Voluspa – French Bourbon Vanille & Branche Vermeil Candles
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I do seem to have been writing quite a few candle reviews recently, but it is the perfect time of year for them. I love to close the blinds when it gets dark, and light a scented candle – a fragrance can really help to relax you, or to transport you back to a different time and place.
A couple of weeks ago I was VERY lucky enough to receive these Voluspa candles*. Voluspa is a luxury US candle brand – fueled by a love for art, fragrance and elegant illumination, Troy and Traci Arntsen created their first scented candle in their kitchen in 1999, and the brand took off from there. I love their traditional style of logo and the ornate tins and packaging.
All of Voluxpa’s luxury candles are made from a coconut wax blend which burns slowly and cleanly with no soot or smoke. Both of these candles are from Voluspa’s Seasons collection.
French Bourbon Vanille 3 Wick Tin Candle – this is the larger of the two candles and comes in a beautifully black & white patterned shallow tin. It has 3 wicks and weighs 12oz, which is a good size for a candle, and will burn up to a huge 60 hours. The scent is a beautiful rich warm vanilla, really creamy and luxurious and not at all overpowering or sweet like some cheaper scented candles. This one is going on my bedside table as it fits in really well with the silver and white colour scheme of the bedroom.
Branche Vermeil Travel Tin Candle – this is the smaller of the two candles and comes in a stylish pewter-coloured tin with a star pattern on the lid. It will burn for up to 25 hours, weighs 4.5oz and is a perfect size for taking with you when you are travelling. The scent is hard to place, it smells Wintery with a blend of woody, citrus and delicious spicy fragrances, the ideal candle to burn after coming home on a cold day. I think this one will be positioned to the side of our wood-burning stove in the lounge.
Voluspa candles really are beautiful, a true luxury, and they would make a really special gift although they are not cheap. UK stockists are few and far between, but they are available from House of Fraser, Amara , Royal Design and the fabulous Imaginarium in York. Amara currently have up to 25% off some of their Voluspa candle range, starting at just £6.76, so now is the perfect time to stock up!
Don’t leave burning candles unattended.
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