Monday, December 7, 2015

Antica Farmacista Vanilla, Bourbon and Mandarin Candle - Review


Antica Farmacista Vanilla, Bourbon and Mandarin Candle, $44.00

Disclaimer: This post contains products sent to me by a brand or PR company in exchange for a review. However, all words and opinions are my own, as always.

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is setting the stage with beautiful home fragrances. The right cocktail of scents can help us create fond memories or effortlessly transport us back to the holidays of years past. And what can make an atmosphere more cozy than a candle burning away whilst you're cuddled under a warm blanket with loved ones? Come this time of year my home is always filled with candles creating gorgeous layers of scent that make these frost-filled nights that little bit more magical. So when Antica Farmacista contacted me offering to send me one of their favorite cozy, luxury candles to add to my rotation, I couldn't very well say no.

The Antica Farmacista Vanilla, Bourbon and Mandarin Candle is exactly what it says on the tin. It's described as "a delightful twist on a vanilla-based fragrance", which is spot on. The warm vanilla is tempered with a hint of tart mandarin of Sicily and given depth with the heady scent of bourbon. And clocking in at nine ounces, you'll be treated to at least 60 hours of sweet, delicious fragrance. Plus, it comes in a beautiful glass jar with a platinum leaf pattern that makes it fitting for any room or decor. The quality of both the candle and the presentation itself are absolutely top notch.

Antica Farmacista's Vanilla, Bourbon and Mandarin Candle has a decent throw in my open living room with vaulted ceilings, but isn't so overpowering as to be sickly. Instead, you get a subtle, grown up, sweet scent that immediately adds warmth to a room's atmosphere. This is perfect for these late autumn nights where we're beginning that quiet transition into winter. And, perhaps it's just me, but despite the infusion of mandarin, this reminds me very much of the smell of a lemon pound cake baking happily away in my grandmother's oven. Many a nostalgic memory is brought to the surface by this candle making my home feel that much more safe and inviting.

If you're in the market for a new candle to burn this holiday season, or are perhaps looking for a luxurious stocking stuffer for a loved one, then the stunning Antica Farmacista Vanilla, Bourbon and Mandarin Candle should be at the top of your list. It's sure to make these upcoming festive days even more merry and bright.

Have you tried any candles from Antica Farmacista? What is your favorite candle to burn around the holidays?


1 comment

  1. This makes me want to rush out to buy one! Sounds delicious.


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