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There's a myriad of scented candles to choose from. So how do you pick the perfect one for you? Here are a few tips that will help you nail your selection.
What does it smell like?
The most important factor when selecting your candle is scent. Start by identifying the fragrances you enjoy. If you're not sure, think of what inspires you. Is it a walk in a garden filled with fresh flowers on a warm summer evening? Then you might enjoy the scent of ADA with notes of gardenia, jasmine, Diamond Star freesia, white violet and dewy green leaves. Or perhaps you prefer the smell of your best friend's leather jacket, with a hint of whisky and creamy vanilla notes, like in MARLENE. Whatever tickles your fancy, begin by identifying your olfactive profile. Take a look at what smells you like to surround yourself with and start playing. It may not be the same for your office as for your home, which takes us to...
What is the occasion?
If your goal is to get lost in a passionate evening, then you might enjoy GUSTAV, with fiery spices and animalic notes that add the perfect amount of sexiness. On the other hand, if fragrance is part of your ritual to disconnect when you get home, then CLIFFORD is your boy. Its smooth suede-like trumpet will transport you with notes of incense and the golden warmth of amber.
If candles are a way to decorate your home, choose a design that matches your maison and lifestyle. You can go minimal chic with white glass or choose a lavish copper vessel like this one, which is sure to make a statement and grab your dinner guests' attention.
Scent can also make you travel far and wide, bringing memories from your past, or better yet, taking you places you've never been to. Think of the dreamy beaches of Brazil where bossa nova sounds mix with guava infused drinks, like in BEBEL. Exotic, right? Let's take a look at ingredients then.
What kind of raw materials are in it?
Not all candles were created equal. Some feature rich ingredients like jasmine absolute, exotic ylang ylang, dark oak, luscious agarwood (read, oud) and suede. Think quality, richness, and luxurious ingredients that are good for your nose. Don't always judge a candle by its cover. Content is always important. Wax composition is also up for consideration. Vegetal blend wax offers an environment-friendly option that is better than paraffin.
Who created the scents?
We are extra proud of our fragrance collection, which was developed with two talented noses, Yann Vasnier and Roxanne Kirkpatrick. They share our vision for excellence and know what it takes to create a great smelling scent. We will be sharing more about our perfumers in the future.