I was meant to post this last week but it’s finally time for me to continue the tale of racing across London to attend 2 events in 1 night! I wish that the story could involve running, taxis and perspiration – but in fact I arrived at the second event 30 mins early, so sat watching men in a nearby gym while on the phone to my friend ;) So last week you may of read my post about the Eyelure & Elegant Touch event, which was a young, party-like affair – however the first event that I attended couldn’t have been more of a contrast! The DP London collaboration with Pearl Lowe launch was held in a decadent suite of the Mayfair Hotel! I have to say I felt naughty even just going into the lobby, and when I opened the door of the hotel a man with a very big hat on came running over – I thought he was coming to tell me off – but it turns out he wanted to open the door for me, phew! It goes without saying that it was all rather fancy.

You might of heard of DP London before, they were previously known as ‘Davina Peace’ and sold a very fancy, natural bodycare range online. I have actually tried some of their previous Davina Peace products and fell in love with their Body Oil ages ago – it is easily the best body oil I have ever tried. But the company have undergone a little reinvention recently and have relaunched as DP London. To celebrate they have collaborated with singer/songwriter and now fashion designer Pearl Lowe to release a delicious range of scented candles which is what this shindig in the Mayfair was all about. The suite it was held in smelt heavenly! Candles were burning all around the room (obviously), Pearl Lowe herself was swanning around (too nervous to say hello), and we were talked through the rest of the DP London range. We were lucky enough to be able to take one of these limited edition beauties home.

Isn’t it gorgeous? I absolutely adore the black and gold ‘Pearl Lowe, DP London’ crest! The candle itself smells amazing, although DP London stock 2 other scents White Flowers and Citrus Fruits, the limited edition Pearl Lowe packaging is only available on the Spiced Punch scent – which is my favourite by far – it’s basically Christmas in a candle. The scent is festive mix of bergamot, orange peel, cedar wood and cinnamon with notes of cloves, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla. It a combination that just smells ‘warm’ and giving that comforting aroma. Unlike a lot of other candles DP London use no palm oil in their products, which is an ingredient that leads to deforestation, and no paraffin – the mining of which is unsustainable. Plus, the candles are presented in a bespoke handmade Japanese porcelain container which is reusable. It’s basically a guilt-free, amazing smelling, luxury candle. However with all ‘luxury’ candles there is a rather hefty price tag – £30 to be exact, and it can be found on ASOS, in Selfridges and on their online store. I have really been loving burning this and some of my other favourite candles at the moment. This is my ‘go-to’ festive scent, but for sweeter smells I love the Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow candle and the Yankee Candle Strawberry Buttercream – yum! Any other tasty candles I need to try? I have been eying up the Laura Mercier ones on their US site, does anyone know if they will be available over here?

*PR Sample
  • Sarah S.

    How swanky, Viv, thanks for sharing the tale! These look like a very nice, fancy gift idea.

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Haha! No problem hun! Yes these would make a fab present! xx

  • http://www.rachelphipps.com/ Rachel Phipps

    This looks so good! I would totally be ordering this if I had not just ordered myself two candles to burn at home over Christmas (no candles in student halls *sob*) from Tokyo Milk and Lollia!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Oooo I have never heard of those brands before, I must check them out xx

  • http://iamharibo.blogspot.com Rhi @ The Other Side of Cool

    The event does look super posh, and the candle looks so decadent and sounds like it smells amazing! With todays technology I’m sure google could bring out a smellovision feature if they really wanted! xx

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    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      SMELL-O-VISION! Wouldn’t that be amazing! xx

  • Gemma Louise

    :O how beautiful do those candles look!.


    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      They are so beautiful! xx

  • http://www.andrewjamesblog.com/ Andrew James

    wow that is super fancy :P the candles look awesome! :P


    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      They are sooo pretty!! Very fancy ;) xx

  • CityGirlFashBox

    the thought of Laura Mercier candles has made my year, swooooooon xxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Swoon indeed – creme de pistachio come to me baby! xx

  • zoe.12

    The candles look gorgeous, just a tad expensive though!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Very expensive, but would make a lovely gift xx

  • Amy Pocock

    I Love candles so much! I have them burning around my house all the time :)


    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Me too – they just make a room feel cosy xx

  • http://mizzrubiiee.blogspot.com Rubiiee

    AH! That scent sounds amazing! I can imagine the scent. Yummy!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Soooo yummy! xx

  • Viviianna

    they are so pretty! The scent sounds real lovely :) xx


    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      It is – the smell is amazing xx

  • http://birdcagebeauty.blogspot.com Victoria

    oh myy that candle looks and sounds amazing! always good when products do their little bit for the world as well, makes me feel good about parting with your money! my brother always buys the green jelly belly candle (i want to say its apple? may be lying) and it smells amazziinggg!
    don’t worry, i always read back over my blog/twitter and wonder how i ever got onto a writing course, i am just a typo making machine! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Haha I am too – such a klutz when it comes to spelling ;) xx

  • Abby

    Sounds really lovely, like the sounds of the Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow Candle too though!! x


    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Oooooo the Jelly Belly one is so nice and too expensive either xx

  • A Certain Vintage

    i adore luxurious scented candles as a rare treat or a gift, they always make your space feel more elegant and these sound so yummy, love the scent names!  you have a really great blog, really enjoying it today :)

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      They do! Thank you for the comment about the blog – always nice to know that people enjoy having a read xx

  • Jenn Fagan

    I just came across your blog – loving it so far! I will definitely subscribe!


    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Aw thank you hun – I’m pleased to hear you are enjoying it xx

  • MissMathful

    ive never heard ofthis brand but the candle looks lovely. im a big yankee fan :D xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Anna

      Me too – Yankee candles rock! xx