Scent Layering our Spaces
"As darker evenings draw in, now is the perfect time to rediscover the magic of candlelight - and fill your home with beautiful aromas."
But why stop there?
When creating our Bougie Parfumée candles, we pushed the boundaries of scent-scaping spaces - layering the environments where we work, relax and entertain with beautiful fragrance.
"I've always loved fragrance layering and was inspired to recreate the experience with candles. We've taken the art of perfumery to a whole new level - literally layering the air around us with aromatic notes in a way that they can be enjoyed alone, or combined in a scented symphony."
Bespoke fragrance layering with candles
Unlike most perfumed candles, ours are separated into individual notes, enabling you to create your own bespoke scents to reflect the mood and enhance the wellbeing of everyone in the room.
Presented in a boxed set of three, each trio reflects the top, heart and base notes of STORIES Parfums Nº.01 and Nº.02 fragrances; inspired yet not identical, with some creative tweaks.
"Each candle trio can be burned separately to experience the individuality of their top, heart or base notes - or together for a truly indulgent olfactory experience - an industry first, to my knowledge."
How to scent layer your space
"Scents infiltrate every element of our lives - enhancing the connection between fragrance and emotions that lies at the heart of STORIES."
The aromatic layers you're surrounded by can be intensified by locking and layering your candle fragrance with a matching or complementary fragrance on your skin - in a style that's as subtle or intense as you choose.
I usually reach for a spritz of STORIES Nº.01 Eau De Parfum to awaken my soul in the mornings. With a citrus opening of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Orange Blossom, this uplifts me and increases focus.
On arrival at the office, I'll often light 02 from our STORIES Nº.01 candle trio to complement this... a light floral with a herby & woody element, smoothed with the warmth of amber, with notes of Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Juniper Leaf. Vibrant yet soothing all at once.
Together these aromas uplift and ground me as the day begins.
Evening scent layering
In contrast, ‘01’ from our STORIES Nº.02 candle trio adds ambience to a romantic meal, with notes including Honey, Tonka Bean and Frankincense. Of course I'll be simultaneously dowsed in nourishing lotion and perfume in either of our scents - I love to switch things up and they're all designed to layer beautifully.
"I wanted to elevate the sensorial experience of scenting our skin... by swathing entire rooms in beautiful fragrance!"
Sustainably made using organic ingredients where possible, with a wax blend of responsibly sourced soy, coconut and rapeseed oil, the candles not only make you feel wonderful, but are kind to your immediate and global environment too.
Have you tried scent-layering your surroundings? We'd love to hear your favourites in the comments.