Monday, 8 February 2016

Two Luxurious Valentine’s Day Candles – You May Want to Drop a Few Hints!

 
For me luxury candles are like luxury chocolates – they are so exquisitely decadent that I feel terribly guilty when buying them for myself. But if someone else buys them for me – oh what glorious guilt-free joy!

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, now seems like the perfect time to be dropping some (un)subtle hints about what would really make us smile on 14th February. I don’t see anything wrong with a bit of prompting – chances are our other halves will be glad of the steer!

When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, candles are a certain pleaser. And few come more theme-fitting and luxurious than these two: the Rathbornes Dublin Tea Rose, Oud & Patchouli; and the Charles Farris Garden of Eden Signature Candle.

As I’m typing, both are sat on the table in front of me. The aromas emanating from their direction are so captivating that I keep stealing sneaky sniffs – hang on, I’ve yet to light them! Even fresh out-of-the box these two deliver an ‘oh wow!’ moment.

Rathbornes Dublin Tea Rose, Oud & Patchouli 

Rathbornes is the world’s oldest candle company (founded in 1488) and this rose candle is from its Beyond the Pale Collection. It’s a sturdy and thick pillar candle, with two wicks, and comes housed in a beautiful white frosted glass holder.

Hand-poured in Dublin using traditional methods, Rathbornes’ beeswax candles are fragranced with premium essential oils, which probably explains why I can still smell the fragrance wafting around the house hours after I’ve pinched the wick. Warm citrus and berry notes at the top, creamy rosebud and vanilla in the middle, and a base of oud, patchouli and amber resin meld to create a deeply sensuous and passionate aroma.

The Rathbornes Dublin Tea Rose, Oud & Patchouli candle (150g) has a burn time of up to 40 hours. It costs £30 and can be bought here.

Charles Farris Garden of Eden Signature Candle 

Another candle maker steeped in tradition, Charles Farris holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment, a mark of recognition for those who supply goods or services to the Royal family. The Garden of Eden is one of its most popular fragrances.

The candle comes contained in black textured glass and, like the Rathbornes, a beautiful presentation box. The blend is creamy tuberose (a night-time flowering white rose from Mexico renowned for its rich luscious creamy scent) at the top, English lily of the valley in the middle and oriental base notes of jasmine and yang. Deep scents, classic florals and modern notes combine in this romance-building fragrance.

The Charles Farris Garden of Eden Signature Candle also has a burn time of up to 40 hours. It too costs £30 (210g) and can be bought here.

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13 comments

  1. The scents here sounds amazing. I've never heard of these brands before. x

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    1. So much tradition behind both these brands. Simply gorgeous. Tx

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  2. Sound gorgeous, can't go wrong with a good candle!

    Becca

    Www.queenbeebecca.com // www.housethatbloggersbuilt.Co.uk

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    1. I totally agree, a candle is such a widely loved and cherished thing of beauty. Tx

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  3. I love treating myself to a new candle. These look great.

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    1. Luxury candles are such a treat, yes. Tx

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  4. I do love candles! Sometimes I find them too pretty to actually burn

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    1. Yes I know what you mean, the urge to keep things pristine! Tx

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  5. These both look really beautiful. Am such a candle fan too and have never heard of these two brands so shall be looking out for them :)
    Louise
    www.thewhatnowblog.com

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    1. I hadn't come across them before either, more hidden gems. Tx

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  6. Oh my darling, these candles sound like a dream. I agree and love the metaphor to chocolate- although candles won´t replace my chocolate. Well- in fact I want both: candles and chocolate lol! I also think these candles look very beautiful: elegant and sleek and expensive. Beautiful written as always my dear. Kisses, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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  7. Sounds lovely! I fancy the charles farris diffuser in Garden of Eden it sounds so lush and I love tuberose x

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