Waxing Lyrical: When Candles Go Bespoke

The world of beauty is becoming increasingly bespoke. From personalised packaging and face creams designed to match skin DNA to the influx of beauty apps that help target and answer exact needs, it’s all about tailoring products to the individual.

Scented candles are raising the bar where this is concerned, by providing us with the unique opportunity to add our own personal touch. Here are three we’re utterly obsessed with at the moment…

Become part of the creative process, by blending together your very own mixture of scents. Jo Loves has recently launched The Shot Studio, which allows customers to design a bespoke fragrant candle. After selecting your base scent, you can then add in a chosen scented ‘shot’ – there are 28 different variations, including Tahitian Gardenia, Fig Trees, Lemongrass and Mint Mojito.
Jo Loves Candle Shot, £75 at Jo Loves

Select your own vessel
With an extensive library of fragrances to choose from, at Rachel Vosper you can also provide your very own vessel for filling – from vases to glass bowls and everything in between!
Rachel Vosper Bespoke Candle, from £24 at Rachel Vosper

Scent therapy
By taking a 10 second blind test at NEOM’s Wimbledon store (this involves inhaling the scent of four different candle blends), the team of experts can pinpoint your wellbeing needs and in turn, prescribe you a candle that’ll give both your mind and body the boost it needs. So whether you’re sleep deprived, stressed, unhappy or simply need a boost in energy, NEOM have a special blend to tackle it.
NEOM Scent Therapy, £45 for a triple wick candle at NEOM



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