Neom Perfect Peace Candle

Friday, 5 December 2014


Christmas, quite frankly, really isn't a proper Christmas without a Neom Christmas candle on the go.  Every year I buy and light a 3-wick  Christmas Wish, and that's how I know that the festive season is really underway.  I didn't finish last years Christmas Wish, so I still have that to look forward to this year.


This year's addition to the Christmas collection is Perfect Peace, which is a lime and pine-centric piece of Christmas wonderfulness.  It smells gloriously sharp and fresh, which is unexpected in a Christmas candle, but the pine underneath the line is sappy and sharp, and rather lovely, without ever heading into disinfectant territory.  This might be my favourite Neom Christmas scent ever, as even to my damaged olfactory nerve, it still smells like Christmas, just in rather an unexpected direction.

The single wick Perfect Peace candle can still be had for £32 from Neom.  Sadly, the 3-wick edition has now sold out.  I really hope it'll be back next year!

The Fine Print: PR Sample

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Ormonde Jayne Etoile Candle

Thursday, 4 December 2014



Housed in a handsome, but unexpectedly brown glass jar, the Ormonde Jayne Christmas candle this year is a creamy-smooth blend of cardamom, amber and tonka.  Slightly spicy, with a hint of smoke, Etoile is a gorgeously grown-up scent for Christmas.


It is smooth-burning, and comes with an incredibly high percentage of perfume oils in the formula, so this is one candle this will make your whole house smell good even after a relatively short burn.   It costs £68, and smells almost good enough to eat.

The Fine Print: PR Sample

The Even Finer Print: We're not featuring full fragrance reviews on Get Lippie at the moment owing to illness - please see The Parosmia Diaries for more.


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Jardins d'Ecrivains "Dickens" Christmas Candle

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

 Possibly the most "traditional" Christmas scent we're featuring this week, the Jardins D'Ecrivains Christmas Candle inspired by Charles Dickens is a gloriously spicy mandarin, pine, clove and ... oud(!) scent.  



Set up in 2012, and inspired by founder Ana├»s Biguine's love of literature and fictional characters, Jardins d'Ecrivains is an unusual and lovely little niche fragrance house to keep an eye on over the next year or so.  Back in the "before", in the time when I could still smell properly, I was fascinated by the house, and was looking forward to smelling stuff from them. 

Alas, now I can't smell properly, but I can tell you that even with my nose woes, this smells wonderful, rich and citrussy, with hints of wood, spice and warmth, but mainly glorious oranges.  Oranges were one of the first scents to "come back" for me, and this is a lovely reminder that my nose does, on occasion, let me smell nice things too!

This candle is a WHOPPER, by the way, it weighs in at a hefty 500gms, and I estimate that you'd get at least a 40 hour burn time, even with the double wick.  You can find the candle here, and it costs just £60.  That's a long of burn for your buck!


The Fine Print: PR Sample

The Even Finer Print: We're not featuring full fragrance reviews on Get Lippie at the moment owing to illness - please see The Parosmia Diaries for more.


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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Scented Candle Set

Tuesday, 2 December 2014


If you're looking for a cute and pretty candle set, which is also well made, and will definitely give huge delight to the lucky recipient, this is the set for you.  Maison Francis Kurkdjian do lovely candles, and this box of little ones is no exception.

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Scented with a mix of powdery iris, spicy gingerbread, and with hints of peppery cedar - all of which, even to my damaged nose, smell pretty and sweet, with some spikiness from the wood -  the candles, which are decorated in gold with iconic Parisian landmarks are good-looking enough for the christmas table, and the scents won't overwhelm your Christmas dinner either.


The candles will burn for around 20 hours each, the entire set costs 65 euro, and is available from here. 

The Fine Print: PR Samples

The Even Finer Print: We're not featuring full fragrance reviews on Get Lippie at the moment owing to illness - please see The Parosmia Diaries for more.

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Miller Harris Rose en Noir Candle

Monday, 1 December 2014

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It's the first of December, and in Lippie-land, that means candles.  Christmas is coming, the nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder, and tradition is all.  We don't bother with a tree, but we do have candles on every available surface in Lippie Mansions.  Over the next week or so we'll be bringing you our picks of the best candles for Christmas (old favourites and new contenders), all of which also make perfect Christmas gifts ...

Starting off with Miller Harris Rose en Noir "gifting" candle.  This is a glorious spicy rose fragrance, starting off green and bitter with a sweet rose heart, and a spicy warm, peppery base, it is beautifully packaged for the holiday season, with gold-etched glass, and a lovely pink and gold box:


Burn time is estimated at sixty+ hours for this one, (it's almost twice the size of a normal Miller Harris candle), and the cost is £70.  You can find it here.

The Fine Print: PR Sample

The Even Finer Print: Please note, these aren't full fragrance reviews owing to the current status of Get Lippie.  For more information on this, please take a look at The Parosmia Diaries

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