Tuesday, 26 May 2015

La Montana - Scented Candles Inspired by Spain

I am yet to meet someone who isn't a fan of candles, I personally am a huge fan and can never have too many. Whenever I am at home, there is always one burning in whichever room I tend to be in.

I was recently introduced to La Montana fragranced candles**, a brand that has been inspired by life in a Spain Village. Founders Cass and Jonathan Hall decided to leave London life behind back in 2011 and move to move to a Valencian mountainside where they became inspired enough to create their own home fragrance range that captured the beautiful surroundings and the new smells of the area.



La Montana - Scented Candles Inspired by Spain

I was very kindly sent two candles from the range and I was blown away by the delicious scents which hit me as soon as I opened the box.  
I also really love the candles packaging, all of which have a vintage 1930s travel poster design printed on both the labels on the candle and then onto packaging. 

First Light which is La Montanas signature fragrance and is described as being 
"A unique, intoxicating blend of wild, aromatic mountain herbs: fennel, bergamot, rosemary, mountain pepper, and rockrose" Now for me, this literally brings about the sense of sunshine and mountains and what it would be like to breathe in the morning air. 

Once alight, that scent becomes more intense as it filters through the house and the entire time the candle is burning, that scent remains strong.


La Montana - Scented Candles Inspired by Spain

The second candle is called Alfredo's Café and it is the latest scent from La Montana and it is described as being "An unusual, rich, comforting blend of the best aromas of our village square – coffee, brandy, and black tobacco, laced with leather and incense from the church" and to me, it is the kind of scent you get whilst sitting outside a cafe on holiday as all the scents mix together. It is quite a warm and comforting scent and one which is ideal for both men and women. 

Again once it is alight, the fragrance really comes to life and for me the scent of coffee is the most dominant and it is such a wonderful fresh scent.


La Montana - Scented Candles Inspired by Spain

La Montana candles have approximately 40+ hours burn time and retail at just £35 each.  You can find the full La Montana range via their website.

49 comments:

  1. They both sound perfect me for me! Cute packaging too x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. Thanks Heather - we now have five gorgeous candles in our range, so do check them out: http://www.lamontana.co.uk

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  2. Ooh they look lovely, really lovely designs! Will have a look at their website :)

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    1. Hi Sonia - thanks for this. We've just recently added a new fragrance to take it to five (and another coming in Spring!). Do check them out: http://www.lamontana.co.uk

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  3. I love candles and these candles look lovely..

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    1. And they smell lovely, too - we promise! (but if you don't believe us, just go online and ask for fragrance samples: http://www.lamontana.co.uk

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  4. Love perfumed candles.. Even here in Brazil we get very nice ones with different fragrances..

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  5. Ooh I love to hear about candles especially new ones. This looks like a fab brand, I lovely to simplicity of the design. x

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    1. Thanks Hannah - we're in love with our designer! We've just introduced Sacred Roses (check out the design) and are keeping her on her toes with another new (secret) fragrance for Spring.

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  6. i do love candles , , house would be filed x

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  7. I love these, they are so sweet and the packaging it amazing

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  8. OMG theses sound amazing my mum loves candles will be getting here these for her birthday! :) xx

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    1. Hi Amie - they also make great Christmas presents ;-)

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  9. I know it sounds strange but I'm only a fan of candles in the winter. I love candles that smell of Christmas haha #ukbloggers

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    1. Hi Michelle - try our Winter Oranges: Christmas in a glass!

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  10. I'm afraid you've met the first person who isn't a fan - I detest candles! BUT my best friend loves them so I always buy her some! These sound lovely :)

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  11. Ooooh I love scented candles and these look fab x x

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  12. I am in need of new candles and these sound interesting. I have expensive taste and a larger income

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  13. These sound amazing! What lovely packing as well, I could definitely imagine lighting them in my home. x

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  14. I'm definitely a candle lover, and these sound amazing! I love the vintage design on the box too, it's such a cute little detail!

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  15. The labels are absolutely gorgeous! Have you heard of Charmed Aroma candles?

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  16. Oh my! I want, I want! I could lie back and dream I'm on holiday. Great idea and the designs are so pretty.

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    1. Hi Happy - I can't tell you how nice it is to read a comment like that. Thank you. That was literally our intention and we couldn't have put it better ourselves: "Lie back and dream you're on holiday".

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  17. I've never really gotten into candles, but I've received a few in subscription boxes and sweepstakes. I still haven't really lit them! I'm the worst! When the colder months come back around I'll try to be more proactive at lighting them.

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  18. loving the vintage design! i wouldnt mind sniffing these, they would remind me of my spanish holidays

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    1. Hi Nicol - we do send out fragrance samples. Take a look: http://www.lamontana.co.uk

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  19. I love scented candles and these scents certainly sound different. They seem quite pricey but perhaps worth it if they really do give off a good fragrance and 40 hours is a long burn time too!

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    1. And no P&P remember - so the price you see is the price you pay.

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  20. I'm intrigued by Alfredo's Cafe. Most candles I've experienced have had floral notes, so it would be good to try something a bit different.

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    1. We thought this would be a bit of a marmite smell (not actually 'of' marmite, you understand), but it turns out to be a bit of a crowd favourite!

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  21. Cute packaging! I bet theses candles smell amazing and long lasting too.

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  22. The vintage packagaing is great. Mich x

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    1. Thanks Michelle - it comes in poster sizes, too!

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  23. They both sound great and I love the packaging. I think that the 'First Light' candle appeals to me the most.

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  24. oOHHH I want to smell alfredos café!!!

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  25. I have the First Light one and have yet to burn it - I'm really looking forward to though, they are gorgeous aren't they?

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  26. They do sound lovely but not sure I could warrant spending that much on a candle

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  27. The packaging is gorgeous, I love the sound of First Light!

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

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  28. Ooh I just LOVE that packaging - perfectly retro!

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  29. Really like the vintage design and the price is reasonable considering the burn time! x

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  30. Love the packaging and I like the sound of the scents :) Would love to try them!

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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  31. I love candles, and these both look amazing. Kaz x

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  32. Thank you one and all - what lovely comments. What a lovely crowd you are! Three cheers for Beautyqueenuk!!!

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