We may seem slightly candletastic at the moment. But it's that time of year. (Who has tealights flickering in July...? Except for weddings.)
So: always on the lookout for great sources for great smells, we were pleased to stumble into the new home fragrance department at the seriously spraunced-up Peter Jones on Sloane Square yesterday: a dozen or so delectable (and fairly accessibly-priced) brands (think Max Benjamin, Votivo, Compagnie de Provence, Archipelago etc.)
If you're searching for scented candles for gifts, we encourage you to have a sniff around here: they're displayed beneath glass domes (à la Cire Trudon), which you lift - and then insert nostrils into the dome, to give a much better idea of the candles' scent than smelling the wax itself.
It's home fragrance heaven.
Peter Jones, Sloane Square, London SW1 8EL (enter via Symons Street for the Home Fragrance department)