Travel-Friendly Scents


Murphy & Daughters launched a new range of travel tin candles and I tried them all. When I travel, both for business and for leisure, I actually typically bring one small candle with me, sometimes lavender other times jasmine. It makes perfect sense to me since I like to clear the air with a nice smelling candle to add a personal touch to any temporary lodgings.

Whether you prefer a glass of bubbly or filling your clawfoot tub with dramatic bubbles, one thing is certain, these candles will make you smile. It's all about their elegant aroma. 

This collection from the Aussie brand comes in five scents. Here is a brief review of each one. 
Firstly, I will start by saying that I really loved all of these scents—each fragrance blend is a delightful medley of everything delicate, feminine, and sophisticated. With that said, don't fret chaps, these candles will also suit any room, including filling the bedroom or any closet space with an aroma that even a man will love.

Swoon-Worthy Collection: Candle Size: 100g/3.5 oz.
The two travel tins that are most male-friendly, in my opinion, would be Midnight and Cloudstreet.
Midnight is a splendid blend of pink grapefruit and bergamot in which both come through instantly upon the first sniff. Other ingredients include the following: blackcurrant, lily of the valley, and jasmine. Cloudstreet is a smaller version of the candle that I featured here, reminiscent of spring's lightness with the sweetness of honeysuckle and pear with a mandarin infusion. Other notes are lemon, musk, and orange blossom.

Think of Tender Night as a subtle kiss blown into your space. "A midnight dash through the orange orchards, time to spare, time to live," that's such a great description of Tender Night because to me, this particular candle has a striking aroma but is somewhat a neutral one in the collection in comparison to all of the other bold, romantic, and memorable scents. 

Tender Night is also a candle that would be perfect to burn for guests if you don't know what is their favourite fragrance. It's a good alternative if you want to fill the room with a lighter aroma that's somewhat inconspicuous. First notes: A whiff of tuberose is apparent and such a personal favourite, then hints of orange blossom also linger afterwards. Other ingredients: Lily, musk, neroli and green tea, and tangerine.

Secret Garden encapsulates the scent you would want to have for post-bath experiences. It's a calming, and pretty concoction of roses and violets, with geranium leaves and lilac petals. Other ingredients include vanilla and musk. This is what you burn when you have the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door.

Wild Things is a hybrid of the feeling of luxe cashmere, the aroma of orange sorbet and essentially what you'd want your hotel room to smell like when you walk in for the first time. With pepper, ylang, ylang and sandalwood in the contents, one might suspect it to radiate a less soft or spicy fragrance but this one is soothingly sweet. First notes are of orange blossom, amber and waterlily, then with tuberose, lemon and cedarwood as a fresh finish. 

With a fifteen to twenty hours of burn time, you will definitely have time to spare if you're burning all of these. The travel candles are hand poured and made with a cotton wick, and pure vegetable soy wax.
Each of these travelling candles has a convenient screw top closure and are small enough to fit in your carryall, yet still large enough to burn with ease.

Lastly, if you're a candle person, then you will absolutely love these, from the packaging (as you've seen in my previous feature of the brand) to the quality of products, many of these tins would be ideal to stow away easily in a weekender tote or display in your vanity area. My top three selections are Tender Night, Wild Things and Cloudstreet. 

Have you smelled Murphy & Daughters
travel candles? Which scent would you choose?

The goods: Travel Tin Candles-Courtesy of Murphy & Daughters. All opinions expressed are my own. Shop the candle collection and travel tins here.


  1. I LOVE candles! These sound amazing!

    xo, Hales |

  2. Thanks for introducing me to the brand!