So today I went out intending to buy a new scarf. I came home with a scented candle.
A quick mooch around Islington may have led me to my new favourite scent, not just for my home but possibly me as well. Previously I have been partial to The White Company's 'Seychelles' range as it invokes a real longing for white sand beaches and clear blue seas. I love it but it doesn't really seem to suit my flat. I know this probably sounds ridiculous but I think finding a scent for your home is similar to finding your own signature perfume (for the record, mine is Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle).
I have a nose for light florals like Jasmine and Narcissus, but also the creamier (can a scent be described as creamy?) notes of vanilla and a bit of zesty orange. I wandered in to L'Occitane quite unexpectedly - I've never been in there before - and now I may never shop for a scent anywhere else!
After deliberating for some time between 'Vanille & Narcisse' and 'Néroli & Orchidée' I plumped for the latter, reasoning that it was a more wintery smell.
Described on the L'Occitane website as 'playful' and 'voluptuous' with 'fruity notes' all I can say is that it is heavenly! It is fresh yet exotic, elegant with a hint of spice and immediately transports me to a posh hotel in a faraway land.
Until I can afford to go on holiday again, this will have to suffice!