It’s that time of year when we love to draw the curtains and light candles in the evening. An Autumn pleasure.
I can’t get enough of candles. Every evening during the darker months, we eat by candlelight. A ritual I developed when the boys were very small. I would light a candle, and sit them up at the table in their highchairs. The noise and chaos of toddler boys, calmed by the lighting of the candle, as they gaze into the flame, quietly eating. BLISS! Try it.
That ritual is still with us. When I ask the boys to set the table, they will always light a candle. I love it. Our dining table has a single taper candle, unscented. But elsewhere in the house, especially the lounge, I love a scented pot candle.
In search of more brands to try, I held a little poll on Instagram recently, asking for suggestions on what were your favourite brands of candles. And so many of you replied. So I thought I’d do a little round up….
New to me is the candle by sustainable homewares brand – Aerende. Lovely Emily sent me her ‘denu’ candle, firmly declaring ‘these are the best out there’! Well I had to try it.
- Diptyque – Figuier £47
- Skandinavisk – SKOG £30
- Earl of East – Smoke & Musk £20
- Byredo – Chai £57
- L:A Bruket – Black Oak £50
- Laboratory Perfumes – Amber £50
Clockwise from top left:
- MOA – Moonlight £35
- Litlab – Poly Goldstruck £48
- Hobo – Oakwood & Tobacco £20
- Jo Malone – Lime, Basil & Mandarin £48
- Sevenseventeen – Unplugged £34
- The White Company – Fireside £20
Some classic candles in popular autumnal scents, plus some new to me brands too. Perfect for lighting this Halloween, Diwali and Bonfire night.
Collaboration Note: This post contains a few affiliate links, of which I make a few pence per sale. I was also sent the Denu candle to try, for the purpose of this post. Thank you for supporting the posts that make this blog possible.
Images: Top two – Lou Archell. Candle images in the moodboods by respective brands.