Testing my nose...

Yes, but just with scented candles, nothing more sinister. Last week I told you about the candles and diffusers by Landon Tyler and how I was enjoying using them as everyday items and how I'd tested my nose before I read the back of the box. Well today I'm sharing how I got on.

You might think that this is an easy challenge, but I'm not known for having the best sense of smell so I was intrigued to see how I got on.

First up, Dark Cashmere...

I wasn't sure what to expect. And to challenge myself further - because at the time it seemed like a good idea - I thought I'd share the results in pictures. And this is what I thought I could smell:

 DARK CASHMERE: CLOVES AND CINNAMON WERE CORRECT, STAR ANISE LESS SO.

DARK CASHMERE: CLOVES AND CINNAMON WERE CORRECT, STAR ANISE LESS SO.

I raided my spice cupboard for what I thought I'd smelt. Out came the cloves, cinnamon and some star anise. I was impressed that cloves and cinnamon are indeed listed on the back of the box. There wasn't any star anise though, so two out of three didn't seem to bad. 

Also listed was vetivert, patchouli and cedar.

Well cedar I got although I was lucky I hadn't identified that as I'd no idea how I'd show that visually. But vetivert and patchouli, I'm not sure my nose would have known those. In fact I'm not sure my mind did. But with some investigation - thanks internet - I've learnt that vetivert is described as "deep, sweet, woody, smoky and earthy grass."  Patchouli I've learnt is part of the mint family. 

So there you go, now you know.

And the Winter Woods...

I was expecting this to smell woody, and I wasn't disappointed. There was a strong fresh smell and so I hurried off to find one of my bleached pine cones from last Christmas.

 WINTER WOODS: I GOT CHRISTMAS TREES AND PINE!

WINTER WOODS: I GOT CHRISTMAS TREES AND PINE!

And I'm pleased to say I wasn't wrong. I got Christmas Trees and pine, although I only managed to get the pine cone in the picture! The back of the box says "A classic Christmas tree scent combining pine, fir, spruce, moss and cardamon" so I think I nailed it.

Maybe my sense of smell isn't as bad as I thought.

What's your favourite scented candle "flavour"?

* With thanks to Landon Tyler who sent me these candles to test, to see how I'm using these scents everyday please read: Treating myself with a scent-filled house