If you’re like me, you love those quaint little boutique shops on random streets offering all kinds of curated goodies that you wouldn’t find in the big named stores. There’s nothing like supporting those small brands who have super quality products just waiting to be explored. Well, Trouva have got this covered for those who don’t come across these little boutiques often and want to experience it from the comfort of their home, office, coffee shop… wherever you have internet access! Trouva is an online gateway to over a hundred of the best UK’s best independent boutiques and they offer great customer service and it’s just an exciting way to shop. A bit like knowing you could find something that none of your friends have. That’s always a good things. They recently added the new brand MERAKI who offer an amazing range of bat, body and home products. I couldn’t resist grabbing this MERAKI cotton candle and I’m seriously NOT disappointed. We all deserve a little treat occasionally (this would be a GREAT gift by the way!)
Most people love candles. Anything that brightens up a space, makes it smell good and look good is never going to be a loser. But you get good candles, bad candles and amazing candles. This is an AMAZING candle. The simple, contemporary packaging obviously won me over straight away. But let’s get straight to the point here. The fresh cotton fragrance is actually the best I’ve had. Not mentioning any other brands in particular but this is so much fresher, stronger and so pleasant. It doesn’t smell synthetic and the fragrance lingers for a decent amount of time, even when the candle has been put out. It’s definitely like having a room fragrance.
OK, so I’m not old at all (30 years to be precise) and the moment I smelt this it took me back to my childhood. When I was little my dad used to use Imperial Leather soap. That super simple, super creamy and ultra clean smell would take over my senses every time by dad gave me a hug. My mum used it on me too and I remember it just being so so so clean. Well, when I took the lid off this MERAKI cotton candle, it hit me with a really similar soft, creamy, clean frangrace. So much so that I had to make my mum smell it and guess what it reminded her of. Of course, she tried to steal the candle, but on this occasion I refused to hand it over!
This candle is definitely one to relax and unwind around and has a burn time of 35 hours. It comes in a thick, sturdy but simple glass jar and will go with any decor in any room. Well worth the money and I can’t wait to try some more MERAKI items, if this candle is anything to go by it’s all going to be amazing quality and completely fresh. I really want to try the Silky Mist Salt Scrub and Linen Dew Repair shampoo and conditioner so watch this space!