It’s no secret that I’m a serious candle fiend, and for me Ancienne Ambiance offer some of the absolute best you could find. Their gorgeous Imperium Candle is my latest favourite, a delicious blend of laurel and rosemary that contains lots of hidden meanings harking back to Ancient Greece and Rome.
Talking of hygge time last week, there’s clearly no better way to get cosy than with a luxury candle. The Imperium Candle is Ancienne Ambiance’s top seller, which is no surprise, and it will soon be released in a limited edition glossy smoke glass. With a name and concept which was inspired by the Latin for ‘supreme power’, in Ancient Roman and Greek times laurel symbolised victory and rosemary stood for loyalty and remembrance.
Priced at £38, the candle is a definite luxury and one well worth the investment. Also presented in a purple gift box, the candle feels like an indulgent treat. It does last for ages (60-65 hours of burning time to be precise), and once finished with I wash out the glass container to use for something else. Currently, I have an Ancienne Ambiance empty housing dried flowers on the mantelpiece.
I love the idea of all the historic symbolism of Imperium, and I’ll be feeling the candle’s empowerment for a few more weeks to come. A corner of calm in amongst all the chaos is essential…
The Limited Edition Imperium Candle will be available in 2-3 weeks time, priced at £44.