If there is one small, teeny, tiny benefit to the nights getting darker and colder, it’s the fact that getting cosy is pretty much expected from now until March. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a great book, and forgetting all about a bulging email inbox for an evening, and one of the most important parts is lighting the perfect candle.
I’m pretty picky when it comes to scents – I can’t handle anything too strong or overpowering, and during the evenings, I don’t want anything which feels too energising. Basically, if it smells like a spa, I’m here for it. It was love at first sniff when I unboxed this beauty from TempleSpa last week – not only does it look beautiful (I’m obsessed with the minimal white jar) but is smells absolutely heavenly.
The scent is perfection – warm and almost soapy, I’m obsessed with the mix of lavender, petitgrain, geranium, frankincense, chamomile, myrrh, black pepper, dill and patchouli oils. Once I’m finished with work for the evening, I get everything all tidied up, and light the candle whilst I get ready for bed. As it warms up, the whole top floor fills with the beautiful creamy scent. As the evening continues, you get regular wafts of the fragrance, and it feels so indulgent to enjoy. I’ve been enjoying the candle for a few hours each evening, and it burns cleanly and evenly, leaving the whole house smelling incredible.
TempleSpa Siesta Forever Candle is priced at £25 and is available here