Nostara Notebook

Scented Candles -  brief history.

Scented Candles - brief history.

How long have scented candles been around and why were they created? This informative article from Nostara talks about the history of scented candles.
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Great British Brands 2020-Nostara

Great British Brands 2020

Great British Brands is the annual directory dedicated to supporting British luxury and celebrating the very finest products and services that the UK has to offer...and Nostara were invited to showcase their home fragrance in the 2020 edition!
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Looking back on 2019-Nostara

Looking back on 2019

Well, it’s all over for another year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones. It sometimes feels that all the hype is over all too quickly but it’s one of the holidays when you make time for your family, and those nearest and dearest to you.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!-Nostara

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Love it or loathe it, it’s coming! We're in the 'love it' camp, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. But, one thing's for sure, if only due to time alone, our Christmas preps are a bit different this year. 

There'll be less cards written and more focus on keeping things simple. And, it’s not just us. There’s a whole movement of less waste and valuing what we have...

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Winter is coming-Nostara

Winter is coming

Nostara offers a Christmas scent that's a bit different to the usual sweet and spicy offerings. A candle that would brings the outside in. We had in mind anyone who has a beautiful faux Christmas tree or just feels that real ones don’t smell like they used to. We thought they’d love to have the smell of a real old fashioned Christmas Tree, this festive season. We’re about to launch it as a room mist too - so you can spritz the spruce around! Read more about what's on offer...
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Leather & Vetiver-Nostara

Leather & Vetiver

The new Nostara fragrance, Leather & Vetiver, has now been released! With its confident, masculine redolence, this fragrance is a darker addition tor collection. This scent will bring a sense of drama to any space, with its deep, musky undertones and powerful presence.

The fragrance features smokey vetiver and oud, with deep leather tones. Find out more about this enigmatic fragrance here... 

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Our New Fragrance Release-Nostara

Our New Fragrance Release

One of the questions we’re most asked by men? “When are you going to do a more manly one, then?” Keen to please our customers, we took up the challenge of creating a new fragrance that would appeal to all, with rich, darker undertones. 

We'll be launching this new release at our premium Country Store stockists, E J Churchill, in High Wycombe on Wednesday 16th October 2019. Fizz, canapés and new dresses? Check. Fabulous goody bags? Indeed they are! Find out more...

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10 Reasons to embrace Autumn-Nostara

10 Reasons to embrace Autumn

Where's the sun gone?

Never mind!

Cheer yourself up with these 10 reasons to embrace Autumn... Find out our favourite things about the season (from guilty pleasures to good excuses) - and why not tell us yours?

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All Change!-Nostara

All Change!

September is here we’ve all got that new term feeling! We’re watching all the #firstdayofschool pics appear online, but don’t think any of ours would pose any more!

Both our broods have managed to get the ‘key to the door’ to the next stage of their education. But Nostara (aka our new baby) is certainly keeping us busy. Find out why and see where we'll be in September...

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Why Network?-Nostara

Why Network?

We’ve met so many budding business owners, keen for some tips, that we thought a few pointers might be useful.

One key thing was our decision to go out networking. 

For you, this might be about connecting more with the playground mums, WI, book club or, as for us, a networking group. We explain the benefits here...

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Celebrate Good Times!-Nostara

Celebrate Good Times!

Well, what a month it’s been! We really have been on a high with lots of fabulous goings on…

We’ve had a run of fantastic fairs, an Award ceremony and loads of celebrations - find our more in our June entry in the Nostara Notebook... 

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Wedding Days-Nostara

Wedding Days

We’re thrilled that it’s wedding season again - celebrating all things love and romance. Plus, the chance to dress up, have a glass of bubbly and an excuse to dance! Our time of lots of weddings seems to have passed...it’s more milestone birthday celebrations for us, but we’re so excited because we’re now starting to fragrance weddings!
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