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Druid Candles: Saddle

Druid candles of Edinburgh are a relatively new addition to our collection. I first stumbled across them in one of our favourite farm shops in St Andrews called Balgove Larder. St Andrews is a beautiful quaintly picturesque and historic town on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, and if you are ever in Fife I strongly recommend a visit to both St Andrews and the Balgove Larder.

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Discovering the fragrance of my dreams

While browsing in the homeware department I saw a collection of candles in the most beautifully decorated amber jars. I had to pick up every single one and smell them all! A favourite pastime of mine and my youngest brother Jacob used to be going into TKMaxx on my mondays off and smell allllll the candles until we became nose-blind! Do you ever do this? I feel like it’s a common pastime… Either way, it’s fun, and I’ve always had a deep passion for fragrance. 

The Scent: 

One scent called out to me, Saddle. Tobacco flower, clove & oakmoss. I’d never heard of Tobacco flower in fragrance, or in fact knew that tobacco had flowers at all. This intrigued me, as I’ve had a few candles with tobacco in the past, paired with amber and woodsmoke and they were always so comforting and had so much depth.

Next the clove & oakmoss. Clove is known for its comforting and spicy warmth, woodsy and sweet notes, pairing perfectly with woody accords to bring deepness. And that takes us to lastly, the Oakmoss; now oakmoss is a top 10 favourite of mine in scent, it brings a warm earthy intensity like no other. Oakmoss is bitter, woody, wet, mushroomy, leathery, slightly smokey and surprisingly has a marine quality reminiscent of seaweed. 

Needless to say, I picked up Saddle, and it lived up to my expectations, and beyond. Warning, this scented candle is addictive. I couldn’t stop smelling it so of course, it came home with me.

 

How Does Saddle from Druid Candes Edinburgh Work in my Home?

I wasted no time trialling this scented candle in my living room when we got home. After just 5 minutes the warming scent filled my living room and made me feel relaxed and at ease. 

The jar is so stylish so I found it easy to slip in effortlessly with my home decor and strongly believe that this versatile kind of design would work in any home design style. An important element for me is to buy things for my home that are functional but carry a lot of style – for me it’s sometimes all about the packaging, which can sound silly to some, but it all adds up to the ambience in your home. The most important thing about home design is that it has to feel like you, whatever size, shape or style that may be. 

I love this candle so much and it has become a regular scent in my home. I’ve always wanted my home to have a familiar scent to both myself and my partner, but also to our guests. I love the idea that when you go away on holiday, you come back and you smell the familiar trademark scent of your home making the holiday blues a little easier to deal with. We are always complimented on the scent in our home, I want people to walk through the front door and feel welcome, this scented candle certainly fits the criteria. I’d go as far as to say this is the most comforting, welcoming and calming scent I have ever had in my home, with confidence. 

What season is this candle best for?

While comforting and cosy scents are often reserved for colder months, particularly autumn, I burn this candle all year long. It doesn’t lean on the typical autumnal cinnamon, sweet pumpkin and nutmeg to conjure cosiness, Saddle is its own entity. 

  • Burn in dark winter mornings for an uplifting candlelight morning ritual to help you start your day through the seemingly endless, dark and gloomy mornings. 
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  • Burn on a summer’s eve to settle in after a long day in a balmy haze with a cold glass of Rosé. Indoor or even out in the garden in your sitooterie until the stars come out. 
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  • Kick off your foraging boots in autumn and light Saddle with a steaming hot chai latte. Cosy up by your fire if you’re lucky enoigh to have one, or under your favourite throw.
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  • Or light Saddle as I am today, on a chilly, crisp, misty spring morning that needs a little comfort. I love to light candles while I work from home to lift my spirits. 
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Set the scene for your olfactory senses to invoke nostalgia or take your mind away on a journey into the Highlands

Candles

Saddle: A scent reminiscent of an evening spent in the Scottish Highlands. Deep, enticing tobacco and leather fill the air in a fire lit bothy, curled-up in thick layers, with a dram of vintage whiskey. 

Combined with essential oils of cardamom seed to relax the mind and body. 

About Druid Candles of Edinburgh

Druid candles are hand poured in small batches in Edinburgh using a natural blend of coconut and soy wax. With a cotton wick and scented with natural essential oils and phthalate and toxin free fragrance oils. Our candle containers are made of amber glass and are reusable and recyclable. 

Druid is a small-batch, wellness brand harnessing natural healing remedies tested over thousands of years. Pulling on the knowledge of our ancestors to treat the ailments of modern day lifestyles. Focused on slowing down, improving self-care habits and reconnecting with nature.Committed to ensuring that we source mindfully across the globe. We use sustainable coconut wax, cold-distilled and steam-distilled essential oils, perfume grade fragrance and all natural cotton wicks. We pledge to make our products as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. 

Every hand made, cruelty free candle in Druid’s range smells incredible and fills the room with fragrance that lasts overnight. They look effortlessly stylish with any decor style in your home. These candles and their new diffusers make the perfect gift or self care treat. 100% Made in Scotland.

Our Druid Candle recycling awards benefit program

We offer a recycling benefit programme here at Beò with our selection of Druid candles: Send back three 170ml or two 500ml empty glass candle jars that you have purchased from Beò, and we will send a FREE  170ml Druid candle back to you.

Candle safety

  • Always trim the candle wick/remove the mushroom top before you light the candle.
  • Burn your candle long enough so the wax pool reaches the jar edge each time. This will help to prevent Wax Tunnelling
  • Burn your candle for no more than 4 hours at a time.
  • Do NOT Burn candles with less than ½ inch of wax remaining
  • Keep candles away from fans, open windows, hot surfaces, children + pets.
  • Never leave the burning candle unattended.

 

- Anna xx