Glasshouse Candles To Prettify My Mantelpiece

I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to candles. I like them smelling good AND I like them looking very good. I’m more than happy to pay a little bit more for good quality candles (by a little bit more, I mean I won’t be buying them from the $2 shops :P). The problem with cheap candles is that more often than not, they will not burn consistently, despite the number of hours you leave them burning. I detest pitting of candles; they look awful, and the wax on the sides are wasted. I know because I’ve bought my fair share of candles from the $2 store and had to throw away most of them unfinished because either the wick’s crap, or the wax just won’t burn properly. Bah.

Lesson learned. Don’t cheap out on candles.

Glasshouse Candles

This brings me to a range of gorgeous candles I discovered almost a year ago – Glasshouse. These babies aren’t cheap. They’re triple-scented candles, and are AU$39.95 a pop. But they’re worth every cent in my books. First of all, the packaging. I love the beautiful apocathery jars the candles are in, and once they’re burned through, you can just pop them into the freezer, let any remaining wax freeze, and crack them off. Give them a good wash, and you’ll be able to reuse the gorgeous jars to put your cotton puffs or swabs in!

Glasshouse Candle on the Manteipiece

As each candle has two wicks, they burn slightly quicker and more evenly too. Each candle delivers up to 80 hours of burn time. So if you do your math, that’s not too bad for the price of a candle, eh? 😉 All Glasshouse candles are handmade in Australia using non-toxic, food grade wax.

Glasshouse Candle on the Manteipiece Closeup

The variety of fragrances are amazing. My favourites are Seamist, Mimosa & Wild Apple and Little Black Dress. Oh, and they have miniature triple-scented candles as well, using similar apocathery jars.

Glasshouse Candle Miniatures

My mission is to collect them all and place them on my window ledge 😛

Glasshouse candles are available online (not from the official website though), and selected stores nationwide. I get mine from David Jones and Peter Alexander. Click here for their list of stockists.

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10 comments… add one
  1. blushfully

    OOoohhh!! Sounds so nice!! Maybe someday I’ll be able to do that… splurdge on candles… =) I love the photos

    1. Tine

      Blushfully: Thanks! These candles are lovely, and worth every cent, I believe 🙂

  2. Bun Bun Makeup Tips

    What if the candles suddenly get blown out by wind? Do they leave the smelly smokey smell? They look really pretty standing all together though, like colored honey in jars. =)

    1. Tine

      Bun Bun Makeup Tips: I never leave candles burning by a window. It’s always away from any source of wind. Those candles by the window are just there to look pretty 😛 To avoid a smelly smokey smell in the house, when you want to blow it out, do it outside. Let the ember complete burning then only bring it back in.

  3. Christine/Hexotica

    There’s another reason never to buy from the variety shops–they often have carcinogenic chemicals in them that make burning them poisonous, especially in rooms that are not ventilated properly! For that reason, and the mess cheap candles make, I am also a candle snob–I only buy beeswax candles, which leave no wax when melted. I am happy to pay more for cleaner, healthier candles.

    1. Tine

      Christine/Hexocita: You have hit the nail on the head! That is so true; the cheap stuff have dangerous chemicals in them that isn’t good for our health. Best to pay for more expensive but better candles. I particularly like soy candles.

  4. Paris B

    Oh beautiful! I love how they have a cover. Ever since trying Dirt Candles I’m now a scented candle snob. Many commercial candles with chemical scents irritate my nose something awful!

    1. Tine

      Paris B: I highly agree. That’s what the $2 crap do to me too 🙁

  5. david

    these candles are amazing! My favourite is the Vanilla Caramel – and I bought one specifically for my car! I never burn it and yes $40 for a car fresher might seem like a lot – but just leave the lid off it and you would be amazed!!! every part of the interior smells absolutely amazing 🙂

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