One of the main things I look forward to during the Autumn season is the opportunity to indulge in a new candle! With the weather turning colder, there is no better excuse than to keep warm by snuggling up inside with a freshly lit candle. Candles have come a long way in recent years with many major brands now dipping their toes into the ‘candle pool’ so to speak, and as an avid lover of all things scented, here are my top 5 favourite candles for this Autumnal season!






Top: Black Pepper, Coriander Seeds
Heart: Sandalwood
Base: Bourbon Vanilla, Sesame

My first purchase from Byredo was in fact the Bibliothéque candle which you can read the review in fragrance form here. As the wax began to burn out due to excessive use by myself (you can’t blame me when the scent is so stunning), I was on the lookout for another candle in replacement and came across Ambre Japonais! A sophisticated, rich and sensual scent that fills the room/space almost instantly. Perfect for the colder seasons as it gives off a warm, snug feeling. If you are a fan of oriental, spicy fragrances then this candle is definitely worth trying out!

To purchase, click here.



Notes: Patchouli, Indian Cypriol

Benjoin is my all time favourite candle by Diptyque! It is so creamy and powerful yet remains delicate.

A blend that sits just in between caramel and vanilla, this candle comes in the instantly recognisable Diptyque glass jar, a staple in any beauty bloggers photography!

If you like fragrances that are heavy and rich, then I would definitely consider Benjoin!

To purchase, click here.




Top: Pomegranate
Heart: Casablanca Lily
Base: Guaiacwood

In my opinion Pomegranate Noir is what makes Jo Malone so special. A luxurious scent that fills the air with sophistication and class, I find that Pomegranate Noir can be burnt at any time of the year but smells crisp and fresh during the colder seasons!

If you have ever smelt Pomegranate Noir in fragrance form, then it is a given that you will thoroughly enjoy it in candle form.

To purchase, click here.



Notes: Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Tobacco Leaves

One of the top selling fragrances by Maison Margiela, Jazz Club is inspired by an evening in a hazy bar with the undertones of leather coming through. This candle when lit has a slight boozy feel to it and unlike the others previously, is a lot softer.

That being said, when leaving the area and returning to it moments later, the scent hits you lightly without being too overpowering.

If you are a fan of woody, oriental and spicy fragrances then I would recommend trying out Jazz Club!

At the time of writing this post, the Jazz Club candle has sold out online, but is available to purchase in departments stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Harvey Nichols.




Top: Black Leather, Oregano Essence, Juniper Wood Essence
Heart: Cacao Bean Absolute, Myrrh Resinoid, Cade Essence, Akigalawood
Base: Styrax Resinoid, Cedarwood Essence, Haitian Vetiver Essence, Cistus Labdanum Essence from Concrete

A sultry and bold scent that imitates the texture of leather which lingers in the air long after burning! I find this candle to be rather similar to the Jazz Club in that it is a rather soft scent yet still has that spicy throw that fills up the room/area.

If you like leather fragrances (think Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather) then perhaps this candle will suit you!

To purchase, click here.


Judging by my top 5 candles this year, I think it is safe to say that I like oriental, spicy and sensual scents! I hope you have enjoyed my choices and I would love to know which are your favourite candles! Don’t forget to click the ‘like’ button below, and do leave me a comment so I know which other candles I should look out for.


I had recently been approached by Commodity to become one of their influencers to which of course, I jumped at the chance!

Commodity is a relatively new and niche indie brand which use passionate perfumers to create special fragrances for both the body and home to allow yourself to express who you are and to enhance the way that you live. Sounds pretty exciting right? All of Commodity's fragrances are uni-sex and only use nature's finest ingredients, all of which are paraben free and cruelty-free.

As one of their influencers I received two of their candles;

From L-R; Book - Leather

From L-R; Book - Leather



Slightly too overpowering for my personal taste, but has a divine 'earthy' feel to it!

  • Top Notes: Virginian Cedarwood, Bois de Rose, Eucalyptus, Bergamot
  • Middle Notes: Alaskan Cypress, Amyris, Amber
  • Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Velvet

Behind the 'Book' scent is the perfumer; Ketrin Leka who was inspired by the turning of the book's pages whilst breathing in the smell of dry paper mingling in with the fresh air. I found the scent of the Book candle a little too overbearing, even without the candle burning... That, however, is just my personal preference and perhaps you may prefer candles that have a loud projection! To purchase, click here.


Out of the two, the Leather candle has to be my favourite.

  • Top Notes: Black Leather, Oregano Essence, Juniper Wood Essence
  • Middle Notes: Cacao Bean Absolute, Myrrh Resinoid, Cade Essence, Akigalawood
  • Base Notes: Styrax Resinoid, Cedarwood Essence, Haitian Vetiver Essence, Cistus Labdanum Essence from Concrete

Created by the perfumer; Rodrigo Flores-Roux, the Leather candle is bold and powerful with the heaviness of the Black Leather note coming through which remains prominent throughout the candle's burn time, yet still, has a creamy and rich feeling which softens the harshness of the Black Leather! Upon the first burn, this took a while for me to notice anything was actually burning, but once I had re-entered the room a wall of Leather hit my senses. If you are after a candle that fills the room and are a fan of Leather scents, then this one is one to check out. To purchase, click here.


Each of the Commodity home fragrances come with a little booklet which offers up more information and the process behind each scent. The booklet also has a 'candle care' guide which is particularly handy for those who struggle with maximising the most out of their candles!

Have you tried any of the fragrances by Commodity before? Have you managed to smell any of their gorgeous home scents? Will you be trying this brand out soon? I'd love to hear your thoughts, and don't forget to click the 'like' button below!