We have a new feature to share with you. We’re calling it ‘Stylish Steals’, and its a ‘Champagne taste, beer budget’ kinda thing. Every week we hope to share with you some insider knowledge about a product or line that is punching way above it’s financial weight. Well, who doesn’t love a bargain? I’m not talking about those knock offs that might pass as the real thing if you run past at speed or throw a heavy Instagram filter on them. These are things that we genuinely love and think deserve to be shared with the style conscious world at large.
Kicking off this new theme, we have these stunning scented candles from Muji. I absolutely adore good smellies, and love nothing more than to be gifted with a posh scented candle. However, when it comes to buying my own, I’m a bit more parsimonious on the budget. No-one is arguing that Dyptique, Jo Malone and Cire Trudon et al are incredible on both the scent and packaging front, but these do leave rather a hole in your outgoings, and considering you’re going to set light to them and quite literally see them go up in smoke, I am always on the look out for a better value option- WITHOUT scrimping on the ingredients and resulting whiff.
If you are of the same mind, then the simple, refined glass, brown paper boxed candles from Muji are the ones for you. This collection of subtle and sophisticated scents are made in the UK from a unique blend of natural plant waxes. The candles burn for around 40 hours, and actually, even when they aren’t lit they softly scent a room. They give off very little soot, down to the wax recipe and the quality of the scent components, which is not always the case with posher, more expensive candles.
In mid September, Muji are launching a new collection of scents for you to be tempted by…
Black Lily: An exotic blend of violets, jasmine, lily and vanilla, all refreshed with bergamot, vetiver and sandalwood.
Sandalwood: Bright and warm Sandalwood. A beautiful blend of mandarin and pink peppercorn with a touch of nutmeg.
Christmas: Branches of fresh pine and cedar together with the warmth of amber and balsam.
Orangery: Orange blossom blended with deeper rose and jasmine perfumes (my favourite of the new smells, by the way, just in case you were wondering!).
At £10.95 a shot, why not buy the full collection? Oh, and don’t forget, always trim your wick!
If you have a ‘Stylish Steals’ to recommend to us, then we’d love to hear from you.