For me, two small pleasures in life consist of beautiful jewellery and the scent of a candle. Combine the two and you have something pretty special in my eyes. It's no secret that fragrance can transport us to a happier place. It can evoke heart-warming memories, help us feel relaxed, happy and luxuriated. I for one, like to light a candle to fill the room with scent when i'm in the bath.
I was recently introduced to Etta French, who create bespoke jewellery candles, having heard through the grapevine that I am a fiend for sparkly jewellery and luxury candles, they kindly treated me to three candles* from their range.
If you're not familiar with the concept of jewellery candles, as you burn your candle and the wax melts down, a silver packet containing a piece of jewellery is revealed, Etta French include jewellery sourced by independent jewellers Pearl + Queenie and the pieces include necklaces, rings, bracelets and charms made from semi precious stones, silver and silver gold plate.
The Etta French candles are £30 for a 20cl candle and they burn for up to 50 hours, my handpicked favourites are...
'Pomegranate and Mint' - Fresh and fruity with notes of pomegranate blended into sweet mint giving an uplifting, refreshing fragrance to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
'Wisteria + Orange Blossom' - Which combines floral notes of wisteria with the citrus scent of orange blossom transport you to a calm, relaxed and sunny place.
I found a beautiful, dainty necklace in my candle which features a very cute Hamsa hand...perfect for a self confessed boho babe like me! The silver packed lifted out of the wax really easily and the necklace was wrapped in a number of layers to protect it, it was like Christmas morning...a little gift to yourself.
These candles make the perfect gift and I have treated my Mum to the 'Bluebell' candle for her birthday as she will receive two gifts, pretty lovely really. If you would like to treat somebody special to an Etta French candle, use the code ETTABLOGJUL16 for 10% off your jewellery candle throughout the whole of July.
Have you ever tried a jewellery candle?