“I have a pretty simple rule of thumb when choosing candles scents,” says Jo Reid, the talented lady behind local brand Violet + Rose. “If it smells like bubble gum or air freshener, it’s no go!”. This is just one of the reasons why I adore these brand new scented candles. Here’s a few more that’ll have you equally smitten and eager to get your hands on one!

Violet and Rose Scented Candles

Jo started Violet + Rose in November 2011 and has steered clear of artificial and overpowering fragrances from the get-go. 

“I like simple, natural scents and I try to make sure I have a variety in my evolving range,” she tells me. “Spices, florals, citrus, fruits, woods – and different ones for different seasons. Candles are definitely a seasonal item”.

I couldn’t agree more. I treat scented candles like I do colognes; there are definite summer and winter scents and each fragrance resonates with me on a personal level. It’s a philosophy Jo believes strongly in too, adding that many people underestimate the power of a good scent.

“Scent is as important as having decor that is visually pleasing or as listening to our favourite music,” Jo explains. “I think candles are an affordable treat… and candles make us happy. Who doesn’t want to feel happy?”.

Violet and Rose Scented Candles

Not only does she carefully consider the fragrances she uses, Jo hand pours the scented candles herself, paints each wooden bead and ties on every feather. This is the epitome of small-run, handmade homewares – and the design of the entire piece has been carefully crafted to tie in with current design trends.

“The trends I’ve picked up on are geometric, colour (indigo blue, mint green and flamingo pink), feathers, wood and metallics – incorporating all of these into the candle design. My original vintage range is poured into vintage jars, tins and trophies and is inspired by a more traditional, maybe even vintage-industrial style”.

I currently have the indigo candle burning on my desk as I type this post (cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger) and can assure you that it releases a fragrance so glorious I might actually try and eat the contents!

If you’re loving the sound of this local brand, see below on how you can win one of the new Geometric Mason Jar Candles for yourself!

CLICK HERE to shop the candles on the V+R website, or CLICK HERE to shop on Cranmore Home.

Violet and Rose Logo

Violet and Rose Scented Candle

I have one of each scented candle to give away to some lucky TLC readers!

TO ENTER:
Like The Life Creative on Facebook and Violet + Rose on Facebook
Click here to check out the three candle scents

Drop a comment below telling me which scent appeals to you and why!

(Open to Australian residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Sunday June 29)

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29 Comments

  • Stephanie Cianciosi
    Posted 25 June, 2014 8:41 pm 0Likes

    I would love the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger candle as it reminds me of gingerbread cookies which are my favorite… who wouldn’t want their house to smell like freshly baked cookies!

  • Natasha Andrews
    Posted 25 June, 2014 8:44 pm 0Likes

    Oh these are just delightful – they look divine and I agree on natural scents being so important – and different scents for different seasons.

    I know you said to say which scent appeals but they all do – just for different seasons I would love to be burning the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger right now but in spring I know I would love the violet and lime and the french pear would be perfect for late summer 🙂

    But if I had to pick I would go the indigo as I have a real thing for mixing clear glass and blue glass at the moment and the blue feather would compliment my side table arrangements perfectly!

  • Sarah Cowan
    Posted 25 June, 2014 9:12 pm 0Likes

    What a beautiful selection of candles and I love those jars! I decorate my home with warm neutral tones and solid wooden furniture/ antiques and would love to add your candles to my collection. I’ll definitely be purchasing from you in the future now that I’ve found your products!
    French Pear would be my choice, With scents of pear throughout the home I’ll be thinking I am relaxing in the French countryside! Divine!

  • Skye TIernan
    Posted 25 June, 2014 9:55 pm 0Likes

    French Pear yummy scrummy! I love the beautiful glass jars and the sweet handmade touch plus can only imagine how divine this delicate scent must be! Please pick me!

  • Michelle V
    Posted 26 June, 2014 6:03 am 0Likes

    The French Pear scent is the one I would choose
    With it’s feather and bead trim in gold and green hues
    The scent would be subtle, yet deliciously sweet
    Welcoming guests into our home as we meet and greet
    It would create a calming ambience whilst smelling divine
    I really would love to make this mine!

  • Adele
    Posted 26 June, 2014 11:05 am 0Likes

    Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Ginger as it conjures up warm & fuzzy feelings of my grandmother’s cooking which was always welcoming and made with love.

  • Ricki McKeon
    Posted 26 June, 2014 11:20 am 0Likes

    Almost too hard to pick. Violet and Lime sounds fresh, zesty and adorable. 🙂

  • Gina Katsoulis
    Posted 26 June, 2014 11:28 am 0Likes

    All the fragrances look divine, tough choice, would go with Mandarin & Mimosa, perfect combination of fragrances.

  • Michelle – Jarrah Jungle
    Posted 26 June, 2014 11:43 am 0Likes

    I would love the voilet and lime candle to sit on the bench in my newly renovated laundry (due to be finished in a few weeks!) to make the chore of washing that bit more pleasant, uplifting and enjoyable!

  • Shell
    Posted 26 June, 2014 11:45 am 0Likes

    cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger
    I love my home smelling like something is baking, and this scent sounds perfect for making the home smell delicious enough to eat.

  • Claire
    Posted 26 June, 2014 12:07 pm 0Likes

    French pear, sounds so elegant and the glow coming out of that geometric jar will be just as beautiful, what a way to spend a cold winter’s evening – candlelight, hot chocolate, the final of house rules and no interruptions!

  • kathy johnson
    Posted 26 June, 2014 3:33 pm 0Likes

    Violet & Lime to me sounds divine!
    I love anything violet scented and i absolutely love the fresh crisp scent of lime!

  • Joanne Emery
    Posted 26 June, 2014 5:07 pm 0Likes

    French pear sounds (and looks) absolutely amazing! I would adore it!

  • centaine walters
    Posted 26 June, 2014 5:20 pm 0Likes

    I would love the violet and lime. I imagine it would be a delicate but punchy fragrance. And I ♥ things slightly out of the ordinary.

  • Alicia
    Posted 26 June, 2014 5:23 pm 0Likes

    I love citrus so would have to go violet and lime. What beautiful candles. Love.

  • Jessica Hartigan
    Posted 26 June, 2014 6:01 pm 0Likes

    I just got so excited i emailed you, sorry! I would love the violet and lime because it sounds like the best combo ever and the packaging is HEAVEN!

  • Charmaine Campbell
    Posted 26 June, 2014 6:29 pm 0Likes

    The Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger sounds like heaven to me! I love scents that smell good enough to eat!

  • Gemma Cruzado
    Posted 26 June, 2014 6:57 pm 0Likes

    Violet & lime – what an amazing combination! If I don’t win, I’ll be grabbing one of these for sure! Thanks for the link

  • Michael
    Posted 26 June, 2014 7:53 pm 0Likes

    ild love the Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Ginger, its simplicity just reminds me of winter… all rugged up on the couch with a blanket.

  • Kim
    Posted 26 June, 2014 10:13 pm 0Likes

    Oh, the cinnamon one, I am thinking that if it smelled like a cross between donuts and Christmas then that would be awesome!!!

  • Shelley
    Posted 28 June, 2014 11:01 am 0Likes

    French Pear – it sounds sweet and chic. Right up my alley.

  • Megan
    Posted 28 June, 2014 3:01 pm 0Likes

    The perfect Violet + Rose candle for me would have to be French Pear! Living in the tropics the sweet crisp scent of the pear is perfect for summer & I adore the chic colours of the feather & geometric wood beads!

    • Sarah Travia
      Posted 28 June, 2014 10:42 pm 0Likes

      Violet and lime sounds like it would smell amazing. I am a big fan of lime in candles and the thought of it paired with violet sounds like perfection!

  • Del
    Posted 28 June, 2014 7:19 pm 0Likes

    Thankyou for the opportunity. Like others I couldn’t actually decide. We are about to love into a new house with no garden, not even a tree. So the beautiful smell of any of these candles would be Devine

    • Del
      Posted 28 June, 2014 7:20 pm 0Likes

      And that should have read move rather than love!!

  • Benjamin T
    Posted 29 June, 2014 5:02 pm 0Likes

    Indigo, as it smells like cookies or some other delicious treat.

  • Alex
    Posted 29 June, 2014 5:26 pm 0Likes

    Definitely Violet & Lime because I love the scent of violets and I think the lime would give a real freshness to the air.

  • Natasha
    Posted 29 June, 2014 7:48 pm 0Likes

    I just moved to sydney and it’s my birthday next week in my new city and what a better gift to myself than a French pear candle. I love that it will make my house not only smell devine but will help with making my new apartment look amazing.

  • belinda
    Posted 4 November, 2014 9:33 am 0Likes

    Oh gosh the Geometric Mason Jar Candle – Violet & Lime really would float my boat ! delish

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