Review: Glasshouse candles

Over the past few months, I’ve really started getting into candles. And by that I don’t mean boring candlesticks or tea-lights, but heavily fragranced ones that not only smell great, but look great on the mantlepiece. Not that I have a mantlepiece…  My latest loves? Glasshouse triple scented candles, which come in a variety of smells and come in a clear glass jar with a lid (that acts as a snuffer too).

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I purchased the triple scented miniatures in Manhattan and Amalfi Coast from David Jones, $18.95 each.

Read on for my review!

The candles are housed in a sturdy glass jar embossed with the words ‘Glasshouse’ that would be great to use as storage for cotton balls or cotton buds after the candle runs out. It also comes with a little tag with the name of the fragrance on it.

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I love Glasshouse candles because they’re handmade in Australia from lead-free cotton wicks and non-toxic wax. Also, they apparently have 20 hours of burn time.

Manhattan is described as having a floral scent, with “perfumes of Orchids, Rose, Musk and Blood Orange for an irresistible air of confidence”, as described by the website. In person, the scent is not that strong although it’s definitely floral and has warm undertones. I’m not sure how to describe it really as the scent is quite faint. In my opinion, the scent doesn’t really come through either.

Amalfi Coast is my absolute favourite – it smells exactly like the sea on a rainy day. Actually, Glasshouse describes it as “driving on a windy Italian road overlooking the stunning ocean”. It has notes of Freesia, Lavender and Lime; and emits a relatively strong smell. Even when not burnt (but with lid off), the smell still fills the room. It is definitely citrusy with sharp notes, yet quite calming. It has the very unique smell of being both calming and invigorating at the same time.

It’s my first time doing a review on fragrances/smells so I hope you like it! It’s always hard to capture smell in an image but it’s easier if a picture is painted in your head, e.g. of driving along the Amalfi Coast :)




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