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Yankee Candle have come out with a new autumnal range, all about cosy campfire smells, and we’re obsessed!

Now that summer has come and gone, we seriously can’t wait to get cosy in front of the fire, with our fluffy socks and warm jammies on, sipping giant cups of hot chocolate. We love when the leaves turn colour, and there’s a crispness to the air that allows us to don our comfy knitted jumpers and stylish winter boots. 

Not forgetting that signature smokey bonfire smell which instantly takes us back, reminding us of every little detail about the season which we know and love.

That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to hear that the famous candle brand, Yankee Candle, have brought out their own autumn collection, centered around that classic campfire aroma. 

The first scent is called Warm and Cosy. If the name itself isn’t enough of a selling point, then perhaps the combination of cedarwood, cashmere, and eucalyptus will convince you to give this scent a whirl.

The next candle is A Night Under The Stars, coloured a deep midnight blue. If you were to give this scent a sniff you would be entranced by the woody, spicy fragrance which sparkles with a constellation of rose, leather and driftwood notes. 

The third candle available in the collection is called Crisp Campfire Apples — basically autumn in a jar, right? This scent of freshly picked apples cooking over the fire in the crisp night air is joined by middle notes of cinnamon stick and oak leaves.

The last candle in the autumn campfire range is called Pecan Pie Bites. This sweet and spicy scent combines the fragrance of cinnamon leaf, burnt sugar and raw honey with notes of white hazelnut, pecan and dark chocolate — ideal for the sweeter fragrance fan in your life.

All of these candles are available on amazon, priced at £23.99 for a large candle with up to 150 hours of burning time.

We for one, can’t wait to stock up and enjoy that blissful campfire smell all year long.

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Behold; your latest scent for the end of summer gloom. Legendary brand Jo Malone introduced their Poppy and Barley Cologne last week and their juicy, floral scent has us hooked.

The cologne is a living, breathing landscape; evoking summer evenings and a soft breeze in the fields of barley and crimson poppies. Who says the end of August has to bring an end to floral perfumes?

The poppy is notoriously hard to bottle, but Jo Malone really outdid themselves by enhancing the fragrance with rose, violet and blackcurrant to capture the perfect scent for their loyal customers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bran and soft barley blanket the smell of poppy and blackcurrant in the most beautiful way. The Jo Malone team recommend layering your scents to tailor for your individual needs.

Borrowed from the succulent cereal fields, where grains and flowers mingle, their poppies spun into a badge of beauty especially for us.

Celine Roux, Head of Global Fragrance, has described the collection in her own way; 

"When I smell Poppy & Barley I am taken to the heart of an English meadow during the harvest. It's the end of every summer when the fields are a sea of gold and I picture lively light poppies moving and dancing in the breeze."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This inviting scent is set to be your new all-year-round beauty bag best friend. From colourful poppies to the rich, gold harvest; fragrances don't get much better than this.

With the Poppy & Barley colognes available in two sizes and a 250ml Body & Hand Wash, it will be difficult to resist buying all three products for yourself.

Available as of September 1 from €35, visit Jo Malone's website for more information on the Poppy & Barley collection here

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New research has found that losing your ability to smell could signal a greater risk of death.

US scientists made the link after carrying out a study in which they tested 3000 people aged between 57 and 85 with various different scents.

According to the study report, published in health journal PLOS One, 39 percent of those who failed the smell test died five years later.

The research deemed one in ten to have a ‘healthy’ sense of smell, after identifying close to every one of the selected scents, which included rose, peppermint, fish and leather.

The lead author of the report, Dr Jayant Pinto, clarified the findings of the study to Reuters, explaining: “It doesn’t directly cause death, but it’s a harbinger, an early warning that something has gone badly wrong.”

“Compared to a person with a normal sense of smell, a person with an absent sense of smell has three times greater risk of dying within a five-year span," he said.

Dr Jayant also added that he and his team intend to investigate their interesting findings further.

 

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Psychologists at the University of Bourgogne in Dijon, France have released a study that reveals how smelling fruit before making a food choice can help us stick to healthier choices.

The study was conducted in two groups, one sat in a room fragrant with pears while the other sat in an unscented room.

Following this the two groups were presented with a three-course dinner. The smell of the fruit only affected how the dessert choices were made rather than the starter of the main course.

It showed how the room that was exposed to the fruit smell were more likely to make a healthy choice.

While more than half of the group sat in the fragrant room chose the fruity dessert option, three out of four of the other group chose the unhealthier option of a chocolate brownie.

Hmm, maybe that apple at the bottom of your bag may come in handy after all.

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The ingredients you use here can be changed depending on the season, for instance you can add some cloves around Christmas or some pumpkin peel around autumn.

Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and cover with water. Simmer on the stove for 1-2 hours or as long as you want to instantly make your house smell fresh and fragrant.

Lemon Fresh

  • 2 lemons
  • 2-3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 vanilla pod, split

Sweet Orange

  • Peel of two oranges
  • Fresh or dried sage
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3-4 drops of bergamont oil

Summer Fruit

  • Peel of one grapefruit
  • Peel of one orange
  • 2-3 drops of coconut essence
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