Relax with these lavish, heavenly scented candles from Fortnum & Mason's new candle room
Did you know that Fortnum & Mason started with a candle? Some three hundred years ago, William Fortnum thought of melting used candle stumps and re-moulding them. He sold them well to ladies of the court and this prompted him to launch a department store with Hugh Mason – and one of the world’s most glamorous brands was born.
Now the company is revisiting its roots in style with the launch of a Candle Room, an inspiring space filled with deliciously scented candles. Some of them are made by Fortnum’s using beeswax harvested from the beehives found on the store’s roof, and the rest are a selection from the world’s finest makers
The perfect balance between sweet and bitter notes, this exquisite candle blends almond with the earthy scent of Tahitian vanilla and the fruitier note of the Madagascan variety. £55.
Sweet, floral and supremely elegant, this candle features the world's finest rose - the legendary and hugely expensive Rose de Mai, which only grows in the town of Grasse, in France. £75.
Fragrant, balsamic benzoin combines with the intense scent of myrrh in this luxurious candle by Cire Trudon, aptly named Melchior after one of the Three Kings. £60
Sweet and fresh, this floral candle conjures up images of Provence, blending the scent of gardenia and Provence rose on a base of cedar and musk. £48.
Lively fruit notes mingle in this intriguing Japanese Quince candle - Seda France's signature scent - which combines rhubarb, passion fruit and white peach with jasmine flowers. The candle comes in a toile pagoda box that's so pretty it needs no gift wrapping. £60.
Spiritual wellbeing is the aim and the inspiration for this candle by James Heeley, which combines the scent of frankincense, labdanum ciste, ambergris, patchouli and vetiver. £60.
This sweet, Mediterranean-inspired candle evokes the scents and atmosphere of the French Riviera. £65.
Baobab's warm, richly scented candle, with earthy ambergris notes, is inspired by the culture of the fierce Maasai of Tanzania. £55.
The spicy scent of cinnamon and cloves complement zesty orange in this decadent candle by Fortnum & Mason. £40.
The Fortnum & Mason candle room also stocks beautiful candlesticks. Ideal for pillar candles, this crystal candlestick by Kenneth Turner, with its classic, clean-lined design, is the perfect size for the dinner table. £60.