It used to be that candles were the go-to gift that you stored away for the chance to re-gift, but not anymore. There’s a new breed of burners that you’ll definitely want to keep on full display, even if you do hesitate every time a flame hovers because they’re too chic to burn.
VELA DE CERA
Whilst they might be new guys on the block, Vela De Cera are quickly gaining a cult following for their aesthetically pleasing and divine smelling candles. These are the kind of candles that are almost too pretty to burn, the ones you’d rather keep on your shelves than watch burn away. But never fear because these candles last a long time and once burned, the container can be repurposed to the drinks tray and house your favourite spirit. What’s more, it comes in a 100% recyclable and biodegradable box, the label is made from 100% cotton paper and they’re 100% vegan and cruelty free.
Inoko brings you candles with a difference, centred around the fact that all of their products are refillable. Not only economical but great for the environment, Inoko’s refillable hand poured soy candles, diffuser oils and hand and body lotions are housed in stunning Italian Carrara marble, Beech timber or urban concrete vessels. Once you’ve run out of product, simply purchase a refill which will ensure that your timelessly beautiful product will last you a lifetime. A favourite is their Large Timber Candle Vessel with their Amber and Burnt Fig large refill. Earthy amber base notes, mixed with fresh fig and delicate warm spices housed in a chic timber vessel.
PALM BEACH COLLECTION
It might not surprise you that Palm Beach Collection products give a gentle nod to their love of Sydney’s Palm Beach, a place that has shaped and defined their journey as a brand. Inspired by Australia’s coastal landscape, their collection of candles, diffusers and accessories instantly transport you to days by the beach and late night summer walks, with sandy hair and salty feet. A family owned and run Australian business, Palm Beach Collection brings affordable luxury to your home. Try their patchouli & woods candle which is a heavenly mix of Bergamot, Orange, Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon, Powder, Patchouli, Tonka, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Leather.
TÄNDA launched in 2014, focussing on modern and sophisticated design through their handcrafted, organic candles and fragrances. Swedish for ‘to light’ or ‘to kindle’, TÄNDA are the kind of candles that feel more like a centrepiece rather than something you would burn away. TÄNDA uses high quality, vegan, and eco-friendly components throughout the range of non-toxic candles, melts, and diffusers. All of TÄNDA’s products are handmade in Melbourne. Get lost in their LE SANTAL option, an ode to the beauty and mystery of the forest, marrying intense notes of sandalwood, cardamom, oudh, amber, musk & Italian bergamot to present a sophisticated, tranquil fragrance.
JO MALONE LONDON
Jo Malone London have reached cult status when it comes to fragrances and their candles are no different. The British perfume house extensive options of candles offers designer scents for your home, signalling an air of modern luxury. Try their Myrrh & Tonka Home Candle which sings of sand and smoke-threaded twilight. Infused with the rich, potent sap of the Namibian myrrh tree, with whispers of warm almond and lush vanilla, finished off with the fragrant gifts of the addictive tonka bean.