Tag: Candles

14th October 2016

Mugler Alien Candle

  Finally, the nights are drawing in, and we have perfect candle weather!  I love candles, own hundreds, but this Saturday was the first night we’ve lit a candle in the new flat, and we’ve been here nearly six months now! And what a one to start candle-season off with.  Recently released by Mugler perfumes, this Alien-scented candle is a joy.  I love Alien, with […]

8th August 2016

Fornasetti L’Eclaireuse Candle

Fornasetti is the most whimsical design brand around, and I can never resist it.  This is a surprise to me, as I’m not really a fan of whimsy. I generally prefer strong graphical design, bright colours and geometrics to more representational art (basically, give me art deco over almost anything else, and I’m a happy woman), but somehow, Fornasetti’s sense of the surreal and absurd […]

9th March 2016

Diptyque Rosaviola Candle and Solid Fragrance

Good grief I fell hard for Rosaviola!  I didn’t intend to, it’s pink, it’s girly, and it’s very, very, very sweet.  But I have, and what’s done is done.  I went to the Diptyque store in St Germain (I think I may have mentioned that I’ve been in Paris recently?) fully intending to buy something super-exclusive and incredibly French (not to mention achingly chic), and […]

13th January 2016

Iiuvo Emmie Candle

Candles.  I fupping love candles, and I love finding new candle brands, especially when the scents they are offering are a little different to those you can find on the market already.  Iiuvo, an independent British candle brand, founded by Leo Gibbon and Tomi Ahmed (whose experience runs the gamut from Commes Des Garcons to Dover Street Market), offer beautifully minimalistic candles with interesting scents. […]

15th December 2015

Annick Goutal Noel Candle

We don’t actually have that many Christmas traditions at Lippie Mansions, now I come to think of it (stuffing your face, drinking booze for breakfast and watching too much telly are pretty much universal, aren’t they?  AREN’T THEY?) and we don’t really go in for Christmas decorations that much – we have a couple of muji Christmas trees, but that’s about as far as it […]

30th October 2015

Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Mon Beau Sapin Candle

Yes, yes, I’m having a bit of a candle moment this week.  But, you know, ’tis the season and all that.  This Christmas Francis Kurkdjian is treating us to a golden tribute to the balsam fir: Housed in a blingy golden container, etched with representations of fir trees Mon Beau Sapin is a smokey-pine-patchouli blend that definitely feels both foresty and wintry.  It’s really lovely, […]

28th October 2015

Clinique Aromatics in White Candle

I hoard my Clinique Aromatics Candles.  They don’t come out every year, and I always like to have one around, because Clinique Aromatics Elixir is one of my favourite perfumes ever.  EVER.  I have a couple of the originals around at the moment, and I’m saving them for when winter really, really sets in.   You can imagine how happy I was when I found […]

26th October 2015

Cire Trudon Gaspard Candle

The coming of winter, and the turning back of the clocks is my favourite time of the year because to me that means blankets on the sofa, better programmes on the telly, and candles.  Mainly candles, admittedly.  The arrival of the Cire Trudon Christmas collections always makes me smile, and when I initially thought the new candle was called “Gaspode”, I was delighted*.  It’s actually […]

18th September 2015

Flamingo Candles – The Melt Crowd

Meh.  I’m so over box schemes for beauty, I can’t even begin to tell you.  But there are so many other companies using the subscription-box model to send out interesting (and more useful!) things, that I couldn’t resist getting involved with this one.  Flamingo Candles do a range of funkily-scented candles and wax tarts to use in a burner, and now, for £10 a month, […]

17th September 2015

Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom

As a result of losing my sense of smell last year, I’m attracted to smells that stimulate my trigeminal nerve as well as my olfactory one, and, from a perfume point of view, that means spicy fragrances are my friend, so when I heard about Jo Malone London Mimosa and Cardamom fragrance being launched recently, I was intrigued. The last fragrance I really took to […]

5th August 2015

New Fornasetti Launches: RIP, Losanghe and Mille Bocche

I was at the  Fornasetti offices recently to look at their lastest candle releases and I fell in love – seriously!  I have a tiny collection of Fornasetti candles at home, but they’re so lovely that I have a hard time bringing myself to burn them, however this (tiny) collection of new designs surpasses, for me, anything they’ve done before.  Here’s a whole bunch of […]

5th June 2015

Jo Loves: Candle Shot

There’s no doubt whatsoever, that Jo Malone is the queen of packaging, every brand she has been involved with has understood the power of making boxes and bags so pretty (for every purchase, at every price point) that they’re ideal for gifting, making the concept of “gift wrapping” totally redundant in the process.  The latest launch in her newest brand, “Jo Loves” takes the concept […]