Saturday, 15 December 2012

The White Company's 'Orange Grove' candle

The White Company's Signature Orange Grove Candle on my bedside table

I have never accepted products for review on Moon to Moon before, as I don't want to be one of those bloggers that bombard my readers with stuff I would never use. When I was contacted by The White Company however, and asked if I would review one of their candles of course I jumped at the chance. I love candles and always have one by my bedside to help me chill after a stressful day in the Hospital.

The review was to be for a Scented candle. Now I often have scented candles but I am really, really, really, fussy about my fragrances. The smell of sickly sweet artificial Vanilla or Candy quite honestly makes me feel nauseous, I am more of a Frankincense, Patchouli, or ylang ylang girl, so I was a bit apprehensive of what I may get sent.

The 'Orange Grove' candle that arrived in the post however was really yummy and arriving in a posh box was so much more luxurious than anything I would usually buy myself. As for the fragrance I was pleasantly surprised, it had  a really subtle Orange fragrance that doesn't smell in the slightest bit artificial or overbearing. Having burnt the whole 28 hours worth of candle in a week I can honestly say this candle was a total winner with me...

At £20 this candle is a bit out of my usual price range for myself, but it would be a candle I would be proud to give to my mum or a friend.



P.s .. I would love your feedback on whether you would like to see more reviews on Moon to Moon.... relevant ones of course!!

pps. had a comment and a number of emails about other items in picture so.... Prism and postcard from the wild unknown. Mini crystal ball from Glastonbury, rings brought from Nepal and China, Scarlett Thomas Book is my current read, I really recommend 'the end of mr y' if you haven't read it already, the leaf I use as a bookmark and is from my favourite tree the Ginkgo Biloba... and Bea.... I am ashamed to admit that is a plastic plant from ikea put into a terracotta pot 

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

I guess it kind of depends on how much/how frequently/how much of your regular (WONDERFUL) content will be here, etc.

I must be honest and say that I have "dropped out" of several blogs I used to follow because I was too lazy to wade through the "ads"....

Moon to Moon said...

Totally agree Rebecca. I doubt it would be often as i dont get offered much, just wanted to hear peoples thoughts :)

I too have stopped following a number of blogs as the writer is always wearing particular brands that happen to be sponsors. It all seems really fake.

Thank you for your reply
xx

Mici said...

Greetings Gabi,

I found the review useful as I wanted to buy a friend a scented candle for her birthday but like you can't stand most of the sickly sweet aromas.

I do however agree that having to trawl through adverts or product placement on blogs can be tiresome.

But then I really want to buy myself the Tarot Set from The Wild Unknown too, which I discovered through your blog.

So that is two products I would actually consider parting with my cash for, having only discovered them through your blog.

I wanted to say Thanks for the inspiration and perhaps a lighter purse too...

JSusskind said...

Slightly OT, but where did you get that mirror pyramid?

Moon to Moon said...

It is one of my prized possessions from The Wild Unknown
http://www.thewildunknown.com/

Louise Gillanders said...

I'm gonna go OT too and say I love that you keep a gingko leaf on your bedside table!! Korea was carpeted in them this fall they are like little works of art on the sidewalk, I love them!

trinity8419 said...

Since I enjoy your blog SO much because it's a reflection of your personal taste, I'd trust you to review *occasional* products that your gave your honest review on. Of course, the contributing companies might not be all about total honesty, but I am! I think you are too :-)

chiara said...

I think you are very right about scented candles in general but I also believe that the "winter" candle from this same company is one of he most amazing evocative smells ever. I keep on going on their website and wondering if I should spend that amount of money on a candle but I feel it would be worth it.
Chiara
P.S. I look at the pictures you post so many times... great inspiration!

raj kumar said...

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Keira said...

I think you have great taste and I trust you to review stuff that is nifty and relevant to the bohemian lifestyle. So please, feel free to let us in on any interesting stuff that comes your way.