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Owen Drew Luxury Candles

I love candles. There’s something so satisfying coming home after a long day at work, getting cosy on the sofa with a cup of tea (or wine if it’s been a REALLY long day) and having the whole room filled with the gorgeous scent of a candle.

Personally, I like candles that smell natural. I’m not saying the scent of nature but no fake fragrances. I’m talking more vanilla extract not vanilla essence, if you know what I mean.

However, as always the candles I covet are a touch on the expensive side. My dream of having a Pinterest worthy house with rooms filled to the brim with candles was becoming further out of sight (what with having to spend my money on actually living) as I was finding it hard to find a quality candle brand that was affordable.

So when I was invited to attend the launch of Owen Drew Candles Autumn Collection, I jumped at the chance.

Owen Drew Luxury soy vegan wax Candles

Owen Drew Luxury soy vegan wax Candles

Owen Drew Luxury soy vegan wax Candles

The founder, Owen, created Owen Drew candles after noticing the candles he purchased were giving off soot and smoke, that was collecting on the walls, damaging the interiors of his home. He explained to me, that this is due to petroleum-based paraffin wax that can be found in many mass produced candles and when I thought about it, even some of the most expensive candles I own end up with a black rim of soot around the glass. Further research revealed candles are often heavily fragranced with synthetic chemicals containing parabens and other toxins that not only damage your house but can have an effect on your health as well.

As a result, Owen decided that home fragrance needed and could be so much better and Owen Drew Candles was born.

From Classic Owen Drew Fragrances to the “inspired by” candle collection there is a scent for everyone. Personally, I couldn’t pick a favourite they all smell incredible. Every one of Owen Drew candles are made from natural vegan soy wax that is blended with essential oils. Each is hand-poured by Owen and his small team over on the Wirral before being thoroughly inspected and approved. My favourite thing about the candles is the unique wooden wick that crackles when burning, producing a soothing acoustic experience.

Owen Drew luxury natural soy vegan wax candles

Owen Drew luxury natural soy vegan wax candles

Owen Drew luxury natural soy vegan wax candles

They burn evenly too. As you can see from the photo below there is a nice pool of melted wax at the top rather than only in the centre which makes it not only harder to light a candle but drowns out the scent.

Owen Drew luxury natural soy vegan wax candles

Obviously the most important factor of a candle is what people in the fragrance business call “throw”. Basically, how quickly and how much of a room is filled with the scent of a candle. The last thing you want is to have to get right up close before you can actually smell anything!

So as soon as I got home I lit my Cedarwood & Jasmine candle (Owen’s current favourite and I can see why) and waited. Less than fifteen minutes and I was in heaven. A quick trip upstairs to grab a book and on my way down I could smell the warm aroma of cedarwood mixed with the delicate floral notes of Jasmine coming from my living room.

Owen Drew luxury natural soy vegan wax candles

The next evening I lit it again ready for my friend to come over for a catch-up. Now because I can sometimes/ mostly all the time be an untidy person, the first thing my friend usually notices is the sudden tidiness after a quick clear up. This visit, my tidying efforts went unnoticed and I believe her exact words were “omg it smells amazing in here!”.

Excellent fragrance throw? Tick.

Great so basically they are the perfect candles which means they must cost a fortune right? Nope. These gorgeous luxury natural vegan candles are only £25.

They are a similar size to Jo Malone candles for reference (JM = 200ml, OD = 300ml) and burn for up to forty five whole hours! You can really see the care that has gone into each candle. Everything about them is perfect. From the natural cream coloured wax to the hand polished glass jars.

Owen Drew Candles also come in a deluxe cut glass jar (£50) that is twice the size as the large candles as well as some stunning handcrafted copper containers (£60) that burn for over 100 hours.

Owen Drew Luxury soy vegan wax Candles

They would make a perfect gift for friends, family and obviously yourself. The only question, and it’s a difficult one, is which fragrance to choose.

I think it’s time you had your Owen Drew moment.

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  1. Kayleigh Zara
    October 15, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    These candles look absolutely stunning! Unfortunately they are pretty luxury and well out of my price range. But I love the scent variety x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  2. October 15, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I had never heard of the brand before. The candles look so so good! So chic and luxurious! I love the packaging! xx corinne

  3. October 15, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I’m obsessed with burning candles at the moment and these look amazing! I love that they are all natural as well, I’ll definitely look into Owen Drew Candles for sure!
    -Olivia Xxx


    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      Me too. I’ve been making much more of a conscious effort to buy natural and cruelty free products so when I find out these candles were made with vegan wax I was thrilled. Plus they really are incredible! xx

  4. October 15, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    These look so pretty!! I totally agree a few candles and a glass (bottle) of wine sounds lush ⭐️ These sound so much better value than Jo Malone


    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Yes to the bottle of wine! Definitely. I do really love Jo Malone but I have noticed they get a black rim after a while and for the same quality but cheaper price tag, Owen Drew candles are amazing. xx

  5. October 15, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Oh I to love candles in the colder months. I’ve not heard of Owen Drew before. I shall have to take a look at their website I fancy the pear candle.

    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:30 pm

      I warn you if you go on the website you may end up buying them all they all sound amazing!! haha. Yes the English Pear and Freesia one smells divine. xx

  6. Yiota
    October 15, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Wow these look so luxurious, I would love to give them a try, I am currently burning a vanilla one, it’s my fave scent 🙂


    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      No word of a lie, they are probably the best candles I own and I have spent quite a lot of money over the years on so many different candle brands. Plus the range of scents is so varied. They’re amazing. xx

  7. October 15, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I love the sound of these! I had no idea that some candles don’t have soot, I just assumed it was a quality of all candles. I’d love to try these, they’re a bit more expensive than I usually pay for candles but I think I’ll definitely add one to my Christmas list

    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Yeah it’s crazy isn’t it but I know quite a few people who have had wall damage from candles giving off soot and smoke. Definitely a treat to add to your Christmas list! Like you said there are obviously cheaper candles but if you really fancied treating yourself these are the way forward without spending an absolute fortune on one candle. xx

  8. October 15, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Cedarwod and jasmine sounds amazing, and these candles look cute too so now I’m going to have to go spend all the money I don’t have!

    Beth X

    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      They look so expensive to me, I couldn’t believe the large ones were £25 for how long they last. Ahh yes I know that problem. So much stuff I “need” and so little money! xx

  9. October 15, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    I’m currently restyling my bedroom and I’ve been hoping to get some candles to spruce it up a bit! These look beautiful and I think they’d fit in my room perfectly, so they might be worth investing in

    Vicky x

    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Definitely! Obviously they aren’t really really cheap but for the quality they are and if this sort of style candle is usually something you go for I honestly think they are worth the money. xx

  10. October 15, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    These look and sound so luxurious! I agree with the fact that there’s nothing better than a glass of wine and lighting candles after a rough day, there’s something so calming about sitting in candle light! I’ll have to have a browse at all the scents, this brand may be one for the evergrowing christmas list!!
    Alice Xx

    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Definitely. Candles make me feel so much more relaxed and these ones do look so good and smell even better! I’m already eyeing up more to add to my Christmas list xx

  11. October 15, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    These look absolutely gorgeous! The pear and freesia sounds divine! Might ask for one of these for Christmas though as £50 is a lot for a candle.

    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

      They would be an excellent Christmas prezzie. Plus the £25 ones burn a really long time and are just as luxurious as the £50 ones and way cheaper than other luxury candles! xx

  12. October 15, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Wow these candles look absolutely gorgeous. I bet they smell even better x

    • A love affair with Beauty
      October 20, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      They do smell amazing! Obviously they aren’t cheap cheap but compared to Jo Malone they are just as good, dare I say better! and almost half the price. xx

  13. December 23, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I love that the majority of my customers buy our candles for themselves as a luxury present to themselves.

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