light it up...

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only woman on the planet that doesn't like candles.

I must take after my Father who declares them "annoying smelly flickering thngs" which upsets my mother no end. She like many mothers the world over, worship at the alter of the Yankee Candle

Maybe if I was to find one of these sitting on my shelf I would change my outlook pronto...



Oh how I love Fornasetti...

 “Dear contemporaries, don’t you realise how different we are? Although I depict you as equals and like the ancients you never change.” Piero Fornasetti

 This season sees the launch of  new scent Flora di Fornasetti  a beautiful and elegant white floral bouquet that makes its Fornasetti Profumi debut in the form of a scented candle. This scent is inspired not only by the lush flora that fills the gardens around the Fornasetti house in Milan but also by the floral imagery created by Piero Fornasetti and taken from the vast archive.

6a00d8341c2f0953ef01901e8bc1c0970b-800wiFeaturing notes of ivy, lily of the valley, iris, jasmine, tuberose, sandalwood and musk, the Large Scented Candle is priced at an eye watering £380. Fornasetti Profumi is available from Selfridges London, Conran, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, United Perfumes London and online.

Not even I could try to justify that one.!

But that won't stop me looking at them and wishing they could me mine. Of course it goes without saying that I would never light them, they would just sit there looking amazing...



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 Although on second thoughts I might just be safer with some scented rocks.  That way I could also keep my Father quiet!

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Queen Marie