Christmas Gift Idea: Scented Candles

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Shopping
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Stuck for ideas when it comes to Christmas gift-giving? Melbourne Beauty is here to help!

Scented candles have come a long way. Once limited to pillars of rose or lavendar, the fragrances are now diverse and exotic and the packaging more opulent than ever.

A scented candle is the ideal gift for your favourite colleague, your mother-in-law, your children’s teacher or that unexpected guest on Christmas Day.

Here are my top summer-inspired picks:

Diptyque Gardenia Candle – $99

Is there anything more heavenly than the scent of gardenia wafting through the window on a warm summer’s evening? Diptyque products are the creme de la creme of candlemaking and the ultimate in luxury – give this candle if you really want to impress! Burns for 50 – 60 hours. Available from Mecca Cosmetica.

Kit Cosmetics Pomegranate and Pink Grapefruit Soy Candle – $44.95

Zesty and invigorating, this smells like a fruity summer cocktail in a jar! Perfect to keep at the beach house, it’s sure to get you in the holiday mood. Burns for 40 hours. Available from Kit Cosmetics.

MOR Cosmetics Lychee Flower Candle – $39.95

This candle takes pride of place in my living room, sparking compliments whenever it burns. Poured into a black glass vessel and gilded in gold with the MOR Cosmetics crest, this candle is the ultimate in style. Burns for 40 hours. Available from Myer and David Jones.

Ecoya Metro Jar in French Pear – $34.95

Ecoya describes this fragrance as “Spicy cinnamon, star anise characteristics reminiscent of stewed apples with crumble. Hints of all spice, juniper berries, cranberries, nutmeg and tropical fruit. Sweet with passionfruit notes.” Sounds deliciously decadent! Burns for 50 hours. See for stockists.

Dusk Soy Blend Jar Candle in Hawaiian Holiday – $19.95 or 2 for $30

Described as “a beautiful tropical mix with a touch of floral”, how can you possibly go past a candle called Hawaiian Holiday?! Plus the gorgeous yellow glass jar will brighten up any room. Burns for 45 hours. Available from Dusk .


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