Scented Candle Blog from Kiss-Air

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  1. Ah, my favourite time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a total summer baby who hates the cold, wind, rain and dark nights - but there is something about those winter nights spent hugging a hot chocolate whilst snuggled on the sofa wrapped up in the softest of fleeces whilst the festive, indulgent aroma of Christmas flickers from a lit candle.

    christmas 2017_5_smlHere at Kiss Air, it will come as no surprise that the winter months are our busiest. Our candles make the perfect treat for yourself, last minute stocking filler, personalised gift for that someone who is always hard to buy for or secret Santa pressie for the office newbie you pulled out of hat and have never even spoken to!

    So we are about to fulfil all your treat, filler and pressie needs by spending weekend after weekend at different Christmas fairs bringing the scent of Christmas to you. And boy, do we have the some scents of Christmas for you….

    Our candles smell exactly as they say on jar, so when we call a candle Gingerbread…. it smells just like fresh from the oven gingerbread! And you guys agree! We like to vary our Christmas range bringing in new scents but with this candle being the top Christmas seller for the past 4 years, we simply had to bring it back again!

    Also, back for its second year in the Kiss Air Christmas range is our fabulously unique, mouth-watering delicious Chocolate Orange! Everybody’s favourite Christmas choccie literally flew off the shelves last year, selling out before our last event, so you’ll be happy to hear we’ve made sure we have extra stock for this year. 

    Next up is a brand new fragrance which could actually be my favourite of all. Anyone who knows me knows I’m partial to a biscuit or two (…. or the packet!) and our Christmas Biscuits candle whacks you in the face with freshly baked biscuits… Malted Milk biscuits with a hint of nutmeg in my opinion, and who doesn’t love a Malted Milk biscuit?! I know Santa does! Mum always used to leave Santa a few Malted Milk biscuits next to his glass of milk and carrots for the reindeer on Christmas Eve, and the next morning they were always gone!! *

    No Christmas range would be complete without the “marmite” of all Christmas scents, Christmas Tree. You either love or hate this one but we’ve tried and tested many variations and we believe we’ve found the perfect earthy, woody, pine scent that is more tree than disinfectant!

    And last but certainly not least, another newbie to the collection is Festive Cranberry. Perfect for those traditionalists who would prefer a more subtle, fresh and festive aroma of rich, fruity cranberries. So far this one has gone down very well and it’s no surprise, it really is Christmas in a jar!

    brussel sproutWe also have a new addition to Christmas this year. Our totally humorous “….because it’s brussel sprout season” tumbler candle. We all know that one person who overdoses on the sprouts to not only bring down the tone of the day, but also prompts the obligatory scented candle to come out of hiding! We also have our “….because (insert name) farted” personalised candle which really is a perfect pressie for the farter in your life, and the sufferer of those said farts!!

    We added events on our Facebook page for all the Christmas fairs where you’ll find a Kiss Air stall this Christmas, so do check them out and pop along if you can.

    Until next time, have a scent-sational Christma! 

    ~ Laura

    * Okay, okay! It was me! I ate the biscuits! I’m sorry mum! I used to creep out of bed, tiptoed down the stairs, quietly prise the living room door open and stuffed my little round face with every biscuit you left on that table! I’m sorry but I swear I never, absolutely never, went near the presents. Nope, I never poked them, shook them, unwrapped them and scruffily taped them back up again. Never!

  2. When September rolls around and summer slips away into the distance, we’re left looking longingly behind us. But autumn has its own charms, and aligning your décor to the changing seasons can ease you into the colder months with a feeling of comfort and content.

    So, as we bid the summer months goodbye, it’s a positive step to reflect this seasonal shift and readying your home for autumn is simple when you know where to begin. Here we’ve put together some of our best tips.

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    Fall back into an earthy colour scheme

    Your interior may well be peppered with vibrant and summery cushions, lighting, table-wear and accessories right now, but as autumn arrives, think about changing up your decorations.

    Earthy tones work well at this time of year, so consider substituting the bold yellows and pinks of August for soft tones of brown and green. Metallic touches of copper and gold add warmth, offering a gentle glow, perfect for the time of year. You can begin to bring in blankets, rugs and throws too – which will help to instil the autumn colour scheme whilst offering extra layers for the colder temperatures.

    Refill the flower containers

    As the vast array of summer blooms begins to wane, you’ll need to rethink your floral arrangements and a simple inexpensive solution is on hand. Those bright and colourful bouquets can be exchanged for more subtle shades using pinecones, crunchy leaves, and woven plant pots – natural decorative touches that invite the new season indoors. 

    Light and scents

    As the nights draw in and we begin to lose the natural light we’ve enjoyed so much over the past six months, you’ll need new light sources to illuminate your indoor spaces. Lamps are a quick fix, but to really transform bedrooms and down stairs living spaces, consider fitted furniture with built-in lighting features that can be dimmed to set the mood.

    Complement these lights with candles to create an atmospheric setting for during the colder months, helping the room to both look and feel warmer. Musky scents work well for the living room, giving your interior a reassuringly cosy aroma from now right through winter.

    Opt for warmer textures

    To add snugness in the chillier evenings, consider how you can incorporate comforting textures into your bedroom and living room. Change your bedding for something a little thicker, layer up with varied textures and select rich tones and velvety surfaces for your cushions and comforters. Sheepskin rugs and faux fur throws will also work wonders when it comes to creating a fine autumn ambience.

    Autumn can be just as inspiring for your décor as summer; it simply takes a little more creativity. Follow these tips to transform key rooms in your home ahead of the cooler months, from simply tweaks to lasting changes. Hartleys offer stylish bespoke furniture for every season and have experts on hand for guidance whenever you need it. For more ideas, see us at www.hartleysbedrooms.co.uk or visit our Skipton showroom.

  3. We've got that Friday feeling, so UK standard delivery is on us this Weekend!

    Shop our fabulous fragrances until you drop and you won't pay delivery when your parcel is being delivered to a UK mainland address. 

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    FREE delivery weekend - no code need. Valid on UK addresses only sent via 2nd class Royal Mail. Ends Monday 21st August at 9am. No discount codes can be used this weekend (sorry!) and free delivery does not apply to bulk  (20+) tealight orders. 


  4. We love personalised candles here at Kiss Air HQ, so have created a super cute star collection featuring a name tumbler, alphabet votive and initial tealight that make gorgeous gifts for birthdays, weddings or a little treat for yourself! The personalisation is available in 4 colour options including a stunning new bronze and there is a choice of 4 fabulous Kiss Air fragrances. 

    This weekend only spend over £15 on the star collection* we will include an initial tealight for FREE. You don't need to do anything apart from let us know the initials you'd like on the tealight by popping them in the customer comments box at the checkout.

    The lovely Emma Mumford aka The coupon Queen, who you'll have seen on This Morning chooses our personalised star candle as a July favourite - we're so excited about this!
     You can watch Emma's video here!

    Order now and get your FREE initial tealight and don't forget if you spend £30 or more you'll get FREE delivery too!

    Have a great weekend!

    Louise & Laura
    xx

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    *Ends midnight on 13th August 2017. £15 spend must be on the star collection only and this includes  the name tumble, alphabet votive, initial tealight and keepsake box with stars. £15 excludes postage. If a promotional code is used the value must be £15 after the promotional deduction. Tealight scent and initial colour will be at Kiss Air's discretion. 

  5. Whenever I think relax I think three things: sofa, tea and cake! Very British of me I know but everyone knows a good sit down and cuppa tea soon rids those stresses of the day and with the average person drinking 2-3 cups of the good stuff a day - it seems I’m not the only one. So it may come of no surprise that mine (and many others!) favourite pastime has evolved into Kiss Air’s new Summer candle range – the Tea & Cake collection!

    tea borderNow the cake side of this is truly spectacular! When I was a kid my mum would often take me into the local bakery to buy my favourite “marshmallow stuffed ice cream cone topped with sprinkles” treat and the smell of that bakery from all those sweet goodies was just heavenly. These cake candles do just the same, as soon as that fragrance hits you’re nose you’ll never want to lose it.

    First up is Jam Sponge and it’s our take on a classic British cake, Victoria Sponge, so you can expect the scent of vanilla sponge smothered in sweet raspberry jam to fill your house when burning the candle.

    And last but by no means least, Chocolate Cake! Now this scent is indulgent and, like all our candles, it smells just like the real thing so it’ll soon have your mouth-watering!

    And finally, Lemon Drizzle, this scented candle has been in range for a while and with good reason with its delicious scent of lemon syrup, poppyseed, and brown sugar all sitting on base notes of marshmallow fluff and vanilla cake batter.

    Don’t know about you, but all of a sudden I’m craving cake….

    The cake candles really are the most on point imitations of the real thing that you’ll ever find. But we understand that some people need some light, fresh alternatives to counter those cosy, comforting, indulgent scents and that is exactly what the tea candles do.

    I cannot big up the Fresh Mint Tea candle enough! This is perfect for Spring/Summer – a real uplifting, refreshing, clean scent of crushed mint leaves and white tea. It really is a cleanse the pallet kind of candle and will certainly give that cooling impression when the hot Summer evenings roll round.

    Earl Grey Tea is yet another British classic that we had to include in this range. The bergamot infused black tea has been drunk in Britain since the 1920s so has more that stood the test of time. With its subtly sweet and zesty scent we’re hoping this candle will be just as popular as the real thing.

    So there you have it! A real British inspired collection from a proud to be British candle company.

    I'd love to know what your tea and cake combo will be, so leave me a comment below. 

    ~ Laura