I love autumn. I especially love burning a candle in an evening, choosing the fragrance according to my moods or the time of year it is. Personally, my favourite smells are fruity, spicy smells- especially in the run up to Christmas!
There are loads of lovely candles out at the moment and I thought I’d share some of my favourites (or favourite-sounding) candles- from a range of price brackets. So, budget or bling, there’s something for everyone!
Jonathan Ward London- Orange Opium (£35)
Citrus has always been an autumnal/festive scent to me (I think because we got a satsuma stuffed in our Christmas stockings.) This double wicked candle sounds like it’s a lovely, luxurious spin on the traditional fragrance- it’s a blend of four different orange oils. I only wish I’d found this in early pregnancy when I could only bear citrus smells! There’s also a reed diffuser and a mini reed diffuser. You can buy this candle here.
Rituals Sacred Fire Candle (£16.50)
I’m a long-standing fan of Rituals (I swear by their foaming shower gel in Yogi Flow) and I’m intrigued to see what this smells like; it’s a blend of White Patchouli with Cedar undertones, so I’m imagining something warm, inviting and cosy! I think this has the potential to be the candle that carries you from after Christmas to just before spring- but it is limited edition, so you’ll have to move fast. You can buy it here.
Boots’ Home Fragrance No 25 Mulled Wine and Cinnamon (£7)
I adore mulled wine AND cinnamon, so this candle really is Christmas for me! (I bought the set of three smaller candles for £8) It’s got a really festive scent and will be perfect for those cold nights in the run up to the bog day itself. Even better- they’re in the Boots 3 for 2! You can only pick these up in Boots stores, so do keep your eyes peeled.
I’m also burning my first Yankee candle- Apple Cider- which I picked up on eBay. It’s a really sweet apple smell tempered by cinnamon, so really is autumn in a candle!
What are your favourite candles? Do you have any smells that you associate with autumn/winter? I’m looking for a really crisp, clean, wintery smell- all suggestions welcome!