If you’re looking for a chocolate hit without the calories then look no further than this Hotel Chocolat candle and diffuser.
You’ll probably be more familiar with Hotel Chocolat as your go-to shop when you’re feeling like a decadent sweet treat. If you’re feeling super nice a chocolate gift for your friend.
However, while we might be particularly partial to a box of vintage chocolate buttons for Hotel Chocolate, our favourite skinny jeans aren’t. So when we cottoned onto the Hotel chocolate candle that promised us a cacao hit without the guilt we were all ears.
Hotel Chocolat candle
The cacao and vanilla candle has been a star buy from Hotel Chocolat’s beauty and home brand Rabot 1745. The scent won’t be the sickly chocolate-y hit you might expecting from the chocolate brand. The Rabot Estate in St. Lucia, where Hotel Chocolat’s cocoa is sourced, inspires the gentle scent.
Buy now: Candle, £28, Rabot 1745
The rich and creamy fragrance blends cacao and vanilla with a woody base of musk, cedarwood and amber. This is something more sophisticated and grown-up than an everyday chocolate candle (if there is such a thing).
The candle is completely natural, made out of a mix of soy, coconut, beeswax and rapeseed with a 100% cotton wick. Priced at £28 this candle has a burn time of 40 hours, and will burn evenly without tunnelling, giving your bedroom or living room a scented boost.
Hotel Chocolat diffuser
Buy now: Diffuser, £34,95, Rabot 1745
The candle was joined this year by the Rabot 1745 Cacoa and Vanilla diffuser. It has proved a sell-out hit, but is expected to be back in stock online in the next few months.
The Rabot 1745 diffuser is the perfect option if you are looking to subtly scent your entire home. Made from essential oils, the diffuser is infused with the same musky and amber undertones as the candle.
However, it is the elegant chocolate brown glass bottle that has us truly smitten – just imagine how lovely it will look on a shelf in the living room. Priced at £34.95, this diffuser might not be a bargain buy but it should last for up to six months so will be money well spent.
Plus like chocolate this is a little indulgence, so why not treat yourself?
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Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.
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