By KENS apothecary
Posted in Beauty Tips
There’s an opinion divide when it comes to scenting the dining table.
While some hosts ascribe to the use of unscented candles to avoid muddling the aroma of food, others treat scented candles at the dining table as an additional accessory that complements the setting.
As long as the smell is soft and not overpowering, the scent emanated from a candle provides a calming, peaceful setting to the whole ambience.
Getting good quality scented candles to burn while hosting dinner parties is important, as they give a stable scent that isn’t too strong and overpowering. Other tips include choosing woodsy, fruity or vegetal scents, or smells that go well with food ingredients like root vegetables and fruit.
DARK RUM CANDLE
Inspired by the old world bay rum first used by sailors traveling through the Caribbean, dark rum is a refreshing reinvention of a traditionally dark and spicy aroma. Sweetened with ripe plum and crisp bergamot, notes of leather, rum and creamy milk blend into an intoxicating mix. Alluringly warm and fresh, this scent captures the essence of long days spent in the tropical sun and late nights with friends. Once it is lit, dark rum leaves a deep and indelible longing for those places we’ve been – as well as those we’ve yet to visit—a great conversation topic at the dinner table.
CAFE SOCIETY CANDLE
Patchouli, amber and a hint of lavender carry the festive warmth of a party with your inner circle through this scent, and the promise of more to come. The wafting scent tells the story of a woman who follows the music as she steps into the library where friends and lovers meet. With a 50-hour burning time, this one’s for an intimate home dinner, where conversations flow and romance is rekindled.
POSITANO GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
Perched above the Amalfi coast, the small village of Positano shines brightly under the Italian sun. White flowers bloom and gardenia, orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia, tuberose and lily combine in a delicate melody. Created by Cire Trudon in partnership with designer Giambattista Valli, this special edition candle was inspired by the designer’s love for the scents of Positano.
A Trudon’s must-have, the Classic Candle fits all occasions and perfumes each and every room. The candles are manufactured at the Trudon workshop in Normandy, France, with knowledge inherited from master candle makers.
UNE MAISON DE CAMPAGNE REFILLABLE CANDLE
In the spirit of sustainability– a core value of Goutal– refills are available for these candles: once the wax has been used up, the holder can be refilled with any other candle in the collection. In true mix-and-match style, you can pair your favourite glass colour with the scent of your choice. It’s an invitation to escape to a country garden, eat fresh blackcurrants and pick a posy of wild flowers.
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