Never did I think the day would come when I'd be all over candles again. For years, the thought of having them lit in my house would bring me great anxiety and I'd be convinced I'd have to watch the flame like a hawk. At some point last year I made peace with that fear and decided to allow myself a beautifully large candle that would look pretty on my dressing table and smell damn good whilst doing so.
This gorgeous Vetiver Candle from Malin & Goetz does just that. I was perusing the candle section of SpaceNK with the intent of going for something from Diptyque. I decided to smell the M&G ones too because I liked their aesthetic and an image of what I could do with that empty glass jar flashed before my eyes. Cotton pads anyone? Along this journey of smells, this candle made my senses light up. It was warm and inviting yet fresh and crisp. It's got that meadow, grassy vibe with an almost Autumnal touch which makes it perfect for Winter but just as much a Spring burner. I could inhale the scent deeply and it didn't go straight to my head so I knew it wouldn't bother me to have it burning for a lengthy time.
This isn't a cheap candle by any means. It definitely ticks the luxury box but you also get a huge 260g for £3 less than a Diptyque candle which is 190g. Those are still amazing, don't get me wrong (Geranium Rosa I want you please) but there's no harm in acknowledging value for money in luxury wares. These candles would make great unisex gifts, If you're into Valentines then perhaps as a shared present? I'm quite a fan of these from the interior design point of view as well and think they'd suit a living room space nicely.
Have you tired any M&G candles? What's your current candle of the moment?