Molton Brown aboard the Seabourn

For 15 years Seabourn Cruise Liners have collaborated with Molton Brown offering their products onboard as complimentary amenities and last year Molton Brown created two bespoke fragrances for Seabourn. The Seabourn Collection has not been available to purchase until now! For a limited time only, the two fragrances are available instore and online.

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La Bougie Crop Candles

A few weeks ago on an annual visit to my other home Drogheda, I visited the Forge Field Farm Shop in Termonfeckin. There I discovered (new to me) range of candles and diffusers from Crop Candles by La Bougie.

La Bougie was created by expert perfumer Lucy Hagerty in 2012 in Cork and the brand has grown from strength to strength with the opening of a boutique in Kinsale in 2015 which coincided with La Bougie perfume range. Crop Candles created and manufactured by La Bougie from their farm in Co. Cork, are inspired by the plentiful rain and rich grass and earth alongside seasonal scents.

All Year Candles & Diffusers:

  • Earth – Tabacco, Cognac and Oak
  • Grass – Grapefruit, Cassis and Basil
  • Rain – Jasmine, Musk and Chocolate

Seasonal Spring/Summer Candles & Diffusers:

  • Elderflower – Gooseberry, Caramel and Elderflower
  • Gorse – Coconut, Sea Salt and Amber
  • Rhubarb – Plum, Rhubarb and Peach

Hands down my favourite is the Elderflower. It is an effervescent and sparkling scent which is both warming and comforting without the heaviness. My least favourite is the Earth which I found too overwhelming.

As I mentioned at the start I found the range in Forge Field Farm Shop in Termonfeckin but Crop Candles have stockists throughout Ireland. Contact them via The 100% Soy Candles are priced at €16 and the Diffusers are €20.

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doTerra Essential Oils

My love of fragrance first developed from my love of essential oils and aromatherapy. In my younger years, I had numerous little brown bottles of various oil which I would use to make my own blends. Last Thursday at the Pamper & Style event in the Tower Hotel, I meet Orla from Salon an Oir who introduced me to the brand doTerra. I was seriously impressed not only with the brand which she uses both personally and in her salon but also her in depth knowledge of essential oils.

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