I’m hoping that you’ve noticed that every Caerlaverock Candles scent has its own (what I like to call) rune. These were designed by the fantastic Malcolm Laurie especially for our brand. This will be the design for the next scent which we are hoping to release at the end of November. It’s been a tough one in the testing room to make sure that it burns between the range of 4g and 5g per hour but it has been a MASSIVE hit with our melt testers.

Now, don’t be put off by one of the words in the description because it doesn’t smell like you think it’s going to smell. Ask my sister in law, when I told her the scent description she told me she didn’t want to test it as once hearing the word that’s all she could smell and instantly disliked it. I left it anyway and fast forward a fortnight and I get a few messages asking what the melt they are burning is because it’s absolutely gorgeous and they want the candle version asap….well was it not this one?

So open mind people, here is the scent description:

“A throwback to when the Quay was a bustling dock bringing in dark and powerful blends of tobacco leaf but softened with honey accords. A surprising fragrance!”

Top Notes: Tobacco, Honey, Spices, Citrus/Fresh

Heart Notes: Tobacco, Woody, Sandalwood

Base Notes: Amber, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, Honey

This is a perfectly balanced scent, the tobacco does not smell like pipes but an earthiness that really takes the edge off the sweet notes that run through it. This is definitely one worth trying in candle form to get the full range of notes.

Glencaple Quay was a busy port in its time and the first ship to enter the Quay was the ‘Success’ which brought a cargo of American tobacco. Ships regularly ran between Glencaple and Liverpool carrying a variety of goods and passengers. Heavy taxes were imposed on certain goods which resulted in a very active smuggling trade, especially of tobacco and tea. If you take a wander around Glencaple you’ll find three oak ‘boat’ benches which have been placed along the shore as a reminder of the rich maritime heritage of Glencaple and the important regional role it played in ship building and trade. Each bench is carved with tales from this era, so why not come for a visit and see if you can find all three?