summer scents: gardenia and coconut lime

There are certain scents that just scream summer to me. Like the smell of thunderstorms (they totally have a smell, right?), sunscreen (not particularly enjoyable but it just gets to me), and frangipanis. These miniature Glasshouse candles that my friends gave me - you guys, my friends are the best, like seriously - can also be added to my list of things that will forever smell like summer. They're part of Glasshouse's 'Destination' range so each candle is designed to transport you to some far off destination. Marseille and Montego Bay? Yes please! I always gravitate towards anything gardenia-scented and the combination of coconut and lime is perfect for pretending that your house is actually a beach house. Others in the range include Bora Bora, Caracas, and Manhattan. It's like some kind of olfactory world tour. If you can't be on a year long vacation I guess these candles are the next best thing. Also, chrysanthemums because they were cheap and the nicest flowers at the grocery store today.



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  1. chrysanthemums, now there's a word I can't spell without copy and paste!

    Buckets & Spades

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    1. I published the post and then had a bit of a panic and had to google whether I had spelled it correctly haha

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  2. Ah the best kind of gift, I love a good candle! One of my besties bought me a GLasshouse candle last year and it was a dream. I like the idea of these transporting you to some far off location, and as always, wishing that laptops had smell-o-vision, or something.

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    1. I like that they're quite strong, but not overpowering in a bad way. Since discovering that they're part of a range I can imagine that I'll now want to build up some sort of collection. Smell-o-vision would definitely be helpful for this post!

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  4. Long live cheap flowers. Id be interested to know what the Manhattan one smells like. Then down sides of still living with my parents is that whenever i even look at an unlit candle my mother with start freaking out about (a totally fictional) burning smell, she's nuts.

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    1. The Manhattan one has "perfumes of orchids, rose, musk and blood orange" so it seems quite ~sensual~. It's also black and called the Little Black Dress which is very Manhattan appropriate!

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  5. These are such beautiful photos. I'm new to your blog but I love it!

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