Candles. I fupping love candles, and I love finding new candle brands, especially when the scents they are offering are a little different to those you can find on the market already. Iiuvo, an independent British candle brand, founded by Leo Gibbon and Tomi Ahmed (whose experience runs the gamut from Commes Des Garcons to Dover Street Market), offer beautifully minimalistic candles with interesting scents.
This one, Emmie, smells of an evergreen hedgerow, just after a light rainshower at the beginning of spring. Galbanum and cedar combine with a mossy, bosky base to make this quite the greenest and most interesting candle I’ve smelled in a long while. They’re clean-burning and good-looking, and the scent – even when unlit – will fill a room really well. I love the jar, and am looking forward to keeping my favourite coloured pencils in it once the candle has burned down completely.
Iiuvo candles cost £50 and they’re available from Liberty.
The Fine Print: PR Sample