As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I have been working with Heritage Bathrooms on their Bathroom Chemistry campaign, to find the perfect ingredients for a luxury bathing experience – those products that are essential for ultimate relaxation and comfort. I’m representing the Lifestyle and Parenting category, and over the last few months I have been thoroughly testing 19 luxury bath and skincare products.
I have tested bubble baths and oils, hair masks, face masks, hand and body lotions and candles to find my favourites, and those products I can’t live without.
The products have been split up into five categories:
- Bath bubbles and oils
- Body Lotions
- Hair Masks
Last week I shared my reviews of the Bath Bubbles and Oils, and today I am sharing my thoughts on the Candles….
The White Company Limited Edition White Rose Candle
When it comes to homeware I love a simple look – I’m not into really decorative or ornate things; and The White Company completely fits that. This limited edition white rose candle is beautifully simple and I really like it. I have to admit I can’t particularly smell the white rose – but I quite like that. Candles that are too overpowering give me migraines and can just be far too much to have burning for long – this smells clean and fresh and looks really pretty to have lit. It costs £16 for the votive which I have, and I actually expected it to be more. I think it would make a lovely luxury gift, without spending a fortune.
It is exactly my style and preferred scent and I love it.
Lily Flame Secret Garden (Through Twilight’s Haze) Candle
I’ll be honest – I don’t love this candle from Lily Flame. The packaging is not really to my taste – I never think a tin looks as good as a glass jar (although they do have jars available too), and even though it does look nice in my bathroom, it is not something I would choose myself.
I also don’t really like the smell that much – it very unfortunately reminds me of a toilet spray. I am very fussy with candle scents though, and the brand do a huge range of smells – many of which sound really appealing; this one just isn’t for me. It only costs £8.95 though so they are a very good price – especially if you want to try one before going for a larger size. I also really like that the are handmade in Somerset, and I have found that it burns for a really long time.
Wax Lyrical RHS Rose Candle
This is a really pretty candle, with a strong rose fragrance that can be a bit too much if you have it close to you without burning it. However, it gives a room a lovely scent, even when not lit, and is nice and subtle when burning. Sometimes I like a rose scent, and sometimes I hate it, but this I really like. I was actually shocked to discover it is only £10 as it looks and smells a lot more expensive than that.
After a while it does seem to burn quicker than some candles, but it still lasts a good amount of time – and I have also been using it quite a lot as I really like it. The candle has a sort of clean rose smell to it, not fake at all and I always love a candle in a glass jar.
I love having candles lit all around the house, so I pleased to have been able to add a few more to my collection! I would definitely repurchase the White Company candle and the Wax Lyrical one, and would try some different scents from Lily Flame.
Do you have a favourite candle or favourite scent?
Heritage Bathrooms sent me all of these products as part of the ‘Bathroom Chemistry’ campaign, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.