Whilst writing this I am holed up in my kitchen, sipping hot tea and peering out of the window at the biblical rain that has befallen us here in South-East London. I would put a LOT of money on the fact that summer has well and truly said “so long”, and that Autumn is here. Which to be honest, apart from the rain, is fine by me, as Autumn is definitely my favourite season. Along with the joys of leaf kicking, wrapping up warm and comfort dinner dishes, I love that fact that come evening, you can draw those curtains, snuggle up on the sofa with a hot chocolate with dimmed lighting and an appropriate candle on the go.
Which brings me to a favourite thing of mine when it comes to home blogging: research! The last month or so I have testing out a few different scented candles myself (and enlisting a few friends too) – some old favourites, and others new discoveries. I definitely think that smell is the sense of ours that evokes most memories, by taking us back to a certain time in our lives/time of year. By choosing an autumnal scent you love, it means you’ll be able to get it out, or re-purchase year after year and create that familiar, cosy feel.
I have to admit, that although possibly a bit cliche, some of my favourite candles are Yankee Candles– the scents are beautifully blended and they actually keep their smell. You only need to burn them for a short while to fill the house with the most beautiful fragrance. ‘Apple Pumpkin’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’ are just delightful! I also became the welcome recipient of some gorgeous natural soy candles by ‘LollyRocket’, which were bought for Adam and I as a wedding present. I adore the ‘Brown Sugar and Fig’ candle in their range, and this is definitely ‘up there’ when it comes to scented beauties that I think fit the Autumn candles brief.
Here are some of my favourite Autumn/Fall candles around right now… please scroll down to the bottom to enter my giveaway to win one of 3 Apple Pumpkin Yankee Candles!
- Yankee Candle – Autumn Leaves
- Diptyque – Feu de Bois
- Lollyrocket – Brown Sugar and Fig
- Jo Malone – Incense and Embers
- Yankee Candle – Apple Pumpkin
- Emma Bridgewater at M&S – Tea and Oranges
- Can to Candle – Fig and Orange
To get you and your home in the Autumnal swing of things, I have 3 large (623g) Yankee Candles in ‘Apple Pumpkin’ to giveaway!
All you have to do is answer the following question:
“What is your favourite thing about Autumn?”
Leave me your answer in the comment box below, and confirm you have done this using the Rafflecopter widget. You can also gain extra entries by following me on Twitter and Pintrest!
Terms and Conditions: Competition closes at 12.00am (midnight) GMT on Friday 23rd October 2015. Entries received after this time and date will not be valid. UK residents only. Entrants must be 18 and over. Winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter after the closing date and will be notified within 3 days of competition end. Only entrants received via the Rafflecopter widget will be considered valid. Winners will receive one of 3 ‘Apple Pumpkin’ Yankee Candles. This giveway is not in association with Yankee Candle- I just love them and am feeling generous in the run up to my second blog birthday!