It’s All About That Candlelight Glow

It’s All About That Candlelight Glow

For many of you, it doesn’t get much better than a cosy evening on the sofa after a hard day’s work, scented candles dancing around you as you curl under a blanket and wind down. There’s a kind of therapy surrounding scented candles, the effect of which is undeniable, especially at this time of year. We swear it’s getting colder as we write this!

But what makes a candle so therapeutic? If you read our latest blog (find it here) then you’ll know all about the mental health benefits of scent, and the principal is the same when it comes to candles. The concept of a candle has a long history, longer than you may think, and there are many benefits and uses to lighting that flickering flame



Early civilisations used to fashion a type of wicked candle made from animals and plants, and across the centuries candles have been used as part of religion, in remembrance, to light homes and even to aid travellers who had lost their way. It could be argued that our love for a flame comes from our deep-rooted ancestral memories. At one point in time the warmth of a fire was all we had, after all

Candles create ambiance within our homes, or even outdoors on a summer’s evening. If they are infused with particular scents, they can be beneficial to the mind and have a calming effect. Just like scent, they can stimulate your brain to produce memories and improve your mood. There’s even been some research into the effects of candles on a restful night’s sleep. This is all sounding rather great isn’t it!



So, with all that in mind, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favourites for the chilly months ahead. They’re the kind of candles that’ll make you go ‘ooo, that’s lovely’ after a good sniff, before going in for another one. And they’re the kind of candles you can’t wait to light, but when you do you worry you’re burning it too quickly, but it’s just so good and you can’t help it…You all know what we’re saying ;)


DS & DURGA
Portable Fireplace


A conifer landscape to spruce up your abode & dash through mental snow on one horse open sleighs. Last year’s candle was focused on the scents of Fir. This year’s is the aromas of Spruce. It’s an energising scent that will fill your home with festive cheer and joyful memories


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PHOTO/GENICS + CO
BETEL


Inspired by scents of hashish and full of ingredients that will stimulate your mind, Betel is a has a ceremonial therapy about it. This candle is a psychoactive fuse of cypress, lavender, tobacco, fir needle and Darjeeling. A transportive aromatic experience


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DIANA VREELAND
EXTRAVAGANCE RUSSE


An homage to Diana Vreeland’s love of orientalism, this one captures the essence of amber’s sacredness in perfumery, taking you deep into the olfactive memory. A harmonious scent which wraps up warm luxurious resins and balsams, with vanilla and musk. This is a candle for creating a sensuous ambiance within your home


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ELLIS BROOKLYN
RAVEN


This stunning peony-patchouli boasts a complexity of character much like the raven itself in literary representations. The seduction lasts long before the first notes of mandarin and rhubarb, developing into a heady olfactive brew underlined by blond woods and liquid musks. Warming and cosy


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LINARI
SENSO


Radiation and seduction all in one, this candle is as opulent as it gets. Juicy and fresh top notes make way for a firework of florals and seductive base notes of cedar wood and santal. Its even wrapped in anthracite velvet, symbolising the marriage of home and fragrance in the most pure and sensuous way


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