Transitioning into a New Year, after the chaos of 2020, we were looking for an uplifting and refreshing scent to burn in the office. We pulled Brooklyn Candle Studio’s Neroli candle from our stash—yes we hoard candles to try each month—and we’re so glad we did. With notes of sage, lily, neroli, and jasmine over a base of orange blossom and amber, it’s a perfectly energizing fragrance. Inspired by nature’s bounty and the sweet bright blossom of an orange tree, it definitely sets the mood for a fresh start.
It’s earthy, yet floral in a clean, subtle scent that’s not overpowering. While it doesn’t quite fill the room and can be hard to smell depending on the size of your space, it does give off a lovely surprise here and there with a strong whiff seemingly out of nowhere that’s very pleasant. Neroli is a soothing fragrance that we’re really enjoying for January days.
Hand-poured into a matte black glass vessel, the candle also makes for a sleek statement piece. Made from 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soybeans, it offers a clean burn over a cotton braided wick primed with vegetable wax. It’s also free of phthalates, dyes, or preservatives, and is cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
All Brooklyn Candle Studio candles are produced in a 2,000 square foot workshop in Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a hub of makers, designers, artists, and small businesses, where all employees earn fair wages and benefits. Founder and fragrance addict, Tamara Mayne, began making candles as gifts from a simple kit she purchased from a local craft store. It was then that she fell in love with aromatherapy and never turned back. Now, they think of their wares as sensory experiences, which is reflected in their minimal, textured embossed packaging, warm candlelight, and delicate aromas.Neroli is sold out on Brooklyn Candle Studio, though can be purchased here.
How attractive is the packaging? Are there any interesting design features?
How does the candle smell? Does it align with the manufacturer’s fragrance description?
How far does the scent carry while the candle is burning? We will describe this by what size room the fragrance might fill – small, medium or large
How well does the fragrance “stick” to the walls and furnishings? Does the scent last long after the candle has been blown out?
Does the wax burn evenly, or does it “tunnel”? Is the wick in the center? Does the container easily soot?
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