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Star Signs as Candles

People look to horoscopes / star signs / zodiac signs either has serious life advice, or just a little bit of fun. Regardless of where you fall into, they can be a fun way to examine who you are as a person which is a form of self care.  I asked my friend Christine (who is a Clare Makes fan & avid horoscope reader) to tell us what our candles would be if they were star signs. Banjo: Emotional and evocative of a thunderstorm. Cancerian Banjo will wrap you in a warm hug.  Clyde: Just like a conversation with a Sagittarius, Clyde will take your mind places far and wide.  Constance: Absolutely a gemini, Constance is mutable, adaptable and will keep you...

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Kate Masters on Interior Design & Making a Career Change

In a former life, Kate Masters was a university librarian. She’s always been torn between academic and creative pursuits, and recently traded in her borrowing card for a scale ruler, undertaking a qualification in interior design. We sat down to discuss her career change and passion for design.

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Australian Movies & Scented Candles: A Perfect Pairing

Have you ever considered pairing your favourite Clare Makes candle with an Australian film? You'd be surprised how well they go together. Here's my list of favourite Aussie films and scents you can burn at the same time. Bookmark this list for your next movie night - you might discover a new film, or take the opportunity to revisit an old classic. Dorothea: Southern Florals + The Dry (2020) Our landscape is nothing if not punishing. Dorothea Mackellar's poem "Our Sunburnt Country" and it's namesake candle is perfect to burn while watching Eric Bana return to his drought-stricken home town in this compelling murder mystery. Miles: Australian Wildflowers + My Brilliant Career (1979) The Miles candle was named after Miles...

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How To Buy A Candle (When You Can't Smell It Through Your Screen!)

How can you buy a candle and choose a scent without the product in front of you? Here are my secrets for shopping for scented candles online. We love online shopping (obviously). But it does come with its disadvantages, especially when buying products that depend on the senses. The good news is, finding the perfect fragrance shouldn't be a challenge. Here's how shop for candles online in Australia. Find the right fragrance The fragrance wheel is similar to the colour wheel that you might have studied in school. Fragrances are categorised into different scent profiles and deciding what you like starts with your own fragrance collection. Go into your existing perfume or candle collection and pick out your favourites. Google that...

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