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Review: Voluspa Maison Candle

As autumn turns into winter I like to fill my house with festive smells. Cinnamon and spruce are my go to scents at this time of the year. I think scented candles, especially in the run up to Christmas are a simple way of creating a cosy and festive atmosphere in the home. We were sent the Voluspa Maison Candle scented with spruce cuttings to put to the test, but what did we think?

Voluspa Maison Candle

The two wick Voluspa Maison candle comes in a beautifully decorated tin, so you can take it wherever you go.  The “Spruce Cuttings” candle is made from royal Colorado blue spruce cuttings, so when you light this candle the room is filled with an authentic spruce fragrance. The tin is also useful for keeping your candle dust free. I always find you can never adequately dust your candles, so a candle with a lid or cover is always welcome.

All Voluspa scented candles are made with without phthalates, parabens and sulfates. This lovely two wick scented candle is made from 11oz of coconut wax and has a burn time of around 50 hours.

Voluspa Maison Candle

The “Spruce Cuttings” Voluspa Maison Candle would be a lovely candle to have in the same room as your Christmas tree, enhancing its natural tree fragrance. The candle has a good throw – meaning that it fills the room fairly quickly with fragrance. I’ve had it lit downstairs this morning and I can still smell it upstairs. A good throw is generally an indicator of a good quality candle.

Voluspa Maison Candle

The Voluspa Maison Candle costs £20 which compared to other high end candles of this quality is good value. It’s made with high quality ingredients and the tin looks lovely and is the kind of thing I’d keep and keep bits and bobs in afterwards.

The Maison “Holiday” range includes several different festive fragrances including Cinnamon Ceylon and Copal and Visions of Sugar Plum, as well as a selection of different candle types including gift sets.

Voluspa candles are available on their website and from a range of retailers including House of Fraser.

Christmas Scents – The House of Fraser Edit

I love the smell of Christmas. As Autumn moves into winter and the house is filled with apple pie and cinnamon scents, which gradually change to warming gingerbread fragrances, mulled wine, pine needles, brandy infused Christmas pudding and the loving warmth of home. 

For me smell is one of my most important senses, it’s one of the biggest things which help to trigger memories for me, I might not remember your name, but I will remember that the room smelt of violets when we last met. 

Christmas scents are a wonderful way to remember Christmases gone by and I always try and fill my house with those scents during the run up to the big day. Scented candles and air diffusers are really useful for this, I’m a big fan of Yankee Candles for their long burn time and big range of scents to choose from.

House of Fraser have helpfully created a Christmas Scent Pairing Edit for those of us with a heightened olfactory sense, and for those who just enjoy filling their home with festive fragrances.

They’ve chosen a range of fragrances for different Christmas moods and occasions, from the cosy, homely “Cinnamon Stick” Yankee Candle picked out for Christmas Eve, something to scent your home with while you hang your stocking up and leave a brandy out for Father Christmas.

For Christmas morning they’ve gone for an invigorating lemongrass and ginger diffuser, which sounds really zingy and zesty, and is exactly what I need on Christmas morning. Having a small boy in the house means no lazy Christmas lie-ins any more. 

I love the idea of the Biba Sparkling Champagne tin candle fro New Year too – I wonder how it has captured the delicate, almost biscuity smell of champagne? It’s such a delicate but distinctive fragrance and just right for the occasion! I’m putting this on my Christmas list!

What scents do you associate with Christmas?

Christmas Scents

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