by Sadaf Safdar
There really is nothing better than sitting in your lounge cosied up with a blanket, cup of tea and a burning candle. It is the dreaded turning back of the clocks this month, and whilst this means we get an extra hour in bed, our evenings are set to grow even darker. But we’re determined not to grumble, there are a whole host of fragrant delights out there that can cushion the blow for us this month, so set the ambience and make your house smell luxurious for those snuggly evenings in. Make tea-lights your friend and go crazy with luxury candles and diffusers. Here are just a few of our favourite home scents that are sure to help you unwind after a busy day.
Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Diffuser £48 – This candle is sweet and feminine, without being overpowering. Jo Malone candles have always enjoyed an avid following, with the Duchess of Cambridge even opting to have them lining Westminster Abbey for her royal wedding. What better recommendation could there be? – Available at Jomalone.co.uk.
Timothy Dunn diffuser £45 – This contains 195ml of luxurious perfume that will radiate from the diffuser for up to 4 months, with a rich, sumptuous scent that is sure to warm your setting to snuggly perfection. – Available at Liberty.co.uk.
Diptyque Genevrier Candle £40 – This scent takes looks to take you on a stroll through the woods amongst elegant conifers which exude an intense fragrance, and past citrus plants of the mediterranean. The notes are both warm and refreshing. – Available at Diptyqueparis.co.uk.
Zara home, Black Vanilla £19.99 – A delicate floral smell radiates from this candle, the slightly sweeter notes of vanilla and praline mingling happily with citrus accents. – Available at Zarahome.com
Anthropologie, Illume Good Nature Tin £14 – This candle boasts a fusion of olive leaf, bergamot, olive oil and hints of hyacinth, an altogether sophisticated blend of subtle fragrances that sit prettily in the homely tin setting. – Available at Anthropologie.eu.