What do our candles really smell like?

So what does my candle really smell like?

Why can I detect a different scent each time I smell my candle?

Candles are made up of three levels: Top notes – Middle notes – base notes

What are they?
The top notes are what you will smell first, followed by the middle notes, then the base notes to finish. It is often the middle notes that people consider the heart of the fragrance

Our current fragrance list - August 2021 and what our candles are made up of -

Avocado & Mint
Sweet and fresh and really does have an avocado zing
Top Notes: Lemon Zest, Mandarin
Middle Notes: Geranium, Mint
Base Notes: Vanilla, Light Musk

 Beachside Christmas
Fresh, gorgeous hint of coconut, Christmas by the sea
Top Notes: Peppermint, Orange
Middle Notes: Musk, Cedar
Base Notes: Amber, Coconut

Bergamot & Patchouli
Fruity, floral and earthy
Top Notes: Tangello, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Gardenia, Jasmine
Base Notes: Patchouli, Vetiver

Black Raspberry & Vanilla
Fruity and gorgeously sweet
Top Notes: Blackberry, Raspberry
Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine
Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk

Blood Orange & Grapefruit
Citrus, zesty tang
Top Notes: Orange, Grapefruit
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Freesia, Fig
Base Notes: Vanilla, White Musk

Cedar & Saffron
Rich, spicy, earthy
Top Notes: Bergamot, Aniseed, Eucalyptus
Middles Notes: Clove, Cinnamon, Peppercorn
Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk, Amber, Patchouli

Chocolate
Smells good enough to eat!
Top Notes: Almond, Buttermilk
Middle Notes: Cocoa powder, Dark chocolate
Base Notes: Vanilla bean, Icing sugar

Cinnamon Cookies
Smells just like a freshly baked batch of cookies
Top Notes: Cinnamon
Middle Notes: Bayberry, Plum, Lemon Peel
Base Notes: Clove, Pine,  Juniperberry

Clove & Sandalwood
A warming woody scent
Top Notes: Bergamot, Cinnamon
Middles Notes: Clove, Peppercorn
Base Notes: Amber, Cedarwood

Clove, Orange & Cedar
Spicy, citrus, warming
Top Notes: Fir Needle, Orange Peel
Middle Notes: Strawberry, Hyacinth
Base Notes: Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla

Coconut & Lime
The ultimate refresher – “Pina colada on the beach”
Top Notes: Lime zest, lemon verbena
Middle Notes: Coconut, peach
Base Notes: Vanilla, buttermilk

Coconut & Vanilla
Creamy and tropical
Top Notes: Peach, Crushed Apple
Middle Notes: Toasted Coconut, Almond
Base Notes: Vanilla, White Musk

Coffee
The closest scent to real coffee in a fragrance …
Top Notes: Buttercream, Almond
Middle Notes: Coffee bean, Malt
Base Notes: Vanilla, Sugarcane

Daphne
A tribute to those small, sweet smelling flowers. For many customers a beautiful trip down memory lane.
Top Notes: Leaf Green, Tarragon
Middle Notes: Daphne, Geranium
Base Notes: Jasmine, Neroli

Fig & Cassis
Fruity and exotic
Top Notes: Fir needle, Lemon peel
Middle Notes: Cassis (blackcurrants), Ripe fig
Base Notes: Rosewood, Cedarwood

French Pear
An amazing pear fragrance
Top Notes: Orange, Cinnamon
Middle Notes: Clove, Green Pear
Base Notes: Coconut, Vanilla

Gingerbread
Sweet, delicious, warm
Top Notes: Vanilla Sugar
Middle Notes: Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon
Base Notes: Hazelnut, Caramel

Hollyberry & Cinnamon
Sweet, fruity, warm
Top Notes: Cinnamon, Bayberry
Middle Notes: Juniper Berry, Plum, Lemon Rind
Base Notes: Clove, Pine

Lemon
Sweet and fruity – just like lemon meringue pie
Top Notes: Lime, Lemon
Middle Notes: Buttermilk, Coconut
Base Notes: Vanilla, Heliotrope

Lilies & Leather
Bold, woody with a soft floral touch
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon peel
Middle Notes: Leather, Lily
Base Notes: Amber, Cedarwood

Lime, Basil & Mandarin
A gorgeous fruity, unisex fragrance for everyone
Top Notes: Lime zest, mandarin
Middle Notes: Basil leaf, thyme
Base Notes: Jasmine, cyclamen

Lotusflower
A delicate, spicy fragrance that is both calming and warming
Top Notes: Orange, Mandarin
Middle Notes: White Lotus, Jasmine
Base Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla

Mimosa & Pink Apple
A herby, floral and fruity mingling sweet scent
Top Notes: Lemon, Leaf Green
Middle Notes: Pink Apple, Mimosa, Basil
Base Notes: Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Amber

Myrrh & Musk
A warm and soft blend with an oriental feel. Currently our most popular fragrance
Top Notes: Bergamot, Leaf Green
Middle Notes: Magnolia, Heliotrope
Base Notes: Myrrh, Tonka Bean

Nectarine & Mint
Juicy and beautifully fresh
Top Notes: Grapefruit, Spearmint
Middle Notes: Lemongrass, Nectarine
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Vanilla

Pear & Freesia
Fresh, fruity and a touch woody
Top Notes: Fresh Pear, Lemon
Middle Notes: Freesia, Leafy Green
Base Notes: Amber, Patchouli, Cedar wood

Rose
Smells just like a freshly picked garden rose
Top Notes: Bergamot, Blood orange
Middle Notes: Rosewood, Jasmine
Base Notes: Rose petals, Gardenia

Rose & Prosecco
Gorgeous rose fragrance with the prosecco adding a gentle touch of sweetness
Top Notes: Watermelon, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Pink Prosecco, Raspberry
Base Notes: Red Rose, Geranium

Salted Caramel
Strong and sweet – smells just like the real thing
Top Notes: Hazelnut, Sea Salt
Middle Notes: Crème Caramel, Candied Pecan
Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Condensed Milk

Stardust
Fruity and floral – with a modern twist
Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Apple, Citrus
Middle Notes: Rose petals, Rhubarb, Green leaves
Base Notes: Vanilla, White Musk

Tobacco & Hay
Don’t be put off by the name. This scent is well rounded; not too smoky, not too sweet... just like a smoky fireplace. It’s a winter favourite!
Top Notes: Fresh hay, Tobacco leaf
Middle Notes: Honey, Iris, Rose
Base Notes: Amber, Incense, Musk

Vanilla
Such a classic
Top Notes: Smidgen of Aniseed and pineapple
Middle Notes: Buttermilk, Coconut
Base Notes: Vanilla bean, Malt

Vanilla, Patchouli & Sandalwood
Warming, woody, earthy
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon Peel
Middle Notes: Cedarwood, Patchouli
Base Notes: Vanilla, White Musk

 

 Be sure to get in touch if you have any questions, Lisa x