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JANUAR


To a friend’s house, the road is never long ­­— Danish proverb

Everyone carries some familiar stereotypes of Scandinavia and its peoples – the dramatic nature, fairytale capitals and beautiful blonde inhabitants, the endless summers and white winters. The Scandinavian countries are consistently ranked as having the happiest peoples, with the best quality of life, the most liveable cities, and the best design. It’s an idealistic Valhalla that surprisingly few visit and experience. But what is it that makes Scandinavians so happy and successful? We think it is in their ability to create intimacy, fellowship and conviviality around the smallest everyday moments. The kind of moment borne from the region’s exposure to extended cold and darkness and the need for people to come together over centuries around a source of heat and light. But it’s the way they turn this rather functional need into an almost spiritual experience that sets Scandinavia apart - the magic of turning any situation into a moment of cosiness, especially those shared with friends and family around the illuminating glow of a flickering candle flame. To us, hygge represents Danish DNA and is the word that best captures this Scandinavian art. For the happiest nations on earth, joy is found in life’s small moments.

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HELMIKUU


Happiness is a place between too little and too much ­­— Finnish proverb

Humble but resolute, fiercely proud of their independent history, and divided by language from their Scandinavian neighbours. There is an old saying from our home country that states ‘Britain is with Europe, but not of it’, the same could be said for Finland and Scandinavia. So that’s why we approach Finland differently - by discovering beautiful words from the country’s past like lempi and koto, by working with a colour palette that is pure monochrome, and by creating fragrances with a touch of romance. But only a touch, as extravagance is considered inappropriate in a land where silence is treasured. Lempi is an old Finnish word for love. A ‘darling’ type of word from the days when love was shamelessly romantic while savoured in the black and white movies from the golden age of Finnish film-making. Our fragrance is a timeless blend of rose and strawberry, garden peony and oakmoss. For Valentine’s Day – Lempi.

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MARS


It is always darkest before the dawn ­­— Swedish proverb

Something happens in Scandinavia when the sun returns that has never ceased to surprise me. Even when snow is lingering on the ground and the temperature barely above zero, cafes start spilling out onto the street again, sunglasses are worn and lines of blanket-clad patrons face themselves toward the distant yellow light in the sky, warming their hands on their steaming coffees (who said you need handles on cups?) and recharging on vitamin D. After so many months of hibernation the physical human need for sun and the appreciation of daylight is universal. Welcome to optimism. For 2016 we celebrate the difference between dark and light, night and day, by introducing DAG and NAT as 190gr candles – welcoming our first transparent glass candle, as well as our subtle black-on-black design, to create an entirely new glow experience when lit.

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APRIL


It is the great north wind that made the Vikings ­­— Scandinavian proverb

I have been intrigued by Scandinavia ever since arriving 15 years ago. This is a region larger than Germany, France and Italy but with a tenth the population. It is a region forged by the ice age, surrounded by cold waters, bedecked with forests, blessed with endless archipelagos and home to over a million freshwater lakes. It’s a remote land where nature dominates and seasons dictate, with more boats and bicycles than those owning them, and a border to continental Europe just 60km long. Its influence on its inhabitants is absolute. Our NATURE miniset is designed to celebrate this outdoors and the Scandinavian oneness with their environment – from the fresh and bracing seas, to the spectacular fjords, to the countless islands scattered like stars across the still waters.

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MAJ


Fear less, hope more Eat less, chew more Whine less, breathe more Talk less, say more Hate less, love more And good things will be yours ­— Swedish proverb

Scandinavians treasure quiet moments like no one else on earth. Belief in living responsibly resulting in a modest but fulfilling life is ingrained. To find ro is the high point of this existence, a word used in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian to mean peace, calm and tranquility. A word representing almost a transcendental state of being, akin to meditation, that comforts Scandinavians with the belief they live in the best place on earth.

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JUNI


A life without love is like a year without summer ­­— Swedish proverb

Sankt Hans – a celebration of midsummer in Scandinavia that takes place with the lighting of bonfires on the beaches and waterways across the region. Midsummer is sacred in these parts, an event so important to Scandinavians it might just be bigger than Christmas. But the role of natural fire in Scandinavia is so much more than midsummer festivals. When in Stockholm our old wooden house had no central heating and was instead warmed by 3 beautiful vintage kakkelovns (wood-burning stoves). Each autumn I drove out to the forests of Dalarna to collect a trailer-full of wood that would last us for the winter. With typical Scandinavian efficiency just a small bundle of logs could keep a room or floor cosy for more than a day. Whether home indoors or in the great outdoors, the ashblanketed ember glow of the morning after reminds us of another great evening shared.

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UPGR ADING OUR COLLEC TION

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For spring 2016 we have chosen to upgrade our entire home fragrance collection with the following improvements: New vegetable wax blend For our 190gr candles and 55gr minis we are introducing a new slower-burning vegetable wax blend. The new blend has a base of RSPO-certified sustainable palm wax with a touch of soy and coco waxes. For our 600gr vase candles we continue to use our original blend of food-grade mineral wax and RSPOcertified sustainable palm wax. For more information about RSPO certification visit rspo.org. We use 100% cotton wicks for all our candles. Beechwood lid All new 190gr and 600gr candles come complete with their own engraved beechwood lid inside the box. The lid is designed to be used as a base for the lit candle and as a snuffer to extinguish the flame.

Enhanced packaging Our complete candle collection benefits from packaging improvements including better inner box protection, embossed outer boxes on our 190gr candles and subtle design improvements including new logo that can also be found integrated into the pattern on each of our products. Designed in Denmark, assembled in France We design everything at our showroom in Copenhagen, Denmark, our perfume is produced in Grasse, and our collection is hand-poured in France. Launch timing The new collection will be introduced for spring 2016. For timing of introduction into your country please contact us or consult your local agent or distributor.


HYGGE Danish for ‘cosiness’ [ HU–GAH ]

A ref lection of the Scandinavian art of creating intimacy, fellowship and cosiness in the smallest everyday moments. With echoes of brewed tea and baked strawberry cake, rose petals and wild mint.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

600gr 4-wick Vase Candle / 75 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

600gr 4-wick Vase Candle / 75 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

600gr 4-wick Vase Candle / 75 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

H AV Scandinavian for ‘sea’ [ HOW ]

The endless coastlines of Scandinavia are surrounded by the cold waters of the North Atlantic, Baltic and Arctic seas. Infused with notes of water f lora, driftwood, sea froth and fresh air.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

SKOG Swedish/Norwegian for ‘ forest’ [ SKOWG ]

Boreal forests cover half of Scandinavia stretching unbroken from the far south to the Arctic Circle. A morning mist of pine needles and woodland lily of the valley, musk and aged leather.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours


RO Scandinavian for ‘tranquility’ [ RO ]

Peace, calm and tranquility from the kingdoms of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. A subtle symphony of fresh cut grass and crumpled leaves, ambered woods and hidden blankets in the dunes.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

600gr 4-wick Vase Candle / 75 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

600gr 4-wick Vase Candle / 75 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

600gr 4-wick Vase Candle / 75 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

FJ O R D Norwegian [ F-YO R ]

Coniferous forests, crashing waterfalls and abundant fruits magnify the drama of the Norwegian fjords. With joyous notes of woods and ripening orchards, blackcurrants and raspberry f lowers.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

Ö Swedish for ‘ island’ [ URR ]

Silken lakes, secluded islands, silent forests. Memories of rowing to a deserted island, the slippery touch of damp rockmoss underfoot, and the fragrant green embrace of dog-rose and crabapples.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours


KOTO Old Finnish for ‘cosy at home’ [ K O –T O ]

A sanctuary from the rugged Nordic climate, an intimate space to refresh the soul. Promising delicate notes of Baltic amber and schersmin blended with exotic mandarin and vanilla.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

600gr 4-wick Vase Candle / 75 hours

NAT Danish/Norwegian for ‘night’ [ NAET ]

Midnight in the garden of Scandinavia. Echoes of a late evening at the summer house in the distant countryside where the fir trees tower over the silent lake and the elves dance seductively in the honeysuckle mist.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

DAG Scandinavian for ‘ dag’ [ DAE ]

Sun warms, breeze cools, the earth breathes again. Ref lections on a Scandinavian garden in bloom when the days never end, with buzzing herb gardens and colourful sprays of lily, violet and magnolia.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months

200ml Scent Diffuser / 3 months


LEMPI Old Finnish for ‘ love’ [ LEM–PE ]

From the days when love was shamelessly romantic and best savoured in black and white. A timeless blend of rose and strawberry, garden peony and oakmoss.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

BÅL Scandinavian for ‘ bonfire’ [ BORL ]

A smokey reminder of the morning after the night before. Of summer campfires by the lake and sleeping under the stars, of roaring bonfires in the snow, glowing faces and shadows in the dark.

190gr Scented Candle / 50 hours

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NAT U R E

Collection

Collection

Combining 3 of our most popular living-oriented fragrances in a muted graphic display.

A triptych of nature fragrances ref lecting Scandinavia’s vast landscapes, raw seasons and abundance of water.

3x55gr with gift box / 3x16 hours

3x55gr with gift box / 3x16 hours


S E N S E O F S C A N D I N AV I A

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Of vast silent landscapes and raw seasons, of cosy shared moments and the world’s happiest peoples


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