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Saturday, November 09, 2013

The Scent of Scotland

Ecosse Candles



I was recently introduced to Ecosse Candles which of course is a Scottish company that creates soy wax candles all of which are hand poured. The was used is sustainable soy wax that is not tinted so that it is more environmentally friendly. One of the benefits of soy wax is that it can be washed out easily with hot soapy water meaning ruined furnishings is a thing of the past. Being a Scot I am rather taken by the brand as they offer many fragrances that I feel smell like home - homemade shortbread, thistle and honey, woodland walk and much more. Of course you don't have to be Scottish to enjoy Ecosse Candles but if you are I urge you to support a home grown company.

Ecosse Candles
Ecosse Candles

I was sent a good few candles to put to the test but my firm favourites have to be those that come in coloured glass containers, they look so much more expensive that they actually are and really brighten up a dull day. In the glass category there is two sizes to chose from : the glass jar is rather sizeable (80-90 hours burn time) and on par with a large Yankee Candle and the glass votive's are about double the size of a typical votive (12-15 hours burn time), so you get value for money. As the wax is soy once you have finished burning the candles they are very easy to clean and re-purpose the containers should you wish. Okay on to the scents...

Ecosse Candles

Bluebell Bouquet - As many will know Bluebell's don't truly have a discernible fragrance but I think we all have a general concept of what we imagine a bluebell to smell like? Something like a violet only dare I say it bluer? Well Bluebell Bouquet captures that beautifully and is rather akin to Jo Malone's Wild Bluebell only this is a little more intense. As you can imagine being what I would describe the scent throw on this scent is incredible. If you like fresh floral fragrances this one is for you.

Ecosse Candles

Homemade Shortbread - Winter is coming (Game of Thrones eh) and what could be more inviting or warming than the scent of fresh baking? Nothing my friends that is what and I highly recommend Ecosse Candles Homemade Shortbread, it is sugary sweet yet buttery at the same time and smells rather authentic. 

Ecosse Candles

Sweet Pea - This has to be my favourite - sweet and floral, it reminds me a little of Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy perfume. It is young, delicious and perfect for brighting up any dull day. If you like fruity florals look no further.

You can find Ecosse Candles* here and prices start at £4.49 - link.
* PR samples sent for consideration of review.


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14 comments:

  1. Great post. I love candles so have to check them out :)

    I have never come across Scottish scented candles before and having lived in both Edinburgh and Glasgow that's very strange lol.

    Laura xx

    www.atouchoftartan.co.uk

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  2. Thank you, very useful tip: I adore Scotland and candles so whats best than them togheter?

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  3. oh yummy, smell of homemade shortbread sounds delicious :)

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  4. These look amazing! Love the idea of a homemade shortbread candle! Ideas for next ones, sticky toffee pudding and cranachan? Xx

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  5. Ohhh quiero va vela Winter is Comming!!!!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  6. Wow they all sound amazing. I think shortbread is the one I'd go for.

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  7. Wow they all sound amazing. I think shortbread is the one I'd go for.

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  8. The homemade shortbread one sounds gorgeous!

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  9. I think I want the shortbread one. Stuff like this always makes me pine for Home (Inverness) or Glasgow. Sadly shortbread isn't really a thing in England. Thanks for sharing. Xx

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  10. Homemade Shortbread scent sounds delicious, I'd love to have my house smelling like baking.

    Naomi from NaomiGabriella

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  11. Amazing! I'll be getting some for Christmas pressies always nice to support home brands! I love your blog <3

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  13. Thank you for this post! I'm Scottish but I'm living in New Zealand and have been for the past 7 years and so I get really excited when ever I see British things in the supermarket haha! I'd really love some of these to remind me of home x

    http://www.oceanicstars.blogspot.com

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  14. These look gorgeous, they'd make great gifts :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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