it’s no lie, i am a big fan of candles. not everyone’s bag, but i do enjoy a candle or two. many many moons ago i used to buy candles for a living for a well-known retailer. it was most enjoyable.
there are many things that i love about candles the gentle light and the scent that drifts and lingers in the air.
scent is a very personal choice, and the quality of the scent is all down to the quality of the fragrance and the wax used to create the perfect balance. the quality of the wax and the wicks ensure the perfect burn.
the white company signature candles have all of the above qualities. fragrances developed by master perfumers at artisan fragrance houses. They are all filled in the uk using the highest quality mineral wax, and the wicks have a firm wax core that ensures a long, clean and even burn.
chosing a scent can be tricky business, and the white company think that you should choose your scent in the same way you would a perfume. it should be a personal statement, maybe something that suits the occasion or mood that you may want to create. you can read here what key notes are best suited to which room in your home. please never leave candles burning unattended.
what is really quite wonderful is that the white company have given me a gift box of three candles to giveaway to you lovely bunch of readers. two of their signature candles with lids thrown in and a limited edition votive too.
a beautiful limited edition votive. the heart of the scent is sweet almond blossom with notes of frankincense, neroli and honeysuckle to create a lovely festive glow.
– rrp £12
– 60g (17 hours’ burn)
please note: the votive in this give away is the smaller candle in the image above.
the combination of fresh orange peel, green leaf and the earthy, woody richness of vetivert creates a scent that is comforting, zesty and yet warming.
– rrp candle £20 candle lid £5
– 140g (28 hours’ burn)
rich black-currant and cedar have been added to the sophisticated fig fragrance to make a scent that is uplifting and warm.
– rrp candle £20 candle lid £5
– 140g (28 hours’ burn)
how to enter
all you need to do to win these fabulous gift box of goodies worth a total of £62 is to use the rafflecopter form below.
– this competition is open to residents of the UK only aged 18 years or over, except for those associated with the white company or their families.
– the closing date is midnight on the 15th december 2013.
– the winner will be chosen at random by the random winner generator on rafflecopter and notified within 5 working days by email.
– the winner will need to provide us with a postal address for the car to be posted to. the white company will arrange delivery. if the winner does not respond with a postal address within 14 days of contact the giveaway will be re-drawn and the prize re-allocated.
– the winner must have fulfilled the mandatory requirement.
– the prize is not transferable, and there is no monetary alternative.
– HPMcQ is responsible for the first part of the promotion, which is the publication and adjudication of the competition. fulfilment of the prize is the responsibility of the white company.
disclosure: no compensation was received for running this giveaway. i am indeed an employee of the white company, however the blog of HPMcQ is purely personal and not connected to the white company in any way.
I love, love, love The White Company candles. What a fab prize!
I love a hint of vanilla at this time of year, but I have to say The White Company cassis candles are my all time favourite.
I love love love scented candles – usually Cowshed and Neom – but I one of my favourites is TWC’s tuscan fig at this time of year! There’s something about the scent of fig x
I would love to win this! Love these candles. Would make my home smell all nice and Christmassy.
Vanilla usually, but like a bit of spice at christmas!
My FAVE candle smells of roses and blackcurrant leaves. Can you guess which one it is?! (testing your candle knowledge….)
Flowers is my favourite candle/fragrance
I love rose scents 🙂
Cookies and cream
Love Vanilla or something really Christmassy
Always Orange but love the Christmas Spice at the moment 🙂
I’m a massive vanilla fan or fresh linen.
I adore vanilla scented candles but this time of year I do like something a little spicier!
I live it when the dark nights arrive…..my excuse to start with my candles. I usually choose a vanilla scent BUT Christmas time….IT HAS TO BE A CHRISTMAS SPICE SMELL…..MMMmmmmm
My fave is rose but I love the white company pomegranate
A fabulous prize – really loving the Cassis fragrance here!
I love the fresh linen & vanilla based fragrances, the Greek Godzilla likes lavender (urgh)
I love vanilla 🙂
MMMMMmmmmm Tuscan Fig smells divine! 🙂
At this time of year I love Christmas spice, rest of the year I have a crisp linen scent x
I love rose.
Something fresh with sweet orange in.
cinnamon and orange
I normally have different scented candles to match the colour schemes of my rooms, bathroom (apple), living room (vanilla) dining room (rose), kitchen (apple) etc.. love them all xx
Christmas Spice. . . definitely
Any fresh and fruity fragrance.
I love the White company’s Winter fragrance candle it is my very best festive scent!
Neroli, – love it
I particularly like the cinnamon at this time of year but VANILLA wins
I love vanilla and rose 🙂
I love fruity flavours like strawberry or citrus 🙂
I love sandalwood it is such a gorgeous warm scent!
Orange and lemon
Anything citrus, but especially bergamot
My favourite is vanilla
I love coconut or white lily
I’ve always been partial to Lavender
Cinnamon and any Christmas spices.
Cinnamon, its a warm, christmassy fragrance 🙂
I love subtle fragrances like vanilla, jasmine and fig
I love a really sharp french lavender – really helps with headaches too 🙂
I love the Floral and citrus scents
Something Christmasy like Cinnamon and Orange at this festive time.
Jasmine as it reminds me of holidays in the South of France.
I love Jasmine
Anything with a hint of citrus
vanilla and cinammon
Anything spicy and warm
A candle with Neroli oil or Patchouli in it
I love festive fragrances, so anything spicy like cinnamon.
In the winter I like some warm and spicy like cinnamon or cloves, in the summer something citrus and light
Something spicy like cinnamon
I like berry scents 🙂
Coconut scents for me.
Love orange smelling candles 🙂
Gardenia or Vetiver
Anything with vanilla
Love the warmth of vetiver. 🙂
I like spices and orange at this time of year as both make me feel Christmassy 🙂
I love iwnter berry candles
I love winter berry candles
That festive one sounds gorgeous!
Orange candles are lovely!
Anything with orange
Christmas scented candles with cinnamon
I like candles in a berry scent
Mango and papaya
i love citrus flavours
I love the smell of fresh washing so would love that in a candle scent <3
Lavendar, it really is relaxing.
Sorry, didn’t mean to post twice, thought I’d stopped this one (meant to because of the spelling!)
Lavender, it really is relaxing.
Orange or Jasmine
Anything delicate – vanilla or linen
i love blackberry and other fruity scents 🙂
Lavender and sage together
I love spiced apple and cinnamon around this time of year 🙂
I love clean cotton 🙂
Vanilla! I love it!
At the moment I’ve got spiced apple which is perfect for Christmas but at other times I love fig.
vanilla always reminds me of akig cup cakes its lovely
Freshly cut grass
Vanilla or Chocolate
anything fruity! x
I love candles! Pomander, Figs, Berries…so many favourite smells! I love the White Company Winter one too
I Love any candle with mint or citrus.
I love Christmas spices or floral scents in candles
Cinnamon, nice and Christmassy.
In a bed with freshly washed sheets I say… fresh linen!