I have an addiction to candles // Lilou et Loïc
I have addictions to many things, and after food (let’s be honest) it’s candles. I love candles. Like seriously love candles. I have more candles than surfaces in my room and a back-up stash to last me the year, if not longer. I even have a box of festive candles waiting for Christmas to come around again. With this in mind, you can imagine the joy I feel when I discover a new home fragrance brand, and a brand that does body products too? Well that’s just a bonus. I was recently introduced to Lilou et Loïc, a British brand with a clear appreciation of Scandi sensibility. Lilou et Loïc creates fragrances inspired by moments, memories and emotions, offering a diverse collection of bath, body and home fragrance products that are imbued with both luxurious design and damn right invigorating scents. I’ve gotta be honest and say that Lilou et Loïc reeled me in at first with its packaging, because I for one cannot deter my attention away from stripes and powdery colour palettes, but when I had the products in front of me, it was lust all over again.
Obviously, the candles are my favourite. I have the scent Grapefruit and Basil (£40)*, which is quite possibly the best scent the brand could have chosen for me. I love warm citrus scents; Lime Basil and Mandarin is one of my favourites from Jo Malone, and this reminded me of that. It’s said to be a citrus fragrance with a herbaceous twist; whereby the grapefruit note is blended with basil, thyme and peppermint with the addition of warm, woody amber. Mine is the one-wick silver plated candle, which looks absolutely too good to light (the main reason for my candle hoarding), however four wick candles are also available.
When it comes to hand soap, I can be a bit of a snob (unless that is I am tempted with the £1 offer of Carex Cola Bottles or Strawberry Laces). I love luxury hand washes; I don’t know why, but I do. The Lilou et Loïc Hand Wash & Lotion Sets (£55)* are the perfect addition to my bathroom. The products themselves are also lovely and have been formulated to cleanse, moisture and protect hands while improving skin’s elasticity and firmness. Again, there are a number of fragrances to choose from, and the packaging is also on point. I have the Black Amber & Saffron Duo, which is an alluring Middle Eastern scent that combines saffron, exotic woods and black amber.
I highly recommend checking this brand out if you, like me, love trying new home fragrances or if your bathroom needs a spruce with some chic looking soap!