Saturday, 18 May 2013

Something New



I love candles and if it was up to me, I would bring in a decree which would make it obligatory to burn smelly candles in all public places. By smelly I don't mean foul smelling, but lovely, fresh, scented kind of smelly. My favourites are Diptyque candles, but alas my bank balance doesn't always stretch to them so I'm always on a lookout for alternatives too. After hearing everyone and their mother rave about Yankee Candle I took a plunge and ordered 2 jars expecting great things. Well, I have no idea what all the hype is about...they're just not that great and certainly not a patch on Diptyque. After burning them for a while, I could barely smell them and I have a great nose even if I do say so myself. :D
I also bought 2 tins of Lily Flame candles. I bought one of their candles on ASOS (I think) quite a while back and really loved it so I bought two more flavours to see how I get on. I have to say they're really lovely. Great choice of scents that really linger in the air making my whole house fragrant. The candles come in really cute tins that look great on my bedside table. I can't wait to try some more. Plus, it's a small British company and I do like to support those.
I also bought white slouchy Zara sweater... It's made of mulberry silk and cotton and it's both light and warm so perfect for transitional weather that we are (still!!!) having in England. It feels wonderful on the skin...like the lightest puff of cloud and I've been wearing it a lot.
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.

23 comments:

Akiko said...

I love candles too. I never had Lily Flame candles (England brand?), but looks so pretty :) I'd love to see you wearing your new sweater
from zara too. Have a nice weekend too, Kristina! xo akiko

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Anonymous said...

Ja jako volim Yankee candles i definitivno su(meni) jako mirisljave.Mozda to ovisi od mirisa do mirisa,neki su jaci,neki laganiji.Uglavnom,obozavam mirisljave svijece :)
Linda

Maiken said...

they sell Yankee Candle goodies in some Estonian stores too but gosh, those prices are insane! or actually way too insane for a candle.
btw, I'm also a fan of scented candles and we have an Estonian company called JOIK which has AMAZING cented candles and for example nelly.com sells JOIK's stuff if you're interested in checking those out sometimes ;)

Maiken,
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A Certain Vintage said...

I adore candles. I have never treated myself to a Diptyque but my mum just got given 3 mini ones as a gift so delighted to be able to smell them in our house! The jumper looks lovely, I need a few similar pieces myself with this weather!
xox

lucia m said...

i love yankee candles!

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Kristina said...

@Akiko, yes it's a small English brand. I don't think they sell in USA.

Kristina said...

@Linda, ne znam...meni naspram Diptyque ili ovih Lily Flame stvarno slabo mirisu. Ili Sam bila pehist pa Uzela najslabije u ponudi?

Kristina said...

@maiken, thanks for the tip. I checked them out on the page you suggested and bookmarked it for the next candle shopping spree. They certainly look really good

Elrese Voges said...

Those lily candles look amazing and interesting! Btw I adore yankee candles one can just never go wrong with them ... xxx

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Dilan Dilir said...

ohh I love Yankee Candles ♥ ♥ ♥

Mira said...

The Zara sweater looks lovely. I'm so glad that you said the Yankee candles are not great.
I wanted to buy them too. Now I won´t

xx

Aleksandra said...

Baš izgledaju cakano i nenametljivo (ja ne volim one sveće što guše),
a džemperak deluje vrlo lagano i udobno.

Kristina said...

@Mira...I know! I heard so many good things but they just don't compare to Diptyque or even Lily Flame

Chioma said...

Lovely stuff! :)

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Azra Art said...

uh, divno izgledaju, a mogu misliti kako tek mirisu! i ja sam zaludjenik mirisnim svecama i ovo mi je prilicno omamljujuc prizor..:)

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

I love candles especially during the winter. It instantly warms up the room! I think I may have to try some summer flavours too :)

princessandfashion said...

I love candles too.

These are so adorable! *.*

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Sue said...

I really like the Lilyflame candles - I didn't even know the brand name but I first came across them in a John Lewis quite a few years ago and I remember buying the coffee scented one - I liked the idea of having a lovely warming coffee scent wafting through the house.

I'll now have to do a trawl through the Zara site to see which white jumper you got .... can't resist white knitwear.

Inez said...

I love candles too. Yankee candles have a powerful scent at first but it fades quickly even when its just been lying in the cupboard, xoxo.

Mili said...

That sweater looks so perfect for the weather, like you said. And mm the scents of those candles look quite refreshing

Mili from call me, Maeby

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

mmmmmmmm

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Adly Velasco said...

Those candles look divine and I bet they smell hella good too. :)

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

I'm such a candle hoarder... they make a home feel so cozy!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

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