SLOAN! Magazine understands that with the hectic party season just around the corner and literally dozens of gift ideas bombarding you around every corner, it can be difficult to choose the perfect gift for family and friends, be it for birthdays, anniversaries or especially Christmas. They say that a person’s home is their castle so what better way to bring some seasonal cheer to someone’s home than to buy them one of these five fabulous home fragrances to delicately frangranced their rooms and add some warmth and coziness before the cold winter nights draw in.
Crabtree and Evelyn Willow Forest
This stylish diffuser from Crabtree & Evelyn uses a beautifully modelled ceramic bird as the means to diffuse the beautiful Willow Forest fragrance around the room. We loved it as soon as we first set eyes on it at the Christmas in July press event hosted by our friends at Crabtree & Evelyn. The diffuser would look stunning in any decor both traditional and modern. It has a crisp and invigorating fragrance, blending an evergreen medley of fir needle, spruce and pine notes with the fresh aromas of holly and juniper berries. Click here to read more about the Christmas event on sloanloves.co.uk or go to www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk to buy this lovely scented gift for the home.
Charles Farris Garden of Eden Reed Diffuser
By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, historic London company, Charles Farris is the ultimate candle maker and a brand synonymous with excellence. They have created a delightful scented range of seven premium scented candles and reed diffusers, specifically for use at home. Inspired by London’s rich history, the range includes ingredients such as British honey, hedgerow blackberries and oak wood fused with more exotic notes such as tobacco, ylang and mint.
Our favourite scent is Garden of Eden which has a blossoming garden scent of tuberose and lily of the valley, blended with fragrant jasmine and ylang, this heady and romantic scent is a true exercise in indulgence and we love the reed diffusers which costs £32. Candles are £30 and the full range is available online at www.charlesfarris.co.uk as well as in store at Fenwicks, Heals, Fortnum & Mason and the Charles Farris store, 100 York Road Battersea, SW11 3RD
Rathbornes Beyond The Pale Collection
A demonstration in luxury and artisan, hand-crafted work, Rathbornes is officially the oldest candle brand in the world. Rathbornes has been producing candles since 1488, even before Columbus discovered America, culminating in the beautifully formed products that exist today. Celebrating over six centuries of hand-crafting candles, the Beyond the Pale collection is comprised of six uniquely formulated scents that encapsulate the romance of the Irish landscape with a luxurious and modern edge.
Our favourite scent is the Dublin Tea Rose, Oud & Patchouli (£46) where Irish rosebuds blend with fresh citrus, vanilla, patchouli, wood and amber for an enveloping experience. This candle brings with it the heat of a warm summer’s evening. Stockists include Fenwicks, Amara.com and Brown Thomas, Dublin and www.rathbornes1488.com.
Heyland & Whittle Black Narcissi Candle
Luxury British bath, body and home fragrance brand Heyland & Whittle are delighted to announce the launch of their limited edition Black Narcissi Candle to join their Classic Collection.
Encased in an elegant black glass with a stainless steel lid, this charming and sophisticated candle has been created with a blend of top notes including Mandarin, Peach, Bergamot and Greentea incorporated with middle notes of Jasmine, Sweet Pea, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Lily and followed by the base notes of Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla and Musk. This sensual mix of fragrances creates a heady, sultry aroma to fill your home. The Black Narcissi Limited Edition Candle costs £30.00 and is available at www.heylandandwhittle.co.uk and Independent Stores Nationwide.
1667 Reed Diffuser
Last but by no means least is the gorgeously scented 1667 Reed Diffuser that we reviewed recently on SLOAN! Magazine. We loved the Rich Mandarin and Pepper fragrance in a collection evoking the glorious traditions of perfumery from 17th century France.
The reed diffuser fragrances the room with deep and heady scent of sweet mandarin tinged with spicy black pepper entwined around a rich heart of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove blended with intense leather, amber and precious woods. Available from www.thefragranceshop.co.uk