Local candle makers and where to get their creations
CANDLES OF LIGHT
What: Daphne Tan creates candle scents according to the time of day and the kind of emotions they evoke.
Two offerings are Dawn, which has refreshing citrus, lavender and mint essential oils; and Dusk, which is made from a relaxing geranium and patchouli blend that is good for winding down. All the essential oils and botanicals are hand-blended.
Ms Tan hand-grates the beeswax and mixes it with soya wax flakes. The candles have a cotton, lead-free wick. She will also be launching room and linen perfume sprays, and bigger candles next month.
Price: $28.90 for a 120ml candle
Where: Go to www.candlesoflight.com and various locations including Gallery & Co, 1 St Andrew's Road, National Gallery Singapore, 01-05; and Tangs at Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road, Level 2
What: In keeping with Scene Shang's Asian contemporary wares, the home decor label's two candle scents are inspired by Asia. Jade Courtyard features a sweet and fruity blend of lily of the valley, musk, grapefruit and rose; while the more intense White Pagoda has a woody blend of bergamot, cypress, nutmeg, cedarwood and sandalwood. Scene Shang's founders Pamela Ting and Jessica Wong worked with an Australian candle-maker and the soya wax is hand-poured into elegant rose-gold hexagon holders (above). They were launched last year.
What: Founder Mel Marriott named the two-year-old brand after her second child and only daughter.
These soya wax candles are hand-poured in France by a perfumer who used to work for one of France's oldest perfume houses. At Indi Nyah, which sells candles exclusively in Singapore, only pure essential oils are used.
There are three scents available: Pomegranate and White Fig, Green Orange and Coriander, and Lime Basil and Mandarin.
Next month, Ms Marriott will launch seven other scented candles, including Shanghai Blossom.
What: Sick of artificial smells, friends Nicole Su and Chelsea Low decided to start their own candle label. They work on the label part-time, making their candles with 100 per cent natural soya wax and essential oils.
There are eight scents, including Jasmine Orange and Sandalwood Nutmeg, which were launched earlier this month.
Price: $18 for a 120ml candle and $32 for a 240ml candle
Where: Go to www.hushcandle.com or Naiise outlets, including Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Central, 02-23; and The Bloom Room, 315 Joo Chiat Road, 01-01. From next month, the candles will be available at Stamping Ground Coffee, 87 Upper East Coast Road