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Our 4 favourite North East fragrance brands that’ll have your home smelling sensational

From handcrafted candles with beautiful, long-lasting aromas to reed diffusers that are truly unique to the North East, here are some of the finest local female-led fragrance houses.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 23.09.2021


This mother and daughter team have worked hard to make their dream of a gorgeous home fragrance brand that blends style, luxury and quality a reality. The duo create their own fragrances and perfumes, with every blend having a personal story behind them – making each product that extra bit scent-imental. 

From hand-blending and pouring the wax right through to straightening out each and every wick – the pair and their team make sure their beautiful range of candles, wax melts, reed diffusers, room sprays and eau du parfum are truly unique and some made to perfection. It’s got to be said, their fragrances smell much better than some designer brands, but we’ll leave it up to you to decide.

HLN TOP TIP: We love the Sicilian Bergamot fragrance at HLN.


Dovecote Northumberland

Is anything more relaxing than an evening at home with a glass of wine and some candles burning? Dovecote’s 100% soy wax candles are handcrafted from all-natural botanical ingredients, and they also have wax melts, room diffusers, and sprays to bring all of those zen vibes to our home.

And that’s not forgetting their hand and body wash and moisturising lotions, making your beauty regime feel that extra special. Dovecote is a company born of love and self-care, with every individual item lovingly made by hand with attention to detail, positive energy and a passion for quality. It’s time to set the mood in your home. 


Gracie & Belle 

Bring some tranquillity into your space with these luxuriously scented candles. This mother and daughter business creates hand-poured soy candles and wax melts from their home studio and work hard to make beautiful clean-burning candles that suit any home interior.

Using the highest quality soy wax and ethically sourced ingredients and glassware, this perfect pair work hard to get their candles just right for their customers. No matter which candle you choose, thanks to their premium fragrances, each one will leave your home filled with beautiful aromas that last long after the candle has been snuffed out.

HLN TOP TIP: Try the Peony Bloom candle – it’s gorge.


Bath House

What’s not to love about an artisan fragrance? Bringing a subtle aroma into a room can transform our homes’ style, atmosphere and sense of sophistication. Making all their candles from natural soy wax, using only traditional hand-pouring techniques, Bath House gives us all those luxurious vibes. The best part? Their candles have a burn time of 40 hours – the gift that keeps on giving! 

Their natural oil-based reed diffusers are also worth a special mention, designed to constantly fragrance your home with the subtle scent of a luxury artisan perfume without having the concern of any open flames. And why not check out their and natural skincare and perfume collection? After all, if your home’s smelling gorgeous, you want to make sure you do, too! 


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