Interview with Adriana Carlucci, Founder of Ancienne Ambiance & Luxury Candle Giveaway

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Regular readers will know by now that I’m a big fan of beautiful London boutique and website, Ancienne Ambiance. Specialising in stunning products spanning across scented candles, luxury colognes and much more, the brand was founded by Adriana Carlucci. Also a firm email friend of mine, I grabbed five minutes with lovely Adriana, asking her all about AA’s recent rebrand and how to make our homes cosy this Christmas.

 I absolutely love the new Ancienne Ambiance branding; can you tell us about the design process behind it?

I felt the old look had begun to look a little dated, it was distinctive but something more chic was calling me. I’d begun changing things last year with our new label on our deluxe sized candles and ltd editions. Clients really liked the change, so I then decided to apply it to our signature candles and reed diffusers. We will be varying it up with different colours on upcoming new additions.  Right now we also changed things up with lovely red versions of our boxes for Christmas (a result of brainstorming with one of our biggest fans, Plum Sykes). There are some exciting things lined up for next year too.

Where do you find the inspiration for your products?  

The root of inspiration comes from relating development to ancient times, but a lot of the time I’m lead by client feedback in terms of product type. Their suggestions, likes/dislikes are so very important, as what i’m creating is for them to enjoy and feel is special. I want my clients to feel good, by either experiencing the benefits of our products (eg. an uplifting perfume, moisturising hand wash) or gifting something to someone special, which they can’t find just anywhere.

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If you were forced to choose, which would your favourite Ancienne Ambiance item be?

A very difficult question to answer! I’d usually say the Goddess Argan Oil, but at the moment it’s a new fragrance – Colonia IX (a cedar and sandalwood perfume).  I love the strength of EDP and had only made EDT before.  After testing samples for months, I’ve become a little obsessed with it.  #FragranceAddict

Can you give us a couple of tips on how to make our homes cosy this winter?

Scented scented candles are a must. I’d recommend burning a couple of fragrances together.  I particularly like burning my Phoenicia (cedar) and Romana (amber) together as they create a comforting and warming cosy feel.  I’d also recommend lighting unscented candles in the home, making a table display with them in a glass bowl perhaps, the flickering flames really create a cosy feel at this time of year.

Christmas Santa hint time now….what would you like to see in your stocking this year?

Oh gosh… A girl can dream right? So I’d say anything by Claire van Holthe… She designs and makes the most beautiful jewellery.

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You can win a beautiful Limited Edition Green Glass Imperium Candles (£42), with Ancienne Ambiance offering readers a slice of their signature cosiness this winter. This is my favourite AA candle, combining laurel and rosemary. Presented in a bespoke box, the lucky winner will be in luxurious home heaven.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply follow this Rafflecopter link. Wishing you lots of luck!

Competition open to UK residents aged 18 and over only. Giveaway closes on 01.01.2017 and the winner will be notified by email after this date. The prize is non-transferable and no alternative can be offered.

Top picture credit: poccophoto.com. Find out more on Instagram: @poccophoto.

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191 Comments

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    Ooh fab – I’m a massive fan of candles, they make the room so cosy in winter!

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    many thanks for the giveaway – the candles look and I’m sure smell great

    • Yasmine choudhry December 31, 2016 / 12:16 am

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    this scent sounds incredible! i’d love my home to smell like this throughout!

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    I love the colours and the packaging – bet they smell great too.

  110. Lisa Barker December 29, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Great competition, fingers crossed

  111. Jacqueline Chapman December 29, 2016 / 11:41 am

    Great read and gorgeous giveaway! I have a real love for scented candles, this one sounds divine!

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    What a fab prize!

  113. Caroline J Robinson December 29, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Looks lovely would love a touch of coziness in the lounge and the glass looks gorgeous which I’m sure I would re-use

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  115. Tracey F December 29, 2016 / 7:19 pm

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  116. Kat Allinson December 29, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Candles are so warm and welcoming, and relaxing for that matter 🙂

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    Can never have enough candle, I daren’t count how many I have

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    LOVE scented candles (especially expensive ones!!)

  126. Emma Schofield December 30, 2016 / 6:21 pm

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  127. Ellen Stafford December 30, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Would love this! I love candles. Thanks for the chance x

  128. Emma Davison December 30, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Great giveaway. I love scented candles.

  129. Lisa Wilkinson December 30, 2016 / 8:23 pm

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  134. Jane Middleton December 31, 2016 / 12:05 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, would love to win

  135. Alison Johnson December 31, 2016 / 12:28 am

    I love my candles & this would be luxury!

  136. Natalie Thomason December 31, 2016 / 1:01 am

    Gotta love a candle

  137. Christine Hobbs December 31, 2016 / 4:44 am

    A Candle can immediately transform a room. The smell and flickering warmth adds a welcome friendly glow and makes me feel happy.

  138. Sirley Young December 31, 2016 / 7:36 am

    I love filling my house with lovely scented candles. Fingers crossed 🙂

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    It would be fabulous to win this gorgeous candle , Happy New Year

  140. Leanne Joy December 31, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Love Ancienne Ambiance candles

  141. Emma Walton December 31, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Thank you for this great giveaway, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  142. Samantha Parkes December 31, 2016 / 10:30 am

    Great way to kick start the new year with a gorgeous smelling candle, I do love my candles for making my home smell all lovely

  143. Cheryl G December 31, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Fingers crossed!! Looks like a lovely prize

  144. Lauren Old December 31, 2016 / 10:57 am

    The candle looks so pretty! Love the packaging as well

  145. jo liddement December 31, 2016 / 11:25 am

    There is such a difference with lighting a good quality candle and the scent lasts so much longer.Beautiful candle

  146. Hayley Todd December 31, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this stunning candle. I am a total candle-aholic! I have them all over my home!

  147. Natasha R-M December 31, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Looks to be a classy, stylish candle with an extremely pleasant fragrance.

  148. Sheila Reeves December 31, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Love the sound of this more savoury fragrance, thanks for the chance

  149. Katie Skeoch December 31, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Fingers crossed! These look lovely. Happy New Year when it comes x

  150. Ruth Wollerton December 31, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    This would be gorgeous for SNUGGLY HEAVEN. HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉🎉🎉

  151. claire sen December 31, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    I have a massive thing for scented candles and this one excites me!

  152. therealmagik December 31, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Gah! My comment disappeared sorry! I hoped for a beautiful scented candle in my stocking this year and didn’t get one 🙁 this would certainly make up for it!

  153. mandy white December 31, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    gorgeous candle, homely luxury, would be priviieged to win

  154. Helen Craigs December 31, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    What a luxurious treat to see me through January’s cold dark nights!

  155. Claire Davey December 31, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    what an amazing prize happy new year

  156. Tammy Neal December 31, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Would love a gift for new year this is a great giveaway xx

  157. Heather Crowe December 31, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Fabulous giveaway, thank you for the chance x

  158. bakergonnabake December 31, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I would love this for my Mum, thank you and Happy New Year

    Catherine Gregory x

  159. Adrian Bold December 31, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    The prize sounds lovely, thank you. Thanks for the competition!

  160. caroline tokes December 31, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    i love candles

  161. Michelle Wild December 31, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Bet this smells fablarse!

  162. Tee simpson December 31, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    This beautiful candle would take centre place on my mantel

  163. Emma Beckett January 1, 2017 / 2:23 am

    Thank you for the opportunity – it would go lovely in my living room

  164. Allan Fullarton January 1, 2017 / 11:28 am

    A lovely giveaway, thanks.

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