Candles are an absolute must this time of year. They just add that coziness that nothing, other than a roaring log fire, can.
For me, this also means scented candles. I love so many different fragrances when it comes to the home, but they all have a common trait. That is usually a warm, enveloping scent that often has hints of wood or spice.
I bought a Lilou et Loic candle in White Amber earlier this year, after getting one as a subscription gift with a magazine and becoming addicted to its subtle powdery warmth. This delicate scent is good for any time of year in my eyes, but with the festive season on the horizon, I thought something more spicy was needed.
|Lilou Et Loic candles: L: White Amber, R: Winter Forest|
So today I’ve unwrapped my new Winter Forest candle. I thought I’d share it with you as the smell is DIVINE. It has been lit for almost two hours, and the most delicious scent of nutmeg, patchouli, vetiver, cinnamon and vanilla is surrounding me and filling the room wonderfully.
|Yummy, lovely warm spiciness!|
According to Lilou et Loic’s website (here), Winter Forest also contains ginger, cedarwood, jasmin, orange blossom (ah, now you mention it, there is a very faint floral in the background!), sandalwood and musks. My nose is not nearly well developed enough to detect all of these individually, but it is gorgeous.
Now, I’m greedy in that this is staying with me. But for gifting purposes, I think these are a winner. They’re priced a bit lower than other ‘luxury’ brands (£29.95), and their thick glass with gros grain ribbon makes them look so darn good.
|One with the flash, so you can see true colours of glass & ribbons|
What do you think then… are you going to be snapping up a new scented candle (or 2, or 3!) for the Winter ahead?
What’s your favourite scented candle – ever? (Mine personally is Diptyque’s Frankincense and limited edition Christmas ones – Oh My Word!).