Charles Farris Rubus Signature Candle Blackberry & Bay

Charles Farris Rubus Signature Candle Blackberry & Bay Review

Before I start this post, I must say that I’m so pleased that I thought to take a photo of this gorgeous Charles Farris candle before I started burning it.  I’ve been that addicted, not an evening has gone by where I haven’t lit the wick and enjoyed the incredible scent and flickering light!

Charles Farris are one of Britain’s oldest chandlers having been founded in London in 1845 and still to this day, their candles are still handmade by a small team in Wiltshire using traditional methods and the finest ingredients.  They’re not only famous for being holders of the Royal Warrant but also for supplying a vast number of churches and cathedrals with candles and other church supplies such as advent frames, lecterns and vestments.

Relatively recently, they launched their line of scented candles and diffusers to really bring Charles Farris products into the home.  While of course, their pillar candles can and have been used in homes for years, scented candle are very synonymous with home fragrance.

There are two types of scented candles; one that comes in a tin and another than comes in a glass.  The latter are known as the Signature Candle range and I have ‘Rubus,’ a blackberry and bay scent.

The Charles Farris Signature Candle in Rubus smells absolutely incredible and fills my huge living room with its scent.  The Blackberry and Bay fragrance combines sharp, tangy blackberry notes with more herbal, aromatic notes.  Theres a definite air of the outdoors with this candle; it has a summer in the countryside vibe to it which is really addictive and makes me feel happy when I smell it.  This is unusual in itself as its actually a scent that I wouldn’t usually go for had I just read the name and not actually smelt it.

The burn time on Charles Farris Signature Candles is around 40 hours and I’m about half way through burning this one.  I’m really impressed with how evenly it has burned.  There isn’t lots of soot around the rim of the glass like I’ve found with some candles and above all, this is a very high quality candle.

The scent is so pure, realistic and natural.  It is powerful without being overbearing which is just the right amount of fragrance for me.  It is very much a scent that is suited to any room in the home but especially the living room or bathroom.

Charles Farris Rubus Signature Candle Blackberry & Bay Review

This is my first Charles Farris candle and it certainly wont be my last.  Everything from the packaging down to the candle itself is nothing short of classic and elegant.

Those who know of my latest obsession with the colour navy will guess that I’m very much loving the navy, textured glass that this candle comes in!  The wax is hand poured into the glasses to ensure a slow and even burn.

I’d highly recommend treating yourself to one of these candles or gifting one to a friend or family member for their birthday.  It’ll certainly not disappoint.

You can buy your own Charles Farris Rubus Candle here or direct from their website here.


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  1. Ursula Ball
    July 6, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    I have to say the lavender is one of my favorites and would love to try out this brand someday! :)

  2. Jessica McDonnell
    July 6, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    These candles look so pretty. I love blackberry and bay scents – blackberry and bay is my favourite Jo Malone perfume so I'd love to see how this candle scent compares.

  3. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    July 6, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Hands up I adore candles and this sounds absolutely amazing – I might have to ask for one for my Birthday 😉 x

  4. Kira L Curtis
    July 6, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    This looks and sounds wonderful! I mean, that packaging is so sophisticated, I love it!

  5. Rhian Westbury
    July 6, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I've never heard of this brand before but sounds like a great smell. I tend to opt for either gingerbread or citrus smells as they're refreshing x

  6. Our Little Organic Life
    July 6, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    It sounds lovely. I used to love having my home smell of Diptyque's Baies candle (sounds similar) for years until I stopped using scented candles. What lovely photos you took as well!

  7. Anonymous
    July 6, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Oh my god this candle sounds exactly like the luxury treat I need right now!

  8. ana de jesus
    July 6, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    The blackberry and bay most definitely although the whole Charles Farris collection is lovely.

  9. Melanie Ed
    July 7, 2016 / 12:04 am

    I am a sucker for candles, this one sounds lovely.

  10. Anonymous
    July 7, 2016 / 3:17 am

    With pure, realistic and natural scent, I can't ask anything else for this candle. Would love to get one either for my use or for a gift.

  11. Claire
    July 7, 2016 / 8:21 am

    What a pretty candle – I love the styling!

  12. Tanya Brannan
    July 7, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I absolutely love candles, and have lots at home. This looks really sophisticated and the smell you describe is right up my street!

  13. Kitty Kaos
    July 7, 2016 / 11:30 am

    not only do they look stylish but they sound like they smell so yummy too xMiss Kitty Kaos – Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

  14. Samantha Rickelton
    July 7, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    It sounds gorgeous – I really struggle trying to find a candle I like in the summer months for some reason!

  15. Elizabeth S
    July 7, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Intriguing scent combinations! I'll have to get me some of these. 🙂

  16. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    July 7, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    This sounds like a gorgeous fragrance and the jar is beautiful, too! I've got a bit of a candle obsession at the moment…Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  17. Hannah Heartss
    July 7, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I love candles but I have never had one from this brand before x

  18. Nicol
    July 7, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    i really love the design of this especially the colour. navy is so chic, it looks matte too

  19. Liz Mays
    July 7, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    It's so pretty and the way you described the aroma sounds wonderful. I may look for this as well. Mmmm, blackberry!

  20. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    July 8, 2016 / 8:15 am

    These candles look so pretty and I bet they smell amazing too.

  21. Katie
    July 8, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    I love the style of this candle, the box and design of it is so elegant! I've not heard of the brand before but I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for it 🙂 x

  22. Chilling With Lucas
    July 8, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Ooh I want one of these, never heard of them before they sound and look great x

  23. Ali - We Made This Life
    July 8, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    ooh I do love a luxury candle. I love that this one is dark, which is in contrast to many you see now.

  24. Melissa Sak
    July 8, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Wish I could smell it. Sounds great, I want one!

  25. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    July 9, 2016 / 10:40 am

    I've never heard of Charles Farris! It looks like a lovely candle though – I do love burning candles in the evening.

  26. Laura Hartley
    July 9, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    I don't know much about candles but 40 hours seems like a lot! If this is the sort of scent that can fill a room then I'd be interested in getting one of these for my living room 🙂

  27. Anosa Malanga
    July 11, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Though not heard of the brand, if the packaging is anything to go by this is a must have candle. I love lighting candles at home after work

  28. Beautykinguk
    July 11, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    We have a few Charles farris Candles and I actually really like them, the scents are quite unique.

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