When wandering past (past, mam, I swear) the sexual well-being aisle in Boots, I spotted a new range of products with the cutest branding. Though I’m not one to casually stock up on mini vibrators, of which there were many, I was drawn to the Burning Desire Massage candle, €14.99. It’s a three-in-one deal; beautifully scented candle, massage oil and nourishing moisturiser.
The presentation box is adorable, retro and feminine without relying on hot pink or swirls. The white-wax candle itself is housed in a tin heart-shaped box and there’s a little spoon included, to scoop out hot oil without melting your fingers. Trust me on this, using the spoon is a smart move.
After the wax softens, it can be applied and rubbed onto your (or his, or her) body. It’s incredibly soothing, it feels like the warm wax is melting away muscle tension. I’ve used this on my own legs after a morning of interval training and immediately felt like I’d been doing nothing but soaking in a bath all day. It’s packed with moisturising oils and butters, plus it’s almost totally comprised of natural ingredients.
Those who aren’t fond of ultra-sweet fruit fragrances will not get on with this. Its watermelon scent is strong and lingers in the air, as well as on skin. Personally, I can’t get enough of it, though I’d love if the range had another musky scent.
All in all, it’s a little bit of luxe at a great price point. Definitely one to keep an eye out for if you need a pick-me-up/another excuse to get all up on your partner.