Our selection of home fragrances by the British brand True Grace, has proved really popular, so we decided to expand the range a little.
We decided to stick to selections from their “Manor” collection, for a couple of reasons.
Firstly – we adore the packaging on this range. The glass vessels are a softly smoked to a gorgeous grey/green and boxes are dark charcoal… they fit perfectly with our style.
Secondly, this collection is inspired by old Manor houses… think libraries, old woods and old books, cabinets of curiosities, history, gentlemens’ studies, roaring open fires, creaky floorboards and shadowy rooms. The inspirations behind the fragrances really work with the ambience of our boutique.
It took me awhile to decide which two to add to our selection.
Firstly…. I had received some requests for the True Jasmine fragrance. Taking me out of my comfort zone of woody, resinous scents, this candle has a fresh, fruity kick! The top notes are fruits and celery seed.
The jasmine notes are warmed up with a base of smoky clove and dark chocolate. I love the smell of Jasmine in the air of a warm, sultry evening and this is a romantic, sophisticated take on that scent. This fragrance is a perfect pick-me-up and would work well in a bedroom or bathroom.
Next I decided on Amber. I had loved this since first coming across True Grace, but had hesitated as I worried that it might be too masculine. I have definitely changed my mind on this! Whilst it is a relatively masculine scent, I think that it has a warmth and develops a softness that works for all. Described as a warm and seductive fragrance, top notes of Bergamot and lemon mix with the mid notes of Geranium and Lavender. A base of amber, myrrh and woods give this fragrance it’s sensuous warmth – an amazing scent for cosy Winter evenings.
Finally, we had a re-stock of the best-selling Portobello Oud Reed Diffusers. We sold out of these so I am really happy to get them back in stock.
I will be expanding our fragrance range even more – hopefully adding a couple more fragrances in candles and including a greater selection of reed diffusers…
Candles are £28. 00 for a Classic size (40 hours burn time). Reed diffusers are £48.00 for a 250ml size which includes fragrance oil, reeds and glass apothecary style bottle, beautifully packaged up in a ribboned box.
All available in-store and online.