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Fragrance: Difference Between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette

The Difference Between Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum : What’s the difference between Eau de Parfum (EDP) and Eau de Toilette (EDT)? The simple answer is concentration, with a larger amount of scent being…

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Ancienne Ambiance: Five Anniversary Facts

5 Ancienne Ambiance facts for our 15th anniversary: 2019 has been a very exciting year, celebrating 15 years of Ancienne Ambiance in June and then November marking five years of the Ancienne Ambiance boutique opening in…

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The 2019 Gift Edit: Luxury Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Luxury Festive Gift Ideas For Her: If you’re searching for high-quality candles or Christmas presents that last and deliver pleasure on all fronts, look no further for unique Christmas gift ideas for her this festive season……

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Candle Values – The importance of quality candles

Ancienne Ambiance Luxury Scented Candles:  The importance of high quality non toxic candles… We caught up with Ancienne Ambiance founder, Adriana Carlucci, on the subject of high quality, non toxic candles and the candle values we…

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Style: Five Minutes With Jeweller Claire van Holthe

5 Minutes With Claire van Holthe Jewellery: London-based Dutch jewellery designer Claire van Holthe creates stunning and intricate pieces, often inspired by ancient themes. We’re thrilled to offer her beautiful creations online, with further collections at…

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Fragrance: Autumn Winter Ambiance

Autumn Winter at Ancienne Ambiance: We have several exciting launches and events this Autumn Winter at Ancienne Ambiance. From gorgeous new colourful Limited Edition Candles, to stunning Bath & Body additions and in-store specials, let us…

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Fragrance: Christmas Candles

Luxury Christmas Scented Candles – Our Top Christmas Candle Scents: Christmas is a time synonymous with love and light, so it’s perhaps the best season of all for filling your home with beautiful scented candles. Add…

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Beauty: Winter Skin Care

Top Tips For Winter Skin Care & Wellbeing: Your Winter Skin Care Routine: The arrival of Winter brings with it a need to boost your skin, both across the body and face. Blustery winds and central…

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Fragrance: Perfume Layering with Suzy Nightingale

Perfume Layering: Jasmine award-winning freelance writer Suzy Nightingale is a fragrance expert and industry insider. Senior Writer for The Perfume Society and fragrance trend reporter at Stylus.com, Suzy also works as a columnist for Rakes Progress…

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Lifestyle: Luxury Gifts For Her

Luxury Gifts for Her – 2019 Guide: Be inspired by our preview of favourite Ancienne Ambiance luxury gifts for Christmas 2019. From stylish accessories to jewellery and exclusive Limited Edition buys, look no further for luxurious…

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Wellbeing: Rebalance and Enjoy Autumn Winter

Immune Booster – Self care tips for Autumn Winter: Autumn is a definite new beginning, evoking a seasonal shift which is synonymous with fresh starts and exciting opportunities. With a definite nip in the air, we’re…

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Style: Five Minutes With Jeweller Maximos Zachariadis

5 Minutes With Maximos Zachariadis – Maximos Jewellery: We’re extremely proud at Ancienne Ambiance to showcase the work of exceptionally talented jewellery designer Maximos Zachariadis. Maximos’ work includes his hand-carved Amphora Collection (originally created for the…

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Fragrance: Making Memories – Scent Memory

Creating Memories Through A Scent: Specific scents have an incredible ability to conjure up special memories completely out of the blue. A magical touch, fragrance creates scent memories that can last forever and Summer seems a…

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Lifestyle: Housewarming Gifts and Gift Ideas

Unique housewarming gifts and gift ideas: Whether looking to spoil yourself or treat a loved one, let us introduce you to new Ancienne Ambiance Luxury Home Gift Sets that also make ideal housewarming gifts. If you’re…

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Beauty: Goddess Holiday Essentials

Holiday and Summer Beauty Heroes: From staycations in the city to last minute beach-bound getaways, these Goddess essentials are perfect for Summer adventures and beyond…   Best Holiday Beauty Essentials: Prepare yourself with our top holiday…

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Beauty: Keeping Cool in The Heat with Face Mists

Facial Sprays To Keep Cool: Summer is finally here (hurray!) and it goes without saying that keeping cool in the heat is a top priority. Combine expert skincare with luxury, using hydrating Facial Sprays such as…

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Beauty: Wedding Beauty Pre-Wedding Wellbeing

Wedding Beauty and Wellbeing Edit: With it being Wedding season, we’ve put together an edit of the best beauty and wellbeing buys for the entire bridal party. From the perfect lipstick to getting some sleep the…

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Fragrance: The Ancienne Ambiance Fragrance Finder

Introducing our exciting new Fragrance Finder: We’re thrilled to announce a brand new section on the site – our dedicated Fragrance Finder!  Following on from the piece I wrote about Curating A Perfume Wardrobe, I’m loving…

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Culture: Chelsea In Bloom 2019

Ancienne Ambiance Chelsea In Bloom 2019: In celebration of the world’s most famous flower show, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we’ve again teamed up with Carly Rogers Flowers to create the Ancienne Ambiance Chelsea boutique Summer…

Wellbeing: 5 top tips for a Spring Wellbeing Refresh with Wendy O’Beirne The Completion Coach

New Spring Fresh Reed Diffusers & Wellbeing Refresh: Spring is here and at Ancienne Ambiance an exciting product refresh marks the new season… Our best-selling Reed Diffusers have a brand-new look with labels featuring a fabulous…

Style: Embracing The Ancient Egypt Trend 2019

New Ancient Egyptian Jewellery Collaboration with Claire van Holthe: Ancient Egypt is a trend set to sweep Spring Summer 2019 and beyond, with Chanel’s pre-fall 2019 collection, Metier’s d’Art, heavily influenced by this exotic look. Balmain’s…

Lifestyle: Earth Day Every Day

World Earth Day 2019 – Sustainability at Ancienne Ambiance: World Earth Day (April 22nd ) is dedicated to raise awareness of sustainable practices and remind us all about the importance of protecting our planet. Often overwhelming,…

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Beauty: The Magic Of Goddess Argan Oil

Our Best-Selling Goddess Argan Oil: Embracing our Goddess theme for Spring 2019, a beautiful 10th Anniversary Pink Edition Goddess Argan Oil has arrived and a chic new hot ombre print Pink Goddess Makeup Bag is also…

Lifestyle: Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Luxury Mother’s Day Gifts: Mother’s Day 2019 lands on Sunday 31st March in the UK (Sunday 12th May in the US), so we’ve put together a list of luxurious present ideas. Whether shopping for your own…

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Fragrance: Curating A Perfume Wardrobe

The Signature Perfume Wardrobe Do you have a favourite signature perfume or can’t decide between a couple of fragrance blends? Your tastes may differ between seasons or times in your life and some scents seem more…

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Wellbeing: Improve Your Sleep & Wellness

Celebrate World Sleep Day: A good night’s “beauty” sleep is vital for maintaining mental and physical wellbeing, yet the impact of sleep on our health is not something that many of us dwell on. So what…

Beauty: The Stylish Rise of Soap Bars

The Rise of Luxury Soap Bars: In big beauty news, luxury soap bars have recently seen a steady rise in popularity. What was once seen as old-fashioned is now instead regarded a classic skincare must-have. It…

Lifestyle: Galentine’s Day Gifts

Galentine’s Day Edit: This Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate those special girlfriends in your life, joining together for an alternative Galentine’s Day? With the traditional day of love being long celebrated, it’s now time to recognise…

Wellbeing: New Year Detox and Self-Care

New Year Self-Care: Improve your wellbeing and focus on self indulgence with our New Year Detox Guide. January and February can seem the dullest months of the year, especially after all that Christmas sparkle. So what…

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Lifestyle: Ancienne Ambiance Chelsea – A Year in Review

The Ancienne Ambiance Shop Window 2018: December is a lovely time for us to take a moment and look back over the various window displays we’ve shared with you over the year. Here at Ancienne Ambiance,…

Wellbeing: Pre-Christmas Calm & Selfcare

Pre-Christmas Relaxation: Christmas Self-Care Tips: During this busy time we’re surrounded by Christmas reminders, and sometimes as well as instilling excitement, I for one can feel overwhelmed. So how do we switch off, and manage our…

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Style: Meet The Jewellers

Jewellery At Ambiance – Meet The Designers: Brand new to Ancienne Ambiance are beautiful collections from incredibly talented jewellery designers, Maximos Zachariadis and Claire van Holthe. Extremely proud to offer their breath-taking designs for sale within our Chelsea…

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Lifestyle: Top 5 Luxury Ladies Gift Sets

Five Luxury Ladies Gift Sets: Luxury Gift Ideas For Her Our founder hand-picked these five luxury ladies gift sets (which include award-winning products) that are top of our list to covet any time of the year……

Wellbeing: Mindfulness For Your Wellbeing

How Mindfulness Improves Wellbeing & Health: Interview with Mindfulness Teacher & Therapist Karen Asprey… A prominent wellbeing buzzword, the notion of mindfulness seems to be everywhere. Lifestyle brands are awash with mindfulness talk and we are…

Beauty: Nailing It at Coco Nail Bar

Nailing It at Coco Nail Bar London: Ancienne Ambiance’s favourite mani pedi place has to be Coco Nail Bar. A stylish award-winning Notting Hill destination – recently crowned ‘UK Nail Salon Of The Year‘ in both the Scratch…

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Lifestyle: Ancienne Ambiance In-Store Events

An Introduction To Exclusive Ancienne Ambiance In-Store Events: Over the coming months Ancienne Ambiance in Chelsea Green will introduce exciting in-store events and product launches with a difference. Unique exhibitions of ancient artefacts ranging from 1000…

Beauty: Summer 2018 Beauty Trends

Summer 2018 Make-up & Beauty Trends: With Summer just around the corner, a few different beauty trends are emerging. Following in the footsteps of SS18 catwalk shows, the latest makeup looks making a buzz cover lips,…

Wellbeing: Friendship and the Power of Positivity

Wellbeing and Positivity: In my personal opinion, you can spot a positive person a mile off. They radiate empowerment and offer strength without zapping your energy. Something my friends and I discuss when talking about encountering…

Culture: Chelsea In Bloom 2018

Ancienne Ambiance and Chelsea in Bloom 2018: Take a look at our Chelsea in Bloom 2019 display here  Ancienne Ambiance, in the heart of Chelsea, is celebrating Chelsea in Bloom with its beautiful Summer floral window…

Style: Spring Layering Love

Spring Style, Layering Love: Spring brings hope and sunshine, flowers and longer days; but also if you ask me, a sartorial challenge. Not yet warm enough for Summer clothes, and the entire country thoroughly fed up…

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Fragrance: Scented Candles Win at Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018

Beauty Shortlist Awards Scented Candle Winner: As if National Fragrance Week wasn’t already enough for us to get excited about, we found ourselves celebrating a few days earlier on Friday 2nd March.  This was due to…

Wellbeing: Bathing Rituals and Artisan Soaps

Luxurious Bathing Rituals and Stylish Scented Soaps: The simplest route to soaking up a slice of luxury is running yourself a bath, before sinking into the bubbles. An ancient ritual which goes back several centuries, bathing…

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Lifestyle: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Ideas: Mother’s Day is an occasion to spoil your very special mum role model. Whether this means treating the mama of your babies, your own mother or a maternal figure who has been by your…

Wellbeing: Embracing a February Boost

Embracing a February Boost: With January behind us and Spring still a little way off, February is the month to re-group. Grab precious opportunities for a little extra energy fix and wellbeing, revitalising yourself ahead of…

Lifestyle: Valentine’s Day Gifts Edit

Five Luxury Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her: From helpful hints for your significant other to something special your best friends will fall in love with… even if you plan on treating yourself (the Goddess you…

Lifestyle: Turning Over A New Leaf

It’s Autumn… So we turned over a new leaf:   Since Ancienne Ambiance began in 2004 we have taken the old (ancient) and blended it with the new. So it’s only natural for our new logo…

Style: Perfect Gems From Jeweller Claire van Holthe

Interview with Claire van Holthe: We had the pleasure of catching up with Claire van Holthe, London based Dutch jewellery designer, to find out what she is currently working on and more. Claire, whose jewellery has…

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Fragrance: Award Winning Eau de Parfum 

Beauty Shortlist Awards Best Perfume Winner: March 2nd was a very exciting day for Ancienne Ambiance, with our Colonia VIII Eau de Parfum scooping the ‘Best Perfume’ Editor’s Choice Award in the international Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017….

Lifestyle: How To Burn Your Candles Properly

Burn Your Candles Like A Pro: A gift for you or someone else, candles are one of the most enjoyable and affordable luxury items available to us all. They are beautiful, evocative and infuse the home…