Searching for a delicious-smelling candle? You'll find plenty of options closer to home.
The new wave of Irish-made candle brands combine organic ingredients, exquisite essential oils and rather stylish glassware
Top row, from left to right: Lucy Annabella Organics Winter Festive Spice candle, €30 at Avoca and lucyannabella.com; Max Benjamin Winter Tree & Moss candle, €19.95 at Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Kilkenny, Avoca, Meadows & Byrne and maxbenjamin.ie; Forget-Me-Not Kitty's Cottage candle by Bog Standard, RRP €12 at bogstandard.ie or from 150 retailers across Ireland; Brooke & Shoals Irish Organics Cinnamon & Cedar candle, €18.95 at brookeandshoals.ie, Brooke & Shoals gift shop in Greystones, Co Wicklow, and stockists nationwide
Bottom row, from left to right: 'The Original' candle by Voya uses organic beeswax for 55 hours of burn time (for 38cl), €44 at Avoca, House of Fraser, beauty salons and spas nationwide and voya.ie; La Bougie fragrances are made from scratch in the brand's own perfumery, with prices starting from €19.95 at Arnotts (see labougie.com for more stockists); Christmas Pomander with festive notes of orange, clove, beeswax, vanilla and cinnamon by Cloon Keen Atelier, €32.95 at Cloon Keen Atelier, 3 Kirwans Lane, Galway, Arnotts, Appassionata of Drury Street, Dublin, and Elaine Curtis, Carlow; The Dining Room scented candle from The Georgian Collection, from €12.50. For stockists, see irishcountryhousecollection.com