Scents for a Minimal Home

Scents for a Minimal Home

My Scented Candle range was created out of the need to provide a neutral coloured candle that was perfect to give as a gift or display in peoples homes, with beautiful, simplistic fragrances that are easy to fall in love with all at a reasonable price. They are hand poured with soy wax and a combination with a choice of 4 simple yet beautiful fragrances:

Apple Blossom & Pear – a fresh & gentle fragrance with soft fruity notes

Coconut & Musk – exotic and seductive with a musk base and notes of creamy coconut

Lychee & Monoi de Tahiti – a sparkling, effervescent, elegant fragrance with a winning accord of Lychee & Monoi de Tahiti

Tuberose, Jasmine & Mediterranean Fig – with warming notes of fig and the sensual and hypnotic scent of Tuberose and Jasmine

 

Please visit our website to find out more: www.thesecretscentsociete.co.uk

 

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The best fragrance’s for each room in your home

The best fragrance’s for each room in your home

Nowadays when we walk into a fancy department store like The White Company, Abercrombie & Fitch or Hollister to name just a few we immediately get hit with a waft of perfume. And this is no coincidence. Big brands have started employing Scent Marketers as they have realised that in order to make more sales they need to engage people’s most emotional senses: Their sense of smell.

75% of our emotions is linked to smell which is directly linked to pleasure, happiness and general well-being so having a brand fragrance has shown to dramatically increase sales because it enhances their sense of connection with the brand and their values – no wonder they are making it their business to get into the scent business.

When we are at home, this feeling of contentment and well-being is all the more important because we want our homes to smell good, be inviting and personal to us all at the same time.

Here are some suggestions on fragrances to introduce into your home environment to stimulate the senses and connect your environment with the way you’d like it to feel.

Living Room

This is typically the room we relax in, so it’s the room we’d like to be calm and comfortable in. Woody/Spicy fragrances like Sandalwood and Frankincense are good in this environment.

Our Candle F & M has woody hints of Sandalwood and refreshing Citrus along with spicy, anchoring notes of Frankincense & Myrrh. The perfect scent for an environment of relaxation.

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Kitchen

We spent a lot of time in the kitchen, and now that more and more people are getting open planned kitchen/dining spaces so that they can entertain their friends it’s even more important that you get the smell of your kitchen right because nobody wants a kitchen that smells bad. The best scents to create a feeling of freshness and mask any unpleasant food odours are citrus or herbal fragrances like Lavender or Bergamot.

Our Candle fragrance Lavender, With Love has the best of both worlds, a fresh, slightly fruity floral note and a refreshing herbaceous scent of Lavender.

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Bathroom

Bathrooms are where we get clean so we want them to smell clean. This is best achieved by having a brightening Citrus fragrance, such as Lemon or Grapefruit.

Our Citrus Aromatherapy Candle Grapefruit & Lime looks great in the bathroom and will fill the air with a fresh and uplifting Citrus notes.

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Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It is your most personal space and therefore is the area in which your personality should really shine. It is also the most sensual space in the home so natural aphrodisiac scents like Rose and Jasmine should feature boldly. Or if you really want to seduce someone then a oriental fragrance will do that nicely.

Our Aromatherapy Candle Rose-Geranium & Jasmine is a great place to start but if you prefer a fragrance with more dark, sexy, mysterious notes then our luxurious Candle fragrance Indian Mistress of the Night, with spicy notes of Ginger and floral notes of Tuberose really set the mood.

Or, if you’re looking for a more Bespoke Fragrance to compliment your rooms and yourself, then why don’t you try our Bespoke Candle Service where you can get a signature scent created especially for yourself or give it as a extra special gift.

So, get yourself and your home smelling the way you want!

 

Our Brand New Website is Live!

Our Brand New Website is Live!

Hi!

Last weekend we exhibited at the hugely popular Myddleton Road Market. Thankfully the weather held out for us and as it was also Fathers Day people were out in their hundreds looking for crafty finds, sampling the tasty street food, socialising and watching the live entertainment.

It was wonderful meeting and talking to people, and they were very complimentary about my products and services which was very flattering. I didn’t make lots of sales but sometimes it’s the feedback that is invaluable and there is a possibility of the market going monthly so it might be in my best interests to consider being more of a permanent fixture in order to grow my client base.

My new banner looked great too, in particular because it showcased my brand new website which went live just the day before!

Here are some picture from the event:

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And here is our official website: www.thesecretscentsociete.co.uk

To celebrate the opening of our new store we are running a promotion. Just use the code NEWSCENTS and get 10% off any product on our website. It’s only valid until Thursday 30th June so hurry!

Candle Massage Therapy

Candle Massage Therapy

Cloud Nine Candle

 Aromatherapy Massage Candles (also known as Body Candles) are a relatively new phenomenon and they have been gaining popularity because they can be used in 3 ways:

  1. As a nourishing Body Moisturiser, to soften and smooth the skin
  2. As an Aromatherapy Candle, providing a fresh and beautiful fragrance to your home
  3. As a luxurious quick absorbing Massage Oil to relax the body and ease the mind

Our 3 in 1 Massage Candles are handmade in our London Studio from 100% natural ingredients including a Cotton Wick, a blend of Essential Oils, Vegetable Wax and Oils.

This luxurious product not only imparts a beautiful aroma but it is also packed full of vitamins and minerals such as Coconut Oil and Grapeseed Oil that will keep your skin soft, smooth and supple.

It comes in 2 captivating fragrances:

Serenity: Chamomile & Lavender and Sensuality: Ylang Ylang & Vanilla

How to Use your Massage Candle:

After lighting the wick and waiting for the wax to melt to your desired amount, blow it out and wait for it to cool down before checking the temperature (making sure that the wax isn’t too hot) before pouring the warm wax directly onto your skin.

Our Massage Candle comes in a heavy glass container within a white milskin gift box and is available to buy online on our NOTHS page now:

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thesecretscentsociete/product/aromatherapy-massage-candles

 

Candle Safety

Candle Safety

Fragrance is my passion, and in my personal opinion there is hardly a better gift to receive or to give then a beautiful scented candle. It’s why I make them and it’s why I have lots of them! 😉

But, just as it’s easy to enjoy the delights and simplicity of a burning candle there are still some very important safety concerns to bare in mind when using them and I have taken the liberty to list some here.

Candle Safety Instructions

  • Always keep a burning candle within your sight. Never leave it unattended and extinguish the candle when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Never burn a candle near anything flammable (bedding, curtains, books, paper, carpet, hair etc)
  • Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets
  • Trim candlewicks a 1/4 inch before burning. Long or uneven wicks can burn out before getting to the wax or cause dripping.

 

  • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It needs to be sturdy, heat resistant, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
  • Make sure your candle is placed on a flat, stable, heat resistant surface. This will help to minimise the impact of the glass shattering due to it becoming overheated.
  • Keep the wax pool free of matches, debris or wick trimmings at all times.
  • Always read and follow the candle manufacturers safety instructions carefully, and never burn the candle for longer then the recommended time.

 

  • Keep burning candles away from drafts, ceiling fans, vents and air currents
  • . This will help to prevent rapid uneven burning, flame flare ups or your candle being blown out.
  • Always burn candles in a well ventilated room and don’t burn too many candles in a small room where air exchange is limited.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the wick holder or container. Discontinue burning the wax when it’s about 2 inches from the bottom.
  • Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is in liquid form.

Never use a sharp object like a knife to remove wax drippings from the holder as it could scratch the glass causing it to weaken or break.

Place burning candles at least 3 inches apart from each other.

Use a candle snuffer to extinguish your candle – this is the safest way to prevent hot wax splutters.

Never extinguish candles with water.

Extinguish a candle if it splutters, spits, smokes or if the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Extinguish, cool, check for drafts then relight.

Never use a candle as a night light.

So, if you want to get the best out of your candle experience please follow these safety instructions carefully then you can enjoy an age old tradition in comfort, safety and luxury.

Happy Scenting* 🙂

Remember, all of our beautiful scented candles (and other fragrant goodies), can be bought online at notonthehighstreet! http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thesecretscentsociete

Newness Update

Newness Update

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Unfortunately it’s looking I’m not going to get my Pantone coloured kilner jars afterall. I contacted my supplier and they said that they are unable to match Pantone colours exactly and customers have been dissatisfied so they no longer offer this service. It’s a real bummer as I was hoping to utilise this service (which is slightly more expensive) to change my whole range but I’m just going to have to stick to there standard colours for now. I have gone for a fuschia pink instead for the body scrub souffle’ as it goes with the pink salts and fresh red rose that I include.

I did however get my Wood Wicks on Saturday and have already started experimenting with them. I’ve decided to use the fragrances that we have in our white scented candles for now so I can gage the popularity of this product before creating new scents for it. I am excited about it though, I think they are pretty amazing.

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I still haven’t heard back from Love Lula about the samples I sent them but I have heard that they have a pretty stringent testing procedure plus they are probably really busy testing all of the other natural  brands who want to sell on there website also.

The new candle colours haven’t arrived yet but I’m excited to try them out. I’m more convinced now that they will be appreciated more then the brighter coloured candles as they will go with more people’s home décor.

Fragrance Profile: Vanilla

Fragrance Profile: Vanilla

 

Vanilla, inci name Vanilla Planifolia, is found primarily in Mexico but can also be found in places like Madagascar, Indonesia and the southwestern Indian Ocean. Vanilla is a dark, resinous substance extracted from vanilla bean that is best known for it’s versatility in sweets, desserts, and perfume. In addition to being tasty it is also used as a remarkably versatile perfume ingredient. It’s distinctly sweet, warm, soothing and creamy aroma is well liked and has some very good health benefits too.

Afrodisiac: Vanilla stimulates hormones that bring about sexual arousal and desire. It has an effect on erectile dysfunction, frigidity and loss of libido.

Antioxidant: A powerful antioxidant all rounder, Vanilla protects the body from wear and tear and infections.

Antidepressant: Works well to combat the feelings of stress and anxiety and uplift.

Relaxing: Vanilla Essential Oil provides a calming influence on the brain and relief from feelings of anxiety, stress and restlessness.

Vanilla is used frequently in perfumery to add sweetness and warmth to perfume creations. It blends well with almost all florals, particularly Jasmine and works well with woods and citrus oils also.

The Secret Scent Societe’s Ylang Ylang and Vanilla Aromatherapy Soy Candle embodies all that is great about Vanilla: It’s effortless ability to provide a sultry, smooth sweetness, and blend with the exotic flower Ylang Ylang to create a delicate and feminine ambience.

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Our Ylang Ylang & Vanilla candle is available for purchase on notonthehighstreet: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thesecretscentsociete/product/aromatherapy-ylang-ylang-soy-candle