Yvonne Ellen is a homeware company selling china, linen and home accessories. They have some amazing vintage style crockery which I am completely in love with.
Yvonne Ellen has teamed up with Wax Lyrical, who make scented candles and reed diffusers, to create a brand new luxury collection with some amazing scents.
I was thrilled to be sent some to review. I really love a scented candle; they are one of the few things for myself that I still spend money on. A lovely bubble bath and a smelly candle and everything’s better.
The first of the exciting bundle was a reed diffuser in the scent ‘wild jasmine’.
I love the smell of jasmine; it reminds me of the summer and flowers in the garden.
According to the description it is ‘a rich sensual fragrance with intense oud and delicate saffron enveloped by rich jasmine, white sandalwood and musky amber‘. Although I can’t tell you if that’s accurate (what is oud?!) I can tell you that I put it on my en suite bathroom window sill, and upon returning from a week’s holiday I was surprised to go upstairs and find my bedroom smelling fresh and wonderful. It really made me smile.
The outer packaging with the giraffe really appealed to me; I do love a giraffe. Inside the diffuser itself is slightly less quirky, with a very classy deep blue and gold design.
This particular reed diffuser is quite large at 200ml and costs £25.99. I have a much smaller reed diffuser which has been going since March, so I expect this to last a long time.
I also received a candle in the scent ‘vintage palm’.
This one is listed as ‘a medley of fresh white cotton refreshed with a citrus blend of bergamot, lemon and lime, supported by lavandin sprigs, muguet and warmed with grated nutmeg, with a base of cedarwood, musk, patchouli, vanilla and moss‘ which sounds a little bit overwhelming but actually it’s a lovely fresh, clean scent, similar to linen with an unusual but pleasant hint of warmth which quickly fills a room when lit.
The dusky pink and gold glass holder suits the scent perfectly and makes an attractive room decoration.
The candle is a medium sized 190g which should burn for 38 hours and has an RRP of £23.99.
My favourite item was the Yvonne Ellen candle gift set which contains three smaller candles.
Each of the candles – wild jasmine, vintage palm and exotic fig – have a burn time of 20 hours.
The exotic fig fragrance is a much fruitier but not overwhelming scent. The description says that it is ‘juicy figs blended with green apple, layered upon petals of jasmine, quince and sandalwood, and closed with raspberry, rich tonka bean and patchouli‘ and although it evoked memories of childhood I couldn’t tell you what or why. I did really like it though!
The candles look stunning as a set and would make a fantastic gift. The RRP is £25.99 which is well worth it if you love your scented candles; they really do smell amazing and the scent fills a room easily!
You can check out the whole collection on the Wax Lyrical website here. Orders over £20 are delivered free of charge.
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We received these products for the purposes of this review, but all pictures and words are mine!