It’s December, and to get into the Christmas mood this year, I’m mainly scenting the flat with the flavours of Christmas. We don’t have much of a budget for decorations, and, being the creativity-free zones that we are, scent works much better for us. So, for this week and next, I’ll be bringing you a series of mini-reviews of the products (including candles, body products, and other fragranced products) that most bring to mind the smells of a traditional Christmas.
And where better place to start than with the ur-scent of Christmas, the NEOM Christmas Wish Candle? A 3-wick behemoth, this burns for up to fifty hours. It is scented with mandarin, cinnamon and tonka, and it sits where ever you put it, gently scenting the air with spices even before you burn it.
I adore the NEOM formula, which has to be one of the cleanest burning wax blends on the market, and the scent blends are amazing. This is the most pricey candle I’ll be showing you, at £42, but I buy one of these every year, and have never regretted it. Each of the candles sold makes a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation, so it’s doing good, too. Plus, it will last you right though the festive season and well into the new year, it’s a great investment.
What’s your favourite scent of Christmas?
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