There's a new candle company in town and they're DIVINE...
There's lots of hype about the elegant new candle brand No.22 Candles - so we grabbed five minutes to grill founder and creator Sophie Beresiner, who is also a busy Beauty Director by day. Go Sophie!
How did 22 come about?
'I started making candles in my kitchen as a calming hobby. It turned into an accidental (but wonderful) business venture once they were discovered on Instagram and Liberty got in touch. I misjudged the "calming" part!'
What's it like having your own company?
'It is rewarding doing something entirely for your benefit and refreshing to do as you please. But also is it scary knowing the buck stops with you and there's no security blanket of a boss to fall to back on. The biggest realisation of the scale of this was seeing "No.22" on the brands list on the Liberty website. Suddenly I didn't just have a candle range, I had "A Brand" which is thrilling and terrifying at the same time. There is a lot to learn on the business and manufacturing side and I've made some mistakes but it's such an exciting feeling.'
Would you recommend starting a venture to likeminded souls?
'Yes definitely. If nothing else I'm thrilled to have had this experience in my lifetime, to be stocked in my dream location and have my family so proud of me. They love the candles too!'
No. 22 is available now from Liberty
We've picked our three faves from the beautiful debut collection...
Woodstove: A definitive winter time fragrance the Woodstove candle combines smoky woody notes with comforting facets of rich spices for a scent perfectly suited to any living space. Burn this candle and create an ambiance that will comfort and soothe you through the wet and darker days of the year.
As fresh as a bouquet of plump white peonies, the No.22 Centre Piece candle has a soft, sophisticated floral fragrance that your certain to love. Both the flower and the stem are included in this creation; allowing the flavour to fully harness all the beauty this blossoming white flower has to offer. Place in a focal point of your home and reinvigorate its atmosphere with an uplifting aroma that deserves to take centre stage.
Bookshelf: Relax and unwind to the nostalgic scent of the Book shelf candle. A comforting fragrance defined by the warm, dusty notes of soft leather; with an interesting subtle sweetness to enchant the senses. Burn yours throughout your home and create an atmosphere of tranquillity over the festive season.
And finally... now who DOESN"T want these beautiful matches!?
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