Our top picks of fabulous fragranced gifts for Valentine’s Day

We love gifting here at Ashleigh & Burwood, especially when it involves something as personal and timeless as fragrance. Fragrance is intrinsically linked to our memories and the perfect fragranced gift stays with the recipient for years, the scent always reminding them of a treasured moment.

With just under a week to go, here are our choices for beautifully scented gifts to share with your loved one on Valentine’s Day.

Best Scented Candle: Peony Blush Candle – £18.00

The warm glow of candlelight is well-known for its romantic ambience while flowers are a go-to Valentine’s classic, so a floral scented candle is a sweet nod to the traditions of the holiday. Blossoming peonies like those found in this fragrance from our Artistry Collection are a popular fragrance trend and a beautiful, modern alternative to the rose.

 

Best Gift Set: Rose Bud Fragrance Lamp Gift Set – £37.95

This glittering hand-crafted Fragrance Lamp, decorated with a mosaic of dusky crimson and romantic rose glass, would be a fantastic gift for any lover of sparkle and shine. Beautiful and with the power of impressive fragrance, this iridescent Lamp is paired with the airy, nostalgic scent of Fresh Linen.

 

Best Floral Fragrance: Tea Rose Diffuser – £12.00

The classic symbol of romance is given a fresh twist in this reed diffuser from The Scented Home. The velvety scent of rose is blended with lily, narcissus and geranium to create a soft, romantic scent perfect for showing your affection on Valentine’s Day.

 

Best Wild Card: Pinemingos Candle – £38.00

No red roses or love hearts here, but this Wild Things Pinemingos candle is a great choice  for any wildlife lover or fan of quirky, exotic design. Featuring a super-trendy collage of funky flamingos and tropical pineapples topped with a gleaming old lid, the scent of coconut and lychee conjures up a beautiful island getaway.

 

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

2017 was an exciting year for the Ashleigh & Burwood team; we continued to bring you unique, creative scents and home fragrance and achieved some wonderful things along the way. This weekend as we present a selection of products from our new season collection for the first time at Top Drawer, we look back at some of our highlights from the last year plus what we’re looking forward to in the months to come.

Best of 2017

A New Look

One of our biggest undertakings of 2017 was the launch of a redesigned new look for our heritage collection of Fragrance Lamps, Fragrance Oils and Incense and The Scented Home collection of Reed Diffusers. After months of planning, we were very proud of our makeover, which included a new monogram and logo. We were thrilled with the positive reaction the new chevron designs received and think the start of 2018 has us looking better than ever!

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Behind the designs of the Artistry Collection

The delicate illustrations adorning the Artistry Collection reflect the creativity and fragrance design at the heart of the collection. Designer Philippa Steele tells us about the inspirations and techniques used to create the unique, hand-illustrated designs.

What’s your history with Ashleigh & Burwood?

I’ve been working at Ashleigh & Burwood since 2014, starting out as a Junior Designer, straight from university. My time at the company has allowed me to practice many aspects of design and I now work as a Designer within the New Product Development Team. 

What were the inspirations behind the artwork for the Artistry Collection?

The inspiration behind each artwork is always the fragrance itself. The product development team brainstormed and we all came up with the original concept together. We wanted to keep some photographic element to the design, but combine it with a more personable and trend-led illustrative touch.

What feel did you want to bring to the collection with the artwork?

We wanted to have a kind of playful colourfulness to make it eye-catching, but also give it a grown up, sophisticated and unique style. I think that the different layers and textures of the design appeal to the senses, evoking the sense of smell as much as a visual representation can.

How did you create the artwork?

They were created using pencils and the computer. It’s hand drawn outline sketches combined with photography and splashes of watercolour. It’s quite a unique combination.

Had you any experience with this style of design beforehand?

I’ve always loved art and have been drawing and sketching my whole life. But combining the sketches with photography this way is something I have never done or really seen the process of it being done before, so it was a very interesting and fun challenge.

Do you have a favourite and why?

That’s like making me choose a favourite child! I love them all equally!