8 December 2014


Having two dogs that live inside, I love burning scented candles. I love my dogs to bits, but I hate it when my house smell of dogs, so to mask any scent of my dogs, and last night’s dinner, scented candles often come to the rescue. Here I share my thoughts on the Circa Home 1979 Oceanique Scented Soy Candle*, that also serves as the perfect Xmas gift idea;

What They Say:

1979 Oceanique transports the freshness of the ocean with an uplifting blend of Orange Blossom and Bergamot. Inspired by Dancing to party anthem YMCA. Playing trivial pursuit on the back verandah. Flaunting your new baggy designer jeans. Circa Home Oceanique takes you back to 1979, when jumpsuits were cool and Farrah Fawcett was hot. How will you remember it?

RRP: $29.95 (260g) – Available from David Jones, Bed Bath N’Table, and selected home and lifestyle stores, and Circa Home Online

What I Say:

I have never actually tried any of the Circa Home scented candles before, so I didn’t really know what to expect. However, I was instantly pleasantly surprised when I realised that the candle is made in Australia using the natural soy wax and high quality fragrant oils, and lead free cotton wicks. But what’s more is that the container is made using recycled glass, while the carton, the packaging and the glass are all 100% recyclable.

Now onto the actual scent of the candle. As soon as I lifted the timber lid, I could smell the amazing clean and fresh fragrance that for some reason reminds me so much of one of my husband’s aftershaves – although I cannot for the life of me work out which one as he has quite a collection of aftershaves!

The scent reminds me a little of a beach holiday with it’s aquatic notes and refreshing and uplifting scent. Consequently I find that it is more suitable for burning in the spring and summer months, but of course, there in no one stopping you from burning it during the winter months if you need to bring back the memories of the summer holiday. And what I also like about the scent is that it is neither too sweet or too spicy, or too floral for that matter, rather it is a great unisex scent that would appeal to both men and women. My husband even commented that it smells nice, which doesn’t happen often with scented candles, usually I just get the ‘that’s ok’ – so to get a ‘nice’ is a seal of approval from him!

The candle comes in a heavy white frosted glass and it has a timber lid that seals in the scent, and you only need to burn the two-wick candle for a few minutes before the beautiful scent spreads though the whole house. And once you finished burning the candle, you can clean up the glass and use it as a stylish holder for tea candles. How brilliant! And at just $29.95, it is a bargain find too for such a high quality candle.

This was my first ever scented candle from Circa Home, but I can tell you, it won’t be the last! I highly recommend it – it is the perfect Xmas gift idea or hostess gift, or of course gift to yourself if you need to treat yourself!

* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Do you use scented candles? Ever tried Circa Home? Which scent is your favourite?

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  1. I love pretty candles especially scented ones :)

  2. Circa Home is one of my favourite candles to burn!
    xx Kat @ Katness


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