Friday, 30 March 2012
Viva Irish: La Bougie Luxury Candles
Available in three sizes; Valise, Salon and Longere, La Bougie candles range in price from €25.00 to €50.00. Quite clearly, these aren't a cheap scent-fix but, when you see the obvious work that went into the candle's production and the exquisite presentation, you can't help but want to present one to someone as a housewarming gift or birthday present!
The scent I opted for was Cox and Carnation; a modern blend of vanilla, apple and a spicy floral note. The other scents currently available are the lighter Sweet Pear and Pear the sensual Rockrose and Oudh. My candle came in the smaller Valise tumbler and, when I say the packaging took my breath away, I genuinely mean it!
And as for the scent? Think apple crumble, laced with cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices; utterly sinful! The entire house was filled with the scent within about half an hour of lighting putting match to wick and the heady spices were still lingering in the air the next morning.
We all know that I am not one to shun luxury and I appreciate the finer things in life and, when they're worth it, I don't mind paying above the odds for them. La Bougie is one of those products for me and the fact that it's an Irish company is an added bonus.
La Bougie has the potential to be the Irish Jo Malone; from their aesthetic down to their unique scent blends. I would absolutely love to see them branching out into luxury fragrances and will be keeping a close eye on where the brand goes next. My guess? They'll only go up in the world!