Tea Time in Paris with a Romantic Candle Giveaway!

Last week in Paris, as we celebrated a traditional Scottish Burn’s Night, I couldn’t help reminiscing about our Scottish-French wedding, or alliance. Are we sniffing romance in the air on le blog as Valentine’s Day approaches? Och, who loves an excuse to light beautifully scented candles, just to create a cosy and uplifting ambience at home?

My talented friend, Laura Hastings – of Rosslyn Candle Company fame in Scotland – has created a particularly perfect alliance with one of her handmade soy wax candles. Inspired by a recent holiday to Paris and love of Parisian macarons, she’s made a naturally fragranced candle, blending Scotland and France in a stylish re-usable Paris teacup. It’s called the “Auld Alliance.”

Now she’s offering a lucky reader anywhere in the world the chance to win it!

A clever eco-friendly candle…

Why “The Auld Alliance”? Laura’s candle celebrates the centuries-old friendship between Scotland and France. First agreed in 1295, the Auld (Old) Alliance was built on Scotland and France’s shared needs.  From the Scots’ point of view, it brought tangible benefits through pay as mercenaries in France’s armies and the pick of the finest French wines.

The scents of both countries are brought together in Laura’s “Auld Alliance”. The fragrance is a blend of relaxing French lavender and uplifting geranium, with a hint of Scottish heather. Hm. I feel a macaron coming on…

Like all of Laura’s candles, they’re made of natural soy wax: so they’re eco-friendly, don’t produce toxins like paraffin candles, they last longer and they don’t leave any black sooty smears on the walls!

The Rosslyn Candle Company produce their handmade candles just a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh, the Scottish Capital.  Sensibly priced in tins, teacups and vintage, their candles have scents which evoke the peace and quiet of the countryside in which they are located.

Many of you will remember the book “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown.  The film of the book starred Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou, whose French character Sophie Neveu discovered her Scottish family near the end of the film.

OK, are you ready?

I burn for 40 hours and I can be re-used for your tea and macarons!

International Giveaway is Now Closed – and the winner is…

Congratulations to Dianne Micallef from Malta, who has won this unique, 40 hour Paris teacup candle, scented with Rosslyn Candle Company’s “Auld Alliance” fragrance!

Competition Answer: In “The Da Vinci Code” movie, Roslin Chapel was used as a location in Scotland.

Feel free to email Laura ([email protected]) to order her soy wax candles in a teacup online or to receive her occasional e-newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).

Have a look at Rosslyn Candle Company’s gorgeous candles at www.rosslyncandlecompany.co.uk and don’t forget to like them on Facebook!

16 replies
  1. Laura
    Laura says:

    Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments, and for entering this competition. Congratulations again to our winner Diane! This was a unique teacup and no more are available, but we have lots of other teacup and vintage candles on our website if you are looking for a birthday or Mother’s Day gift (or even a wee treat for yourself!):


    Thanks again to Jill for featuring Rosslyn Candle Company on your fabulous blog! xxx

  2. Dianne Micallef
    Dianne Micallef says:

    Oh yippee.. Im so thrilled to be the winner of such an awesome prize!!! Am so looking forward to enjoying this exquisite smelling candle in my home and then the bonus of being able to use this gorgeous teacup afterwards with a nice cuppa and some yummy macarons..divine! Thank you Mad about Macarons and Rosslyn Candle Company for such a lovely creative gift 🙂 xx

  3. Jean-Pierre
    Jean-Pierre says:

    First time I’ve heard of soy wax candles – great idea. Good luck to you, Laura, on your business! Great giveaway, Jill.

  4. Deborah?CelticHeart
    Deborah?CelticHeart says:

    oh, what a shame. I should love to enter but my computer does not support Windows Live Mail pop up boxes 🙁 I should also love to receive your email newsletter, but again cannot sign up for the same reason 🙁

  5. Parisbreakfast
    Parisbreakfast says:

    Not a clue but I love the cup and the concept…especially pretty the postmark inside the lip. What a brill idea! Bet it smells exquisite.
    Cheers Carolg



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