Finding a good scented candle can sometimes be a difficult task; you never know whether they will smell when you burn them or if the scent is a superficial surface aroma. At House of Coco we believe that there is nothing better than stumbling across a fantastic scented candle that can fill a room with a bouquet of fresh and fragrant ambience. Everybody has a favourite aroma that delights the senses, much like a perfume, and the majority of the time these preferred scents have drawn inspiration from the natural world. Produce candles embody the scent of the natural world better than anyone and create clean, fresh scents that invite the outdoors into your home. Just as the name explains, the Produce Candles join scent and soil by crafting a selection aromas that are inspired by the harvest. Sweet, earthy, spicy, crisp- each element is seasonally represented in hand-cultivated candles from Charleston, SC, made with natural soy wax and premium cotton wicks and bring the best elements of a farmers market into the home.
Founder and farmers market enthusiast, Beau Burdette, began travelling to farmers markets in the Southeast of the USA, becoming influenced by the sights, sounds and smells in the market place. This ‘candle-farmer’ became fascinated by the diversity of the produce and decided to distill the experience with Produce Candles. Seven core fragrances are offered to ship year round, with 8 additional scents available on a seasonal basis. The core collection includes kale, radish, melon, honey, carrot, wildflower and cilantro (otherwise known as coriander). At House of Coco we LOVE the idea of producing seasonal scents, just as you would find in a farmers market and they are produced on a bi-annual basis. Keep your eyes peeled for the Autumn/Winter offerings of fig, sage, rosemary and chicory. More fitting for this time of year would be the Spring/Summer scents that include mint, rhubarb, peach and our personal favourite, tomato. We cannot even begin to stress how wonderful the tomato candle is. The earthy and sweet scent of tomato is unbelievably accurate and it subtly fills the room with an unbeatable scent that delicately lingers around long after the candle has been blown out.
If the scents weren’t enough to impress you, you will be hard pushed to not be captivated by the fabulous packaging. The Produce Candles are packaged in weighty glass canning jars wrapped in a retro screen-printed design that differs from scent to scent. Labels feature fragrance descriptions, harvesting facts about the produce and are finished with a vintage inspired metal rimmed top. Each candle’s colour combination has been carefully selected to represent the fragrance, creating a vibrant garden of candles that look wonderful sitting side by side.
Produce Candles are currently sold online at www.producecandles.com and in selected speciality store in the US, Europe, UK and Australia.