What makes a Luxury Candle stand out from the rest?
Most high street candle brands (even the high end ones) use paraffin, the cheapest type of wax. Paraffin tends to create soot as it burns. It’s also not very eco-friendly, as paraffin is a by-product of petroleum production.
Luxury candles tend to use better alternatives such as coconut wax, beeswax, and soy wax. My candles are made with 100% natural soy wax and not a soy blend which contains paraffin. Soy candles burn around 50% more slowly than paraffin candles which is why my candles last so much longer. They are also cleaner and more environmentally friendly than paraffin.
Standard shop bought candles are usually composed of a couple of basic scents. Luxury candles contain many more, balancing a combination of top, middle, and bottom fragrance notes that complement one another to create a much more complex fragrance experience.
The choice of wick makes a huge difference to the way a candle burns and fills a room with fragrance. Many candle makers (and candle factories) will use the same wick for any fragrance in a standard container. As fragrances have differing densities, I test each fragrance with a variety of wicks in order to get the best burn and scent throw. After finding the correct wick for a fragrance the information is added to my wicking chart. Each time a small batch of candles is produced, I check my wicking chart to select the appropriate wick.
Packaging is the final important touch in providing the luxury presentation you expect from a luxury candle either as a special treat for yourself or as a special gift for a loved one. You can be assured that each candle is packed with the same love and care that goes into making every one.
The choice is yours.