I love lighting candles at any time of the day to not only fill my home with dreamy fragrances but also to help me relax. Plus who doesn’t love the look of (or look better in) candle light? ❤️?
I’m also really into my essential oils and one of my favourite is ylang ylang. So it was a very easy choice for me to make when asked if I would like to try one of the hand poured scented candles from aequill – Orange & Ylang Ylang, yes please and thank you.
Aequill candles are made by hand with real care and it shows. The box it arrived in is simple and stylish and finished with a cream seal on the front featuring the aequill ‘A’ logo.
Each candle is hand poured into a glass jar which has a really thick and sturdy bottom. I can be a bit obsessive about candles and coasters – i.e. I don’t want the table top getting hot. The bottom of these candles is so thick I can forget my coaster ‘rule’ (how liberating!).
The burn time for the 100g candle (my one) is about 16 hours, it’s 40 hours for the 200g size.
The way the candle burns is really good. What do I mean by this – well the flame is really steady it doesn’t judder like some candles, just a very gentle serene flicker and no smoke.
Another benefit of a steady burn is when the wax in the candle melts, it melts evenly. This means the top of the candle stays horizontal, not lop sided, it shouldn’t matter but it does and it looks neater.
Along with the candle came a card with the following quote:
People who wonder whether the glass is half full or half empty miss the point, the glass is refillable.
At first I thought this was purely an inspirational quote, however on the reverse of the card it explains more. You can return the candle and Aequill will refill it and knock 20% off the price ??
Orange & Ylang Ylang Candle
Now back to my Aequill candle and the scent. Unfortunately there isn’t an App yet to enable you to scratch and sniff this post to release the fragrance! So I shall try my best to describe it.
General terms like spa like, relaxing, soothing all apply. It contains orange and I am pretty confident you know what they smell like.
Personally I wouldn’t give the overall description of the fragrance as citrus as the Ylang Ylang gives it a more grown up, warm and sophisticated feel and smell.
It’s not overly feminine or flowery so should appeal to both him and her.
It would make a lovely gift for mum, sister, partner etc or of course to the most important person and that’s you. ?
You can discover more about aequill and it’s creator Jintana, who signs the bottom of each candle (nice touch) at aequill.com
PS Oranges are not the only fruit!! Other fragranced candles (and reed diffusers) in the Aequill range include: