It’s easy to think too much about a space’s function and forget about the emotional experience you want to create. This list will help you to make your home feel warm, welcoming and appeal to your senses every time you walk through the door.
The quest for a delicious home scent needn’t go further afield than our little rock with Anna from Manomara serving up sustainable luxury goodness in the form of her Eco soy wax botanical candle with plaited cotton wick.
Blended with an aromatic harmony of essential oils from bergamot fruits and benzoin trees known as ‘Incense from Sumatra’, this calming candle balances grounding balsam vanillic tones with fresh citrus.
Made with local surplus island beeswax from honey making, the main component of these candles is zero waste. It is free from artificial herbicides or pesticides as bees collect pollen in a wild, unharmed environment, by the sea.
Kota - Bardot’s boudoir
Another in our local roster is Kota Candles, a vegan friendly company using sustainable soy wax and premium grade paraben-free fragrance and essential oils. Bardot's boudoir is a firm favourite of the scents combining peppery scents with a floral hint.
Skandinavisk - Skog
Available at Pebble Boutique, Skadinavisk candles are inspired by 20 years worth of travel across the Nordic region. The fragrance ‘Skog’ referencing the Boreal forests that cover half of Scandinavia stretching unbroken from the far south to the Arctic Circle. A morning mist of spruce and pine needles, of woodland lily of the valley, musk and aged leather.
True Grace - Portobello Oud
One of the UK’s biggest candle manufacturers, with a focus on purity and sustainability blended with 100% natural wax, coconut oil and ‘a secret magic ingredient’. Every batch – all handmade in the Warminster factory – is rigorously tested to ensure each candle burns cleanly and perfumes beautifully. The scent, Portobello Oud is where it all began, with memories of selling at a stall amongst a myriad of others selling exotic food, spices and antique leather furniture.
Diptyque - 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain
At 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, Diptyque shook up a traditional Parisian neighborhood by creating a delightfully new and wondrous experience: a concept-store, or bazaar as it was called in years past. The 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain candle has a scent which reveals itself as fresh, green and spicy accords. Damp mosses, crumpled blackcurrant leaves, sun-dried fig leaves - all our favourite raw materials.