Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Mother's Day with Charles Farris and Rathbornes

With Mothers Day on the horizon and gifts still to be bought, today I am bringing to you, two amazing candle brands which would make an amazing gift.  I am a huge candle fan and think the gift of a candle can be just as special and thoughtful as a bouquet of flowers.

Charles Farris is a brand which is steeped in a heritage that dates back to 1845, Charles Farris scented candles still use the same traditional methods from the Victorian era to make the best candles for modern day – slow-burning, long lasting and of the highest quality. The story goes back to 1845, when Charles Farris created a brand that supplied pillar candles to some of Britain’s most important buildings including Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral. 

Mother's Day with Charles Farris and Rathbornes
Mother's Day with Charles Farris and Rathbornes

Using 170 years of experience, Charles Farris has now created a range of seven premium scented candles and reed diffusers, specifically for use at home. Working with master blenders to create unique and beautiful scents, the candles have been crafted using traditional techniques, the highest quality ingredients and are encased in artesian hand-finished glass.  The seven unique fragrance blends, inspired by London’s rich history, include ingredients such as British honey, hedgerow blackberries and oak wood fused with more exotic notes such as tobacco, ylang and mint.

I have two candles which are both very different in scent, but both equally divine. 
  • I. Grand Cascade: This scent evokes the sophistication of a gentlemen’s club: A deep, smoky aroma of cedar aged leather and birch which is offset by fresh moss and amber.  As soon as the box is open, the woody scent is immediatly noticeable and it is just a wonderful scent.  RRP £30
  • II. Sweet Elixir: A bouquet of heady florals that have been infused with sweet honey and blended with fruity notes of cherry and citrus, which give this scent a warm and enveloping feel. Again, this is a strong scent candle and one for those who love citrus scents. RRP £30
Then we have Rathbornes, who are officially the oldest candle brand in the world. Did you know that Rathbornes have been producing candles since 1488? This is before Columbus discovered America! With over 500 years experience, Rathbornes, which was founded in Dublin, hand pour wax candles which are infused with the highest quality natural essential oils, tested to ensure optimum scent distribution and the highest quality burn time. Rathbornes candles are woven into the social fabric of Ireland and have been providing steadfast light for the homes, streets and lighthouses of the world.

Mother's Day with Charles Farris and Rathbornes
Mother's Day with Charles Farris and Rathbornes
Mother's Day with Charles Farris and Rathbornes

With three different sized candles within their range, there is something for everyone to try, whether it is a travel sized candle or a luxury size.  Within the range there is a choice of six different scents - Dublin Tea Rose, Oud & Patchouli, Wild Mint, Watercress & Thyme, Rosemary, Fougere & Camphor, Bitter Orange, Birch Tar & Balsam, Cedar, Cloves & Ambergris and White Pepper, Honeysuckle & Vetiver.  The two I have been enjoying are:

  • Wild Mint, Watercress & Thyme - Wake up the senses with this purifying and invigorating blend. Inspired by aromatic herb gardens, mint, lemon, eucalyptus, camphor, rosemary, thyme and ginger are all fused together. This candle is, quite literally, a breath of fresh air and if you have ever walked through a fresh herb garden, then this is what the scent reminds me of and it is just perfect for everyday use. RRP £30
  • Bitter Orange, Birch Tar & Balsam - Envisage a bowl of oranges close by a crackling fire and you will imagine the scent of this warm and earthy citrus candle. Rich and inviting, it infuses citrus top notes with an amber heart and smoky base of birch, fir balsam and oak wood. As a scent it is wonderfully relaxing and perfect for a Sunday afternoon of curling up with a good book and forgetting it is Monday tomorrow. RRP £30
If you have never come across either of these brands, then they are more than worth checking out and with so many beautiful scents to choose from, you are well and truly spoilt for choice.

Have you bought your Mothers Day gift yet?

27 comments:

  1. It's the first time I read about them. I love a company with a history, so I'll have a look on their website. x

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  2. I love the sound of the eucalyptus scented candle - nice and subtle. Big fan of candles and knowing that these companies have such a history in blending scents would make me want to buy their products.

    Great post

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  3. I do LOVE scented candles, must admit though, haven't heard of them. But will google like I said, I love them and love having them around :) I'm curious what the scent "Wild Mint, Watercress and Thyme" smells like!

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  4. I'm a big fan of a scented candle. I've got a cupboard full of Yankees I'm working through at the moment though, they seem to last forever! I could do with some smaller sized candles though so I'll have a look x

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  5. I've not heard of this brand before. Would definitely love the candle as I love cnadles in general and trying out different brands.

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  6. I've never heard about these candles before but they sound and look divine! I love that they're slow burning :) x

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  7. ooo these look lovely! can't go wrong with candles! their fragrances are interesting too! I don't get candles much because the cats like to pay to much attention!

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  8. Wow what a treat - I've never heard of these scent combinations before but I am LOVING the sound of mint, watercress and thyme. I haven't even thought about Mother's day yet but did treat my mum to a massage last week.

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  9. Never heard off this brands so thanks fir introducing them to me.

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  10. I love candles but I haven't heard of either of these brands before! I must check them out - the candles sound lovely xx

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  11. Both these brands look and sound amazing - I haven't heard of either of them. I love candles so will check them out. Kaz x

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  12. I love candles! these sound amazing! might need to give them a try. :)

    http://prettybigbutterflies.com

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  13. I love the sound of the bitter orange candles they sound like my kind of scent. I have never heard of the brand before but can't wait to try it out!

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  14. Sadly my mum lives abroad and they celebrate Mother's Day in a different date. I think it happens in May. But I am sure she would love those gifts! :)
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  15. I'm not a Mum but oh my I would like it all please, it sounds amazing. x

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  16. Looks like they'd smell good. Does that make sense?
    Your house must smell amazing with all this stuff!

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  17. I love candles but I haven't heard of either of these brands. I'm always willing to try new ones though.

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  18. I love the sound of the bitter orange one. Love citrus scents

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  19. I have not heard of them before. I love scented candles so I will go an have a look. Thanks for sharing, :-) xx

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  20. These sound very luxurious! I like the sound of the bitter orange one xx

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  21. Oh never heard of these candles, but interesting to hear the history. I agree with Kara - love the sound of the bitter orange one. Especially as oranges are my current pregnancy craving!!!

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  22. I can't remembering hearing about those two brands before. I love scented candles and the ones you've picked out sound amazing.

    Laura x

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  23. I love candles and can't believe I haven't heard of either of these brands before. They sound fabx

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  24. Not heard of this brand before, but you can't beat a candle. Perfect for Mother's Day. Xx

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  25. These all look beautiful, I love the black jars that the Charles Farris ones have! The II scent sounds right up my street :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  26. Never seen this brand before but I will now have a look as I'm a big fan of good quality candles

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  27. These look beautiful and sound even better! Perfect for a gift x

    Laura
    Öku Möku

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