I’m not really one for ‘What I got for Christmas’ posts, as much as I love to have a nosey at others myself; this is mainly due to the fact a truckload of socks, my pyjamas (GAP Pure Body ones, that I highly recommend) and a new pack of tea coasters might not make the most colourful of posts. People usually steer clear of buying me beauty bits for fear of me owning them already or me turning my nose up, so stick to much-appreciated safe bets. But this year was different, I requested a few items from Laura Mercier and dutifully my Mum took her first ever trip into a Space NK store and made me one very happy lady. She mentioned that the staff were very nice and that everything was very expensive, giving me a knowing look that she has now worked out what percentage of my bank balance goes to funding my beauty habit. Darn. Top of my list? Laura Mercier Warm Roasted Chestnuts Signature Candle…

Like most good things in the beauty world this candle is limited edition, clambering onto to shelves during the Christmas build-up, then disappearing till next year. But its seasonally availability doesn’t ruff me up one bit as I can’t think of a better time of year to whip it out and give it a burn. Vanilla, nutmeg and cloves all come together with a big hit of chestnut, as the name would suggest, to give a comfortingly sweet scent. Think Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie with with a bit more nuttiness and a touch more sophisticated outer – a hint of a snakeskin print? Noooice. I haven’t had much chance to give it a good ol’ burn just yet but it is making my wardrobe a bit whiffy just sitting there which is a sign of good things to come. Non?

Ready for the best bit? It’s currently half price in the Space NK sale – shhhhh don’t tell my Mum, it’s sold out online but you may be able to bag a bargain instore. Full price this will set you back £29 but in the flurry of post-Christmas beauty bargains it’s now £14.50. The other signature scents Laura Mercier offers up every Christmas have also been thrown in the sale and I may have had to pick up a different scent for myself. One thing is for sure, my flat is going to smell pretty darn good…

  • lozzie jones

    I picked up the Creme Brule one yesterday and it smells so good! :)

  • Rebecca

    I’m quite tempted now to buy one!

    thestylevotary.blogspot.com x

  • Amelia

    This sounds absolutely divine! I can’t think of better ingredients to throw into a winter-time candle! xx

    http://thenonbrit.blogspot.com/

  • Beth Bradley

    Saw these in the space nk sale. Might be worth a try, I’ve just ordered the This Works deep sleep Candle

    Beth @ bethblogsbeauty.com
    X

  • OPI Addict

    This looks amazing! I’ve never tried one of Laura Mercier’s candles, but I might have to give this one a try :)

    http://addictedtoopi.blogspot.ca/

  • lynnsay

    It’s amazing! I bought it around a month ago, I work in Space NK and whenever I walked past it I had to pick it up and smell it, so it was a must-buy! I find it better than even Diptyque in terms of being able to smell it while burning too!

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  • Lorna – Studs and Dreams
  • http://twitter.com/TattooedTeaLady Sophia Ford

    I adore candles and have them scattered all over the house. I’ve heard a lot about Laura Mercier candles so I shall have to give them a look! My personal favourites are NEOM and Rituals, especially Rituals Green Tea candle which is just incredibly soothing :) xo

  • katherine.parkes

    really wanna try the Creme Brule one! x
    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

  • Lucy Old

    This sounds amazing. I didnt even know they did candles :(

    Louminous

    x

  • Natalie :)

    … I’ve LOVED this candle SO MUCH!!! I was so upset when it came to an end… however! *I’ve found a BRILLIANT dupe…
    TK Maxx, double wick “Merry Christmas” smells EXACTLY the same… and it’s currently in the sale for £3.00!!! xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/fangni.wang Fangni Wang

    I have gone through 2 jars of this scent, but there’s a problem. There is always a lot wax left. I don’t seem to be able to burn all of the wax evenly. But only with this scent. I also got the fresh fig and creme brulee from the sales, they seem to be alright. Did you come across this problem?