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Monday, January 18, 2016

My Favourite Candle Ever

Bath and Body Works Black Tie Candle

I have an obscene amount of candles, more than any normal person could ever require and it has been that way for as long as I can recall. As a young teen, I used to stock up on cheap Italian scented candles using the money I earned while working at the weekends - I worked next door to an Italian deli that oddly stocked home fragrance and the best lemon squares you ever did taste. Then when I went to college, each month I'd treat myself to a large Yankee Jar and feel like I was ballin' - £20 is a lot when you are a broke student. Now when I'm feeling flush I call into Diptyque, Jo Malone and Tom Daxon (the latter you may not be familiar with but trust me when I say you will be come the end of 2016), but one candle I will always have a special place in my heart for is Bath and Body Works Black Tie.

Bath and Body Works are a bizarre brand, they don't really have a true core collection as such, and will often launch identical scents under the different guises. Don't get me wrong, I adore BB&W but it is not a company I would blind buy from even if I had the means to here in the UK, through fear of purchasing the same candle in different packaging ten times over. When I visited the States in October BB&W Black Tie was being sold in NYC packaging, the year before that it was decked out to compliment New Years Eve and currently it is not available online or in-store - sods law.

However if you do find yourself in Bath and Body Works any time soon, seek out Black Tie. It is not a scent you will see or hear the employees rave about, nor is it a candle that has received YouTube acclaim but trust me when I say it is an unsung hero. A beautiful, almost masculine, aftershave-esque (in a Tom Ford sense no less) tinged scent that is gentle, clean and hold on your hats - sexy. Yes really, have you ever experienced a home fragrance that is just so good that you would wear it if you could? Well for me that very scent is Bath and Body Works Black Tie - the sophisticated notes of Green Sage, Sandalwood and Tonka Bean, come together to create a grown up yet never stuffy fragrance that I promise you will never tire of.

The real test of my dedication is just how many Bath and Body Works Black Tie candles have I depleted in the last few years? No less than 10. I stock up and pretty much emerge myself in the hazy fragrance all year round - I really should get a hobby huh?

Promise me this, if you do stumble across Bath and Body Works Black Tie any time soon, you'll at least pick up the jar and inhale the scent?
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7 comments:

  1. Sounds like such an interesting scent! I can't wait to drop some cash in a bath & body woks sometime soon!
    I'll certainly check this one out!
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks.com

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  2. I have a crazy amount of candles too! But I've never seen this one- I'll have to try it out because it sounds like a scent I've never really had as a candle before:) lovely post x


    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This sounds like it smells sooo good, plus the NYC packaging is gorgeous!
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  4. ooh that looks really good I love candles http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. This sounds like a different and interesting scent. I really wish B&BW would come to the UK so I could mass buy! I also love the NYC print on the jar as well. I need to up my candle game and try some different ones as at the moment I'm restricted to Yankee candles and supermarket brands only.

    Kirsty
    http://cosmeticsbeautyrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. My old boss used to travel with candles! They were her escape since she travelled 90% of the time. Would love to buy this one for her! :)

    ~Mel
    www.thegossipdarling.com

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