When I’m feeling out of sorts there is nothing like an exceptional scented candle to get me in the zone. With the transition from Summer to Autumn it’s time to wrap up warm prepare some comforting food and get cozy. A scented candle is mandatory to complete the cozy situation. I’m currently burning Darkwood by MAD et LEN which is the perfect scent for this time of year. It’s a slightly rich and aromatic scent which transports me to a stately home tucked away somewhere in the countryside. Notes of leather and smokey wood create a comforting atmosphere without being overtly heavy.

MAD et LEN is from France and the incredible packaging instantly elevates the brand to pure luxury. Each hand poured candle is housed in a hammered iron case with a black fumé finish. The fragrance is created using aged essential oils from Grasse that are stabilised in vegetable wax. There are a variety of fragrances to choose from and I’m already thinking about adding something else to my collection. Lighting one of these after a hectic day at work transports me to that zone, and then shortly after, all the stress is forgotten.

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