More than a quarter of British households now buy scented candles according to research company Kantar and 90% of candle buyers being women so it’s no secret: women love candles! But why? It made me think…just what is it about scented candles that make people part with up to £60 on a candle that will only last a few weeks max? For a guy, it’s hard to fathom! admittedly we’re happy to spend £60 on a few rockets to blow up in the sky lasting a few seconds! So I asked a handful of women about why they buy scented candles and I’ve concluded that women are creatures of fantasy. For example, women buy dresses for parties that they haven’t even been invited to yet….candles are all part of the illusion, the fantasy. There also seems to be a sense of nostalgia when buying a scented candle. The presence of scented candles at home creates a magical, soft glow transforming a fluorescent-lit room into one of mystique. Also women are very in tune with their senses and appreciate the sweet fruity aromas of plum and pomegranate. So here we feature a handful of scented candles you’ll love at winter…
1. Enchantment Natural Scented Candle by Barenaturals
A mesmerising enchanting natural candle. Divinely scented with beguiling fragrances of Rose Geranium & Lavender. A perfect romantic or meditation candle to focus the mind, body and soul. All our candles are made by hand to exacting standards, using non-GMO soy wax & the finest plant based luxury aromatherapy oils, carefully blended to bring you over 90 hours of uplifting candle tranquility.
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2. Chamomile/Violet Candles by Fired Earth
A lush floral accord of chamomile and violet layered with delicate citrus notes of lemon blossom on a base of musks and precious woods. Each fragrance in the Fired Earth collection contains an exquisite blend of essential oils. The Chamomile & Violet fragrance and colour has been inspired by ‘Amethyst’ from the Fired Earth paint collection. Complete with debossed Wax Lyrical silver lid and black bow these candles are simply stunning.
3. Black Magic Candle by Parks London
Presented in a sophisticated gift box, this sensuous scented candle is from the bestselling Parks London Black Magic collection. Romantic and floral, the harmonious fragrance is created with the scent of hyacinth, lavender and pear. The perfect romantic gift, each candle is created with passion to conjure up a spell-binding atmosphere for you and your partner to enjoy.
4. Rosemary Sandalwood Scented Candle by TCC Bergamot
Bergamot Rosemary and Sandalwood- has a wonderful mix of different notes that blend and compliment each other.
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