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Friday, 9 December 2011

Ginger, spice and all things nice

I've been very good so far this Christmas and have not really self-gifted anything... until yesterday.

I popped into Zara home for a little nosey about and came across these beautiful candles encased in velvet-flock boxes. They were in red, blue and green but it was the red that stole my heart. Red and gold IS Christmas after all. You can decorate your trees and houses in all manner of silver, pink and purple, but to me nothing says "Baby Jesus in the manger" more than the classic red/gold combo.

Anyway, this is a limited edition candle which smells of Gingerbread. It's a more spicy gingerbread so it's an extremely warming and cosy perfume. The other two candles were something like, incense and winter berry or winter greens, I can't remember exactly, but they were a little too masculine and 'after-shavey' for my taste.

Zara Home - Limited Edition Gingerbread Candle

Gingerbread was €17.99 but this is a hefty candle and bigger than the regular Zara candles (not bigger than those stonking 3-wick numbers, but you know what I mean). This will serve you all throughout Christmas and possibly throughout January & February too. If you wanted to I suppose you could burn half of it this year and half next Christmas. It's very strong so I can't imagine the smell fading, especially if you put it back in it's little velvet case.

I can report that just one hour of burning will scent your room, and indeed your home, with Gingerbread spice for the whole night. Just blissful!

Now THAT is what I'm talking about.... All that embodies Christmas; joy, hope, love... and perhaps even melancholy, in a single flame burning in a beautiful red glass.


  1. Oooh, I need some of that! The rich spicy scent of gingerbread!

  2. Oh!! I want this!! But this is the downside of being in the US, no Zara home! BOO!

  3. @Tora, yes, everyone needs the smell of gingerbread in the house :)

    @Brody, that's a shame but there are soooo many wonderful things in the USA .... Yankee Candles, Bath & Body Works, etc.... wish I could find all that here.

    @Iris, I knew you would like this!

  4. This sounds like it would smell heavenly!!

  5. Carissa, it DOES smell heavenly!

  6. Pandora, you're right, I've gone a bit crazy with Bath and Body Works candles, I'm afraid. I just can't resist a good sale! Do let me know if you're interested in a swap!

  7. Brody, are you in the US for good now or are you coming back to Brux? I'll let you know about a swap, sounds like fun!

  8. Pandora, I'm coming back in January! I'm just here for kind of an extended break!


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