What is Christmas if not a time for candles?
It is my dream one day to have a candle table. At the moment, with a toddler and cats, it’s nary impossible to leave a live flame for even a moment…alas, I have limited candle burning times but when I do do it, it’s rather mice.
Enter Crabtree and Evelyn – not a brand I really paid attention too – at least not for anyone under the age to 60 until I tried their rather lovely nail polishes. Exploring the range more I found some really lovely bits and pieces, aside from the well known hand creams and body washes; and it’s all very nice, good quality, decent prices, well presented.
Their Christmas gifting range is quite interesting (The usual skin care on offer but also home fragrances and food too like pretty gingerbread in a tin). For Christmas there is Noel and Gilded Chestnut. Oh my god, I love Chestnut. I didn’t realise until yesterday they also had Chestnut otherwise I would’ve been all over it! I am going to hunt it down (possibly the room spray…) but I digress.
Noel comes in the cutest box and an equally pretty little red glass jar.
The scent is a very lovely, warming floraly-spicy scent that is indeed, quite Christmassy. There’s star anise, clove, nutmeg and the site says persimmon and fresh balsams – I have no idea what they are but I will say aside from the spiciness, theres a slightly green prickly edge to it that keeps it fresh.
I have been so disappointed by candles recently that don’t smell of anything (cough *ikea*) it’s nice to have something that smells nice and is long lasting too.
This candle has approximately 20 hours of burn time.
Another thing about Crabtree and Evelyn is that it looks more expensive than it is.
Their Chrismas room scents start at £9 (for the fragrance oils) and I absolutely definitely need the Gilded Chestnut Porcelain Diffuser in mu life. I love the idea of a flameless way to fill the house with fragrance and it’s not as in your face as a room spray.
You can buy the candle here for £12.