Candles. Oh, how I love candles! Jonathan Ward, Kenneth Turner and now NEOM, I love them all … was especially delighted when I found out this week that NEOM are expanding their fragrance library to 12 this March with the addition of two new varieties of candle.
Serenity, which has hints of vanilla and sandalwood and about which NEOM say: “For the ultimate piece of me-time, comfort in warming tones of vanilla, a fantastically comforting scent, combined with woody and calming sandalwood. Also works as a gentle aphrodisiac.” Hmn, now that sounds more interesting than I thought when I first read it ….
Also, (and this is the one I’m really excited about) they’re bringing out a Sumptuous variety too, which combines rose and neroli – two of my all time favourite scents – and they have this to say about it: “The most deliciously decadent scent in the NEOM library, rose is calming, soothing oil whilst precious neroli (orange blossom) lifts your spirit and calms the mind. Quite simply – the most opulent feel-good scent in the world.”
Now my mum is an aromatherapist, a reflexologist and a reiki master (she needs to get out more) and she uses neroli like it’s going out of fashion, so basically, this scent will make me think of home, and help uplift my spirits at the same time. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these babies for a sniff. I think I might also send my mum one for Mother’s Day …
The candles are entirely organic and have a natural base. You can buy them from NEOM online, or Planet Organic. I’ll be chatting to Nicola Elliot about the brand very soon, so you’ll be able to find out more about them then, keep an eye out!