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16th August 2017

Aesop Post-Poo Drops

“She thinks her sh*t don’t stink“.  I heard that line of dialogue in a movie once, and for some reason, it has been stuck in my head ever since.  Which, bearing in mind I can no longer remember what the movie was, what I had for breakfast this morning, and occasionally, how old I actually am, is going some.  Now, it turns out, I can’t […]

3rd December 2014

Jardins d’Ecrivains “Dickens” Christmas Candle

 Possibly the most “traditional” Christmas scent we’re featuring this week, the Jardins D’Ecrivains Christmas Candle inspired by Charles Dickens is a gloriously spicy mandarin, pine, clove and … oud(!) scent.   Set up in 2012, and inspired by founder Anaïs Biguine’s love of literature and fictional characters, Jardins d’Ecrivains is an unusual and lovely little niche fragrance house to keep an eye on over the […]

2nd December 2014

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Scented Candle Set

If you’re looking for a cute and pretty candle set, which is also well made, and will definitely give huge delight to the lucky recipient, this is the set for you.  Maison Francis Kurkdjian do lovely candles, and this box of little ones is no exception. Scented with a mix of powdery iris, spicy gingerbread, and with hints of peppery cedar – all of which, […]

1st December 2014

Miller Harris Rose en Noir Candle

U It’s the first of December, and in Lippie-land, that means candles.  Christmas is coming, the nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder, and tradition is all.  We don’t bother with a tree, but we do have candles on every available surface in Lippie Mansions.  Over the next week or so we’ll be bringing you our picks of the best candles for Christmas […]

1st November 2011

So …

… Yeah, this post isn’t very beauty related either, but … the next one will be, I promise!  I moved house this weekend, and I have spent a few very happy hours reacquainting myself with my candles – god I missed my candles, who knew that was even possible? –  my perfumes, my unguents, my lotions and my potions and I’ve been arranging them in the new […]