Creating a welcoming ambience with one or more candles is something that pleases all the senses, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to find some candles to help get your home in the right mood?
This Rose essential oil candle is a great mood-booster. Small (4oz) candle, $18; large (8oz) candle, $32; Hush.
French fragrance house Galimard was founded in 1747, in Grasse, the birthplace of perfumery. Each of its candles comes in a glass holder, and the range includes fragrances such as Fig Tree, Jasmine, Rose and Vanilla. $43 each, Dreamweave Concepts.
The Jasmine Orange essential oil candle is rich and intoxicating. Small (4oz) candle, $18; large (8oz) candle, $32; Hush.
Lafco New York’s Rose & Elemi candle exudes exotic peppers, elemi wood, incense and wild rose petals; its burn time is up to 70 hours. $80, Lemongrass & Aubergine.
This Honey Blossom candle from Lafco New York evokes deep notes of honey, freshened with citrus and zesty bergamot; it will burn for 90 hours. $110, Lemongrass & Aubergine.
Hut & Manor’s Peach and Cream candle combines the scents of fresh peaches and coconut cream, while its Violet and Lime candle creates a complex aroma. Both are hand-poured with 100 percent natural soy wax and cotton wicks, have a burn time of approximately 40 hours, and come in stylish black-and-white glass. $49.95, Bungalow 55.
Lumira’s Cypres de Provence candle exudes woody notes and the sweet essence of orange blossom. The Sicilian Citrus candle draws inspiration from the Italian landscape, its smooth but zesty fragrance infused with neroli, tuberose and orange blossom. Both have an 80-hour burn time. $69, Bungalow 55.
Alongside Big Blue’s core products of replicated eco-friendly giant clams, shells and corals are its own 100 percent pure soy and essential oil candles. The double-wick lights have scents inspired by famous coastal towns, including the Amalfi, which blends the fresh, exotic aromas of Italian lemon groves. $55, with 75 hours of burn time.
The Singapore orchid candle from Temple Candles not only smells richly exotic, but comes neatly packaged in a black and white box with a handwoven ‘eternal knot’ tassel, a charm that represents good luck and eternal love. The 350g candles can burn for up to 80 hours and are double wicked. $59.
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This an extract that first appeared in the February 2017 edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue!
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