Delassant Candles and a Giveaway

There are a lot of good things about blogging and one of them is having beautiful products arrive on your doorstep.  Recently a box from a local Sydney business called Delassant Candles arrived at my front door.  Delassant is a French word meaning, ‘relaxing’.  This box sounded good before it was even unwrapped.

When I opened the box immediately a beautiful fragrance filled the room.  I was also struck by the beautiful and elegant presentation of the products with the antique-white boxes tied with black satin ribbon.

Delassant Candles

Delassant Candles

Delassant Candles is a company that makes 100% soy candles and the range has now been extended to include soaps.  I know a lot of us love to burn candles in our homes but I didn’t know the benefits of burning candles that are 100% soy wax.

Soy is renewable, sustainable, biodegradable, clean, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.  It’s therefore the right choice for the health conscious and those concerned about the environment.  The soy used by the Delassant company is free from toxic materials and genetically modified materials so is a very natural product.

Soybean candles are very different from paraffin candles in that paraffin is the toxic residue from petroleum refining.  Soybean wax candles burn 30-50% longer than paraffin wax candles, making them more economical.  They’re also water soluble, making it easy to clean up with just soap and water.  Soy also burns at a lower temperature than paraffin so it is much safer to use; if melted wax spills on your skin it will not give you a burn!  And in terms of presentation, soy wax produces a smooth and creamy finish.

At Delassant, the candles have a burn time of approximately 70 hours.  They are heavily fragranced, releasing scent to fill your room until the very last bit of wax is burned.  While using only premium soy wax, they also only use the finest quality oils from around the globe.

All the candles are hand-poured into Italian glassware.

From their petite collection I received a candle, ‘Christelle’, that comes with a black metal lid.  Christelle is made up of a zesty citrus blend that combines lime and mandarin with basil and a fresh mix of herbs.  The burn time of this candle is 50 hours.  I wish you could smell it.  I love citrus candles because they freshen the air in the home.

Petite candle

Petite candle, ‘Christelle’

From their Classic Delassant range I received a candle called ‘Provence’ that says it will give me ’70 hours of happiness’.  I’m looking forward to that!  Provence is a fresh and tantalising fusion of creamy coconut and zesty lime verbena blended with luscious vanilla.

Classic Range

Classic Candle, ‘Provence’

I also received a box of 12 tea light candles in four different fragrances including Gardenia, Japanese Mimosa, Mademoiselle and Monsieur.  I think these would make a wonderful gift.

100% soy tea-light candles

100% soy tea-light candles

The company also makes soaps and I received a hand and body bar in Parterre fragrance.  ‘Parterre’ means ‘exotic floral garden’ and this describes the scent of the smooth, white, hand and body soap that is made from nourishing cocoa butter and vitamin E to gently cleanse and moisturise.  It’s been designed with a unique square shape to fit perfectly into your hand.

Hand soap

‘Parterre’ fragrance, soap

The liquid soap, Citrine, is fragranced with extracts of sweet orange and grapefruit seed oil.  I think the refreshing fragrance of this soap makes it the perfect choice to have on-hand in my kitchen.

Liquid soap

‘Citrine’ Liquid Soap

The Delassant range is sold exclusively through an on-line retailer, The Soy Candle Shop.  The company has a facebook page where you can keep up with all their latest product releases and specials.

Delassant Candles is generously giving away two candles and two soaps valued at $85.00 to one lucky reader who has an Australian address.  To enter, all you have to do is let me know in the comments your favourite candle fragrance, like Hotly Spiced on Facebook and be following along on either Instagram or Twitter.  The competition is open until Wednesday, March 12 and the winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter at 6pm.  Good luck!

Delassant Candles

Delassant Candles

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Comments

  1. I love your photos! They should hire you. 🙂

    I think gardenia would be absolutely heavenly for a scent. (tuberose would be my all-time favorite flower fragrance though)

  2. What a gorgeous give away Charlie, they would make a beautiful hostess gift.

  3. Awesome giveaway – I do agree, I do love coming home to amazing stuff on my doorstep too!

  4. I love to burn soy candles!

  5. Drats. Too bad I don’t have an Australian address.

    That aside, these candles and other products look so elegant and sound equally as appealing.

  6. Relaxation sounds great to me! Glad to know about the soy candles as well. I should make the switch. I love burning candles. Have a wonderful weekend Charlie!

  7. The last time I burnt candles at my house we had had no power for 16 hrs and I wanted some light in my bedroom before I went to bed. Everything from the ridged red ones we used on our Christmas table to the elegant white tapers that my mom bought for the Easter table were set alight at the same time. One of the candles was a homey apple and cinnamon scented one in a swing top glass jar which was a gift from my SIL.

    The various scents sound lovely. It’s a shame I don’t live in Australia but it’s a great prize for someone. Have a lovely day.

  8. Oooh, I’m totally green with envy over your delivery! I received wine this week…there are definitely some perks from blogging 🙂

  9. Aaahhh, I wish I lived in Australia….for more than one reason. So I could meet you in person, first of all!! And so I would have a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!! These sound amazing!! 70 hours?!?! That’s a long time!! I love burning scented candles. I also have a plug in burner that melts little wax block thingys…. LOL Anywho….best wishes to all your lucky Aussies!! 😉 xo

  10. I remember that you mentioned soy candles before and I was intrigued, never having heard of them before. I still am. I checked out the shop–pricey, but what lovely products. And they do last a long time, which makes the price even more reasonable!

  11. What fantastic products. Soy definitely sounds like the way to go. Best of luck to all your entrants, the winner is going to get a superb gift.
    have a wonderful weekend Charlie.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  12. I have heard of soy candles but knew nothing about them, so I really enjoyed all the information you presented today. 🙂 I had no idea how good they were!! I am a big citrus fan too, so I would definitely choose the Christelle scent. 🙂

  13. How lovely those all look Love the sound of creamy coconut and zesty lime. Wow your house must smell divine right now. Have a great weekend.
    Carolyn

  14. I bet your house smells divine Charlie, I’m intrigued with the idea of 70 hours of happiness- is there a money back guarantee? 🙂 xox

  15. G’day Your photos were very relaxing too Charlie!
    I can almost smell them through the screen!
    Cheers! Joanne

  16. Do I have to choose just one? At Christmas time I love cinnamon but vanilla, frangipani and gardenia are all wonderful too. Great product! I love candles but I’m often too stingy to buy them!

  17. Wow Charlie it must be very pleasant in your house at the moment. I think coconut and lime would be a great sent to wArd off those messy teenage boy smells round the house

  18. Great looking candle line!

  19. Soy and Italian glass?! Ohhh, nice. Love the line <3

  20. I do love candles and have a nice collection. My favourites are the Diptyque candles. They’re so sublime but I’ll have to check these out too!

  21. What gorgeous candles – I adore the fragrance from beautiful candles and my favourite would have to be frangipani but I’m also intrigued by the scent of the soap “Parterre” – sounds absolutely divine!

  22. I always have candles burning in the house and in my garden office. There’s nothing more relaxing than beautiful fragrance and gentle music. GG

  23. Amber Boyce says:

    I love Citrus scented candles, especially Lime.

  24. Ooh what a gorgeous giveaway, thank you for introducing me to these candles! I am a big fan of fruity candles, like strawberry, it makes my room smells yummy 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  25. Nice presentation with these products. Lucky you. I always use soy candles for the reasons you explain so clearly in your blog.

  26. My favourite candle fragrance is orange and cinnamon.

  27. You know i follow you on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and everything else 🙂 I didn’t know the difference between soy candles and the other type before I read your post hehe I particularly like citrus scents because I find it so fresh hehe

  28. I am a citrus girl and would love a little treat like these candles or soap. They are so beautifully packaged too. Perfect for gifts or thankyous

  29. Now that’s a fantastic surprise to find at one’s door! Such nice products, too. It’s nice that you’re conducting this give-away, Charlie. Good luck to all who enter your contest.

  30. Phyllis Ryan says:

    Oh how I wish I had an Australian address. They sound wonderful.

  31. I never knew soy candles existed. You have taught me something completely new!

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