Smells like Christmas

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26th November 2021

There’s always candles on the table, decorating our mantlepiece amongst the garland, and sometimes hiding

Smells like Christmas

There’s always candles on the table, decorating our mantlepiece amongst the garland, and sometimes hiding in our fireplace around Christmas time. It’s not just about the warm ambience they give off though, they also make the home smell like Christmas! We meet our new faves, Gatcombe Candle Co., and talk about this festive season and candles.

gatcombe candle

We love: Lighting candles when the light is low. You can never have too many, and oh my, do these ones smell great! P.s use CLARKE10 at checkout for a special treat.
Where: Hand crafted with love in Oswestry, Shropshire. Their products are stocked all over the country in beautiful gift shops, farm shops, salons, florists, on-line companies and restaurants.
Who: Nicola from Gatcombe Candle Co. – a fast growing British brand born in 2018, priding itself on producing high end luxury hand crafted candles and home fragrances, all hand crafted using traditional manufacturing methods.

Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Every year I say ‘I will be more organised next year’ but sadly I’m not, I’ve not even had time to think about Christmas shopping yet, hopefully next year I will start a little earlier.

Which advent calendar is on your wish list this year?
How lovely would a ‘Liberty Beauty’ one be – a girl can dream! The only one I will be buying one for this year is for my beautiful granddaughter Sophia, who is 18 months old.

What was your driving force to start this business in 2018?
We always had a passion for luxury fragrance and wanted to create an affordable range for everyone to enjoy.  We started testing in early 2018 in our kitchen, after many ‘melt’ downs, hard work and determination we finally felt we were able to make a candle for our friend’s wedding and they loved it, which made us decide to launch our company.

Which is your favourite scent this Christmas?
Beautiful Angel has been one of our most popular scents this year – we introduced this scent to enable our customers to gift it to that special person in their life and they usually end up buying it for themselves as well as it is so nice!

Ideal Christmas day plan?
To spend it at home with my lovely family, eat, drink and be merry!

Favourite Shropshire festive event to attend or a new one you are trying this year?
We attended a few craft fairs in the early days arranged by Shropshire Festivals and so pleased they now put our candles in their hampers, we loved meeting our customers but as our business grew we needed to concentrate more of our time manufacturing.

Their philosophy from the outset was based on creating products, which are elegant, luxurious, beautifully contained with beautiful fragrances. We understand the importance on making a house a home, which is why we’ve teamed up with Gatcombe Candle Co. to bring our clients something extra special next year!

Their products are made from 100% soy wax, and Gatcombe continue to test and introduce new scents, always striving to keep the product fresh and on trend with currents seasons. All the more reason to keep your eyes peeled on our collab for your happy, healthy home.

You can check out Gatcombe’s stock here. Don’t forget to use the code CLARKE10 for 10% discount x

Gatcombe Candles