If you’re all about artisanal detail, quirky prints and searching out design with a difference, don’t settle for simple in the scent department. Orange blossom, peony and tuberose might be staples, but what about orange bitters, pepper and tobacco? Cue the artisanal candle. These are fragrances with a bit of bite - the result of global travel, endless experimentation and a heavy dose of good old imagination. Candles based on creative concoctions make great gifts, too (if you can bear to give them away, that is).
Redcurrant, neroli, bitter orange, coriander, black tea, elemi, peppermint, green mandarin, apple
Black pepper, fennel, violet, milk, chestnut, cashmere, pink pepper, pine, iris, tea tree, liquorice, honey
Rosewood, caramel, tobacco, praline, nutmeg, labdanum, ambergris, clove, bamboo, tonka bean