Skye Candles Review

When I am feeling down or like I need a pamper, lighting a few candles in my bedroom is the first thing I do.  They instantly make me feel calm, add a romantic feel to the air and if they are scented and fill the air with a gorgeous scent then they’re even better! 

I’ve recently discovered the Skye Candle Company and after burning them for a while, I think it’s time to tell you what I think!


My favourite scents in general are woody, sensual, sweet fragrances, like vanilla, sandalwood, cinnamon, caramel, toffee, nutmeg etc so I chose three scents from the Skye Candle Company, Vanilla & Fig which has a sweet but subtle fragrance, Cinnamon (my personal favourite) which smells like Big Red chewing gum and finally Ginger & Nutmeg which is very autumnal warm, homely scent. 

One thing I love about these candles is that they do not burn black smoke (which I have experienced with some previous candles, they must be terrible for your lungs!) and they burn evenly and have so far lasted a very long time.  The scents do not smell as strong as when burning home fragrance oils in my Body Shop Oil Burner, but this can sometimes be a good thing because the fragrance isn’t too overpowering.

The Skye Candle Company is a family run business (which I love the idea of) and is based in Scotland, all handmade and of top quality.  You can purchase the candles in different sizes – small tumblers like the Vanilla (£9.99), Travel Containers like the Cinnamon (£7.99), Large Tumblers (£14.99) or Three Wick candles which let of a stronger scent (£19.99).

You can purchase the candles and browse on their website –

What are your favourite scented candles?  I’d love it if you could recommend me some more!




  1. October 27, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    These look lovely, may have to try them out!
    I love cinammon, spicey scents at this time of year makes me feel all cosy

    • October 28, 2012 / 12:48 pm

      I completely agree! This is the best time of year for spicey, cosy scents!

  2. October 27, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    I love candles, I tend to go for sweet smells like vanilla or candy smelling ones. I literally just love all the Yankee candles, even though they are pretty expensive.
    I like the way these are packaged, I'll have to check them out 🙂 x

    • October 28, 2012 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked!

  3. October 27, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    £20 for a three wick candle isn't bad at all! Might have a peek at these 🙂 xo

    • October 28, 2012 / 12:49 pm

      🙂 Thanks Lauren! Let me know what you think if you do!xx

  4. October 27, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    I think I will get the cinnamon of Christmas!



  5. Anonymous
    October 27, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    urghh what a crappy filler post, who want's to read about candles really? you're disappointing your readers, who come to your blog to read posts about makeup etc, not candles.

    • October 28, 2012 / 12:47 pm

      I'm sorry to disappoint you! This was actually not just a 'crappy filler post'. This is my blog to write about what I want, which, yes, is mostly about makeup, but I'm a girl and I also like candles. If I am disappointing you so much then please find another beauty blog to read that concentrates just on makeup.

  6. October 27, 2012 / 10:31 pm

    I love the candles!!

  7. October 28, 2012 / 10:06 am

    these sound lovely. My favourite is Jo Malone red roses and also love NEOM candles x

  8. October 28, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    These sound lovely, I LOVE CANDLES! haha, my favourite are the NEXT candles

  9. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 / 11:46 am

    They are awesome candles, my favourite is lemongrass, very fruity and always put me in a good mood! Although you have added an extra '/i' at the end of the website so you can't access the link!

  10. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    Love them! Homemade and the best

  11. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Wow i have just had 3 of these candles and they are amazing. Such great value for money and they are not overly strong which is great. Yankee Candles are expensive and just not as good

  12. Anonymous
    November 13, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    My favourite one is Spirit of Christmas from Bahoma. Is perfect for this time, also the fragrance rest for long.

    ps: Nice blog Katie

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