Embrace darker evenings with one of these gorgeous new Irish candles
Shorter days are the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a candle, perfect for adding a cosy flicker and beautiful scent to your home.
We often notice the autumn evenings drawing in with a pang of sadness, but the shorter days aren’t all bad. There’s a certain pleasure in making your home feel snug and welcoming against the darkness outside, and a scented candle is a great way to do so.
Ireland’s candle makers have been busy preparing for this, and have treated us to a range of new delights to try. Here are some that we have our eye on.
Field Day have been creating much-loved candles for 20 years now, but they’re still coming up with amazing new formulations.
Their Seeds of Change candle is made from soy wax with native seeds and flowers. Scented with natural and essential oils of orange, petigrain, rose, neroli, ylang, and grapefruit, each is poured into a vessel handcrafted at FieldDay HQ in County Down from Jesmonite, an eco-friendly resin.
The Home Moment have created this selection of candles to allow you to have a different scent in each room of your home. Amber is beneficial for relaxation and stress relief, and so works well in the bedroom. The On The Vine Candle with its fresh tomato, citrus and basil undertones complements the fragrances in the kitchen.
The Exotic Rose Candle gives you a spa-like experience in your bathroom, while the Turf candle is perfect for cosying up on the couch.
The oldest candle makers in the world, Rathbornes, have launched a collaboration with internationally acclaimed Irish artist Maser, who has created and designed a bespoke limited edition fragrance collection.
The candle has top notes of dark plum and davana, that are blended with saffron on a base of smoked cedarwood, aged leather suede and amber. It has been blended to bring the outdoors inside, while evoking a sense of relaxation and calm.
One of Maser’s characteristic designs of course also adorns the candle, making it an eye-catching addition to any room.