A while back I wrote a piece for all about men’s increasing interest in scented candles (or ‘mandles’ as they’ve already been dubbed) for last Saturday’s Telegraph Men’s Style supplement. At the the time of writing Bella Freud hadn’t launched this rather cool 1970 Black Musk & Patchouli candle, which is a shame because had it been around it would have definitely made my selection.
Infused with frankincense, myrrh, oakmoss, musk, sandalwood and vetiver it pretty much contains all my favourite notes and is a delightfully hippy concoction that smells, for all the world, like one of the many mystic shops in Glastonbury which I never seem to be out of.
I love it and its scent diffuses beautifully, fragrancing any room in a matter of minutes. Recommended.
Bella Freud’d 1970 Black Musk & Patchouli candle is available from Space NK and bellafreud.co.uk.