High Roller Monte Carlo Style
When you think luxurious European getaways, which destinations spring to mind? Is it St Tropez, Mykonos or the Balearics? While there’s no denying these destinations are lavish, for me, it’s the Principality of Monaco, in particular, Monte Carlo, the playground of the rich and famous that makes me think high-end!
This tiny city which is about a 30-minute drive from Nice features some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, over 21 opulent casinos, more expensive cars and yachts than you’d see in a lifetime, and incredible scenery. Yes, it doesn’t get much more luxurious than this affluent city. While this fashion forward destination may not be within everyone’s grasp just yet, Glasshouse Fragrances has created a fragrance collection to celebrate this flashy city while adding a sophistication and understated elegance to your home.
Monte Carlo Fig & Guava Fragrances Notes:
Top notes: Cinnamon Bark, Glory Vine, Apple Guava.
Middle notes: Fig, Damask Rose, Osmanthus Flora.
Base notes: Sandalwood, Green Amber, Jasmine Tea.
The luxurious collection consists of a triple scented candle, fragrance diffuser and decadent hand crème. Being a lover of luxury, the name of the collection had me in an instant, and once I experienced the scent I was smitten! For my home (and myself) I decided to try the entire collection.
Monte Carlo Fig & Guava Triple Scented Candle
This candle is incredibly decadent and I enjoy burning this sensual scent in the bedroom while reading a book in the evening. Considered a mid-strength fragrance in the collection, this candle fills a smaller room while adding a subtle air of refinement to a larger space. The candle does have a beautiful floral scent which isn’t overbearing and is balanced out nicely by the combination of fruit and spice. I find the candle has a beautifully crisp apple-like scent which I can only assume comes from the Apple Guava note. I would describe this fragrance as vibrant, and uplifting, and is a pleasure to smell in the evening before bed or in the morning to start the day on a positive note. Like all Glasshouse Fragrances candles, this product is handmade in Australia, using high-quality, non-toxic wax and natural lead-free cotton wicks. Monte Carlo Fig & Guava Triple Scented Candle 350g $42.95
Monte Carlo Fig & Guava Fragrance Diffuser
In true diffuser style, I found that scent travelled especially when placed under an air-conditioning vent or near a window. A great option for a larger space such as your living room or dining space especially if you’re a fan of this fragrance. The scent was stronger when compared to the candle but added an entirely different feel to my home, still elegant but more vibrant and noticeable. The apple scent that I could smell in the candle shines through and brings a delicious crisp scent which pairs nicely to spaces such as the kitchen, bathroom and the entry to your home. I found the diffuser to be much more male friendly due to the subdued floral notes. Monte Carlo Fig & Guava Diffuser 250ml $42.95
Monte Carlo Fig & Guava Hand Crème
I recently treated myself to the Glasshouse Fragrances Kyoto hand cream, and this product differs slightly mainly because of the fragrance intensity of the two scents. As the Monte Carlo scent is a mid-strength, I found it to be a much more subtle scent in the hand cream which I enjoyed especially being a male. Featuring the same formulation as all Glasshouse Hand Crème’s this product is formulated with nourishing Argan oil, Shea Butter and Macadamia making it beautifully rich and decadent without being greasy. I found this product was quickly absorbed into the leaving my hands feeling soft with a smooth appearance. On doing my research, I discovered this product also features Rose Hip oil which gives skin that silky smooth appearance. I’m prone to getting dry skin in the cooler months, so I carry mine with me every day. Monte Carlo Fig & Guava Hand Crème 125ml $24.95.
Glasshouse Fragrances Fig & Guava Triple Scented Candle, Fragrance Diffuser and Hand Creme and are available online from the Glasshouse Fragrances website, David Jones & Peter Alexander stores, along with leading homeware boutiques.