There is nothing like the scent of a freshly chopped Christmas tree to get you in the mood for a carol or two, but along with that comes dropped needles, hay fever and the inevitable question of where to dump the damn thing once it is past its prime.
The solution – and an incredibly delicious solution at that – is picking up one (or two, or three) of Ecoya’s Fresh Pine Needles candles, one of two options from the locally-based home fragrance specialists loved by people all over the world. Released each year, Fresh Pine Needles takes me back to every Christmas I've ever been a part of, seriously. Notes of fresh pine needles enhanced with the richness of newly sawn forest woods are perfectly rounded with citrus and rosewood, making for a fresh and beautiful scent that will linger long after Christmas has passed. It is one of the most evocative scented candles I have every burned, and one I invest in every year. This year also saw Ecoya’s wonderful efforts recognised by UK Vogue, who listed Fresh Pine Needles in their Top Ten Best Christmas Candles. The esteemed style bible said of the collection: “For those who prefer their candles made entirely from natural ingredients, Ecoya's soy wax candles are a sound choice. The new festive edition, Fresh Pine Needles, pays homage to that most Christmassy of scents.”
Ecoya has also re-released another Christmas limited edition candle for those that love things a little fruitier, in the form of Sweet Fruits – an absolute stunner. The sparkling, passionfruit perfume blends perfectly with fruity sweet notes of pink grapefruit and guava, and is reminiscent of all of those perfectly blended summer cocktails that make the season merry. An absolute winner in my humble opinion, I recommend one for you and one for a friend!
The packaging for these special Christmas candles is also absolutely stunning as per, with the candles poured into luminous rose gold and silver glass jars, sealed with a solid glass lid and presented in fresh new packaging featuring metallic detailing and hand drawn illustrations. They are available as full size and mini size candles as well as mini reed diffusers, the latter making for brilliant stocking stuffers at just NZD $34.95.
New Zealand-based home fragrance specialists Ecoya are our very own masters of gifting in my humble opinion, creating beautiful seasonal scents and lust-worthy gifting options of their own each year. 2016 is definitely no exception, so get out there and grab them while you can!