La Montana Candles

Everyone knows how evocative the scent of holiday destinations can be – we’ve often wished we could bottle the delicious aroma of our favourite places. So Cass and Jonathan Hall’s candles are a clever idea; each one conjured from the heady perfumes that surrounded them when they moved to a remote Spanish village back in 2011. Cass had worked in the beauty industry in London while Jonathan is a screenwriter and together they formed La Montana with candles such as Winter Oranges inspired by the winter harvests in their native Valencia or Galan de Noche – based on the pungent waft of night-scented jasmine. We’ve been burning their latest, Sacred Roses, over the holidays. Inspired by the rose gardens at the Sinat monastery, the candle blends rose otto, lavender, orange blossom, geranium and violet with musk and chamomile. It’s the best rose candle we have found, the result is not cloying as some floral candles can be, but light and aromatic. The whole range also has lovely labels and boxes inspired by vintage travel posters so they make great gifts too.

La Montana Candles
— Clare
6th January 2016