Sundays may be made for relaxing, but more often than not I’m rushing around – cleaning the house, wedding planning, chasing after cats… Sundays are usually quite hectic.
This Sunday, however, I decided to give myself a break and indulge in the unfamiliar concept of ‘chilling out’. I went to a car boot, I bought some cookies (from Waitrose, not the car boot), I lit a fire, curled up on the sofa and watched Picture Perfect. Bliss.
Accompanying me on this lazy Sunday afternoon are a selection of sweet-smelling goodies sent to me by Bahoma, purveyors of candles, diffusers and beautiful scents. I’m a huge fan of candles and have been for many years – my draughty teenage attic bedroom was warmed with their flickering flames, and since then I’ve always had at least four dotted around the house. There’s nothing better to chase off a chill.
The kind people at Bahoma sent me a selection from their luxury collection to try at home. I’ve bought Bahoma candles many times, usually from TK Maxx, so was delighted to try a few new products as well as an old favourite. The candles smell delicious, last for ages and fill a room with scent – much like their Parisian counterparts, but at almost half the price at £25.95! Vanilla Black is rich and creamy – just sweet enough without being overpowering – and the chunky glass holder looks simple and classic on my coffee table.
Home Perfume Bibliotheque, c/o Bahoma
The diffuser, room fragrance and home perfume kit were new to me, but satisfied my love of scent. I particularly love this little kit, which allows you to try all Bahoma’s scents as well as layer different fragrances together to create your own unique blends. Summer Garden is amaaaaaaazing with Jasmine, FYI.
All Bahoma fragrances are designed by perfumier Malgorzata Strug-Guzowska and their products created in-house at Bahoma’s London studio. I think the room fragrance and diffuser will last and last, so the £20-45 price range isn’t too steep. At £25.95, the candles are pricier than your average Ikea tealight, but the quality is fantastic. I’ll keep repurchasing Bahoma candles when this one burns down – maybe Gardenia for spring?
Are you a candle fan? Ever tried the Bahoma range?