Okay, so I know the infamous ‘Baies’ by Diptique is somewhat of a legend. You wouldn’t be a serious blogger without a glass Diptique candle holder re-purposed as a make-up brush holder right? I remember seeing Carrie Bradshaw burning Baies in an episode of very early SATC, so even before the blogging revolution, Baies was a thing.
For £48 the Baies Noir 190g candle in the largest variant comes in a black glass jar and for £20 you can have 70g worth of candle in the more recognisable clear glass jar. So what exactly does it smell like? Like heaven that’s what – Baies translates from French as ‘Berries’ and belonging to the fruity family, the scent is fresh like a bouquet of roses, sweetened with blackcurrant leaves. So sexy and summery.
One of my favourite scents of all time is from the classic Aveda ‘Shampure’ range. My Aunt who introduced me to the Aveda brand very, very kindly treated me to the official soy wax ‘Shampure’ candle for Christmas and I am in absolute heaven whenever the scent fills my studio apartment. A very clean scent of lavender ylang, ylang, rosemary I love the botanical notes of this candle which burns evenly and cleanly and is extremely calming – perfect for those days when you need a little Zen time.