New In: Home Scents from Lula-Ray

23 September 2015


Lula-Ray is a candle company close to my heart as it is directed/owned/run by one of my mum's closest friends. Sold in independent shops in and around London, as well as featuring on notonthehighstreet.comFrom Britain with Love and on its own website, the brand very much sticks to its British roots as the candles are hand-poured in the heart of the UK. Using a unique fusion of wax and aromatic oils, the candles give an even burn and a long-lasting aroma and after a fair few burns of my candle I can happily preach that this is the case. The reed diffusers also create a subtle yet long-lasting scent without the fear of burning the house down, and the fragranced oils are easily absorbed by the reeds to diffuse the aroma into the rest of the room. 

I opted for the grapefruit scents as I prefer my room to smell fruity fresh in a sort of clean crisp way, if that makes any sense? The Grapefruit Bergamot Candle* does exactly that as the top notes of grapefruit make the fragrance sharp and refreshing and by being mixed with bergamot, the scent is given delicate and slightly floral undertones. This is an overall winner in my eyes and makes for the perfect bedroom scent. The crispness to it reminds be of the beloved Figueir fragrance from Diptyque, but as this fragrance is isn't at all woody I wouldn't call it a dupe. Secondly, the White Grapefruit Reed Diffuser* is again a revitalising and uplifting scent but without the florally notes to it, I think of this as more of a bathroom scent. This diffuser is currently sitting in my student bathroom in an attempt to mask the smell of damp (typical student houses and all) and it's doing a brilliant job at it so far. The oils in the diffuser make for a stronger smell than the unlit candle, and although these fragrances differ slightly, they compliment each other well.  

Can we also take a minute to appreciate the beautiful packaging? These glittery white boxes definitely give the products a luxe feel and prepare you for just how luxurious the scents are themselves (you can even smell them through the box). I'm currently trying to think of ways I can use them to store other bits and bobs, because how can I throw something so pretty into the recycling bin?

Overall I am really pleased with these new additions to my home! If you're based in the UK it's definitely worth a look over on Lula-Ray's website for these luxury candles and diffusers as they are a fraction of the price designer favourites like Jo Malone or Diptyque charge.

What do you think to these newbies? And any ideas on how I can re-use the beautiful packaging? 

Charlotte x


Disclaimer: despite offering to pay for these products, these were kindly gifted to me by Lula-Ray. My enthusiasm and love for this candle and diffuser are genuine as I would never feature something on my blog that I wouldn't go out and pay for myself. 

43 comments

  1. The packaging is gorgeous – I love the scent of grapefruit!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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    1. Ah I'm glad you agree! Even though it's a grapefruit scent it's very much a grown up version of it, in that it doesn't smell distinctly citrusy but more pretty if that makes any sense haha :) x

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    1. I think I have a bit of an obsession with scented candles, as they're so calming and I love burning them in my room whenever I'm a bit stressed. I love the packaging of these especially, thanks for stopping by :) x

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    1. Aw I'm glad you do! Thanks for reading Cherry :) x

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  4. Lovely post as per usual! My purse is definitely going to take a bruising because of this post haha xx



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    1. Aw thank you so much Talisa! Haha the price of these candles and diffusers are so worth it though as they are cheaper than designer favourites like Jo Malone and Diptyque :) x

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    1. They really are amazing quality! And the packaging is so lovely and definitely reflects that. Thanks for stopping by Danielle :) x

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    1. I think I love scented candles a bit too much haha! I currently have three stocked up in my room at uni, nothing seems to beat burning a scented candle when you're stressed out or just want to relax :) x

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  7. I really like the look of the candle, the jar looks luxurious and is a beauty even un-lit. I have a similar one from Wax Lyrical and the jar is too precious to throw out once the candle is gone.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Aw I'm glad you liked the look of it! The jar is just as luxurious as the scent itself and it definitely looks lovely even when it's not lit. Oh I've not actually heard of Wax Lyrical, I'll definitely have to check them out. I love re-using pretty packaging, I currently use a big candle tin to store my makeup brushes in :) x

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  8. I really like the packaging of these products. Love grapefruit scented things too, definitely going to check the site out!xx

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    1. Oh you definitely should! This is quite a grown up grapefruity scent in sense that it's not really citrusy but that's one of the many things I love about this candle :) x

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  9. The packaging of the products is gorgeous! I bet they smell great too! x
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    1. It really is gorgeous. isn't it? These smell great too and it's so great to find products that as good on the inside as they look on the outside - if that makes sense haha :) x

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  10. Packaging looks so good! I like grapefruit scent, really refreshing x

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    1. It's so pretty, I love the glitter detailing on the boxes especially! It really is a refreshing scent, but it doesn't smell too citrusy so doesn't smell too tangy :) x

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  11. I always love candles without florally tones, so these sound so good! And ahh, the packaging is making my heart melt! Wonderful review!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. I love floral scents, but do find them overpowering sometimes, so these are a great fresh alternative! Hehe isn't the packaging just lovely? Aw thank you May :) x

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  12. Love that it's subtle but lasts a long time.Great post!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I love that quality about both these scents too! Aw thank you so much Anika and thanks for reading :) x

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  13. How sweet and mellow this scent must be! Love anything grapefruit!! xo

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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    1. Both of these are such lovely and delicate scents! If you love anything grapefruity I couldn't recommend these products more :) x

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  14. So good stuff *o*

    Ana ♥
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    1. These really are such great products - I couldn't recommend them enough and now I really want to get my hands on some more scents :) x

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  15. The packaging of the products really is beautiful and the candles themselves sound lovely too. I am a big fan of candles and diffusers to make our flat smell lush, so will check these out. Li x

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    1. The packaging really is beautiful and it really does reflect what's inside it too! Ah yeah you should definitely check these out, I'm such a big fan of candles and diffusers and was really pleased with how these turned out to be :) x

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  16. Looks awesome !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2015/09/firmoo-giveaway.html#more

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    1. These really are amazing products from the inside out. Thanks for stopping by :) x

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  17. I am such a big fan of candles so these are something I'm sure I would love! They look lovely and the scents sound great too - and even better than they are a fraction of the price of someone like Jo Malone! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Me too, I'm such a fan of candles and I'm really pleased with how they turned out! Yeah definitely check them out if they sound like they're right up your street as they really are lovely :) xx

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  18. Sounds lovely, I am addicted to scented candles.. so I am so curious about this scent!
    WritingMonique

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    1. These really are such lovely scents and products! It's more of a grown up sort of grapefruit in both of these but they are quite different and that's one of the many things I love about them :) x

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  19. The packaging is so pretty! I love candles like these and the scents sound great!
    xx Ama

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    1. It really is isn't it? I love anything with pretty packaging so it's definitely a bonus that the products inside them are so good as well. Thanks for reading :) x

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  20. Oh wow, I love the packaging. Everything looks so feminine and classic. I'm sure that everything smells divine!

    Stephanie @ Sartorial Diner

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    1. Me too! It's all so pretty but in a grown-up, chic sort of way. Both of these scents smell so lovely, definitely worth you checking them out - I really want to try more now :) x

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  21. These look gorgeous and sound so lovely! I'm obsessed with scented candles:)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. These really are so beautifully packaged! The scents are gorgeous and I couldn't recommend the brand more if you are obsessed with scented candles as much as I am :) x

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