Candy Crush: Blenheim Bouquet Classic Candle by Penhaligon’s

Candy Crush: Blenheim Bouquet Classic Candle by Penhaligon's

Candy Crush: Blenheim Bouquet Classic Candle by Penhaligon’s

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I showcase the beautifully scented things I’m crushing on right now so you can hopefully develop a crush too.

Scented candles are much loved at Candy Perfume Towers. We like to have them in every room to ensure that each wing, turret and chamber is appropriately scented. Apparently we also have delusions of grandeur and for the sake of honesty I really should inform you that Candy Perfume Towers is actually an end of terraced abode (a rather lovely one it must be said) and not a castle. It’s not even officially called Candy Perfume Towers. Boo to reality, we say. Boo to it!

Anyway back to scented candles. These lovely objects are great because they can really set the mood in a room and they feel like a true indulgence, making for the perfect gift or even the ultimate treat. Good candles are those that have a strong presence but don’t overwhelm and I think I may have just found one that strikes that balance perfectly. That candle is the Blenheim Bouquet Classic Candle from Penhaligon’s, which boasts a timeless scent worn by all sorts of gents, from the gentry of the early 1900s to the hipsters of today. Oh and Winston Churchill too. That’s quite the endorsement now, isn’t it?

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Candy Crush: Iris & Lady Moore Charity Candle by Jo Malone London

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My Latest Candy Crush

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I showcase the beautifully scented things I’m crushing on right now so you can hopefully develop a crush too.

I have struggled with my mental health.

It took a lot for me to type that sentence and I think it may take more to publish it. There’s a negative stigma around mental health and it can take a lot of guts to come out and admit that one has struggled. Mental health is a topic people don’t like to talk about much, which is a massive travesty because mental health is something that’s very important to talk about it.  So talk about it we shall and if you’re wondering what on Earth this all has to do with a Jo Malone Candle of all things, then bear with, Dear Reader, bear with…

I’ve always been an anxious person and for the longest time I just thought the level of nerves I felt was normal.  I mean everybody gets nervous before speaking publically or attending interviews, right?  But it wasn’t just those situations that made me feel nervous – sometimes it would be paying for something in a shop or talking to somebody I didn’t know.  At my worst it was any interaction with another human, even with people I knew. Luckily for me I was able to seek help and remove myself from the situations that exacerbated my anxiety. I now have mechanisms in place help to deal with anxiety and for the most part, I am a happy person. Because of this I am very lucky.

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Candy Crush: Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Collection by Molton Brown

Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel

Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I showcase the beautifully scented things I’m crushing on right now so you can hopefully develop a crush too.

It is my dream to one day be fancy enough to have Molton Brown hand wash and hand lotion in every bathroom. Just imagine beguiling your guests with matching hand products to cleanse and moisturise themselves in one of MB’s gorgeous scents. That’s the dream right, there isn’t it? So far I’m running at about 33.33% of this dream so I have a ways to go. The point I’m trying to make is that Molton Brown is a luxurious brand that makes lovely functional products that smell fantastic so I’m always very keen to hear what they’re up to.

The brand has just launched a brand new collection called Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel and let me tell you now, I’m crushing on it hard. The idea behind the collection is to journey “into the uncharted” and explore a marine-style fragrance with “unexpected elements”. The result is something that smells aquatic but not conventionally so (no Calone here, thank you very much), capturing all elements of the coast – the sea, the rocks, the mossy cliffs – and presenting them in a transportive way that makes each product feel more than just something functional. With this collection, Molton Brown brings beauty to the every day.

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