Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Candles from Luna's Locket

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I'm currently only a few weeks away from handing in my dissertation, but I thought I would take a break from university work and write up a rather overdue blog post. I feel like all of my blog posts have been about jewellery recently, so I thought I would share something else for a change. I would also like to apologise for neglecting my blog so much recently, my university work has been quite chaotic, and we're also having building work done on the house (I really do not recommend studying for your masters' degree while someone rips your house apart).




Anyway, I recently purchased three candles from Luna's Locket, which I discovered through Instagram. I purchased several Christmas Yankee Candles last November, and since I was still burning them in July, I thought it was time I purchased some new ones. My little sister was incredibly pleased about this, as she considers using anything Christmas related outside of November/December to be akin to blasphemy. In the end I chose a Dragon's Blood cauldron candle, and two jar candles in English Lavender and Moonlight. They are made from Soy Wax.



The Dragon's Blood candle is described as 'a warm woody earthy scent, set in base notes of asian florals and encased in top notes of amber, vanilla and sandalwood.' I really love the smell of Dragon's Blood. It always reminds me of wandering around old bookshops and occult shops. It's a warm, earthy and mysterious scent. It's musky but uplifting. It's set within a little cast iron cauldron. It's surprisingly heavy, and I think it looks wonderful on my desk. These candles burn clean, so I will eventually have a cute little usable cauldron once the candle has burned away. It burns for 70 hours.



The English Lavender candle is described as 'a relaxing fragrance of England's lavender fields, helping to ease away the stresses of life'. This is my favourite summer candle. It smells wonderful. Lavender is one of my favourite scents; I keep a bag of lavender underneath my pillow to help me sleep. I find that it always eases my worries and stops me from becoming overly stressed. My Nanna adored lavender too and always had scented sachets around her house, so I think it's a combination of the beautiful scent and the childhood nostalgia that always calms me down. I've been burning this candle a lot recently to combat my masters' degree stress, so it certainly works! This candle is beautifully scented. It's a strong scent without being too overpowering. I also love the light purple colour. Bree thought this candle smelled good enough to lick - I've actually had to move it up high even when it isn't lit so she won't go after it.

Moonlight is described as 'an enchanting blend of gardenia and white tiara flowers, with base notes of vanilla and honey.' This is quite an unusual scent. When I first smell this, I can definitely smell a beautiful floral scent, which changes to a deeper scent of flowers and smoke. The smoky quality to it makes it incredibly difficult to capture in words. It's smoky but with an undertone of sweetness. It reminds me of walking through gardens with bonfire smoke lingering in the air. It sounds really odd, but I promise it is lovely! It's a perfect autumn and winter candle. It's a cosy scent.

The wax in both the jar candles and the cauldron candles burns clean, so these jars are reusable. The jar candles burn for 50 hours, which I think is really impressive for such a little candle! All of these candles have a great scent throw. I can always smell them in the next room when I'm burning them, but it's a subtle rather than overpowering scent.

I am incredibly pleased with all of these candles. I am most likely going to invest in an English Lavender cauldron candle at some point since it is so lovely! I'm also incredibly tempted and intrigued by her range of therapy candles, but I am going to try and use these up first.

The jar candles cost £6 and can be purchased from the Luna's Locket website. I can't find the English Lavender jar candle online, but the Moonlight one is available here. The Dragon's Blood cauldron candle costs £20 is available here.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Disclosure: I bought these candles myself.

5 comments:

  1. Aww!!! The little cauldron is amazingly cute!! Godness how I wish I wasn't poor right now :-P

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  2. Great candles, I love the first one with the pentacle <3

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  3. I love the mini cauldrons! Damn the exchange rate! I love nostalgic smells of esoteric shops too! I think ones I went to mostly used patchouli.

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  4. All cute stuff! I wish Santa find a store like this.

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