I'm going to start this post with a little disclaimer:
If you are from the UK and are offended by images of Bath and Body Works candles then look away now...
But seriously, why don't we have a Bath and Body Works in England? *cries*
I like candles as much as the next girl, but up until recently, have never actually bought one for myself, usually opting instead to spend my money on makeup and clothes (shocker!). I've always wanted to like Yankee Candles but they don't have a shop near me, and anywhere that does stock their candles only seems to have the scents that I find a little too sickly-sweet. Anyone else? And also big candles are such a commitment, that I wouldn't dare order them online!
So when I was on holiday in Florida, I went to a Bath and Body Works outlet that had their biggest, 3 wick candles for $12 instead of $22 so naturally I bought twenty!!!! (Not really, I just got two, my suitcase wouldn't have fit any more sadly - Damn you Virgin Airlines baggage restrictions)
The two I bought are Citron Cedarwood from their 'Cork and Vine' collection, and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin from their Autumn/Halloween collection.
I went into the store knowing I wanted a pumpkin scent, but the majority of them were combined with caramel or marshmallow which I found too sickly, so was really happy to find the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin as it has a really warm, spicy smell to it which is PERFECT for this time of year.
You may have heard the buzz about B&BW's Mahogany Teakwood candle a couple of years ago; gathering internet fame for smelling like an Abercrombie and Fitch store, and I already had a miniature of that at home so was planning on buying a large one.
However the Citron Cedarwood caught my eye and I'm in love with it. The website describes it as 'an aromatic blend of cedarwood, fresh citron and a hint of mint' - So basically exactly what it says on the tin. I'd describe it as having that distinctive pine smell which I adore, combined with a mysterious musky male cologne I just can't put my finger on. Ooh the intrigue
I'm also lusting after the Jo Malone White Jasmine and Mint Candle, which I do have in perfume/cologne form, but at £42 a candle, which is roughly half the size of a Bath and Body/Yankee... I'm not so sure I'm ready to part with my cash quite yet. Although the scent does make you feel so luxurious.
So I hope you enjoyed this little post and PLEASE let me know if you've come across any nice places for candles in the UK without too heftier price tag - I am a candle newbie after all..
Thanks for reading your Dose of Aroma