When you travel frequently for business, no matter how exciting the new sites are, there's nothing quite like coming back to home sweet home. Some of the things that signify that you're no longer going through TSA or bouncing around train stations include big, chunky glass and generously sized candles, waiting to enhance your home's atmosphere.
Penhaligon's is a London-base company in business since 1870. I was very happy to be hosted to experience their Earl Grey candle. The company holds two Royal Warrants:
- By appointment to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, manufacturers of Toilet Requisites, Penhaligon's Limited London
- By appointment HRH The Prince of Wales, manufacturers of Toilet Requisites, Penhaligon's Limited London
"A Royal Warrant The Royal Warrant signifies there is a satisfactory trade relation in place between the grantor (The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales) and the company . . . It takes at least five years of supplying goods or services to the member of the Royal Family before a company is eligible to have its application considered for recommendation. That application is then presented to the Royal Household and goes to the buyer who makes its recommendation for inclusion. It then goes in front of the Royal Household Warrants Committee, which is chaired by the Lord Chamberlain, which decides whether to accept the recommendation. It then goes to the grantor, who personally signs it. The grantor is empowered to reverse the Committee's decision, and therefore the final decision to accept or withhold a grant is a very personal one. Some Royal Warrants have been held for more than a hundred years. Goods need not be for the use of the grantor." - Wiki.
With all of the attention lately on the Royal Family, including their Royal Highnesses William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George, that's something to keep in mind. Of course, the candle makes a wonderful gift during the holidays, but really, you'll want it to adorn your own home. The Luxury Earl Grey candle has all of the tea notes -- including a touch of citrus -- of the famous tea, with some additional cream and sweet floral notes. The candle has three wicks, for extra eye catching qualities. It comes in an adorable keepsake box tied with a silky rope.
This is what they say about it:
Our Earl Grey Tea Candle is an enigmatic and creamy brew. Golden fruits, rich rose and smooth sherry wrapped in the lightest veil of smoke and citrus. This decadent candle burns for up to 110 hours and is housed in beautifully opalescent glass. Burn time: 110 hours, Height: 115mm, Diameter: 117mm
You'll find yourself staring at it! They do say to burn it on a heat-proof surface and to use a candle snuffer. You might have a heat-proof trivet amongst your wedding or shower gifts. Sometimes, different places give them out as souvenirs. You can also get them at houseware stores. You can also get candle snuffers there or at ethnic stores, such as Asian or Indian gift stores.
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