18 February, 2016

Glasshouse Rendez-Vous Candle

I adore candles. It's a rare evening when I don't have one burning in my house somewhere.
A quality fragrance can make your home feel more comforting when you're trying to wind down in the evening, they can decrease your stress levels and no bubble bath or pamper session is complete without one.
However, this little luxury can quickly become expensive and buying inexpensive candles is not always the answer, they often have a shorter burning time, an overpowering scent - or no scent at all. They can also be full of nasty and cheap chemicals.
Photo from www.alfrescoemporium.com.au
I find it best to invest in good quality candles and Australian made Glasshouse Fragrances make some of the best.
The wicks are 100% cotton and the soy wax is food grade, meaning they are completely safe, contain no parabens and are non toxic.
Glasshouse does not test any of their products on animals or contain any animal by products. Combine this with the quality and unique range of scents, this is why the price tag may seem a little high but well worth it in the long run.
Glasshouse released a new fragrance for Valentines day called Rendez-vous (RRP $ 44.95) and it could easily be my favourite fragrance yet!

The Rendez-vous fragrance is so creamy and delicious, without being too "feminine". This was created to set the mood in the bedroom and it does just that.
The candle has top notes of white floral bouquet and sugar cane. The middle notes are Orchard, Gardenia and Neroili. The base notes are Amber, Vanilla and Musk.
Glasshouse has done a great job with the balance of floral and sweetness.
There is a longevity to the subtle scent and I can burn this for a few hours before I have to restrain myself and blow it out.
The jar is a stunning unique gold and as they are limited edition, I'm tempted to buy more for the jar alone.
I highly recommend a sniff if you spot it in store.

The triple scented Glasshouse candle range means one candle is enough to create the mood for my two bedroom, two level apartment. For smaller apartments or bedrooms, I would suggest the smaller single wick candles. Glasshouse also have a handy strength guide on their site, so if you don't like heavily scented candles - you can choose those with a more subtle fragrance.

Photo from www.davidjones.com.au
The 60g candles start from $18.95 and the 350g candles start from $42.95. They can be bought directly from Glasshouse and you may find them in gift stores, even Peter Alexander sell a small range of the products.

Another reason I love the larger candles is they have two wicks to make sure the candle burns evenly and the jars are so sturdy and pretty, they can be reused after for everything from storing make-up to keeping things fresh in your pantry.
Click here to see my post on reusing Glasshouse candle jars.
Some of my other favourites scents from Glasshouse are Oahu, Kyoto and Coney Island.
I also adored the Chinese New Year candles they released in 2015 and the 2016 Christmas range.
An incredibly unique scent is Beverly Hills, originally released as a limited edition candle, it was so popular that it made the permanent range. It actually smells fizzy - it sounds strange but you have to try it. (Track them down if you can).

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