Wednesday, 28 May 2014

#scentinthecity (& a giveaway)






You'll probably have noticed that us bloggers tend to be a similar bunch. We love Lush products, we love our local parcel delivery guy, we like to let you know exactly what we are wearing on Instagram pretty much every single day and we all go a bit mad for a scented candle.

So when an invite to the #scentinthecity event that Shearer Candles were holding popped into my inbox you did not have to ask me twice. See, I love a scented candle. I always light one during one of the many bubbles baths I take, I cook seafood a lot and they are great at hiding those lingering fish smells and on the rare occasion I have a bloke over (I said rare), they are nice at setting the mood. So despite my sworn allegiance to Yankee, I hotfooted it over to the Shearer factory one drizzly Thursday evening to see what these guys were about.

We started with a glass of fizz (natch) and a quick chat with Rosey, who filled us in on the history of Shearer's. Which is the longest established lifestyle candle company in the UK dontchaknow. Yes, the spellcheck on my blog hates me. Obviously we were full of all the important questions like "do you do coconut?" and "do you have any celeb customers?" - yes and Janet Jackson & George Michael to name a few. Apparently he orders the Persian Lime by the caseload....

After that we were given a quick tour of the factory and a chance to make our own candle before heading back to the shop area to network (finish the prosecco and eat the canapes). Straight up though - this was one of my fave events. It was super cool hearing the history of such an established and long running Glasgow company (they started out in 1897 in the actual Candleriggs area of Glasgow). And being the nice folks that they are they let us take some treats home to try out for ourselves. Obviously I still managed to buy stuff. Obviously.


The Amber Noir is by far my favourite (apparently it's everyones) and the Amber Rose is so good that I can even smell the wax scent from the unlit candle when I am laying in bed at night. I haven't tested out the Persian Lime as yet but if it's good enough for George....

Yankee: I think our relationship may be over.  

And even better the guys at Shearer's gave me a goodie bag to share with one of you lucky readers. If you like a scented candle and fancy bagging yourself these goodies then go enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below. And if you don't like a scented candle - then girl the hell up.

Competition will run for one week and will be open to UK residents only.






a Rafflecopter giveaway

18 comments:

fromdctozz said...

This is a lovely wee giveaway! :)

fromdctozz@gmail.com xxx

Penny LilliesandLove said...

Loving the look of these - I'm a sucker for a scented candle as well!

lilliesandlove@yahoo.co.uk


Penny | www.lilliesandlove.co.uk
xx

Elizabeth said...

I was just looking for a new candle company to try! Be still my beating heart....xx

Leanne Cornelius said...

I love discovering new candles, fingers crossed this'll be my chance to try these out!

leannestundon@hotmail.com

Leanne - A Slice of My Life

Jo Hutchinson said...

femjh @ aol dot com

Jess | Just Jesss said...

These sound gorgeous! Not heard of the brand before but will be checking them out now :) thanks for the lovely giveaway!!
Mustbeadreamer (at) hotmail.co.uk

Jess xo

Leanne Lunn said...

Thank you chloe1705@yahoo.co.uk

Hazel Christopher said...

forceofnature@hotmail.co.uk :) x

frances hopkins said...

Lovely fran140@live.co.uk

buchanl said...

linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

Lynsey Buchanan

Natalie White said...

nats at natshomedot co dotuk. :)

Kim Neville said...

kimneville_1969@yahoo.co.uk

maxineflossy said...

Hi, my email will be available in the rafflecopter - thanks for a lovely giveaway

Gillian Holmes said...


Please put me into the draw xx
gholmes724 ((at)) gmail ((d0t)) com

Kez said...

Great Giveaway - My email is available via the Rafflecopter ..

Cat Williams said...

Catty212MSE@hotmail.co.uk

Jayne said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway, my email will be stored in the rafflecopter. My twitter id is @10milewalk

ladyluck13 said...

look fab leighfenn@hotmail.co.uk