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Imperial Candles 100% natural soy wax candle in Calm Lavender

Have you noticed a change in me? Have you seen how calm & serene I’ve become recently? No? Well, just take my word for it. It’s all down to my new night-time regime.

Imperial Candles package arrived

Six weeks ago, a package arrived from Imperial Candles containing one of their 100% soy wax candles in Calm Lavender.

Imperial Candles 100% natural soy wax candle in Calm Lavender

That evening, my bath-time routine took a turn for the better. Bath run, bubble bath poured, lights off, radio on, candle lit and (the occasional) glass of red wine.

Imperial Candles 100% natural soy wax candle in Calm Lavender with a bubble bath

I haven’t looked back, this has my daily wind-down routine ever since! The fragrance is amazing, I close my eyes and breathe deeply, the day’s stresses melting away. But wait, there’s more, the candle contains a little extra. Each candle is made with a beautiful ring (or earrings or necklace) wrapped up in foil and suspended within it.

Ring suspended within my Imperial Candles Calm Lavender candle

It may be worth £10, it may be worth £2,000 – you won’t know until you’ve burned your candle to about a third of the way down and extracted the little package with tweezers. It took me 6 weeks of baths to get to this stage! As the saying goes, ‘good things come to those who wait’. Isn’t it beautiful?

Wearing the ring from my Imperial Candles Calm Lavender candle

Imperial Candles have very kindly agreed to offer two items from their range to H is for Home readers. A melon cucumber ring candle and a piña colada bath bomb.

Imperial Candles Melon Cucumber ring candle and Piña Colada bath bomb offered as prizes in our giveaway

For your chance to win one of these goodies, tell us what fragrance ring candle you would invent. Best of luck!

Imperial Candles giveaway

  • Tracy Nixon

    A latter candle!

  • Linda Harrickie

    Lavender and Bubblegum

  • bev


  • Jennifer Haden

    I think cinnamon and orange would be lovely x

  • Suzanne Drummond

    mandarin basil and lime flavour

  • Tracey Peach

    I would invent new baby smell candle

  • iain maciver

    peanut butter

  • Stephen Fowler

    Please throw my name into the “ring”. 🙂

  • Definitely a sweet and refreshing cocktail scent for summer, maybe Caipirinha or Mojito x

  • Leila Benhamida

    Love the smell of chestnut with a hint of Cinnamon would be lovely.

  • Kayleigh Radford

    Freshly cut flowers 🙂

  • samantha nickells

    gherkin…yes really..love the smell hate the taste!

  • laura banks

    tiramisu would be lovely

  • Keith Hunt

    Im a big fan of lemon grass and lime.

  • Honey McKinley

    Lemon meringue pie with all the elements there from pie crust to tangy lemon centre to meringue top

  • Petra Beck

    Jasmine and Mint – I know it sounds weird, but I am convinced it would work!

  • pete c

    lemon and cinnamon scented

  • Peanut butter I think

  • Rum and raisin.

  • Shirley Evans


  • winnie

    watermelon and strawberry

  • ashleigh allan

    Home baked cookies!

  • Alison

    Coconut & Violet

  • lavender and bubblegum sounds amazing thank u and b good luck all

  • Melanie

    Cinnamon buns… but I bet it already exist somewhere haha

  • Hayley Lynch

    Blackcurrant and Liquorice


    Tarmac! I love the smell!

  • Chris hunt

    I would invent two – 1) Fresh Bread, 2) coffee. then i would light one of each and go to heaven.

  • Ruth Harwood

    Jasmine and Bergamot

  • sue thomas

    ‘Something Fruity’ to include lime and orange

  • Louise Tring

    Orange and ginger

  • Chris Davies

    A latter candle!

  • David Bill

    Jasmine and vanilla

  • Liz Hardie

    I’d invent a Tequila Rose scented candle

  • Laura Pritchard

    A fizzy mango sherbet scent!

  • valerie sobus

    i’d love to invent a s’mores candle! especially for summertime 😀

  • Natalie Crossan

    Jasmine and vanilla x

  • kayleigh Bates

    SUmmer rain

  • cat culmer

    Toffee and coconut

  • Kate H

    Melon Cucumber!

  • Hassina Begum

    mperial Candles Melon Cucumber ring candle

  • Kay Panayi


  • stacy sorrell

    Coconut & Orange are my 2 favourite scents, so id combine them , ‘Ora-nut’

  • Tracey baker

    An Ember/Lavendar candle slightly smoky with the sweetness of Lavendar x

  • gemma brown

    rosemary 😀

  • gemma brown

    oo rosemary would be lovely 😀

  • claire griffiths

    strawberry and rose

  • Jo m welsh

    Bread baking although I think I would be constantly hungry!

  • Cut grass

  • Kimberley H

    Gine & Tonic

  • debbie smith

    playdoh ! i love that smell x

  • jo ogden

    a latter candle

  • Samantha Huntley

    Cherry and dark chocolate would smell amazing

  • Sam clarke

    I love the smell of ‘Aussie’ Miracle moist Shampoo so I would invent a candle that gives off this gorgeous scent, It has notes of Australian Macadamia nut oil and Aloe Vera. I think this would be a massive hit, (I would probably buy the job lot lol) 🙂

  • Hmmmm good question! Freshly baked banana bread!

  • Ohhh vanilla & maple syrup would be lovely

  • Joanne O’Neill

    Roasted marshmallow yummmmm

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Strawberry Pavlova would be lovely 😉

  • Jaelin Farrow

    Bacon 😛

  • claire blaney

    Maple & pecan

  • Helen Adams


  • Hassni

    Freshly baked bread. But then I’d feel hungry all day long.

  • Jim Milligan


  • Leah Wheatley

    New Born Baby smell



  • Stephanie Whitehouse

    Tigerlily and cinnamon

  • Sarah-Jane Laycock

    To capture the smell of delicate pink roses first thing in the morning whilst the dew still abounds x

  • justine meyer

    marmite or strawberry jam

  • Summer in the flower garden.

  • Zoe G


  • C Kennedy

    Vanilla and almond

  • jodie crossley

    freshly cut grass

  • Edward Guerreiro

    Freshly baked bread.

  • Sarah Rees

    Vanilla marshmallow

  • Rachael

    White flower lei

  • Louise A

    Mint chocolate chip

  • Emily Crotty


  • Pauline j

    Wow what a cool little story and candle. I would be bathing night and day see that’s why nothing good ever comes to me, I’m too impatient

  • Karl Borowy

    rainbow scented candle

  • Denise

    Fresh Bread

  • Holly Gibson

    The smell of wheat in late summer

  • Anthony Harrington

    cut grass and coconut

  • Peppermint fudge would be a lovely scent 😀

  • Peppermint fudge would be lovely!

  • Patricia Avery

    A new car scented candle 🙂

  • Paul Scotland

    Cherry Bakewell

  • paul wheatley

    a candle light dinner would be awesome with it

  • leanne weir


  • Helen Metcalfe

    Pine cones burning on a fire

  • Kirsty Lander

    My scent would have to be some sort of salted caramel.. I can’t get enough of that right now. P.S. I love that beautiful ring!

  • Anthony G

    I like vanilla and I like cinnamon, so perhaps mix the two together 🙂

  • I love the soapy skin smell when you come out of the shower. so my candle would be soapy skin 🙂

  • Stacey Carnell

    Birthday cake scent 🙂

  • Gillian Cooke

    I love the smell of creosote so it would have to be this!!

  • Sarah Lavender A L

    Lavender and Vanilla

  • Petra

    Sandalwood and Lily of the valley

  • Caroline Hemple

    Fresh baked bread and line dried linen together may be rather nice.

  • Lemon meringue scented candle.

  • Mint and Eucalyptus!

  • Kait St.

    Matcha green tea candle!

  • Alex Reynolds

    Honeycomb and Citrus!

  • erbmusic

    Eucalyptus mint

  • Samantha Loughlin

    Lavender and vanilla

  • Lisa Brunning

    Lavender and strawberry!

  • Nat thomason


  • Jamie L

    I love the smell of fresh laundry, so something “Snuggle”

  • William Lilley

    toasted marshmallow

  • Brian

    I would invent hazelnut banana vanilla bliss.

  • Clare H


  • Maxine G

    pina colada!

  • Wild Roses

  • David

    Fig and orange: my favourite smells!

  • Fiona K

    freshly mown grass

  • Doreen Lamoureux

    Something with lavender and maybe vetiver

  • Cathy French

    Honeysuckle and fresh cut grass combined would be awesome.

  • Rowena Hubble

    I love cucumber and melon candles so fresh for summer.

  • I love spicy pumpkin and christmas trees (Balsam)

  • David Fultner

    pumpkin lavender

  • Natashakat

    Wild Roses!!!!!!!

  • Maegan Morin

    I would make licorice or anise.I have a candle in that scent and I have never been able to find one since (about 10 years now)

  • Rebecca Bremner

    I would like a raspberry and coconut candle- sweet but clean smell!

  • Janet Dring

    Chocolate orange

  • Lyn Bosomworth

    Lime flavour

  • Sean Cuthill

    Chocolate covered strawberries

  • Mary

    Lavender mint would be a great candle scent.

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    mango and ginger

  • Danielle Nantau


  • Joni Langos

    Vanilla Chai Latte

  • PJ McConnell

    Raspberry Coconut

  • tracey olver


  • Laura Jeffs

    Vanilla & Cinnamon

  • Jason

    I would make a Cherry Chocolate candle.

  • Melanie Borhi

    Matcha bubble gum candle.

  • Jayne T

    Lavender and candy floss.

  • Liberty

    S’Mores = Chocolate and marshmallows.

  • Iris W

    Fresh laundry smell maybe lemon & fresh cut grass

  • MichelleD

    Vanilla Marshmallow

  • Ursula Hunty

    I would like the smell of fresh grass or a newly bathed baby

  • Laura Baker

    Blueberry muffin

  • Rey Chunara

    Chocolate and orange

  • Louise Smith

    Suntan lotion

  • katrina walsh

    blackberry bramble and clotted cream

  • zoe h

    Orange and spice

  • Jolene yule

    Freshly cut grass scented with hint of lemon

  • Ali Thorpe

    Sun-dried grass 🙂

  • Alan Jones

    freshly baked bread

  • Kristina Trick

    Marzipan & Chocolate

  • Mary Chez

    Freshly cut grass

  • lyn

    My favourite scented flowers are Stocks and lilacs. something with either of those

  • Lauraleigh

    I would invent a cinnamon coconut candle 🙂

  • Karen Gray

    Strawberry and basil

  • Alexis Pettie

    I would make a Jean Paul Gaultier candle. I love that perfume so much, to have it in a candle would be fantastic

  • Alica

    Hot chocolate brownies!

  • dessy

    Lemongrass and Lime would be a perfect soothing scent

  • Alona

    Stunning prize and I would be so happy to win ! Beautiful! Thank You!

  • Jacqueline Roberts

    Biscoff candle

  • Kim Landberger

    Freshly baked bread!

  • Kayla S.

    I would do a mango,peach,pineapple.

  • George Worboys Wright

    Almond macaroons

  • Susan Hoggett


  • jamie millard

    mandarin and kiwi

  • Jo Glasspool

    frankincense & myrrh

  • Giuseppe Pilla

    Lavender and vanillia

  • Jesse L


  • Hannah Ingham

    Strawberries & Cream! 🙂

  • gemma saward

    Freshly baked bread

  • Lesley

    Sweet Peas 🙂

  • Doreen Mccarthy

    chocolate fudge

  • Jade k

    Apple Pie with cream

  • carol


  • Kimberley Howes

    Rhubarb and Ginger

  • Tom

    Fresh Bread

  • Danielle Cresswell

    Candy floss

  • Jess Mary

    Watermelon scented! That would be awesome 🙂 xx

  • Rachael Pilkington

    I love fruit smells like mango and kiwi- so something like that

  • Michelle Banks

    freshly baked bread x

  • Rita A

    Passion Fruit Green Tea

  • Amanda Walsh

    Chilli and Lime

  • Helen Bennett

    Chocolate orange and mint

  • Aimee Lee

    A Pina Colada scented one, would remind me of a very special holiday my partner and I had about 8 years ago in Mauritius!

  • dawn thompson

    Vanilla spice with honey

  • Kirsten Murphy

    Rosemary and Bergamot because they’re so uplifting

  • Mary H

    Vanilla and watermelon

  • Simon M

    Coconut & lemongrass. I’d definitely buy it! 🙂

  • Julie Easby

    Freshly Baked Bread
    Can’t beat that smell x

  • Anita L

    I’d create something that smells like a sexy men’s cologne. Lagerfeld comes to mind 🙂

  • Keshia Esgate

    Espresso – a really strong smell of proper coffee!



  • Anneka Hulse

    Malibu and pineapple

  • crystal gibson

    I would love a candle that smells like fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.

  • Jane H Shaw

    Sandalwood and Rose are two of my favs scents. Thanks

  • Rebecca Evans

    ‘Champagne and Roses’ scent would be a bestseller for me!

  • Andrew Naylor

    Strawberry and lime, a perfect fruity mix

  • Sarah Lambert

    Mint and lemon would be nice 🙂

  • Rob Hestar

    lavender and bubblegum sounds like something that I would like and also my wife would enjoy aswell 🙂

  • Kelley Moore

    I would love to create cake batter candle

  • Kelly Ellen Hirst

    I love the smell of baked biscuits so something like freshly baked shortbread

  • Fiona R

    Fresh cut grass 🙂

  • israr baig

    one that has a rose+chocolate scent

  • jules eley

    I adore the smell of coconut so I would invent one that smells of coconut 🙂

  • adele knight


  • Kat Allinson

    The smell of newborn baby

  • Trudi Walsh

    Sticky Toffee Pudding & Custard

  • Sarah Gibson

    Cucumber Rose would be awesome!

  • Judy Thomas

    I would invent a Feijoa one 🙂

  • melanie stirling

    Victoria sponge scented candle.

  • Vanilla and cinnamon, perfect for christmas

  • Peony

  • helen jones

    Banana split

  • lisa

    I’d love the scent of pumpkin spice. Pumpkin pie.fall scents are my fav xx

  • Monica Gilbert

    I think mint would be lovely.

  • Julie Newell

    We’d make a Rhubarb and fresh lime candle! Paws crossed for this gorgeous giveaway! Daximama and dog

  • Jane Willis

    Lime sorbet

  • something fresh and fruity, I love cherry candles!

  • Lyndsay-Rose

    Hot chocolate with marshmallows 🙂

  • Solange


  • Patricia Owen

    New mown hay

  • Diana

    Melon and raspberry.

  • Kristy Brown

    cinnamon and orange sounds lovely

  • Fresh Cut Grass

  • Ashley Phillips

    I would love a strawberries and cream candle. Not sure if this exists anywhere yet but it should.

  • Mandi Davison

    Cherry chocolate!

  • Emily Jones

    These look fabulous! I just love them.

  • Lisa Albiston

    Clove, mandarin and cinnamon

  • Jolene

    Kiwi and lime

  • Cheryl

    Freshly cut grass

  • Rosie Wilcock

    I think Vanilla and Magnolia would make a soothing scented candle, both fragrances evoke special memories

  • Darren Freeman

    coconut and chocolate


    Geranium, Rosehip and Patchouli

  • sarah

    A fresh baked bread scent 🙂

  • cheryl lovell

    freshly cut grass!

  • Hazel Webster

    I’m really not sure, so many have been done already, maybe blackcurrant and liquorice x

  • Julie Carwardine

    There are so many already but I think neroli, lime and bergamot. x

  • Kerry Kilmister

    Blueberry and Vanilla

  • Honeysuckle and jasmin

  • Sarah Lees

    Homemade bread…and bacon!

  • Lindy Hine

    I’d invent one that smelt of the Seaside – a lovely seaweedy, ozoney scent!

  • mellanie Forster

    Peanut butter

  • Sarah Buckley

    Fresh rain

  • jacquie 58

    I love the aroma of freshly dried linen straight in from the line…so if you could have a candle like that…..

  • Amanda Brett

    Coconut cream

  • Peanut butter and chocolate

  • Hayley Mulgrove

    Banana and Lemon

  • Rebecca miller

    Freshly baked cinnamon rolls!!!

  • banoffee paradise !

  • Alison MacDonald

    Honeysuckle summer breeze

  • Leanne Newsome

    I’d invent a lemon and lime sorbet scented candle

  • Victoria Prince

    A puppy candle! That lovely smell that very young puppies have and all too quickly lose

  • Chelsey Hollings


  • denise cross

    mandarin basil and lime flavour

  • Wendy Jones

    Freshly made coffee

  • ali thorpe

    The scent of a summer’s evening. Vague, I know!

  • Kerry Locke

    I have a thing for liquorice at the moment – I wonder if it would smell as good in candle form

  • Barbara Handley

    Pineapple and coconut.

  • Sheri Darby

    Apple and cinnamon

  • A range of cocktail scents such as strawberry daquiri!

  • Laura Nice

    Coco pops x

  • Helen

    chip shop

  • Ruth Wollerton

    Strawberries & champagne

  • Emma

    Something containing jasmine. A lovely scent.

  • diane allen

    fruit cake

  • kellyanne mitchell

    spiced apple and mulled wine are divine scents x

  • Kelly L

    Fig and orange!

  • Susan B

    I’d mix up the world’s most fragrant blooms including gardenia, freesia, jasmine and violet and add a dash of caramel.

  • Ian Murray

    I am forever looking out for a Freshly baked bread scented candle. I have yet to find and candle with this scent. Or maybe a coffee scented candle.

  • Emma Ellams

    Apple and blackberry crumble scent!

  • Aaron Milne

    Cream soda

  • Sarah Parker

    hot chilli

  • angela jones

    the smell of cut grass

  • Dana hopkins

    A coffee or French vanilla candle with a pink (or blue) and chocolate diamond ring or earrings
    Or a cherry scented candle with a pink diamond ring

  • Theresa Thomas

    New Book Smell

  • Catherine Gregory

    Vanilla and Lavender

  • Beky Austerberry


  • Kate Leather

    Definitely Mojito!

  • Toasted Marshmallow!

  • Laura

    damson and pomegrante

  • Katie Chamberlain

    Jasmine and vanilla

  • Monika S

    camp fire

  • Jessica K

    i love the sound of White Jasmine. <3

  • Emma Farrell

    New baby cuddles

  • Dale Dow

    vanilla and nutella

  • Emily Clark

    Cotton candy and popcorn. An American treat!