Now that Summer is coming to an end, I find myself thinking about the longer evenings of Autumn which always just seem to sneak up on you without you knowing! This is my favourite season of the year and there is nothing I love more than just as the light starts to fade of getting out the matches and lighting one of my favourite candles.
When I was a child, the only candles in our house were the ones kept in ‘that’ drawer in the kitchen if we had a power cut!! They were just a standard taper wax candle which was usually placed in a glass or on a plate by first dripping some of the hot wax onto it and then pushing the base of the candle into the wax until it set! Nowadays, candles are used in an entirely different way in our homes and so I thought I’d share three of my favourites (all bought and paid for by me and not in any way sponsored!)
Linen – Field Day Ireland
This is probably my most favourite of all candles and is from an Irish company. I cannot tell you how much I love this one! I sometimes just pick it up and smell it without lighting it, I am that addicted to the scent!!! They retail at €18.95 for the Large candle with a burning time of 40 hours.
Described by Field Day as their bestselling fragrance, Irish Linen is reminiscent of soft freshly laundered linen and a classic lavender scent lingering in the airing cupboard. A fresh lavender fougere with notes of geranium, rosemary, pine and eucalyptus resting on a base of patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.
Rare Earth – Murmur
My second recommendation is from another Irish company called Murmur. I first discovered this candle on sale in the Bedeck 1951 Store in Kildare Village who stock the Murmur brand. They retail at £20
This has the most distinctive woody scent made up of Vetiver, Grapefruit and Cedarwood with a hint of spice! It if you like floral smelling candles, then this might not be the one for you but I LOVE it!
Heather & Hay – Plum and Ashby
This one is described by the makers as evoking images or early mornings with the sunshine glistening upon a bouquet of heady heather and freshly cut English roses. A delightful blend of Scottish bluebell, rose and earthy hay sit above a deep base evocative of the open woodlands.
This candle retails at £24 and has a burn time of 60 hours so a wonderful scent and great value for money
I know that our preferences in candles is very much a personal thing but I would love to hear about your favourite candles and if you have any you would like to recommend, please let me know in the Comments Box below 🙂