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Glasshouse fragrance breakdown!

Hi friends,

I have had a couple of requests for a bit of a fragrance breakdown for the Glasshouse candles!

As I don't have a physical shop where you can come to sniff them, I thought I would run through them for ya!

So here we go:

Kyoto In Bloom - Camellia & Lotus

Top Notes: Fresh lime, Bergamot, Citrus 

Middle Notes: Camellia and Lotus

Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Musk,Vanilla 

This is Glasshouse's 2nd best seller and there's a good reason for it! It may sound super floral, but it's got a slight masculine touch to it which I LOVE. It smells like a perfume that you'd smell someone wearing and NEED to know what it is.

Overall: Floral, Musky, Fresh

A Tahaa Affair - Vanilla Caramel

Top Notes: Pineapple 

Middle Notes: Coconut Fruity

Base Notes: Caramel and Vanilla 

Okay so have you ever been into Peter Alexander and been like WHAT IS THAT SMELL?! Chances are very high that it's this!

It smells like vanilla cookies baking in the oven, and is Glasshouse's top selling candles. It's a personal fave of mine as you can just have it sitting without even burning and your room will smell delicious! Quite a feminine scent (but I am sure the dudes will appreciate it!)

Tango in Barcelona - Tuberose and Plum

Top Notes: Apricot, Plum, Coconut 

Middle Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Brazilian Rosewood, Caraway

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Almond, Vanilla, Musk 

This is a new fave for me! It is super fresh and fruity with just a hint of floral. It reminds me of a fresh spring day, and can personally vouch for it making your house smell incredible. I think it's super universal so perfect for a gift!

Rendezvous - Amber & Orchid

Top Notes: White Floral Bouquet, Sugar Cane 

Middle Notes: Orchid, Gardenia, Neroli

Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Musk 

This one is quite universal despite sounding super floral. I pick up notes of licorice (look at me sounding like a wine taster). It's quite luxurious, and would definitely be a winner for most tastes! It is sweet without being overpowering which I love!

Midnight in Milan - Saffron & Rose

Top Notes: Saffron 

Middle Notes: Rose

Base Notes: Moss, Dry Amber, Musk 

I personally wear this fragrance almost every day (not the candle, the eau de parfum!).

It's musky, floral, sweet, everything you want in a fragrance! Definitely one of my favourites. It's a strong scent but not overpowering and I think it's a good unisex scent. Slightly woody which makes it not too sweet!

Melbourne Muse - Coffee Flower & Vanilla

Top Notes: Acacia, Neroli, Orange Flower 

Middle Notes: Coffee Flower, Jasmine, White Floral

Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla 

Another one I wear as a fragrance personally!

It's soft, citrus-y, with a vanilla undertone. If you like sweeter scents that border on the floral side, you'll love this!

Such a winner for a bedroom scent as it is soft but will still fill the room with fragrance!

To the Moon and back - Sugar Dust & Lily

Top Notes: Ozone, Citrus, Marmalade

Middle Notes: Muguet, Rose, Jasmine

Base Notes: Brown Sugar, Amber, Sandalwood

This one is definitely for the lover of all things sweet!

It is sugary, floral, with a lil bit of citrus to cut through it. I burn this in the office a fair bit and always have comments on it! Not to mention the packaging is insane!

Montego Bay Rhythm - Coconut & Lime

Top Notes: Lime and Lemon 

Middle Notes: Vanilla and Amber

Base Notes: Coconut and Mandarin Oranges 

This dude is in a league of his own! It reminds me of the height of summer, with strong coconut and citrus scents. It packs a punch as well, so just burning the lil one for an hour or so will fill the room! A firm fave!

The Hamptons - Teak & Petitgrain

Top Notes: Juniper berry, Green Cognac, Petitgrain 

Middle Notes: Lemon Verbena, Iris, Fig Leaves

Base Notes: Ambergris, Teak, White Patchouli 

This is a fresh, woody scent whihch I think i perfect for winter! The scent reminds ome of Christmas, with touches of pine. Definitely a winner for a good neutral scent which isn't too sweet.

A Moment in Tokyo - Smoked Petals

Top Notes: Incense, Rose Petals

Middle Notes: Violet, Rose, Leather

Base Notes: Birch, Ebony Woods

If you like deep, smoky scents then this is 100% for you. It is deep, dark, luxurious and smoky and super strong which is amazing for getting the most out of a candle!

Perfect for a winters night curled up by the fire (or heat pump, or whatever heat source!). It's description is super accurate - it really is like smokey rose petals and it is divine!

Fireside in Queenstown - Smouldering Woods & Cinnamon

Top Notes: Clove, Cinnamon

Middle Notes: Orris

Base Notes: Guaiac Wood, Tonka

This is definitely in the same group as Tokyo, but less smoky and more woody! Has a definite touch of spice in there as well, so makes the perfect winter candle! So cool that it is exclusive to NZ as well. Win win win!

Electric Love - Ruby Pomelo Spritz

Top: Pear, Ambrette, Tea, Spritz, Ruby Pomelo

Middle: Rose, Geranium, Magnolia

Base: Red Fruits, Wood, Dry Amber

This is a firm favourite for me, and wins my award for BEST packaging ever!

Full of citrus, florals, but with a touch of musky/woody scent to it. It is a good strong scent as well so fills the house for a few days after you burn it!

Phew! See a wee summary below:


  • Tahaa Affair

  • To the Moon and Back

  • Melbourne Muse


  • A Tango in Barcelona

  • Montego Bay Rhythm

  • Electric Love


  • Rendezvous

  • Midnight in Milan

  • Kyoto in Bloom


  • The Hamptons

  • Fireside in Queenstown


  • Tokyo

If you've made it through my novel, you deserve a treat! Enter CANDLELOVERS at the checkout to get free shipping on your Glasshouse purchase!

I hope you love them as much as I do!

Cath x

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