Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Osmology | The Home of Scented Candles

If you read my blog regularly then you probably would have noticed that I am slightly obsessed with candles. Not just any candle, I am quite picky about my scents. Long gone are the days when I would just pick up anything from the high-street, now I like to choose my scent based on a need rather than a want, though that still features. When Osmology got in touch offering me a chance to test their site and buy myself some candles, I didn't need asking twice.
 Osmology | The Home of Scented Candles
Osmology describe themselves as being a specialist scented candle retailer, sourcing the world’s most exciting scented candle brands and home fragrance designers and this alone was enough to draw me in. I literally spent hours looking through each and every possibility before narrowing down my choice. What I enjoy about this site is how it is broken down into categories and sub-sections. If you are not to sure what someone would like you can choose by a simple occasion or the him or her option, but if like me you know what you like then you can delve deeper and look into options such as the mood you want to create, the scent you like and whether or not you like a strong, subtle or mid strength scent. Within my own group of friends, we all like something different, so Osmology does make candle buying that little bit less stressful and a lot more fun.

I really enjoyed looking through the brands that feature, some of which I am aware of and others I have never come across. For example you can choose a brand via its origin or just because it stands out and for me, I narrowed down my choice by scent and then strength and ended up with over 20 candles to choose from and from there I simply chose something I had never used before and this is what I bought.

Eastwick Candles are an independent brand who started making their candles as a hobby. The little team of two opened their online boutique back in 2015.  Their candles are all hand poured and packaged in small batches by them, and they use all natural soy wax, cotton wicks and a blend of paraben free fragrance oils to create unique scents that gently fill your room.   This particular candle drew me in because of the scent option, I was torn between Coconut and Sweet Pea or Mint and Jasmine, sadly the latter was out of stock.  
 Osmology | The Home of Scented Candles
 Osmology | The Home of Scented Candles
Coconut and Sweet Pea is a large candle with a burn time of 40 hours and it uses a combination of creamy coconut and floral sweet pea, with notes of geranium and magnolia. It sits within the relaxation category, which is usually what I want a candle to do whenever I have one alight and before I had even removed the lid, the scent of this one is just stunning, the coconut scent is definitely prominent but not dominant which I am pleased about because the scent of Sweet Pea is really just divine.  I love the understated packaging that the candle arrives in and at £18 it is just an absolute bargain, I am already wanting to try more from this brand.

Next up we have Nordlys (Northern Light) Scented Candle by Skandinavisk. I am obsessed with wanting to see The Northern Lights, it is number one of my bucket list of things to do before I die and the name of this candle literally drew me in. The candle is said to reflect the magical wonder of the Northern Lights, famous for their symphony of light, colour and movement across cool norse skies. Pronounced Nor-Luce this candle is made from a blend of perfume and vegetable wax with a 100% cotton wick and is hand-poured into a painted glass votive.
 Osmology | The Home of Scented Candles

 Osmology | The Home of Scented Candles
 Osmology | The Home of Scented Candles

Nordlys which has a burn time of around 50 hours has what is best described as being a crisp Citrus scent with a touch blended sea salt to give it a crisp fragrance and one I wasn't too sure I would like, but have absolutely fallen in love with.  I can imagine that the scent this candle gives is the kind of smell I would get fro capturing a view of the Northern Lights. A relaxing yet fresh scent which at £29 is a luxury but one well worth investing in.

So having decided upon my candles, I quickly added them to my basket before temptation got in the way and I either added more or changed me mind over what to choose.  The check out process was a simple 2-3 minute option and one which didn't want to know everything about you before allowing you to spend money.  Once I had checked out, my candles arrived delicately packaged within just a few days, which I found impressive and I was ready to test out my new ones.

If you are a fan of candles and want something special, something that little bit different but something unique, fun and simply joyful, them Osmology has got literally everything you need and with so many brands to choose from, it is an eye opener and one which will move you from your comfort zone of scents and just perhaps, as it has done for me, move into the realm of new scents and new brands and a road to discovery!

Have you discovered Osmology yet? If you love candles as much as I do, then you definitely should.






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23 comments:

  1. I've not heard of this brand before, sounds like they smell yummy :o) xx

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  2. Omg the northern lights one sounds perfect, I would love to see them too x

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  3. Oh wow! Coconut and sweet pea is two scents I'd imagine mixing but so intrigued now!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  4. I can be quite fussy with candles too, I'll have to give Osmology a try. I need some new scents for Autumn/Winter x

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  5. Oh wow! I love the look of these! Deffo one to add to the list x

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  6. The Northern Lights candle looks amazing x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  7. Ooo this sounds fab. I need all the candles at this time of year!

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  8. I love the look of that Northern Light one - I'm so obsessed with candles.

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  9. I love the look of the northern lights one

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  10. These sound absolutely gorgeous! I love a good candle xx

    Www.coleoftheball.com

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  11. These candles sound incredible! What a scent coconut and sweet pea must be 😍 X

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  12. Off I pop to go and buy ALL the candles! x

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  13. The northern lights candle would be the one I would purchase. I do love citrus smells

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  14. I will have to check out their shop, like you I'm obsessed with candles!

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  15. Ooooo I love candles and these sound so so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  16. Love the sound of these! I love lighting candles in my home even more so in the colder days x

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  17. I absolutely love the sound of the Northern Lights candle, and the packaging is lovely too.

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  18. They both sound so lovely, I am a sucker for coconut scented candles though x

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  19. Oh wow! I haven't heard of this brand before but they look incredible! Such a beautiful design. *want* :)

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  20. Need to try these out!! I love the packaging
    Christy xx
    StyleRarebit.com

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  21. I love the look of that Northern Light one - I'm so obsessed with candles.

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