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Heaven scent

Heaven scent candlesThink of your home like your wardrobe. And you wouldn’t get dressed without adding an accessory or two right? Well, the same approach applies to décor: add something extra and your home gets an instant style boost.

Fragrance is the final touch to a gorgeous outfit and is also the final touch in creating a pretty lovely pad. But apart from just being a scented accessory, home fragrance is also seriously good for your mood. Inviting the girls over for brunch? Light a zesty-smelling candle to infuse the morning with freshness. Got dinner all prepped for him at home? Add some romantic vanilla-scented candles to the mix.

So, bin your boring unscented candles and treat yourself to something fabulously fragranced. Here are our top picks:

Everyday easy-breezy

The words Jo Malone and lime, basil, mandarin go hand-in-hand. It’s the brand’s most famous scent and it’s both uplifting and aromatic. Ok, so it’s a treat candle (with a price tag of R655 for the Home Candle) but it’s a good all-rounder. It works beautifully to fragrance a dinner party and just as well as a scented accompaniment to a relaxing, hot bath. It’s also a great summer fragrance, so we suggest you add this one to your wish list this festive season. You’ll have a real happy holiday, we promise!

Date night

Commonly found in the base notes of popular perfumes, vanilla can be described as a gourmand scent – a foodie fragrance that reminds you (and him) of delicious sweet treats. It’s a no-brainer that it adds a certain sexiness to cosy nights in. We recommend you get your hands on Charlotte Rhys’s Perfumed Candle in Vanilla, R306.90 for the boxed 340g large slow-burn candle. And if you’re wondering whether to get your bestie undies or something else for her hen night, go for a scent candle instead. Charlotte Rhys also sells 200g candles, R201.85, with silver lids available in all their candle fragrances.

Weekend beauty treat

We love a hard-working beauty product and a scented candle that doubles up as a body treatment gets our seal of approval. Welcome to the indulgent world of massage candles. These little beauts contain cosmetic ingredients that make them excellent body moisturisers offering anti-ageing benefits and a massage oil alternative. A true massage candle will melt at just over body temperature; so much like a hot bath, they are comfortably warm, but not hot.

Try the Spa-Valous Body Massage Candle, R180, made from the finest 100% biodegradable, toxin-free, natural soy wax, derived from easily renewable soybeans. And think of it as a scented candle that masquerades as a body lotion. It’s laced with skin-nourishing ingredients such as cosmetic-grade soy oil, shea and cocoa butters, and vtamin E.

• Find a Jo Malone store here.
• Find a Charlotte Rhys stockist here.
Spa-Valous Body Massage Candles are available at selected beauty salons nationwide or call 011 440 5643 for stockists.

Other articles you may be interested in:

Rejuvination Moisturising Soy Candle
Body Massage Candle
Uplifting Soy Wax Candle


28 Responses

  1. Jo Malone candles are pure indulgence. Beautiful, original fragrances that fill your home with the most gorgeous fragrance. I have the Nectarine, Blossom & Honey one which i treasure. I also adore the very chic box of long matches you get when you buy one of their candles.

  2. I love the Spavalous products. The candles leave your home smelling gorg even if you don’t light them.

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