If you know me by now you know I love interiors & I absolutely love candles so when Penhaligon’s sent me some gorgeous candles from their newest Summer Tea Collection I was full of excitement. Some might say your mid-twenties are all about partying and spending your time exploring. I’ve been there in my late teens and early twenties and now nothing excites me more than homeware, especially candles. Especially decadent tea scented candles.
There’s something about the anticipation of opening a beautifully wrapped, perfectly packaged delivery. Revealing a toile red & cream patterned box, I lifted the lid the scent of the Assam Tea candle danced around my nose, the green herbs and underlying rose notes were reminiscent of a Summer’s afternoon in the garden. Looking down I was greeted by a large three wick candle perfectly formed inside a large opalescent glass Penhaligon’s branded jar.
This new decadent collection is based upon Britain’s most popular teas, Earl Grey, Lady Grey and this beautiful Assam. If you’ve never had Assam before it’s distinctive, with flecked brown and gold leaves and has a robust flavour which has a malt pungency. With a delicate, yet mature scent I took out my black matches and lit each of the wicks. The scent floated delicately around the whole house in just a matter of minutes and even once blown out the tea scent was prevalent even the next day.
A perfect addition to any room this striking yet stunning three wicked candle is the perfect Summer scent. It’s ideal for lighting at dinner parties, whilst having a hot bubbly bath or a relaxing evening in.
After I had gotten over the excitement of the first larger candle, I spotted from the corner of my eye another gorgeously presented shorter round box with a beautiful bow. As I pulled the strings and removed the lid, three smaller tea lights in the same opalescent Penhaligon’s branded jars met my eye I couldn’t contain my excitement. The three candles are miniatures of the larger candles and inside the collection is one Assam, one Lady Grey & one Earl Grey. Perfect for a little variety. I don’t know about you but I looked to the bookshelf in the dining area of my home and decided that my whole space was to be rearranged to provide a gorgeous display of these beautifully scented candles.
Penhaligon’s are in my top three favourite candle brands for a number of reasons.
– They have an extremely long burning time (the larger one has over 100 hours of life the smaller 20 hours)
– The candles burn evenly throughout which is one of the most notable things about selecting a great quality candles.
– The Penhaligon’s range have sophisticated yet unobtrusive scents which really will leave you wanting more, in fact, needing the whole collection!