Botanicals by Ecoya

If you were to ask me five years ago, would I turn into one of those crazy women that fantasizes about spending endless pay cheques on scented candles, I would have laughed in your face and said that you've got to be joking. I guess the joke is on me this time. I've joined the scented candle bandwagon - Sue me. So with this recent fascination with scented collectables, I decided to splurge an ounce and purchase the 'Botanicals by Ecoya - Oriental Lily & Patchouli'.

First impressionโ€ฆ.ooooo fancy packaging, anything is winner if it has foiling. Plus it was in fuchsia so that's another tick. I whipped it out quicker than a Jack Russell with a sugar rush, trimmed my wick -- ladies you should always trim your wicks, it's Candle etiquette 101 -- and watched it burn as the spark ignited the bright flame.

I'm a completely honest person, so here's the down lowโ€ฆlet's just say that you can tell that it isn't "triple scented" like competitor brands. It smelt immensely soft and delicate, so it has zero stamina to withstand filling a room with its charisma. If you hover close to the candle without trying to burn your hair or nose, you'll soon realise that it's just nothing less than a cute candle in pretty packaging. Scent is very important to me, it can set a mood and it can also downright kill one. It's the one scent that is inextricably connected to memory, plus it's mesmerising as you get lost looking into the dancing flame.

If you have a favourite scented candle that you'd recommend trying I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!