LIT AF - SMELL THE MAGIC CANDLE (available)
Inspired by L7's Smell the Magic album name and like the Mata Hari, this flavour offers elegance with a hint of mystery. Its dry notes are ambery, intriguing, woody and smoky. Think a small Paris night-club (in the Art Deco period). Made for us grrrls who ain't gonna grrrovel.
With a cashmere wood bottom note, this candle is infused with farken patchouli essential oils and cedarwood, invoking traditional Japanese incense. The candle leaves a long-lasting, sultry scent to bring back memories of nights that start quietly, with the anticipation of adventures that will unfold.
We want you to shine bright and enjoy your candle without being on fire. For that to happen please turn your attention to the safety rules below when operating said candle >>>
Placing your candle:
• Always keep a burning candle where you can keep an eye on it.
• Candle-holders should always be designed specifically for candle use. This should make them heat resistant, strong, and large enough to contain melty and drippy bits.
• Place your candle-holding receptacle on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This way the candle is less likely to fall over. Plus the surface of your table/shelf etc will less likely get damaged.
• Burning candles must be kept out of reach from children and pets. Children will attempt unauthorised satanic rituals and burn themselves, which is not good. Pets are precious and must be protected at all times.
• Keep burning candles away from flammable materials. This includes above mentioned pets and children, paper products (including books obvs), furniture, fabrics and floors, booze or decorations and precious things, say your record collection.
• Placing your candle away from drafts, vents, fans, air cons etc reduces uneven and fast burning candles. Any kind of air current has the potential to push materials into the flame of the candle and before you know it stuff is on fire in all the wrong places.
• Having said this you will also want to light your flame in a room that is well-ventilated.
• Going hard and burning too many candles in a limited space is asking for trouble – avoid at all costs.
• To avoid candles creating their own potentially dangerous issues including improper burning, candles should be put at least 10cm apart from one another. Much smaller than social distancing, but still a good safety measure.
• An unmaintained candle can spark complications which have the potential to cause harm. We ask that you:
• Trim candlewicks prior to burning to help reduce uneven burning and dripping. 6mm each time should do it.
• When trimming, keep the blooby wax pool bit free of discarded wicks and check for debris as much as poss, including any discarded matches.
• To avoid weakening the glass holding and protecting the candle, avoid using a knife or other sharp object to remove drippy, waxy bits.
• Discontinue burning a candle when 5cm of wax remains or, for a contained candle, 1.5cm. Burning a candle to the end is highly unrecommended.
• When the wax is liquid: DO NOT TOUCH OR MOVE A BURNING CANDLE MATE. We use caps on this as we do it all the time and have had to peel wax off then burnt fingers. Basically it can hurt you; just don’t OK?
Putting it out:
• To avoid hot, burny pain wax on your fingers, invest in a snuffer to extinguish your candle. These help prevent hot wax splatters, plus we reckon they look pretty rad.
• When leaving a candle bedazzled room or going to sleep, turn your candles off. Make sure the ember on the wick is no longer glowing as it could spark up again and have its own fire party.
• If a candle isn’t burning properly; it’s moving erratically, the flame is high etc, you need to put it out for your own good. Let the candle cool down, do a wick trimming and before relighting check your candle’s placement – is it under the aircon or near a draft? If so, place it somewhere more secure.
• To avoid nasty oil splatters and glass breakage never extinguish candles with water.
And never forget; This is not pre-electricity times. A candle is not a lamp or night light. During a blackout we’d recommend either using a battery operated light such as a flashlight or just be very, very careful.