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Le scented candle, c’est chic

It may long have been the cheesy solution to a Christmas present panic, but there’s something undeniably chic about a house that smells of a fresh, crisp, cool scented candle. As opposed to, you know, garlic, or burnt toast, or …

Mon, Jul 4, 2011, 12:30

   

It may long have been the cheesy solution to a Christmas present panic, but there’s something undeniably chic about a house that smells of a fresh, crisp, cool scented candle. As opposed to, you know, garlic, or burnt toast, or Sure deodorant. Not that my house ever smells of those things – oh, no. Instead, it smells of scented candles – at the moment, a set I picked up in the Avoca sale, but in an ideal world, it would smell of a combination of the following:

I love Jo Malone. It’s definitely one of my go-to present stands in Brown Thomas (I know, I know, this is a really bourgeoisie statement, but it’s true) and the grapefruit scent is one of my faves. It’s a lovely fresh, citrus scent – clean, cool, sexy in that kind of unisex way. Delicious.

Image via Augustine Wong.

This scent may not be very PC at the moment, but it’s another gorgeous unisex fragrance. And Diptyque candles, though they are ridiculously expensive at around €45 (on a good day), last forever.

Lastly?

This Kenneth Turner scent, blue tangerine, is amazingly mesmerising. Citrus but with a bite – and at €20 or so for a big, neverending candle, it’s really good value too. (I get mine at Kildare Village, where prices are lower than elsewhere, just FYI.) I also bought the tea lights, because occasionally when I’ve finished cooking dinner and am listening to S Club 7, I like a little tangerine in my life.

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