We are very adamant: avoid the fragrances in your face products! Sorry ... We know how nice they are for the nose, but the health of your skin is at stake. Fortunately, there are better, non-irritating ways to enjoy a good fragrance. One of them is to light a scented candle, a small luxury particularly fashionable at the moment ...
A little luxury needed
Although there are all price ranges, you can expect to pay a high price for a candle that stands out, unlike skin care products, where paying very expensive often does not bring much something more. The quality of the experience depends on it, both olfactory and emotional! Indeed, the perfect blend of high-end raw materials results in a unique and memorable fragrance, which will not give a headache. The neat packaging and the attention given to the details of these candles are a pleasant addition (especially for fans of "unboxing").
(It is also more satisfying to "fire" something expensive.)
NB The memory is closely related to smell ... A memory with the aroma of "Ghost flower" or "Cotton Poplin" is more poetic than the one that smells green apple;).
For those who are interested, three ranges stand out according to us.
BYREDO: Founded in 2006 by Canadian-Swedish Ben Gorgham.
He proposes revisited smells, often drawn from his memories or images. This way of creating brings a touch of originality and makes its scents unique. The contrast between these complex fragrances and the very clean packaging (Scandinavian flavor) is also very interesting.
In this range, we love Tree House as well as Phantom Flower.
In Quebec, Byredo candles are only available online. You can find them on Holt Renfrew's website. So you will have to rely on the name and description of the perfumes to make your choices, although honestly, it is difficult to be wrong (or enjoy a trip
RUBY BROWN: A Quebec house, at the height of the greatest French perfumeries.
Honestly, this is a major blow to this line of scented candles (and custom-made perfumes) founded by Ruby Brown in 2012! Based on soy wax, they are poured in Quebec, with the greatest care. This is definitely visible when they burn, leaving their comforting scent hovering. Also, mention to their very classy packaging, which is almost heartbreaking to undo. We particularly like Flower Power, which evokes a trip to France dotted with great walks, under sweet spring days.
In Quebec, Ruby Brown candles are available online at www.rubybrown.com as well as Boutique Denis Gagnon, Michel Brisson and Boutique Billie in Montreal.
DYPTIQUE: Parisian perfume house created in 1961.
We particularly like Firewood and Fig Tree. Their pure and clear scent is a real treat. The house offers small sizes, perfect to try more than one candle without having to sell one of its kidneys. The classic and characteristic design of the brand also adds to your decor ... a beautiful two in one!
In Canada, they are available from Holt Renfrew, in store and on the website.
Once your candle is completely consumed, you can reuse the pot for decorative purposes and purely ostentatious, essential element of any self-respecting Instagram publication. ;) The trick to clean the pot is to place it overnight in the freezer and fill it with boiling water the next day. The wax will take off alone. You will have a nice container to use as a pencil holder or even matchstick holder.