I absolutely love a good candle, there's nothing better than to lit it up in the evening and relax with the current favourite book, TV show or to play some card games. I love discovering new candles and fragrances too and although I like mainstream brands like Yankee Candle and Jo Malone, I love to support less-known and family businesses.
La Montaña was founded by Cassandra and Jonathan who decided to move from London to peaceful Spanish mountain village. And through their candles they aim to fill your home with warm fragrances of the Mediterranean. Their first candle First Light* was inspired by those peaceful mornings when everything is waking up and the clean mountain air is sweet aromas of herbs and breeze. It is full of wild mountain herbs like fennel, bergamot, rosemary, mountain pepper, and rockrose. Doesn't it sound wonderful? It is a completely unique blend and I simply love it!
All La Montaña candles are burning for at least 40 hours, include a high percentage of natural and essential oils and are hand-poured by artisan candlemakers. I also love their aesthetic appearance with unique label in the style of a nostalgic 1930’s travel poster. If you are unsure about any of the scents you can request some samples which are packed in an air-tight bag, so I can assure you that they really do smell and you can pick your ideal one!
You can get La Montaña candles at www.lamontana.co.uk and there are currently four in the range: First Light, Galán de Noche (jasmine, wild rose, orange blossom, and ylang yang), Winter Oranges (Valencia orange, cinnamon, red apple, and clove) and newest addition to the range Alfredo’s Café (coffee, brandy, and black tobacco, laced with leather and incense) which I think is next on my list. I think for the price (RRP £35) it's great to support some independent business and leave your home smelling like Spanish holidays.