We were lucky enough to catch up recently with Hazel Simmons, Head of Design and Product Development at Stoneglow Candles who shared with us her inspiration for developing the stunning Modern Classics collection.

“Modern Classics was driven by my desire to create a product that appealed to everyone and would fit any interior style.  I wanted to create something that was stylish and had timeless charm.  Keeping the actual product very simple was the key to that, the rounded reed diffuser bottle is a very simple round shape, but is very different to anything else in the market at the moment, and the classic tumbler glass, is at home anywhere.

I wanted to ensure that the fragrances we not only powerful with great impact, but that each different fragrance had it’s own strong identity. I went to great lengths to ensure that no two scents have similar notes or aromas, and that each one had its own distinctive bouquet.

The packaging has been kept to a very simple classic design again, but by using new pantone colours, it is bought bang up to date, and looks fabulous too.

Both the candles and reed diffusers carry a high fragrance level, so when they are used, they will fill the room with fragrance.  I want people to enjoy the experience and come back for more! “

We think she’s done a great job! Our Love Aroma Expert Panel have been busy testing out the candles and diffusers in their homes. Here’s their thoughts on the Modern Classics fragrances:

Lotus Flower & Jasmine

” An aquatic floral fragrance with strong ozonic and transparent hues that combine with fruity elements. The note ends on a refined woody scent. It’s as clear as sea water, like waves that break on the rocks of a beach.” Huib Maat, Perfumer

Grapefruit & Mimosa

“Capturing a heady summers evening, the tangy grapefruit citrus sweetened by fruity blackcurrant and apple notes catapulted me headfirst into the depths of summer, balmy evenings, lazy days, and the gentle hum of nature.” Amelia Horne, Food Stylist

Rose Petal & May Chang

“A lovely, romantic, subtle fragrance with a good scent throw of pink rose petals and soothing geranium sitting on a sweet citrus base of may chang, vanilla and sensuous musk’s.” Karen Eggleton, Event Stylist

Plum Blossom & Musk

“A feminine scent that is tranquil and pleasant with opening notes of plum, pear and melon with very subtle musky notes and entwined with lily and freesia.” Kieron Atkinson, Winemaker

Green Fig & Cedar

“Warm soft scent of fresh figs is enlivened by tangy orange and grapefruit accords with underlying hints of coconut, giving a sensual, woody and relaxing aroma. ”  Lorraine Love, Floral Designer

Orange Blossom and Muguet

“Fresh yet intense scent that filled my bedroom with a heady fragrance reminiscent of orange groves and hints of jasmine and muguet.“ Deb Kendall, Owner of Fabulous Places


We hope we have inspired you to try a home fragrance from the Modern Classics range – perfect to give as a gift or treat for yourself!


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