The Scent Of Christmas

Christmas is a special time of year for me and I love the whole festive season. I can't wait to get the decorations out and dress up the house with sparkling lights and shiny decorations everywhere; the main living areas are alive with colour and twinklinh fairy lights. To add to this sensory overload, it's the one time of year that I use scented candles to add the slightest hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, pine, velvety wine and all the other warm Winter smells.

Potters Crouch is a company who create scented candles and these are like the Hotel Chocolat of candles; exquisite.

"Each candle is handmade, hand–labelled and hand–finished in our 300 year old converted barn nestled in the heart of the English countryside in Hertfordshire…

We believe our candles are superior to any others crafted in the UK as we only ever use the finest of ingredients and original scents created exclusively for us. With our added special ingredients we are also able to offer you candles with a superior burn time of approximately 50 hours…"

I was sent two of the seasonal candles: Festive Spice and the aptly named Christmas.

festive spice

Festive Spice has an orange, mulled wine and eastern spices scent to it and is finished with small green and red crystals on the top. Christmas has spices blended with pine forests and rich orange scents with gold crystals on the top. These additional decorations really make the candles seem that little bit extra-special along with the labels which have come from hand-drawn prints.

I can't wait to crack them open come December, and with fifty hours burn time each, they're bound to last for the festive season.

The Potters Crouch Christmas candles are available individually for £8.50 or in a set of five (with three other fragrances) for £35.50.

I was sent these for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.

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  1. Johanna says

    Our Christmas decorations don't go up until the first weekend of the Christmas holidays. We mark Advent as more then just a chocolate in a calendar, and I feel that having the Christmas decorations out too soon detracts from that. They stay up though until Jan 6th, the traditional 12th day of Christmas.
    I rarely use scented candles, the last one I had lasted over 2 years because although it was on the mantelpiece, I never lit it. It just doesn't occur to me. Having said that, the Christmas candles that I have ordered for the church shop have a pleasant scent and are in attractive tins, so I may be tempted.

  2. Jenny says

    I have always loved scented candles and burn them all year round – but especially at Christmas time when those lovely seasonal spices add to the magic of Christmas. I agree with you – they help make the season.

    I have tried several brands including Yankee which I think is the market leader. I was given one of these Potters Crouch candles you mention and am now totally devoted to them – for me they are the best ever. The fragrances are so strong and they permeate the whole house. They claim to burn for 50 hours but i just timed "Frankincense & Myrrh" and it lasted for 71 hours!! Amazing.

    I can recommend them to everyone.


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