    When we set our sights on a particular designer fragrance, the price can often be a bit of a shock.

    FM Perfume 910 Review

    Inspired by the designers

    While there are certainly designer fragrances that fit within a budget, FM Perfume 910 draws striking comparisons to Baccarat Rouge 540, a scent that made its debut in 2014 under Baccarat’s name and was later reimagined in 2015 by Maison Kurkdjian. This fragrance embodies a delicate blend of subtle notes, diverging from the woody/oriental category.

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    If you buy a 70ml bottle of the Extrait De Parfum from their website, be prepared to spend a staggering £320. Can anyone truly justify such a price tag? If you’re a pop star like Rihanna, the answer is yes. This was her preferred fragrance before launching her line of perfumes.

    It’s considered a highly flattering scent for both men and women, and its popularity has skyrocketed on social platforms like TikTok, propelling this fragrance to its current level of success. The elegant gold and red design of the bottle adds to its appeal. However, many individuals, both men and women, may be unable or unwilling to invest in such an expensive scent.

    FM perfume 910 review

    What can you do when you adore a fragrance but find the price tag too steep? Some may opt for ‘dupes’ of their beloved scent and end up disappointed when the replica doesn’t meet their expectations.

    Related post: buying cheap perfume will cost you more

     

    Buying a similar scent for less

    Another option is to consider buying the inspired version from FM World. For those acquainted with our fragrances, it’s evident that FM perfumes are not exact copies.

    They are distinctive scents presented in their unique bottles and packaging. While the fragrance notes may resemble those of designer scents, they are not identical.

    Instead, they are ‘inspired’ by other fragrances. Both the bottle and packaging design are also exclusive. Given the constraints of the fragrance wheel, it’s inevitable that a scent will share similar notes with others.

    FM perfume 910

    Price: £37.00 purchased directly from FM World

    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 understand that extravagant bottles are unnecessary to leave an impression, and the simplicity of FM World’s design exemplifies this principle.

    When a perfume or aftershave rests on the bedside cabinet between uses, there’s no need to splurge on elaborate packaging or bottles.

    After all, the fragrance itself should capture our interest, as that’s what those around us will notice. We often find ourselves drawn to classy and elegant bottle designs, which catch our eye before we even consider our preferred scent.

    Retailers and perfume designers are well aware of this, and customers are attracted to elaborate packaging and celebrity endorsements of particular fragrances.

    Familiar brands often sell more effortlessly than unknown brands. I prefer any fragrance featuring cedarwood or jasmine.

    These scents are versatile and suitable for any season. They offer a delicate and light feel despite not containing the typical selection of delicate floral and fruity notes.

    Why FM910 is so popular

    FM 910 strikes a delightful balance between wood and oriental notes, and its head notes immediately grab your attention upon spraying.

    It’s no wonder this fragrance is so popular. As the scent settles on the skin, it becomes a clean and refreshing aroma reminiscent of clear water. It exudes crispness, seductiveness, and a pleasant experience for the senses.

    FM perfume 910 review

    Unisex scents can sometimes be perceived as too masculine for women or too feminine for men, making some people hesitate when considering them.

    What to expect with this scent

    I was pleasantly surprised by this fragrance. Its notes carry a subtle touch of sweetness, yet they are not overpowering or cloying.

    The scent evokes the feeling of a fragrance suitable for a wedding – delicate with just the right amount of presence to be noticed without causing people to wrinkle their noses in response to an overly strong scent.

    As the base notes become noticeable, FM 910 exudes a sense of seduction, making it versatile for year-round wear. Comparing the fragrance notes of FM 910 to Baccarat Rouge 540 reveals some similarities, but they are 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 striking similarities, it can be challenging to discern which scent is the designer. As is the case with all perfumes, the base notes linger for an extended period.

    I sprayed FM 910 on my skin at around 8 a.m. one morning, and to my delight, I could still detect its notes at 5 p.m. This fragrance, part of the PURE ROYAL range, is worth trying, and you can purchase a sample here.

    I always recommend trying a sample of FM’s perfumes first, as scents can smell quite different in the bottle than when they are on the skin.

    Conclusion

    It is a delightful scent that is very light and wearable, definitely suitable for both men and women. I would perhaps like it to have a bit more strength and a slightly more robust presence, but overall, FM 910 is a delightful and favoured perfume in the pure royal range.

    A delightful scent that is very light and wearable, definitely suitable for both men and women. I would perhaps like it to have a bit more strength and a slightly stronger presence, but overall, FM 910 is a very pleasant and popular perfume within the PURE ROYAL range.

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  • Pillow mist,  Reviews

    Pillow mist spray review

    Have you ever used a pillow mist spray? Here I write a review on one of my favourites called Tropic So Sleepy.

    Pillow mist spray review

    There’s nothing worse than feeling tired before going to bed and then finding that you’re wide awake for the next hour trying to sleep.

    We’ve all been there as adults more so than children. They seem to have a knack and the ability to drop off as soon as their head hits the pillow. If only!

    Being sleep-deprived can have a huge impact on our day-to-day activities, especially if we’ve had several nights of desperately trying to dose off with little success.

    Waking up the next morning feeling like you have been awake for most of the night is not a nice feeling.

    Many of us are already in the habit of watching TV til late, working and looking at our screens before bed and these combinations don’t assist us in any way.

    The perfect solution in a bottle of pillow mist spray

     

    I had a bottle of the Tropic So Sleepy bought as a gift for my birthday last year.
    I have never used one before but was willing to give it a try to see if it did work.

    Looking at the ingredients alone was enough surely to help me drop off to sleep.

    Notes of lavender, chamomile and frankincense essential oils in a 30ml bottle sounded heavenly and were surely going to help enormously with getting a good night’s sleep.

    I have always been a bit wary of spraying products directly onto my pillow. Not keen on the idea that my skin could potentially touch the product as it soaks in whilst I move into different positions in a bid to get comfortable.

    The great thing about using a pillow mist spray is that although it is a pillow mist you don’t have to spray on your pillow.

    Like other topical products that help sleep and the respiratory system, I like to put the product onto a tissue and then have the tissue near my pillow so that I still benefit from its properties.

    By doing this, I know that the product is not going to come into contact with my skin and potentially cause a reaction.

    The first whiff of the Tropic So Sleepy product is the lavender. A beautiful flower not just for its vibrant colour but also for so many of its healing properties.

    Pillow mist spray review
    It is a beautiful scent to assist in a peaceful night’s sleep

    There is almost a sense of instant calm as soon as the fragrance hits your nose, giving you the confidence that it will assist in a better night’s sleep.

    Having not used it for several weeks, simply due to forgetting that I had it in my bedside drawer, and having a few disturbed nights, I was keen to revisit this little product once again.

    I’ve been used to waking up through the night regularly for several years and that’s part and parcel of how my sleep pattern has settled. This has never really bothered me that much.

    Clock watching

    The fact that I was finding it difficult to get to sleep in the first place was what bothered me.

    Every five minutes looking at the clock to see if the time had moved on as much as it felt like it had or indeed if I had even fallen asleep and woken up again a short time later.

    Pillow mist spray review
    Nothing worse than constantly checking the alarm clock to see if we have been asleep or still very much awake

    Sleep felt like it was overrated when we were younger. Why do we need to go to bed so early? What was the importance of sleep?

    “I don’t want to go to bed!”

    As we grow older, we start to learn and realise that sleep is an essential part of our everyday lives.

    Without a good night’s rest, it can have a detrimental effect on our mental health, our well-being and our physical being.

    We spent so many years in our youth fighting sleep and not wanting to go to bed and now as adults we are desperately going the other way in trying to get as much shut-eye as possible.

    The 30ml bottle simply requires 2 to 3 pumps 30 cm away from your pillow to aid a peaceful night’s sleep. It is 100% naturally derived and can be purchased on eBay.

    Take a look at my article on pillow mist spray where I show a selection of sleep sprays the benefits of using them and the benefits of their main ingredient Lavender.

    The ingredients in a bottle of Tropic So Sleepy pillow mist spray

     

    Tropic So Sleepy contains chamomile so let’s take a look at the benefits of this ingredient.

    Chamomile is a wonderful mild tranquillizer and it contains apigenin, found in many plants, one of the bioflavonoids and helps to reduce anxiety and causes sedation.

    Both are needed for a restful night’s sleep. Chamomile tea also has huge benefits too.

    To have a peaceful night, our body needs to be in a relaxed state.

    So by using pillow sprays that contain such ingredients as lavender and chamomile, we are well on our way to heading in the right direction in preparing our body for sleep.

    Most of us will aim for at least 6-8 hours if we can.

    Another ingredient that this little bottle of magic contains is frankincense.

    With similar properties to chamomile, frankincense helps to overcome stress, has aromatherapeutic benefits and promotes relaxation.

    Sometimes it can also be the added obstacle of having a winter cold that stops us from dropping off to sleep easily.

    Pillow mist spray review
    Colds and flu put a stop to a restful l night

    Many of us have attempted to get to sleep but our nose is either running or our sinuses are blocked up.

    Why does this always happen at night ?!

    By helping to relax the body and mind, along with added aromatherapy oils such as eucalyptus, this can help to relieve such symptoms.

    So many people prefer to have topical solutions to help with everyday situations rather than taking medicines or supplements and the pillow mist spray is a wonderful creation and highly recommended.

    Those with children I’m sure have used Olbus oil in the past to help children with stuffy noses and coughs to help them sleep yet we forget to do similar things when we are adults and are struggling to sleep too.

    Pillow mist spray review

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    pillow mist spray on Bay.co.uk

    £20.00 for 75ml if you buy direct from the tropicskincare.com website.

    They also have a selection of gift sets instead of buying individually. Some contain hand cream and temple sticks as well. A great gift for someone who struggles to have a restful night.

    Size of bottle: 30ml

    My rating: is 9.5 out of 10.

    Avoid Spraying onto delicate fabrics and furniture. Do not apply directly onto your skin. Avoid contact with eyes with water if contact occurs.

    Alcohol-free.

    Vegan and cruelty-free. Perfect!

    This product has great reviews online and it does help especially if used regularly.

    A gorgeous combination of fresh and calming aromas that help with the nighttime battle of drifting off to sleep naturally.

    Do you struggle to get off to sleep?

    Let me know below and perhaps you can try a bottle for yourself or get in touch.

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    Sleep well …
  • Perfumes,  Review

    FM perfume no.413 review

    Have you tried FM World’s fragrances yet? They believe in simplicity when it comes to packaging and style of bottles and FM 413 is no exception.

    FM perfume no.413 review

    As we head into the spring and are perhaps looking for a fragrance that sits more in the oriental/fruity family, FM is not short of choice.

    No. 413 has been a very popular scent over the past few years as its fragrance notes are very similar to those of La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme.

    Fragrance notes:

    Head: blackcurrant, pear

    Heart: iris, jasmine, orange blossom

    Base: chocolate pralines, patchouli, vanilla

    This fragrance gives a sense of sweetness and flirtatious vibes and is a very popular scent to own.

    What’s great about this fragrance is that it also comes in a PHEROMONE perfume, INTENSE perfume ( which contains 30% perfume oil), a fragrance candle, a reed diffuser, a wardrobe fragrance and wax melts to name a few.

    It’s wonderful to find a scent that can be extended into the home to carry the beautiful spring/summer notes through every room.

    So what makes this fragrance one of FM’s most popular? Many women love the smell of fruits and deep scents such as vanilla and patchouli.

    The Lancôme perfume, which was launched in 2012 and advertised by the beautiful Julia Roberts, has very similar fragrance notes.

    When we see celebrities endorsing perfumes, it encourages us to try that scent to give a sense of feeling and look just as gorgeous as our idols.

    The only missing ingredient from FM413 is Tonka Bean. If you were to try a sample of FM 413, the smell would be almost identical.

    Whilst FM create their very own fragrances, they do use the same perfume oil as the designer fragrances which are created by DROM in Germany.

    You can read the story of DROM here.

    We already know that no one sees the packaging or fancy bottle when we purchase designer scents and they can leave a huge dent in the purse/wallet, yet many are still hung up on the idea of owning expensive brands. FM is a cruelty-free fragrance company and one that stands out from the rest not only for being affordable but for also creating long-lasting fragrances.

    As they have no celebrity endorsers or TV adverts, they can keep the cost down and therefore fans of the fragrances can indeed buy several bottles of their favourite perfumes.

    Having tried several and having a large selection of my perfumes over the years, I have to say that no.413 is one of my favourites. It’s also a favourite for one of my customers!

    FM no.413 perfume review

    It’s suitable for all seasons as it has an oriental feel for wearing during the winter but also a selection of fruity notes that pop through to give a spring/summer vibe.

    Many women who currently wear La Vie Est Belle have said that they can’t tell the difference between their designer bottled scent and that of FM 413.

    It’s an ideal scent to wear during the daytime in the office or out for a lunch date with friends. If you fancy a stronger version for an evening there is the option of the intense version too. How many designer fragrances give us that option?

    FM 413 is a long-lasting fragrance without a doubt and will certainly get you receiving compliments as I do when wearing it. Some will compare the Federico Mahora fragrance to that of La Vie Est Belle without understanding that this fragrance isn’t supposed to be a replica of the designer’s scent.

    None of the FM perfumes should be compared to the designer scents because they are their brand and company.

    Read my article about why buying cheap perfume will cost more

    If you love sweet and long-lasting scents then FM no.413 is worth trying. Order your sample here.

    Some wearers have even noticed this particular scent lingers on clothing the following day after being sprayed.

    Another great reason to purchase is if you want your clothes to smell gorgeous without having to wash them after the first wear. Due to its very fruity and oriental notes, this perfume only requires a few sprays as it is instantly noticeable.

    It will last around 6-8 hours and is one of the fragrances that does linger more than others so less is more with this bottle. I love the idea that this bottle is designed with such simplicity that it fits perfectly inside a handbag if you want to re-apply throughout the day.

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    Price
    : £24.00

    Available to purchase from FM World 

    Size of bottle: 50ml

    Sample size (1.4ml) available for 60 pence from FM World

    My rating: 10 out of 10!!

    If you are looking for a more intense scent, try the Pure Intense bottle.

  • Reviews,  Scented wax melts

    Scented wax melts review

    Scented wax melts review

    It wasn’t until the early part of last year (2021) that I came across scented wax melts. What a wonderful alternative to candles! They are elegant, simple to use, and instantly create a cosy atmosphere.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    FM 413 wax melts. A great gift for the home with a choice of scents to choose from

    These wax burners are quick and easy to use, and with so many stylish holders available, I knew I had found a great purchase.

    Many of us currently use scented candles to give off a pleasant fragrance or reed diffusers that work similarly but without a naked flame. They are long-lasting and provide an instant fragrance to fill the home.

    Candles used to be very popular during the winter, especially around Christmas time, but we are now seeing more and more homes having scented candles lit throughout the summer too. Even our gardens have enjoyed a naked flame while we sit and watch the sun go down.

    Wax melts are a fairly new concept and product on the market. They were first created as a way of using up excess wax left over by candle makers, making them a great way to reuse leftover wax. Despite this innovation, candles have been around for thousands of years and remain popular today.

    How to make your wax melts at home 

    Why are wax melts so popular?

    Wax melts have gained popularity for several reasons. One of the main factors is the variety of attractive wax burners available on the market, allowing people to choose designs that complement their home decor. Additionally, the process of melting wax in these burners is visually appealing and soothing to watch as the wax slowly liquefies under the flame. This process not only releases a pleasant fragrance into the room but also adds an element of relaxation and ambience to the environment.

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    You bring up an important safety consideration. While plug-in wax burners are generally safer than those using open flames like tea light candles, it’s crucial to be cautious when using any type of wax melt burner, especially in homes with young children or pets.

    The liquid wax can become very hot and may pose a risk if accidentally knocked over. Placing the burner in a secure and stable location is essential to minimise the risk of accidents. Additionally, keeping it out of reach of children and pets is advisable to ensure their safety.

    Wax melts are indeed known for their cost-effectiveness and longevity compared to traditional candles. It’s impressive to hear that a single set of four cubes has lasted you over two months, especially when used for six hours daily.

    This demonstrates how a little goes a long way with wax melts, making them a great choice for those looking to enjoy continuous fragrance in their home without frequently replacing them.

    Adjusting the number of cubes used to achieve the desired level of scent intensity is a convenient feature for users who prefer stronger or milder fragrances in their living spaces. Wax melts are a great way to fragrance the home for a long period, without overpowering the room.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    There are some very elegant wax melt holders available online

    The portability and ease of use of wax melts certainly add to their appeal. Their versatility allows you to switch fragrances easily, making it convenient for those who enjoy a variety of scents throughout the year or when travelling. Their relaxation and therapeutic benefits, similar to traditional candles, are a significant draw for many people.

    The wide variety of styles and fragrances available on the market ensures that there’s a wax melt option to cater to the diverse preferences of consumers. Everyone loves the smell of clean, crisp and a scent of freshness in the home.

    Benefits of using wax melts

    Lemon is a very versatile scent that instantly lifts our spirits, makes the home feel clean and gives us a kick start to the day.

    Pine is a reminder of the Christmas season, with its woody and fresh smell and is a great scent for those who need a little pick-me-up as it helps to lower depression and stress. Something I’m sure many of us could use from time to time!

    Vanilla This is one of those scents I feel that you either love or hate. Whilst some will enjoy its sweet, warm and sugary scent, others will find it too sickly. A positive benefit of using vanilla is its ability to uplift and bring joy and relaxation.

     Lavender is possibly one of the most popular fragrances as it has a very delicate floral scent that is very subtle and has huge healing properties. For those who suffer from anxiety, depression, disturbed sleeping patterns or fatigue, a touch of lavender can make a huge difference. A very popular scent that is used in aromatherapy and added to essential oils.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    Most homes these days have a fragrance in some form or another.

    There’s nothing quite like sitting at your desk on a winter’s evening, with a gentle scent of fragrance filling the room and the flicker of candlelight to create a cosy atmosphere. If you are feeling creative, you can take small portions from a couple of different fragrance cubes and combine them to create your unique scent.

    Apart from using them for your enjoyment, wax melts can also make a lovely gift for someone.

    The burners, whether you choose a plug-in or the tea light candle style, can be purchased from places like eBay.

    If it is just the wax melts that you are purchasing, these can be bought from several places online and it’s good to know that FM Cosmetics also has a selection of wax melts that match some of your favourite fragrances.

    FM wax melts

    These delightful home ritual wax melts come in a box of 25 cubes and are available in seven different scents.

    Scented wax melts reviews
    FM wax melts have become very popular since they came onto the market earlier this year
    • Lemongrass
    • White Sandalwood
    • FM 900 ( inspired by Tom Ford- Lost Cherry)
    • FM 910 ( inspired by Baccarat Rouge 540)
    • FM 472 ( inspired by Aventus Creed)
    • FM 18 ( Inspired by Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel )
    • FM 413 ( inspired by La Vie Est Belle- Lancôme )

    I have FM 413 burning in my home. It’s a beautiful, delicate scent that helps me relax. We also have the same fragrance available in 50ml perfume bottle sprays, so you can carry your favourite scent to work or into town.

    FM 900 and FM910 are unisex so are perfect for the home or office. You can purchase your box here.

    Price £22 per box. This works out at just 88 pence per cube and with each cube lasting for several weeks, they are affordable!

    Box size 75g

    My rating: is 10 out of 10.

    A must-have for every home!

    Check out eBay too for their selection of wax melts.

  • 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 its 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 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 correctly. 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 does allow the home 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 is reflected 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 to 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 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. Remember to prep your candle first before it’s first lit.

    1. History: Yankee Candle was founded in 1969 by Mike Kittredge in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The company started as a small operation, with Kittredge initially making candles as a gift for his mother.
    2. Product Range: Yankee Candle offers a wide range of scented candles in various sizes and styles. Their product line includes jar candles, pillar candles, tea lights, wax melts, and more.
    3. Fragrance Variety: One of the notable features of Yankee Candles is the extensive variety of fragrances they offer. They produce scents in categories such as floral, fruity, fresh, festive, and seasonal aromas. Some of their popular scents include “Vanilla Cupcake,” “Clean Cotton,” and “Autumn Leaves.”
    4. Seasonal Collections: Yankee Candle regularly introduces seasonal collections, aligning with holidays and changing seasons. This includes special editions for Christmas, Halloween, and other festive occasions. Many homes will have a Yankee Candle burning at Christmas.
    5. Jar Candles: The Yankee Candle jar candles are particularly iconic. They come in various sizes, with the large jars being especially popular. The jars often feature distinctive labels and lids.
    6. Accessories: In addition to candles, Yankee Candle offers a range of accessories such as candle holders, wax warmers, and various decorative items to complement their products.
    7. international Presence: Over the years, Yankee Candle has expanded its presence globally. Their products are available in many countries, making them a widely recognized brand in the home fragrance industry.
    8. Personalization: Some Yankee Candle stores offer personalized candle labels, allowing customers to create custom candles for special occasions or as gifts.
    9. Community Engagement: Yankee Candle has been involved in various community and charitable initiatives over the years. They have also collaborated with charities on special edition candles to support causes.
    10. Online Presence: Yankee Candle has a strong online presence, allowing customers to browse and purchase products through their website.

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    Yankee candles review

    Yankee candles available on eBay 

    Sizes range from small, medium and large

    The 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 at 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.

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    Have you tried Yankee Candles? Let me know your thoughts below.

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