“A light and summery fragrance sure to get your mouth watering, reminiscent of blackberry picking walks along the Blackshaw in August.”

Top notes: Blackberry leaves, blackcurrant buds.

Mid notes: Rose, geranium, muguet, bay.

Base notes: Musk, sandalwood.

Blackberry picking is just one of those things that will never get old.  Even if you don’t like to eat them, there is something satisfying about collecting a bucket full of juicy, ripe fruit.  August is usually the month for picking them in the Caerlaverock area, especially along the Blackshaw road.  This candle gives me the same mouthwatering experience as popping a juicy, ripe blackberry into my mouth as I collect them for Sarah’s jam. Sarah is a good friend of mine and an excellent jam maker, her full title is Bramble Picking Sarah – a story for another time!

If you aren’t familiar with the Blackshaw (or Blaeshaw as some of the more hardcore locals refer to it), it is a small village in the parish of Caerlaverock and it sits on the coast of the Solway Firth.  If you follow the Blackshaw road to the bottom you will be treated to the stunning 1400 acre Wetland Reserve, which hosts thousands of wildfowl in winter, including the barnacle geese and whooper swans.  The dawn flights of these birds are simply incredible and definitely worth the early morning rise.  I almost missed the dawn flight the first time I saw it because I was too busy watching a small buck prancing along the mud and admiring himself in the puddles.

This scent is available in our rapeseed and coconut oil candles and soy wax melts. As with all our products the materials were ethically and sustainably sourced and are vegan friendly, cruelty, paraben and paraffin free.

Let me know if you manage to light this candle without dreaming of wandering along the Blackshaw with a bucket of blackberries in hand.