Here at Melt, we adore what a fragrance can bring to your home, particularly at this time of year.
That’s why we wanted to share a few ways we think about fragrance. Whilst we do prefer to be “unstuffy” about fragrance, we do think that at least a smidgen of thought should go into what fragrance and candle goes where in the home. Of course, it depends as well on the ambience you are trying to create.
Candles and Christmas are made for each other and personally, we love to use candles in the hallway as it gives such a gorgeous greeting.
Windowsills are another lovely option and can often be seen from outside too; and if you are fortunate to have a fireplace with a surround then that is perfect – but of course, you need to be aware of the secondary heat source from the fire; and candles in front of mirrors create gorgeous effect.
We also use scented candles outside throughout the winter by using lanterns hung from hanging basket brackets and on the doorstep. Using lanterns with roofs over the air vent means that they stay lit even when it’s windy or raining – and the fragrance can reach visitors before they even get to the door…lovely.
Moving onto fragrance, you cannot go wrong with the traditional Christmas candle fragrances of Orange, Cinnamon, Bergamot, and Clove…but there are some lovely winter alternatives, which are less obvious, and sophisticated.
We use a beautiful Balsam Fir in our Noel fragrance, which is a rich resinous wood – and you can have warmth in a more elegant way by using Sandal, Ginger combined with some elegant woody notes.
Our personal choice would be to go for some rich, deep, enveloping fragrances, which are possibly too hefty for the late Spring/Summer months.
We’d love to know what Christmas smells like to you? have your say below, or tweet us @meltcandles.
Have a wonderful Christmas… Love Melt x