12 Jan 2019 20 comments

Candles For Cosy Evenings.

A luxe edit for cosy evenings…

Candles are by far my most loved luxury item, especially throughout winter when we barely leave the house and the flickering glow of an expensive candle is all we have left to live for.
I spend most evenings buried under a soft throw, spooning my water bottle and watching a film with one of my favourite candles adding a bit of romance. So dreamy!

I mean, sure, candles are literally like burning money, but we all have our vices. It’s just that mine are beautifully scented and come packaged in pretty boxes.

I’ve got a really lovely selection on the go right now, I do try and wait until I’ve finished a candle until I start another, but I tend to have one in the bathroom that I light at bath time, and another in the living room for burning while we watch a film. I usually only have one burning at a time though, so I must have some self-restraint at least.

Le Labo Santal 26
This scent is totally ‘trendy New York hotel lobby’ and I will never be sick of it. I adore how musky and fresh this smells – it’s lovely and androgynous, with a hint of leather.
I think this makes for such a comforting scent, it fills the room and really smells like home to me!

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
The Holy Grail! If there’s a perfect winter scent, this is it. I have this as a fragrance, a bath oil and a candle and I love them all, the scent is just so festive and special – it reminds me of this time of year because I always become so obsessed with it throughout winter. One to add to your stash for sure.

Byredo Woods
I’m a huge Byredo fan, their scents are all so meaningful to me (I was wearing one when I got engaged, and another when I got married!)
There’s never been an offering of theirs I haven’t loved, and this Woods candle is no exception. The scent is very floral and almost peppery, inspired by woodland walks and with notes of cedarwood, leather and jasmine. Plus, that packing… too perfect.

Diptyque Santal
I have many, many favourite Diptyque candles, but I got Santal without even smelling it (a risky move!) and I think it’s gone right to the top of my list. I adore woody scents, and this is absolutely incredible – I haven’t even lit it yet but I get little wafts of it when I’m getting ready in the morning and I can’t wait to burn it! I can’t even do the scent justice so you’re just going to have to trust me on this one, okay?

So that’s that then. I’m obsessed with candles. Any other recommendations to add to my list?

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  • I love Diptique candles – I have the baies one! Tempted to treat myself to a Jo Malone one when that one runs out.

    Zoey | https://www.zoeyolivia.com

  • Loved to read this list πŸ™‚ I’m a sucker for scented candles.

    lots of love, Miri

  • I absolutely love Yankee melts at the moment and H&M candles

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

  • I love jo malone pomegranate noir, I have the fragrance and would looove the candle!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Victoria

    diptyque baies, White Company noir and Blush from, erm, John Lewis sell them in a pink tin. Oh and the sexy cow one. They suit different moods. I also rate the rose and tea one from the candle company and any decent lavender scent, like the white Company one.

    • Ooh all amazing recommendations, thank you! x

  • Love β™₯️a nice little jar of candles creating flickering lights for a relax and chill evening reading or watching a movie. Love the scent of candles.

    πŸŒΈπŸƒROSES FOR FRIDAYS πŸŒΈπŸƒ| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog


    I absolutely love Aspen’s country soy candles. The scents are incredible especially mountain rain. They also burn forever & are very reasonable prices. I love the fact they are eco friendly.

  • Lisa Autumn

    Oh they all sound fab!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • I’ve heard a few people talking about Le Labo scents. I love how they have different fragrances for different cities! Such a lovely concept ❀️

    Arianna | Southernbelleforever.com

    • They’re so unique, I love them – Santal 26 has to be the best though! x

  • I’m such a big fan of candles too, and I love burning them on cozy nights in, especially during the winter! <3 πŸ™‚ Love all of your recommendations!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • My favourite candle right now is for sure Glasshouse Fragrances Coney Island – it smells like burnt sugar and sea salt which is my ideal vibe. I do love how you have an attachment with Byredo fragrances! Anything sandalwood has me in an instant. Loving these shorter posts, Kate!

  • My favorite candles are holiday scented. I have autumal candles burning all year long. I love how relaxing a room becomes just by the scent of the candle. I’ve wanted to try the diptyque candles for a while. I may just have to splurge on one. x

    Darianne | http://www.dariannemariegrimball.com

  • Great recommendations hun, I am obsessed with Jo Malone candles my favourite are the Oud ones like Velvet & Oud but pomegranate Noir is a close second.

    I am pretty lucky that here in the UAE, we have bath & body works, so I always pick up the stress relief collections as these are the strongest scent!!

    I cannot be without candles especially over Xmas and winter time (even though) it rarely gets cold here, the glow reminds me of winters back in the UK haha πŸ˜€

    Hayley (https://www.ourdubailife.com)

  • Natalie Redman

    I love me some candles!



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