You know when a candle is going to be good when you can smell it from another room when it isn’t even burning but I wouldn’t expect anything less from expert perfumers Miller Harris. If you are familiar with their products then you know just how luxurious they are. Miller Harris are a brand that whilst respecting tradition, they strive to push the boundaries, creating exquisitely crafted fragrances that are innovative yet timeless.
This Christmas they have released a lovely candle gift set which would be a lovely thoughtful gift for anyone that enjoys luxury candles. The packaging is fun, bright and festive it has been designed by fashion designer Matty Bovan. The scent of the candle is not what you would initially expect from a festive release, it is a warm mix of figs, firs and pines. It gives off a rich fruity yet quite fresh festive scent. Fig is as most of you know, my all time favourite scent and I think the addition of the more wintery notes of pine and fir make it much more festive and a lovely candle to burn over the festive period.
Miller Harris have put together a lovely gift set, which makes it an even more special gift. Inside the gift set, you will receive,
The limited edition Hope & Joy candle, a lovely contrast of Ibizan figs & seasonal pines, the set also comprises a wick trimmer and a box of our le feu matches.
The wick trimmer is perfectly angled to trim wicks at all heights during the burn of a candle.
The le feu! matches are the ideal length to light a candle right to the final burn.
30 hours burning time.
I’ve been enjoying burning this, the scent really fills the room but isn’t overpowering and the fragrance lingers long after you blow it out. Also if you trim the wick before burning it each time, you will find the wax burns a lot more evenly and cleanly. You get at least 30 hours of burn time from this so it will last you a good amount of time, I tend to burn it for 2 hours at a time in the evening. I would be thrilled to find this gift set under the tree on Christmas morning.
Let me know if you add this to your Christmas list.
Fig scented products have always been my favourite & I don’t think that is going to change any time soon. I thought I would share a few of my current favourite Fig products. Let me know if you have any suggestions of Figgy products for me to try. It seems so many brands are releasing fig products!
This Roger & Gallet Body Oil is incredibly nourishing and leaves your skin with a healthy glow & so hydrated but most importantly the Fig scent in this is beautiful. Its so long lasting and smells divine. It has that signature fresh Mediterranean Fig scent that I love but it has a slight sweetness to it too & I can smell it on my skin for hours. I have loved using this over the warmer months because the oil really hydrated my skin and helped it feel smooth and soft.
I like everything about this Fig Fiction Body Lotion, but I have to say the packaging ticks all the boxes for me. Never dismiss the importance of a pump on your body lotion – it makes applying it so much easier, less messy & hygienic. Now on to the product itself, this has a rich Summery fig scent & isn’t too overpowering. The formula is lightweight and absorbs into the skin without leaving it feeling tacky or greasy. This is my second bottle & its safe to say they last a very long time. I can’t recommend the body products from & Other Stories enough, they’re such great quality.
Malmaison Fig & Olive Shampoo & Conditioner
I love the Malmaison hotel toiletries & always take home what I don’t use, well they smell of Fig so they’re too good to leave behind. These are made for Malmaison by a brand called Anatomicals, they’re a brand who always have really fun tongue in cheek sayings on their products. I have used up a couple of these Shampoo & Conditioners, they’re not amazing but they leave my hair feeling quite hydrated and soft considering its a 2in1 product. As far as the scent goes, its a nice fresh sweet scent and I do like that it doesn’t linger on your hair. The Malmaison body oil is amazing & so refreshingly figgy!
I have tried a few of these fragrance mists and they are fantastic value for money. If you don’t like Fig then they have quite a wide variety of other scents. This Italian Summer Fig Fragrance Mist is just beautiful & I really like the bottle too it smells and looks much more expensive that it is. The Body Shop describe this range as
‘This fragrance mist subtly scents your entire body with the green freshness of grape leaf, juicy-milky fig notes and comforting woody facets.’
Its Summer in a bottle & although I will be wearing this well into Autumn it just evokes memories of warm summer holidays. I like that this is quite a feminine scent which smells deliciously sweet at first then settles down to be more woody, the beautiful juicy fig notes are always there. I found this fragrance mist lasts quite a few hours but it does need applying I have put some in my travelo so I can reapply throughout the day. I want to try more from this Italian Summer Fig Range, I bet the candle is incredible.
Fleur de Figuier has been my go to perfume over the past couple of months, its such a refreshing crisp scent and people always compliment me when I am wearing it! It has notes of
Top notes: precious essences of mandarin and pink peppers
Heart notes: fig tree leaves, juicy fig and violet wood
Base notes: white musk, candied fig and precious essence of patchouli
Some days I spray it & It smells really musky whilst other days It smells more woody. I love that its such a layered and sophisticated perfume and it lasts for hours without need to be reapplied. I’m hoping we get an Indian Summer so I can continue to wear this throughout October. Roger & Gallet products are always beautifully packaged too & this perfume looks and smells luxurious, packaged in in a glass bottle with touches of gold and purple.
I will go as far as saying this Arabian Fig candle from Timothy Dunn is the most beautifully scented Fig product I have ever owned. Its so rich and intense and even when it isn’t lit it still fills my home with the scent of Arabian Figs. It is described as:-
Presenting a complex blend of green fig leaf, basil and clove, tenderly enhanced with frankincense; this deliciously aromatic candle has a hint of wild fig and cassis, rose and jasmine, and the rich base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and musk.
I’ve sadly burnt the last of this candle but it lasted for months (you get at least 40 hours of burn time), burning it for just an hour or two a day because the scent is that strong it will still fill your room for hours after its stopped burning. This burnt down evenly and wasn’t sooty at all, the Fig scent was luxurious and very rich. I will be treating myself to another one of these because its just such a beautiful scent. I also had to recycle the gorgeous black jar after the candle had finished because its too pretty, I’m currently using it to sore my eyeliners & mascaras!
So thats a few of my favourite Fig scented products, what scent do you love?
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