Currently Loving: Candles

I know what you’re thinking. As if a girl like me would ever not love candles? It’s true I do love them all the time, but over the summer I spent more time using up my current candles than I did buying new ones. Can you even experience being in a candle rut? That’s kind of what it felt like. But over the past few months I’ve accumulated some new friends (including a very yummy mint and eucalyptus scent which will remain un-photographed until I get down to some serious wick saving – it’s currently drowning in itself), with each one of them settling in different parts of the flat. Below is the run down of my currently candle clan, and where they fit best into my routine:

Best for cleaning the flat days: My chalkboard cotton scented candle holder (top right) is quite possibly the best of the bunch, if not purely for its chalkboard holder (I haven’t drawn on it yet, but oh boy do I want to). The cotton scent gives off the “we’ve just cleaned the entire flat and done all our washing” feel, so I make sure this is one that gets lit at least an hour before my mum turns up at the door. They’re super hard to get hold of – I found mine in Homesence, but holders themselves can be found on Esty if you’re a make your own candle kinda girl.

Best for cosy nights in (read: every night): A christmas candle has already made an appearance in the form of the warm vanilla Flamingo Candle*(lower centre). They very kindly sent one over to get me in the festive spirit and it’s safe to say it worked. It’s beautiful rich colour and cute gold detailing on the front gives the whole experience a very warm and cosy feeling with a sweet little edge. They also do a white tea and mint scent. My bank balance is totally weeping but my nose is going to be thanking me.

Best for working from home: A grown up floral number from Next* (top left) is just what I need to keep me focused during a day of working from home. The sweet side keeps it to my taste and makes my room smell lovely, but there’s also something a little grown up and almost unisex about it so there’s not one peep from the boy. Perfect.

Am I done? Is this years candle collection complete? Not a chance! Let me know what you’re loving in the comments so I can add to the candle clan again this weekend. Sorry bank balance…


  1. Zuzana Humajova
    08 Nov 2013 / 11:21 am

    I don't like sweet and heavy scents so the one and only candle I loved so far is the cheap IKEA Tindra candle. The red one with red berries photo on top. It smells like a fruit tee with lemon juice. Can't get enough of it :). And it's super cheap so I don't have any worries about burning money :D.

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  2. ChewieAndersson
    08 Nov 2013 / 11:23 am

    Could you add the links to these candles? If there is one πŸ™‚

  3. Yuen Lim
    08 Nov 2013 / 11:39 am

    I really want to get scented candles! Would probably smell amazing

  4. Rachael McClenaghan
    08 Nov 2013 / 11:42 am

    I have just become a big candle lover. Particularly my yankee jar! Great post.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  5. Chloe McFarlane
    08 Nov 2013 / 11:58 am

    I love the new Yankee Candle in Merry Marshmallow – cannot get enough of it!! It is sweet but not too sickly, I sometimes find myself wanting to eat it..


  6. Lillian ParisianToBe
    08 Nov 2013 / 12:56 pm

    I love candles! You should check out the Anthropologie shelves–they always have such good ones.

    xo Lillian from

  7. Chrissabella
    08 Nov 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Great post, love candles!

    Greetings from London,

  8. Caroline Statile
    08 Nov 2013 / 1:13 pm

    These photos are so pretty! I'm looking to get a nice festive candle soon πŸ™‚

    xx Caroline

  9. Elissa Hudson
    08 Nov 2013 / 1:21 pm

    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir is my absolutely favourite. The price tag means it only gets lit every once in a while though! x

    Elissa |

  10. Amber Hunter
    08 Nov 2013 / 1:35 pm

    I absolutely love candles! Henri Bendel always has really nice scents–especially the one called Firewood! I also love Bath & Body Works for the more inexpensive ones; the one in my room right now is B&BW London Calling tea & lemon and it smells exactly like black tea and lemon!
    Lovely Notions

  11. Dannielle
    08 Nov 2013 / 1:37 pm

    I've just got a mint and eucalyptus one as well, a copenhagen one (home sense/tkmaxx is a godsend for candles!)

  12. Amy Liddell
    08 Nov 2013 / 1:39 pm

    I love candles too I try to get a different scent each time I buy one. I currently love the Yankee Sparkling Snow scent


  13. carly
    08 Nov 2013 / 1:40 pm

    I love candles as well! Especially around this time of the year, I love everything from spice to balsam to citrus!

    sundays grace blog

  14. emmalynseysmith
    08 Nov 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Candles are perfect this time of year. Have to say I light the tea lights in our living room every evening – they're so homely x

  15. Sara Chergui
    08 Nov 2013 / 2:43 pm

    What a lovely blog post !

  16. Rachel Claire
    08 Nov 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Yankee candles are the best budget candles! Their 'Sunlight on Snow' has a similar just washed clothes and fresh scent. The White Company do absolutely gorgeous candles too – MInt, Noir and the Lavender ones are my favourites πŸ˜€ Horribly expensive though! Love reading your blog – it's so chilled! Rachel xxx

  17. Olivia Law
    08 Nov 2013 / 4:42 pm

    I'm going candle shopping tomorrow – can't wait! Hitting Bath and Body Works HARD xo

  18. amelia september
    08 Nov 2013 / 4:44 pm

    I love yankees the best xxx

  19. Maddy
    08 Nov 2013 / 5:50 pm

    I love candles so much, they completely change the mood! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDDΒ 

  20. Mana Smith
    08 Nov 2013 / 7:02 pm

    I'm a cozy festive candle all year round kind of person. I tend to pull my curtains in the middle of summer and burn my fall and winter candles.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  21. Nat. Feathers
    08 Nov 2013 / 7:36 pm

    So cozy .. love candle, especially around christmas πŸ™‚

  22. Jessica Hart
    08 Nov 2013 / 7:39 pm

    I actually love festive scents during these months. Right now I'm still burning… Apple Cider and Pumpkins πŸ™‚
    the way to my Hart

  23. Alice Porter
    08 Nov 2013 / 8:18 pm

    Any of the Molton Brown candles! I have a mini set of four right now and they are all so nice!!


  24. Nancy Wilde
    08 Nov 2013 / 9:44 pm

    so much for the feng shui and coziness, right? πŸ™‚ xx

  25. Victoria Reilly
    08 Nov 2013 / 11:58 pm

    I am absolutely loving the Yankee Candle Red Velvet addition to my ever growing collection at the minute. It literally smells like cake. Absolutely love it as an all rounder!

    Vickie xo

  26. Erin and Katherine
    09 Nov 2013 / 1:31 am

    The Next candle sounds amazing!! I'm currently loving my Bath and Body Works Leaves candle.

    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  27. Rebecca B. Bird
    09 Nov 2013 / 1:31 am

    I love the idea of using different candles for different parts of your daily routine. Personally there are a lot of scents I love, but somehow certain scents don't go with certain activities… I love burning cinnamon candles when I'm cleaning up my house but somehow it seems wrong when I'm working or writing on my blog, lol.

  28. Simplybeautifulelegant
    09 Nov 2013 / 2:51 pm

    great post!

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