Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Candle Scoop | Candle Haul

Hello lovelies, and welcome to yet another new series that has been stewing in my brain as of late. I'm absolutely obsessed with scented candles, so I thought every so often I'd post a review or a collection or a haul on the candles I'm lighting, housing or buying. Today is the first of these posts, and it's my latest candle haul!

Most of these are from my favourite candle company, Wax Lyrical. They do some of the softest and most fragrant scents around, and they all have an absolutely amazing throw instead of Yankee Candle that can be a bit hit and miss. So onto the individual products!

I think this is just a Dunelm own candle or something, but it smells like crisp, fresh apples and is amazing. I've used other candles from this range and have been incredibly impressed in the burn time, throw and cleanliness of the burn itself. And they're only 99p a candle! BARGAIN! I got this in the Dunelm store but can't seem to find it online, although they do have other scents from the same range on there.

And this one was from The Range store, and yet I can't find it anywhere online. I believe it was £3.99 in store and yes, it does smell like vanilla ice cream, and yes it is heavenly. Also, how cute is that little jar holder thing?! I've never burnt one of these before, but with a cute little hut like that, I really couldn't say no. I plan on keeping the jar forever, regardless of what the candle smells like.

Wax Lyrical Oriental Wild Orchid - £3.99
Ahh Wax Lyrical Oriental Wild Orchid. AKA, my favourite candle of all time. It smells like baby powder, soap and flowers. That sounds like a really odd combination, but altogether it creates a soft, powdery and delicate scent that lasts for ages after the candle is burnt out and has an incredible throw. It's £3.99 and has a rough burning time of about 40 hours. I always buy them two at a time in case they ever discontinue them. It also has a bit of a kick to it instead of being simply powdery soft. One of the hardest scents to describe... but so good.

Wax Lyrical Rose and Ellis White Lily and Violet - £6.99
This smells like Dove soap :D Soft, elegant, powdery and fresh is how I'd describe this. I've never burnt this particular scent before, but as it's Wax Lyrical, I have high hopes for it. I usually prefer incredibly sweet scents, but for some reason this winter I've just taken to burning soft and comforting scents that feel like you've being enveloped in your favourite jumper fresh out of the drier. Lovely.

Wax Lyrical Jelly Belly Bubble Gum - £10.20
And yet another Wax Lyrical. Spotting the trend yet? ;) Haha I've never used a Jelly Belly candle before, but my friend recommended this to me because she knows I adore sweet scents. So far, this smells amazing from the jar, and yet again Wax Lyrical is a brand I know and trust so I'm very excited to be trying this out. It is said to burn for around 60 hours, so we shall see.

Yankee Candle Merry Marshmallow - £19.49
I saw this on the Yankee Candle website and I just knew I had to have it. Marshmallows are one of my favourite foods in the whole world, and favourite scents for that matter. I couldn't decide whether to buy the wax tart or the large jar, but I figured since they were limited editions for Christmas, I'd go as large as possible so I can get as much burn time as possible. These large jars burn for around 110-150 hours so hopefully I'll get a lot of use out of it. The Yankee Candles are scented throughout the entirety of the wax which means no matter how long they burn for, they will always be scented, which I love. This smells of a mixture between marshmallow and vanilla and is one of the only pure "untoasted" marshmallow scents I have ever smelt. It's absolutely divine. Can't wait to get started on this!

So that's it for now! Let me know if there's any you'd like reviewed in more detail, and also if this sort of post interests you :) I love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading,
Kerry x


  1. A Jelly Belly candle? Say whaaaat! I love the scent of Bubblegum, I bet it smells amazing. I now have a strange urge to buy the Oriental Wild Orchid candle too to see what it's all about haha! Such a bargain.

    Tara xo

  2. You just blew my mind a bit with that Jelly Belly candle! All of these sound like they smell amazing! xoxo Lauren

  3. I've never tried the Wax Lyrical candles but the Oriental Wild Orchid is now on my wishlist! :-)