I love nothing more than opening a bottle of wine, switching our hue lights to our favourite chill out colour and lighting a candle. I’m a sucker for picking up a new candle, trying unfamiliar scents and different brands. But, at the grand old age of 28, I think I’ve done it. I’ve found the ultimate candle.
I only recently discovered that I love the smell of bergamot, in our local Everyman Cinema toilets of all places. Their hand soap is bergamot flavour (flavour?) and smells totally dreamy. We go to Everyman fairly regularly; my husband goes for the films, I go for the wine and hand soap.
So, discovering that I like the smell of bergamot sent me down a rabbit hole to try and recreate the heavenly smell at home. I quickly found Seven Seventeen, a female-owned brand based on the Sussex coast. They create a whole host of different scents but I largely ignored the others and raced to order their lavender and bergamot scented Witching Hour candle. Four days later, the little parcel arrived and I couldn’t wait to light my new candle. Wow, it did not disappoint! I went for the 180ml and, for a fairly small candle, it really fills the room with it’s gorgeous scent.
I’ve fallen in love with my new candle and also with the Seven Seventeen brand. Not only do they donate 10% of profits to mental health charities but all their candles are vegan-friendly – they’re a brand doing good and creating incredible products.
I’ll keep you posted on future orders from Seven Seventeen. I’m planning to try the “Happy Home” scent next, it’s a dreamy-sounding mix of patchouli and sandalwood. I’ve been talking about my ultimate candle so much that S and E have been talked into buying some too! Look out for more candle reviews coming soon…