If anything was going to burst my first Christmas post bubble it was the arrival of NEOM’s new candle set, Scents of Christmas, a trio that will carry you through festive preparations, the big day itself and perhaps even New Year’s Eve!
Harmonise (silver) - Pine, Cedarwood and Eucalyptus… green & woody, I can imagine burning this one while draping twinkly lights around and wrapping pressies.
Christmas Wish (gold) - Mandarin, Cinnamon & Tonka Bean… deep and warm, this one needs to be saved for The Big Day. Dinner eaten, feet up, a little glass of somethin’-somethin’ and this wafting through the house. Bliss.
Comforting (bronze) - Cedarwood, Vetiver & Star Anise… earthy and leathery, this is a warm, inviting scent - perfect for festive entertaining or a NYE party.
The set comes in a beautiful high quality gift box, making it the perfect present if you can bear to be parted! Each candle is sealed to retain the fragrance and smells beautiful even unlit.
“Burn Christmas Wish to evoke the mouth-watering aroma of a freshly baked Christmas cake; Harmonise for the fresh, green scent of the Christmas tree; and Comforting for a smoky log fire.”
As ever, NEOM candles are made from a special blend of 100% natural vegetable wax, pure natural extracts and aromatherapy oils - no paraffin wax, synthetic scents or chemicals. Plus the essential oil quality and quantity is so high that they really do act as feel good treatments as well as fragrancing your home - price justification right there.
Smaller than the standard NEOM candles, these are 75g, the same as the travel candles, but don’t let that put you off - these babies burn for up to 20 hours! I’ll be doing my usual trick of surrounding them with non-scented candles and tealights, then blowing out the NEOM after a couple of hours when the room is filled with scent.
Neom Scents of Christmas Travel Candle Trio*, £42 is selling out fast, so don’t hang about if you fancy it. Currently out of stock on the NEOM site, but I’ve found it at Selfridges. You can also buy the candles individually for £16 each, (&other dreamy festive stuff) at NEOM Christmas.