I hope you had a lovely weekend. Yesterday afternoon, whilst outside it was teeming with rain, I was very happily ensconced in my office with a cup of tea and florist Robbie Honey’s lit new Tuberose candle keeping me company, whilst I compiled today’s blog post. Its scent is absolutely stunning!
If you watch my weekly videos on YouTube, you may remember that I went to Robbie’s Press Launch for his debut scented candle collection last month? He said: ‘Creating a scent that is a true and believable reconstruction of a flower is a joy.’ And I can honestly say that he’s accomplished this to absolute perfection! All four candles are so true to the fragrance of each of the blooms. If you close your eyes when the candles are lit, you really feel as if you’re smelling the actual flower.
Robbie said that he chose white flowers for his collection because of their intoxicating fragrances. He explained that they rely on perfume rather than colour to attract pollinators.
The collection, which is made in Paris, comprises of Tuberose, Casa Blanca (Lily), Jasmine and Muguet des Bois (Lily of the Valley). Below are each of the candles, with comments from Robbie.
It was in a garden filled with night-booming tuberose, that I first became hypnotised by their intoxicating fragrance. Cut after nightfall, their creamy petals exude an intense perfume; softened with sandalwood and amber.
On a midsummer’s day, walking in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, I found fields of white lilies, astonishing in their abundance and ravishing scent. Casa Blanca is the definitive classic white oriental lily.
In the throng of a distant island port at dusk, the sultry perfume of jasmine suffuses the air, and wild tendrils are fashioned into offerings. The heady scent mingles with the woody and vegetal aromas of this remote archipelago.
Muguet des Bois
A bouquet fashioned entirely from lily of the valley is one of the loveliest. Its essential clarity is captured here. This bright woodland flower is sent as a sign of regard on the first of May, heralding spring.
I love each of the candles, and also the packaging…from the tactile finish of the containers in varying shades of grey to the elegant box!
Each candle has a burn time of 60 hours. And a very useful tip which Robbie told us was to help a candle burn evenly over its lifetime, when you first light it, let it burn long enough to ensure that the whole surface area becomes liquid. This should take about two hours. After that, stick to a burn time of 2-4 hours to keep the candle burning evenly.
Perfect for gifts, weddings and to add a beautiful fragrance to your home, The White Flower Collection of candles are available to buy online on the Robbie Honey website. And I really can’t recommend them highly enough!
(Images : Robbie Honey)