L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire Candle

It's Autumn and that means one thing - candles...and maybe an obscenely high heating bill but let's concentrate on the positive here. If like myself you find yourself feeling a little guilty every time you purchase a candle (I mean you are literally burning money) then you may find the new L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire Candle to be something you can more than justify.

L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire Candle

With 100% of profits from the sale of each L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire Candle going to not one but three wonderful charities: Rosa (England, Scotland & Wales), Toutes √† l'√©cole (Cambodia) and Entrepreneurs du Monde (Africa) - all of which aim to transform the lives of thousands of women and young girls across the world, it not only smells sweet but feels sweet to know something so small - and dare I say luxurious  - is doing a world of good for others.

I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before but for the last few years I have bought all the special women in my life (my Mum, Grandmother, Sisters and best friends) a L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire to simply say thank you; it's not particularly a huge gesture but it is something I personally look forward to and I hope they do too. I realise that this is not entirely relevant to this post but everyone that I have shared this little pseudo-tradition with has pretty much employed it within their own little circle so I thought I'd pass it on. 

L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire Candle

The L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire Candle itself is small but not at all dinky, rather the beautifully designed tin (which of course can be re-purposed for trinkets) is a great, treat sized candle, that will flicker blissfully for a good few evenings, if not a week or two. The scent is soft but sweet, with notes of freesia and red berries, a heart of lily of the valley, rose and jasmine, delicately combined with the warm notes of amber and rosewood - delicious and perfect for a relaxing evening at home.

If you treat yourself - or others - to one thing this month, let it be a pretty L'Occitane La flame Marie Claire Candle (£9) - link.