The Cotswold Candle Co

The quickest and easiest pick me up just has to be the scent of a quality candle, it also helps if it looks lovely too.  Fortunately for me, the candle I was recently sent to review by the Cotswold Candle Co ticked both those boxes and some !

The Cotswold Candle Co is owned by Polly who, like me, has a slight obsession with candles.  Finding the cost of her favourite luxury brand candles too high to continually buy, Polly set out to to make her own.  Polly wanted a quality product with an amazing scent but at an affordable price,  I certainly think she has achieved that.   You can read Polly’s story HERE

I chose the Sweet Pea fragrance and not just because the label colour fits in with my decor !  Sweet peas are one of my most favourite flowers so I was interested to see if Polly had captured the unique scent.  The Cotswold Candle Co consists of a small range of classic scents Sweet Pea, White Mulberry (yep, nearly picked this one ) Rose and Cinnamon, Orange & Clove.  The candles have a burn time of 35 hours and cost just £18 each which is fantastic value for money for a hand poured candle.

The candle arrived beautifully packaged.  I do love a bit of quality packaging, I have bags and boxes stashed away in my home that I just can’t bring myself to throw away, its all part of the experience.  The candle is presented in a lovely glass votive and  I particularly love the wooden wick.   The sound of the wick as the candle burns is lovely, it crackles away like  the sound of a tiny log fire !

As for the scent ! Ahh memories of beautiful old fashioned English gardens.  The scent of Sweet Peas fills my home.  So much so, the boys came down from their bedroom (unheard of on a Saturday) “whats that smell ”  “It smells like a girly garden “

My job here is done !



  1. Kimberly Duran
    March 21, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    "It's smells like a girly garden" Hahaha! Bless 😉 I adore the idea of a wood wick! These sound lovely, will have to check them out – just a shame we don't have scratch and sniff internet (yet!!) 🙂 xxx

    • karen jones
      March 21, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      ha, yep, you can rely on my boys to say it as it is Kimberly. oh not so sure about the scratch and sniff internet ! xxx

  2. Carole Poirot
    March 21, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Scented candles are one of the things I always love at home. I've even taken some with me on holiday before to make whichever place I'm staying in smell nice – though that might be taking things to extreme. I'm sure sweet pea smells lovely. x

    • karen jones
      March 21, 2016 / 5:25 pm

      Its a truly beautiful candle Carole. I am so impressed with it. X Never thought to take a candle on holiday before, what a great idea !

  3. Carole
    March 21, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Oooh, I love a scented candle Karen. I probably would have gone with Sweet Pea too. x

  4. Karen - Making Spaces
    March 21, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I'm a bad candle owner. Whenever I get a really posh one, I save it for best, which never comes and then it sits unused in its box. Kind of defeats the object really… I should treat myself more often to some "girly garden" smells. Especially in my home office (where the cat litter box is) xx

  5. cate st hill
    March 21, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Like Kimberley, I wish there was a scratch and sniff option, I bet this smells divine! X

  6. kate
    March 21, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Oh these are lovely Karen – such nice branding 🙂

    March 22, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    It sounds lovely, especially the fact that it smells of sweet peas! Love the comment from your sons.

  8. Arianna
    March 23, 2016 / 11:09 am

    I love scented candles… Your sons comment is just adorable 🙂 x

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