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Ashleigh & Burwood Blog

  1. We love a citrus twist!

    Citrus slices

    We’ve fallen in love with citrus notes this season. You’ll find them in many of our new fragrances, evoking sunny groves of ripe oranges, blended with basil for a refreshing herbaceous cocktail and mixed with exotic oud. Whatever the combination, we feel that citrus’ sparkling notes will uplift any scent.

    So what makes citrus notes our new favourites?

    • Crisp and zesty, citrus notes are the ideal morning pick me up to start your day feeling revitalised and the freshness of the scents with keep you feeling energised throughout the day.
    • The light and fresh nature of citrus scents evokes a clean, freshly washed feeling, perfect for when you want to your home to feel refreshed.
    • Citrus scents are some of the most versatile around and can be used to complement an endless number of notes. Fragrances like bergamot, orange and lemon will blend beautifully with warm, rich spices and light, sweet florals in equal measure.
    • They’re a match made in heaven with the sunny days of spring and summer, when the sparkling nature of citrus scents and their greener notes are complemented by the warmer weather.
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  2. Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

    Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day gifts of flowers and chocolates? Why not give the gift of fragrance this Valentine’s Day! To help you choose we’ve picked out a selection of our favourite gorgeous gifts that any lover of beautiful scents and luxurious home décor would be thrilled to unwrap.

    For those that like to make a splash…

    Fragrance Lamp Gift Set

    The Pearl & Fresh Linen Fragrance Lamp Gift Set

    £37.95

    With its sparkling handcrafted mosaic pattern this Fragrance Lamp is an elegant sight to behold, but it’s the fragrance inside that makes the real impact, filling a room with incredible scent in just half an hour.

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  3. How to Upcycle Your Empty Scented Candles

    In 2019, recycling, sustainability and green living are the words on everyone’s lips; it’s simply no longer possible to ignore the massive negative impact our way of living has on the environment. Particularly saddening for us at Ashleigh & Burwood is a report last week that revealed that millions of cheap Christmas candles will make their way to landfill sites this month, where they’re likely to remain for over a thousand years.

    Thankfully, we feel that our own candles are simply too beautiful to chuck away (who could bear to part with a Wild Things vessel?!) and so we’ve come up with plenty of ideas to reuse our burned out candles. Here are some of our favourites, which we will hope will inspire you to find a new use for your next empty candle vessel.

    Whether you’re planning on reusing, refilling or recycling your candle, the first step should always be to clean out any leftover wax and the old wick from the vessel.

    To clean your vessel, fill it with just enough hot water to cover the remaining wax, taking care not to burn yourself, and leave for 2 minutes to allow the wax to soften. Hold the vessel near top to avoid the hot base and carefully remove the wax with a spoon. Dispose of the excess wax and then pour the water away – make sure you don’t pour the wax down the sink as it can cause a blockage! If there’s any remaining wax, scoop it up and throw away. Wipe any leftover residue with a thick kitchen towel and repeat steps until the vessel is clean. Finally, remove the metal wick holder from the bottom of the vessel.

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  4. Iris: The Es-scent-ial Facts

    Purple Iris

    What fragrant flower is favoured by a Greek goddess, French royalty and the gin-makers of the world? The same one which lies at the heart of our nostalgic new scent, Midnight Iris!

    Find out more about the flower’s long history, from Ancient Egypt to Ashleigh & Burwood.

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  5. Four Things to Do on National Relaxation Day to Help You Chill Out

    And breathe...

    1. Soak in a warm bath

    The hot water will help increase blood circulation and soothe any sore muscles, plus a warm bath can improve your sleep too. The drop in temperature after getting out of the tub kick-starts the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep.

    2. Switch off your screens

    Not only is the blue LED light emitted from digital devices thought to mess with your sleep cycle by preventing the natural release of melatonin that occurs as the day gets darker, but continuous social media scrolling has been blamed for a rise in Instagram-induced FOMO (fear of missing out) and self-esteem issues brought on by comparing ourselves to the perfect posed grids of the ‘gram. A night away from screens can be a welcome relief for your mental health as well as your sleep cycle.

    3. Light a candle

    Hang on, didn’t we just tell you to avoid light in the evening? Candlelight is different from artificial light however, it gives a warm glow rather than a blue glare and the flickering light can help soothe the mind. For an even more relaxing time pick a scented candle with a soothing fragrance like sleep-inducing lavender or gentle soft cotton.

    4. Do something you enjoy

    Our number one top tip to de-stress and chill out is to set aside time to do something you genuinely enjoy, whether that’s curling up with a good book, re-watching your favourite film for the hundredth time or coffee with a friend – if it makes you happy, it’s time well spent.

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  6. Father’s Day Home Fragrance Gift Guide | Ashleigh & Burwood

    Father’s Day is fast approaching – its next Sunday (17th June) in case you’ve missed it on your calendar – so here are our picks for refined, fragranced gifts that Dad will love.

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  7. The Art of Home Fragrance

    It’s National Fragrance Week this week, a yearly event that focuses on increasing awareness of the fragrance industry and the role fragrance plays in each of our lives, so we’re taking you behind-the-scenes of Ashleigh & Burwood to see how we craft our fragrances from concept to completion.

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  8. Why You Need a Signature Home Fragrance

    Scent memories are the muses behind our new fragrances for Spring/Summer this year, including the sultry White Velvet. A glamorous blend of velvety white flowers and rich sandalwood, White Velvet is inspired by the favourite perfume of our Customer Operations Advisor Salvina’s best friend – a scent that is entwined with all her happy memories of their friendship.

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  9. Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    Mother’s Day is this Sunday 11th March. If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for Mum, take a look at our choices for the best way to say ‘thanks for being you’…

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  10. Zebras and #Zelfies at Spring Fair 2018

    Just in time for the launch of our three new Wild Things next week, we’re sharing with you a few snaps from earlier this month when the Ashleigh & Burwood Team headed up to Birmingham’s NEC with a surprise guest in tow!

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