I was half tempted to leave writing this review all together, as it seems pretty difficult to purchase the Laura Mercier candles in the UK. They are featured on the Laura Mercier site, but while the website is 'co.uk', the prices are in dollars and it says no shipping outside of the US. Very confusing. So sorry to all my British readers but this looks like it's one for all you american followers out there, and anyone else who can get there mitts on one of these babies. FYI, I got mine in a Christmas gift set which seems to be the only time we can get our hands on them in the UK.
I wanted the gift set ever since I tried the Ambre Vanille Souffle Body Creme in my Birchbox last year. My birthday came shortly after trying the product and I was lucky enough to receive a full sized souffle, along with the scrub, bath honey and this little candle. I say little, but it sure packs a punch.
The candle itself is absolutely incredible. Burn it for all of about 5 minutes and you'll be able to fill most of your house with the scent - it's that strong. Having said that, it's not heady like you would imagine. I feel like I get used to it and then don't really notice it is there unless I walk away and then come back. But that's what's nice about it. If I was constantly smelling it, I'm sure I'd get a headache straight away, but that's not an issue. It simply fills the room so that anyone who enters thinks it smells divine. Brilliant :)
The scent is just like the souffle and is absolutely dreamy. It's such a warm and sexy fragrance. That's the best way to describe it. Burning it makes me feel so pampered and happy. There's not too much more I could ask for from a candle if I'm honest with you.
I would definitely buy one again, and am seriously intrigued about what the other scents are like because this one has me hooked. The Ambre Vanille range is my go-to for luxury bath and body and I couldn't recommend it enough to you guys.
Votive Candle Sampler Collection including Ambre Vanille, Creme Brulee, Fresh Fig and exclusive Tarte au Citron set - $40 from Laura Mercier