Cotswold Candle Co. Lemon Leaf & Rose | AD-Gifted

4 January 2018

Plus a fresh new look for the brand!

Cotswold Candle Co Lemon Leaf Rose

One of my favourite candle discoveries of recent years is the Cotswold Candle Co. White Mulberry (review), which has become my go-to spring scent. After two years shaking up the independent candle market, Cotswold Candle Co. have undergone a rebrand and are back with a sleek and minimal new look. It brings a fresh new logo that really sets them apart and makes the brand feel iconic. Gone are the glass jars, and they are replaced by a sleek white ceramic offering. I feel like this would work so well amongst a multitude of interiors, and it suits my bedroom colour scheme of white and pink down to a tee.

Cotswold Candle Co old vs new packaging
L>R: Old packaging, new packaging

Costwold Candle Co.
is the brainchild of Polly Oswald, and came about after she moved to a farmhouse in The Cotswolds. She saw a gap in the market for affordable home fragrance products that smell beautiful without a compromise on quality, unlike many mass market brands. Inspired by an article on candle making, she spent over a year testing out waxes, wicks and fragrances, and came up with a wardrobe of timeless scents, evocative of the English countryside. To this day, Polly still hand pours every candle from the workshop at the end of her garden, and sources every component from the UK.

With an aim to provide a slice of everyday luxury, Cotswold Candle Co. use wooden wicks (a rarity in such an affordable brand) to give a softly crackling sound. The larger wick also means the candles pool in a quicker time, giving a cleaner burn. After trial and error, Polly selected a blend of soy and mineral waxes, which gives the best scent throw whilst keeping carbon emissions to a minimum. These candles certainly don't mess around with their throw, both of the ones that I have tried have been wonderfully strong.

Cotswold Candle Co Lemon Leaf Rose

Lemon Leaf & Rose

"An exhilarating, fresh fragrance sure to be everyone's favourite, combining zingy lemon Leaf with sensual soft rose and hints of musk. A scintillating scent that we can't get enough of".

Rose is often a bit of a funny one for me as I love the fresher Centifolia/May rose notes, but struggle with deep and powdery Damask rose scents. Lemon Leaf & Rose* (£20 for 35 hours burn time) however is lovely, getting that balance perfectly right, managing to be both fresh and light, but also rich and comforting at the same time with its nostalgic quintessentially English rose scent. Lemon Leaf & Rose is the perfect blend, balancing a sensual musky rose with uplifting citrus notes of lemon leaf and bergamot, which give the fragrance a wonderful freshness. I find it is an extremely versatile scent, as it would suit a relaxing bedroom atmosphere, but would be an equally great addition to my desk too. The candle has a brilliant scent throw, easily fragrancing the whole of my upstairs.

I'm so excited about this new chapter for Cotswold Candle Co. as the updated look really makes them memorable. The combination of the beautiful fragrances, incredible scent throws, and the branding really fulfills Polly's aim of affordable everyday luxury. If you're a lover of floral scents, these certainly are the candles for you as they do them better than any other brand I've tried. They have all your Spring candle needs covered, and are definitely one to keep in mind for Mother's Day gifting later on this year too!

What is your favourite candle scent?

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