I love candles and when you love the fragrance…the bigger the better. This month I have been burning NEOM’s Inspiration which comes with the following inspirational quote:
Life is about choices, even when it doesn’t feel that way.
Attitude is a choice
There are few candles that throw a fragrance across a room as quickly as NEOM. It is not just the size of the candle (which will give you approximately fifty hours of burn time) it is also the quality of the ingredients. The vegetable wax is soft to the touch when the candle is not lit so it melts very quickly. As the wax melts the essential oils are warmed and release the beautiful treatment aroma. Violet (comforting and soothing) chamomile (calming) and cedarwood (balancing) is a beautiful balance of floral with a woody base. It does not have the headiness of white flowers and it is not sickly sweet or girly.
The packaging is fabulous too. The box has a flip front (where the quote is written which makes it much easier to remove from the box. The lid has a beautiful picture of a violet on it. As you would expect with a luxury candle, the burn is very clean leaving minimal residue on the glass holder as it is burned. The wicks are cotton and with regular trimming maximises the life of the candle.
If there is someone in your life that does not understand scented candles – buy them a NEOM candle. The three wick candle is approximately the same price as a single wick Diptyque candle and as I said at the beginning, size is everything. The bumph on the candle is in English and so for a candle sceptic, is more accessible. It is also a British brand with a female founder and I love to support a #femaleentrepreneur
Sadly this candle has been discontinued. You can still get hold of it from Selfridges online and other stockists. If you go to the NEOM website, you will notice that the packaging has been redesigned. In place of photographic type illustration of the lead flower, there are now a diffuse water colour illustration on each box but the quality of the product has not changed. Love it.