Happy Sunday everyone!
Have you tried Glasshouse Fragrances’ candles before?
They are my absolute favourite brand of candle and are Australian made. I buy them again and again because I have not found any other brand to create such potent fragrances! When I say “potent”, I don’t mean overpowering, but rather that when you light them the scent will spread over a large area, and the fragrance lasts for several hours after you put the candle out.
All of their candles come in handy reusable glass canisters with a lid, which also doubles as a snuff to make it easy to put the candle out. I find that just leaving the lid off – without bothering to light the candle – will fill my living room with the fragrance!
Why am I writing about Glasshouse Fragrances this Sunday? Because today, February 3rd, is the official launch date of their latest limited edition candle – Kyoto. When I had the opportunity to try Kyoto* for myself, I was over the moon – not just because I love Glasshouse candles, but because of the Japanese theme. (I’m sure this doesn’t surprise my regular readers lol! ).
The fragrance of Kyoto is surprisingly subtle. It is what is classed as an “oriental” fragrance but is not as heavy as some perfumes and other scents you may find in that particular family. The key scents that make up the fragrance blend for Kyoto are camelia, lotus, and amber. The result is a rich and sensual scent which has some sweetness but is not overpowering.
If you like to get technical with your fragrances, Glasshouse describe the blend for Kyoto as follows:
Top notes: Fresh lime, Bergamot, Citrus.
Middle notes: Camelia and Lotus.
Base notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla.
Character: Amber and Floral.
I am very impressed with the fragrance of Kyoto! I actually find it less intense than one of my faves in the Glasshouse range, Tahaa (which has a strong vanilla and caramel base). Whilst it is what I would consider a subtle scent, Kyoto is still as potent as others I have tried from this brand. At bed time I take the lid off of the candle in my living area, and leave the lid off (unlit) overnight. In the morning I enter the living area and the place smells divine!
As you may have noticed in some of my photos, Kyoto also comes with a complimentary fan which is quite pretty – I’m going to use it to decorate my “blogging corner” in my spare room.
This is a Limited Edition candle and has hit David Jones and other Glasshouse stockists TODAY – so get in quick! It would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone, or hey just treat yourself!
At $42.95 AUD for an 80 hours burn time candle, Kyoto is well worth the money.
You have probably guessed this already, but my Beautiful Rating for this baby is a 10/10 – quality 5/5, value 5/5. You can’t really go wrong with Glasshouse!
I’m hoping that they make Kyoto part of their permanent range…. *Crosses fingers madly!*
You can find Glasshouse’s official website here.
To celebrate the launch of Kyoto, and Valentine’s Day, Glasshouse have got a MASSIVE giveaway prize up for grabs!!!!! I mean MASSIVE – you do NOT want to miss this.
They have developed a love story to accompany the launch of the candle which you can check out here:
Just visit the above link, come up with your own ending to the story, and submit it for the chance to win over $1200 AUD – that’s right, $1200! – worth of Glasshouse products. Competition closes 28/2/13.
頑張ってください!!!! (Good luck!)
What do you think of Glasshouse products? Do you like the sound of Kyoto?
*This product was kindly provided to me by PR. Views are 100% my own.
I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.