OK, so I have a serious addiction to scented candles (who’s with me?!). It’s my personal guilty pleasure, to arrive home from a long day at work or to settle in on a rainy Sunday and light up my favourite wicks, turn down the lights, put on some music and just RELAX. Scented candles have this magical way of making everything feel (smell) so much better, instantly chilled and ambient – and the candles by Queensland based The S Collection were an instant hit with me.
There’s five fragrances to choose from, including Nashi Pear & lily, Coconut & lime, Gardenia, Lemongrass Coconut and Pomegranate Acai (all $29 with 50 hours burn time). Each is like an escape to another place, a sensory experience that can transport me to a beach in Bali, a garden in France or a souk in Marrakech.
Made from sustainable 100% natural soy vegetable oil that is biodegradable (and, extra kudos, not tested on animals), they are completely free of palm wax, petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products and have no harmful chemicals. Even the wicks are made from natural fibres and containing no lead. So, basically, no nasties. At all. Just pure goodness. Winning.
Creator (and interior designer/stylist) Stacey Wellington hand pours each candle for The S Collection from her studio, so it’s a true labour of love. She’s made sure they look as good as they smell too, working with stylist and typographer Jasmine Dowling to create the simple, chic branding teamed with gorgeous water colouring by Cass Deller and styling photographs by Louise from The Design Villa, all Queensland talents.
Shop the collection HERE.