Top Scented Candles

Juliette Has a Gun – Not a candle

For those looking for a contemporary minimalist addition to the home and a scent which is not too overpowering, look no further than this unique scented candle infused with ambroxan, amber, ambergris, cedar and white musk. If you’re a big fan of freshly laid snow, crisp white shirts or plump soft towels then this candle is for you. That’s not necessarily what the fragrance smells like but those are certainly the images that come up in the mind when experiencing this scent. The main ingredient ambroxan gives off an array of beautifully sweet, musky and Amber nuances flecked with a soft woody background. Just like a fluffy white feather billowing in the wind it delicately traces the air exuding an addictive clean scent that is both grounding and uplifting at the same time.

45-Hour Burn Time
(PR sample – All views are my own)

See my video review here.

Vilshenko – Autumn

Created by fashion label Vilshenko by Olga Vilshenko these beautiful candles represent each season of the year. Although Autumn has passed, I simply loved the notes in this which are perfect for throughout the winter too. The vessel draws inspiration from traditional matryoshka dolls and when you open up the quant lid, the aroma smells like a beautiful and elegant perfume. Notes in this candle includes: Top notes of bergamot, blackberry, a fruity floral middle of jasmine and plum with an earthy & spicy base of patchouli and nutmeg. It’s both refreshing yet warming, a scent that truly embodies the encroaching days of autumn. Those last traces of summer blanketed with falling leaves of gold and brown.

50 Hours Burn Time
(PR Sample – All views are my own)

See my video review here.

Henry’s Townhouse – The Loiterer

This candle from Henry’s townhouse is called the loiterer, a humorous weekly periodical that Henry Austen was Co-publisher of. I just love the heavy ceramic vessel with a Victorian silhouette design filled with dark opulent wax. The scent from this candle is rich, enveloping and comforting. The only way I can describe it is to envisage sitting in a wood-panelled library, the smell of leather-bound books wafting up around your nose as you peruse the delicate pages. Imagine that sense of contentment as you absorb the words in the silence of the musky room. After an uplifting start of green violet leaf, the scent transcends into earthy saffron which is where the leathery-suede-like nuances appear from. In the background, a delicately spiced honey note adds a tinge of sweetness and lifts the scent beautifully.

Burn time: 40 hours
[PR Sample]

See my video review here.

Jonathan Ward – Assassin Belarus

When it comes to Jonathan Ward everything from the packaging, the refillable vessel and the scent is impressively designed. The luxurious product is even used in London’s renowned hotel Claridges. The story of Assasin Belarus is all about Espionage so as you can imagine it has an array of deep, dark and shadowy aromas. The complex combination of notes is highly addictive and includes:

TOP – Organic Sri Lankan Black Pepper
HEART – Virginian Cedarwood, Ginger, Nutmeg
BASE – Russian Birch Tar, Patchouli, Vetiver, Peat

This candle has an unbeatable projection and fills the whole house with its scent. A great one to light for a special evening with guests whose noses will sure be twitching with delight. And if you stay in Edinburgh you can now purchase Jonathan ward products directly from Soprano Ice in Bruntsfield but if not they are easily ordered on the Jonathan Ward Website.

Burn Time: 40-45 hours
(PR Sample)

See my video review here.

Jo Loves – The English Estate (Shot Candle)

As per all Jo Loves candles, The English Estate comes in beautiful white packaging that can be used for other purposes after you have used the candle. The candle also comes with high-quality glass and metal lid, to protect the wax from dust and to preserve the stunning scent. The shot candle contains a shot of one fragrance fused with another base scent. On lighting the candle you initially smell the shot first, then the base and finally both together, meaning you are technically getting three fragrances in one. On opening the candle lid I immediately take in the smell of the candle shot. I almost imagine a puff of smoke billowing from the vessel as if the blackened remains of charred logs lay there. It immediately ignites warm winter nights next to a crackling fire, skin slightly red as you sit close to the flicking flames that dance before you. The drawing room adds even more depth to the candle, conjuring up old leather back books and mahogany shelves. They both come together to create a nostalgic, comforting and warm scent that fills the air.

Burn Time: 60 hours
This particular scent may not be available but there are other choices on the website.
(PR Sample)

See my video review here.

Lalique Noir Premier Plume Blanche

Inspired by the peacock, an iconic Art Nouveau motif and recurring theme in the works of René Lalique this candle exudes elegant white floral musky notes. These include: Mandarin & Violet Leaves, Cardamom, Jasmine, Almond Leaves, Pink Pepper, Musks, Patchouli, Benzoin, heliotrope, tonka beans and white cedar. Just like the perfume composed by Master Perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni, the perfume is absolutely stunning and is a sophisticated and graceful addition to any home

40-50 Hours burning time
(PR Sample )

See my video review here.

Do you have any candles that you think I should try? Let me know in the comments.

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