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V&A Inspired Shearer Candles

The V&A archives hold millions of amazing artifacts, including world class collections of glass, textiles, graphics, photography and fashion, offering a wealth of inspiration to designers and manufacturers.

The V&A Collection by Shearer Candles introduces a set of 4 scented candles and reed diffusers taking inspiration from one of the most innovative Arts and Crafts designers, Charles Annesley Voysey (1857 – 1941). Voysey was an English architect, furniture and textile designer famed for his highly original style. This range draws upon a design for a wallpaper by C.F.A Voyset, England about 1900.   © Victoria and Albert Museum.

In the range there is a 60 hour Scented Candle in a decorative glass jar, and a 200ml Reed Diffuser, both beautifully presented in a stylish gift box that is sure to impress your recipient. The Reed Diffuser also comes as a handy Refill Set complete with a 200ml bottle of fragranced oil and a set of replacement reeds, so you need not despair when it has run out.

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Each product is available from TAOS Gifts  in the following four scents, something to suit all tastes:

  • Angelica – a rich, sultry oriental vanilla layered with dark patchouli and a hint of sweet amber
  • Ebony – a fresh top note of grapefruit and mandarin enriched with a floral and spicy heart, with a fine amber and warm vanilla base
  • Heliotrope – green, floral top notes start your sensual trip through a floral garden ending with a warm, woody and musky background
  • Rose Geranium – floral scented base and a zingy lemon top note with a hint of black pepper enriched with a floral heart on a base of clary sage

Home Doctor Odour Solutions

glass jar odour absorbing candles home doctor at taos gifts
Home Doctor 40 Hour Candle

No matter how clean your home is you may find certain smells linger.

Home Doctor from Wax Lyrical have the ideal solution with their range of odour neutralising products, they don’t just mask the smell they actually help remove it leaving your home smelling clean and fresh.

Home Doctor contains Odouraze technology which features active ingredients that interact with malodorous molecules to destroy bad smells, not just mask them

Neutralise lingering cooking, tobacco and pet smells easily with the stylish Home Doctor Glass Jar Odour Absorbing Scented Candle.

With approximately 40 hours burning time it is fantastic value for money!

Home Doctor odour absorbing candles at TAOS Gifts
Fresh as a daisy!

The Wax Lyrical Home Doctor Odour Neutralising Candle is also available in a smaller, equally stylish and practical tin, with approximately 25 hours of burning time.

The Home Doctor Candles burn with a combination of soft berry fruits, with top notes of raspberry, blackberry and apple, mid notes of gooseberry and currants with a sweet, creamy vanilla base.

They are specially designed by Wax Lyrical to combat the unpleasant smells associated with pets, tobacco, bathrooms and kitchens.

For more specific odour problems Wax Lyrical Room Sprays are convenient, practical and solve the problem in moments.

cooks friend room mist spray at TAOS Gifts
Remove Cooking Odours

Supplied in an environmentally friendly pump-action glass bottle Cooks Friend Wax Lyrical Home Doctor Room Spray removes lingering spells with just a few squirts!

A quick and easy way to neutralise cooking smells such as fish, curry, onions and garlic.

Also available in the spray bottle is the Wax Lyrical Home Doctor Pets Remedy, just a few squirts and the fine mist spray removes the odours your family pets may leave behind.

Drift off to a Secluded Island with WoodWick Candles

secluded island escape, woodwick soy candle, wooden wick pettit size at TAOS Gifts
Secluded Island Escape
WoodWick Petites are small scented soy candles with a wooden wick, using the wooden wick gives a real fire crackling effect creating a relaxing ambience with a warm glow, a crackle as it burns and a heavenly scent as the soy starts to melt.

WoodWick Petites are small and stylish, highly fragrant candles that are supplied in a small glass jar, each 1.7 oz candle measures only 6 cm x 4cm but they have a massive burn time of up to 20 hours.

Secluded Island Escape Petites WoodWick Candle fills the room with the beautifully intoxicating scents of a private island bountiful with ripe berries, sweet nectar, and juicy currants.

bakery cupcake petites glass jar woodwick soy candle at TAOS Gifts
Fill your home with the mouth-watering smell of home baking with the wonderful Bakery Cupcakesoy candle from the WoodWick Petite range, it has tantalising fragrance of  a sweet treat of moist yellow cake topped with rich buttercream icing.

There are more fragrances to tease the taste buds such as the warm and buttery scent of a French Patisserie with top notes of buttered pastries, fresh-baked sweets, and warm cinnamon, a wonderful and simple way to give your home that warm and cosy homely feel.

Lose yourself in Caramel Heaven with the delicious treat of creamy caramel and brown sugar with a hint of rich vanilla cream in the Caramel Petites Glass Jar WoodWick Candle.

Spice Road escape petites glass jar woodwick candle at TAOS Gifts
Nice and Spicy
If you want to add some spice to your life then you must try the delicious Spice Road Escape Woodwick Petites Candle, it burns with tantalizing scents of coriander, sandalwood, and other ancient spices capture the exotic essence of the old world trade routes.

Find the ultimate in relaxation with the Lavender Spa WoodWick Scented Petites Soy Candle, just let your worries melt away as you recreate a day at the spa with the relaxing and rejuvenating scents of specially blended lavender and eucalyptus essential oils.

What is your favourite Shearer Candles scent?

Hollyberry and Clove candles from Shearer Candles There are so many scents to choose from with Shearer Candles. Founded in 1897, Shearer Candles produce fine candles using only the purest and finest ingredients, and are already working on some exciting new scents for Spring 2012. We will let you know the new ones as soon as we know!

Shearer Candles produce a huge range of scented candles including tins, pillars, filled glass jars and tealights, as well as room sprays and reed diffusers for those that prefer not to burn candles, but do like a scented home.

Amber Noir scented candles from Shearer CandlesThe newest Shearer Candles scent for 2011 is Amber Noir, a rare, dark essence of tuberose, violets and amber, it is sensual and mysterious and will provoke all your senses. Amber Noir is part of the Victorian Winter range and is new for Winter 2011. Amber Noir is very similar in scent to the old favourite Amber and Rose Fondant, but it has darker heavier notes, and it is black in colour. So Amber Noir is not only a fantastic scent but its also a very sylish accessory for your home, and sure to be a sure favourite this year.  Another popular scents from the Victorian Winter range is Frankincense and Myrrh which is a dark burgundy colour and a rich arabian fragrance combining the oils of precious woods, spices, musk and vanilla. An all year round favourite is Orange and Cinnamon, orange in colour and a festive pot pourri of mandarin orange spiced with cinnamon, and not forgetting Winter Fig an oriental fig blended with festive spices, rich and fruity, deep purple in colour. Our ultimate favourite from 2011 is Hollyberry and Clove, it is a deep red fragrance, very festive and spiced with cloves and cinnamon, it remind us of winter clove sweets from yesteryears. 

Vanilla and Coconut room fragrances and candles from Shearer CandlesIf you prefer something more summery then the Spring Couture range from Shearer Candles is always popular the candles are generally white in colour, and more delicate in fragrance, this year in 2011 we saw two new additions to the range comprising of Mango and Starfruit, a ripe juicy mango scent smelling sweetly of summer and the tropics, this is so sweet and really reminds you of your holidays,  and Wild Tuscan Fig, imagine discovering the moment you break open a juicy fig, fresh from the tree, and ripened by the sun, thats where you will be with this fragrance.

Mango and Starfruit scented candles and room fragrances from Shearer CandlesMango and Starfruit and Wild Tuscan Fig, have joined the immensly popular Vanilla and Coconut a warm baked coconut with hints of vanilla pod, its not a heavy scent, we love the room spray which actually smells like Malibu! Another Spring Couture scent is Persian Lime and Grapefruit, an effervescent citrus fragrance opening with fresh kaffir lime and zesty sweet grapefruit, its very fruity and will really brighten up your mood. Not forgetting the ever popular Amber and Rose Fondant, a heady floral heart of tuberrose with top notes of violet and amber . Regretfully in 2011 Shearer Candles said goodbye to Lavender and Lilac, and China Rose, we hope that Lavender and Lilac will come back again one day. If these are your favourite scents, well we still have some stock of Lavender and Lilac, pure soothing essential lavender oil blended with sweet lilac buds, and also China Rose,  a delicious cocktail of fresh peach and raspberry that embellishes the seductive bouquet of rose and violet. But we recommend you hurry before they totally sell out.

Pomegranate and Ginger scented candles and room fragrances from Shearer CandlesIn 2010 it was time to say goodbye to Shearer Candles’ festive scent Pomegranate and Ginger, a bright red colour, smells of succulent pomegranate with a snap of ginger, also Vanilla and Black Walnut, a favorite with nut lovers, a luscious vanilla bean and sweet maple mixed with a hint of nutty walnut. The other scent to be discontinused was Victorian Plum, light purple coloured, a juicy ripe plum blended with crisp anise and warm cinnamon spice. We have very limited stock left of these three scents at TAOS Gifts and will not be getting any more. 

If you have a favourite Shearer Candles scent, please let us know on this blog or email us, we really do like to hear from you!!