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Monday, 13 June 2016

The Naked Flame...

...is now one of my weekly visiting places.

It is lovely to have a good candle shop within easy reach (although my bank manager would probably disagree LOL).

Ian has now started his own range of candles, as I have mentioned before, and is gradually building up his stock. This is proving to be quite a difficult task as folk keep buying them before they manage to get to the shelves - not a bad thing sales-wise but it hasn't allowed him to build up a display.

He started with the reed diffusers to introduce his range of fragrance and these seem to be going well - I have a Lemongrass & Ginger in the bedroom and a Paradise Beach in the bathroom...both fabulous.

The first batch of candles were in Lemongrass & Ginger and I have to say I adore this scent (I am very impatiently awaiting the next batch to be made as mine is down to the last half inch).

A week ago Ian produced the second fragrance line in his candles - Paradise Beach and I had to give it a go...
 ...the smell is wonderful - it really is like a burst of fresh air whilst walking along a beach...
 ...and like I normally do, this was burnt in the kitchen where I try most of my candles. The scent drifts into other parts of the house and creates a lovely 'fresh' feel. My only criticism of this candle was that it smoked a bit. This was due to the use of a different wick and Ian has noted the results for future production.
This weekend I noticed that some candles had actually made it to the shelves, including a couple called "Wedding Day"...very pleasant but not for me.
However, there were a batch of the next fragrance on the list ready to go...
 ...the "Lime, Basil & Mandarin" had to come home with me and I have been burning it over the weekend - lovely. Not quite as strong a fragrance as the two previous scents I have tried...
...but a very pleasant background fragrance. The wick issue seems to have been sorted too as this one is burning beautifully even with a good (but not excessive) flame and there is no evidence of smoking or sooting.
 
Of the six (now 7 with the introduction of Wedding Day) fragrances that are part of the Naked Flame range, there is probably just one more that I will want to try - "Sandalwood & Blackpepper". The other two are lovely but 'not me' so I don't think "Jasmine & Patchouli" or "Fresh Linen" will be coming home with me.
 
However, I eagerly await a restock of the "Lemongrass & Ginger" as this has to be my favourite so far.............................................................................

3 comments:

Sandra said...

Isn't it lovely when you find a fragrance that really warms you. Its lovely to hear too that they're selling really well. I think you'll have to do some stocking up lol. .... no no, I mustn't say that. I should be in declutter mode, but then again, I can live through you lol. Have a good week Toni x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I was burining salted caramel last night. Now I would buy fresh linen. Good that they are selling so well

Crafty She said...

It's really good to hear that they are selling so well...I love my candles :) x