Friday, 20 February 2015

Urban Apothecary London Peony Rose Luxury Candle

Urban Apothecary London is a brand I have heard of, but not used a product from until now. British lifestyle brand Urban Apothecary is the brilliant brainchild of its founder Tajinder Banwait. Tajinder has over 10 years experience within the beauty industry and brings her extensive knowledge and creative flair to this innovative brand. A brand that is about enjoying luxury and indulgence everyday. Tajindr started Urban Apothecary from her kitchen table, something I am sure many of use dream of doing but never actually have given it a go. It is from this kitchen and table that she designed logos, sourced packaging and received hundreds of scent submissions. Everything received the same attention to detail until absolutely perfect. It was the search for just the right glass candle jar that marked the birth of the brand.

I was very kindly sent the Peony Rose Luxury Candle which is just stunning to look at, everything about it from the label, glass jar and lid screams luxury. This candle is from the miniature candle range of which there are eight different scents to choose from. They include Fig, Frangipan, Vanilla Flower, Plum Blossom, Mint Crème, Strawberries and cream, Violet Cassis and my very own Peony Rose.

Described as follows "Experience this full-bodied fragrance of 2 of nature’s most classic and beautiful flowers, synonymous with romance and happiness. Enjoy a sweet seduction of the senses with the heady scent of red roses and pink peonies lifted by an unexpected green apple note. With the addition of powdery white musks and soft, spicy amber, this alluring fragrance is elegant and feminine".


Urban Apothecary London Peony Rose Luxury Candle

Urban Apothecary London Peony Rose Luxury Candle

Urban Apothecary London Peony Rose Luxury Candle

Urban Apothecary London Peony Rose Luxury Candle

Urban Apothecary London Peony Rose Luxury Candle

Urban Apothecary London Peony Rose Luxury Candle

The first thing I noticed about this candle was that before the lid was even removed, the fresh scent of rose was really evident and then as the candle burns you can smell both the Peonies and the Roses, though for me the Roses are more dominant.  

This candle is 65g and has a burn time of around 17 hours, which is actually quite a long time.  Around 15 minutes after it has been lit, the scent lingers throughout the house, which compared to other candles is really quick.  After an hour, the scent is well and truly fragrant and you can extinguish the flame and still smell the fresh rose scent a few hours later.  For me the strength of the scent in this candle is similar to that of a wax tart.

I absolutely love the design of this candle, the glass jar is really solidly put together and it is quite weighty but delicate at the same time.  I have no doubts that when this candle come to the end of its life, I will use the jar for something else, quite what that something else will be I do not know, but it would be such a shame to not use it because it is so stunning.

A candle of this size costs just £13 and if you fancy something a little bigger then there are plenty to choose from right HEREAs well as candles you can find Reed Diffusers and plenty of other gift offerings.



26 comments:

  1. I think the jar is really pretty and would look lovely on a dressing table. It's a great idea that you can use it as a trinket box too after the candle has gone.

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  2. I am in love with this. The jar is so cute. I can see me buying one! Angela x
    http://angelahamilton2014.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I'm not a huge candle fan but I would buy this for the jar alone! It is so pretty x

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  4. Such a pretty candle, I've never heard of this company before :) xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  5. I can almost smell the candle form you description - it sounds lovely. The glass jar is gorgeous too.

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  6. So so pretty! I need some new candles in fact :)

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  7. Such a pretty holder too, I.would be reusing as a trinket box after

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  8. Very pretty and you could definitely use the candle holder afterwards to store pieces of jewellery in too. x

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  9. Gosh! That is so pretty - You can never beat a cute candle.
    I'm always on the look out for pretty candles.
    Thanks for sharing hunny
    Charlotte x

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  10. The jar is beautiful and it sounds like there's a great range of scents available :) they're really well priced, too! Thanks for sharing!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. what lovely packaging, reasonable price too for a candle and glass container! I love the smell of rose so know I'd like this :) x

    www.beautiful-solutions.co.uk

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  12. Oh wow the packaging is gorgeous! not heard of this brand before.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  13. rose isn't something i like. ill definitely check out their other scents only because of the packaging

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  14. i had never heard of these before, i am a massive fan of reed defusers so its nice to hear they do those too

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  15. I love candles. My Jo Malone is just for looking at mind you!

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  16. It's so pretty, adding it to my wishlist!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  17. Oh I love the jar this comes in. I recently have gotten in to candles. Love them now xxx

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  18. The jar reminds me of something I've seen before.... maybe one of the trinkets my granma had when I was little or something... either way it's very pretty and I love anything rose scented!

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  19. love the packaging of this candle!

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  20. I love the glass jar - like something my grandmother would have owned

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  21. what a lovely jar! looks so vintage and classic x

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  22. I'm not a lover of rose scents but I love the glass jar that its in! xxx

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  23. Such a pretty candle and that too with my favorite fragrances. I wonder if I can manage to get them here in India some how. Lovely review!

    Best,
    Priyanka

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