One of my favourite things to do in the evenings is curl up under a blanket with a good book and light a candle to make the house really cosy. It’s the best way to quite literally burn through your money; now it’s getting closer to Christmas, a good candle is the perfect way to set the scene.
First up is the most relaxing of all, the Aurelia Clarity of Thought candle. With rosemary, sage, geranium, lavender and ylang ylang, it’s pacled full of essential oils designed to offer relaxing aromatherapy. This smells heavenly when lit; it’s definitely a good pick to have burning in the background if you’re looking to do something slightly productive (like writing this blog post…). I’m new to the Aurelia brand, but I am impressed with everything I’ve seen so far. The brand has a lovely heritage to it – made in England with a focus on probiotic and ingredient-led products.
A brand new on my radar is Clement & Claude… it’s gorgeously indie in its packaging. This scent, Mister Winter, is one of the best festive candles I’ve ever come across. It just smells like Christmas! Christmas being cinnamon, ginger and buttermilk, obviously. I’m favouring these candles as one of my top stocking stuffer gifts this year, because the smaller sizes are £14 with 30 hours of burn time – super affordable. They’re also all hand-poured in London, so it’s nice supporting a smaller brand.
If you’re looking for a huge candle, then Ecoya is the one to check out. This scent, spiced ginger & musk, is the perfect scent to just make the room smell more inviting without being overpowering. It smells a little bit spicy but warm and cosy – the scents from the brand are created by an international perfumer, and they’re definitely sophisticated. It’s also got 60 hours of burn time, so it’s one you can leave in the background without feeling too guilty…
Lastly, we have the Heyland & Whittle Clementine and Prosecco candle, which smells like… a fruity party. It’s definitely one to check out if you’re not massively into overtly festive (read: cinnamon) based scents. It’s a little bit zesty and fizzy, and I can imagine this being a complete crowd-pleaser for any gifts too. As you can see, I’ve burnt my way through quite a lot of this one already… It’s pretty addictive.
Do you love burning candles as much as me?