Let me introduce you to the latest Pinterest-worthy candles that you are about to see everywhere. As soon as I saw the gorgeous pink box with large black writing I knew I had to find out what was inside. Within the box is an equally pretty candle which smells like a garden (Itaewon 565). Soohyang Kim is the creator of these little beauties. Kim’s name ‘Soohyang’ actually translates to excellent fragrance so was onviously destined to create her own fragrance company. The brand started as a small stall in an alley in Seoul but by word of mouth grew in popularity and now has stores popping up across Japan and Hong Kong. The candle I have here to show you is named after the original shop, Itaewon 565.
Not only is this candle adorable but it is perfect if you want to freshen up the smell of your house. You need to burn this candle asap. I love how within the box there is a little leaflet which tells you how to burn your candle with the branded little pink heart plopped around the leaflet. It may seem like an obvious thing, to instruct you how to use a candle, but I actually learnt something. It says you should burn for no less that an hour and no more than 4 hours. If you burn your candle sporadically for 10 minutes at a time you are going to end up with an uneven burn and a rather wonky wick and wax. After learning this I have been burning all of my candles in this manner (yes I am a huge candle fan and have many dotted around the house, even in the bathroom…read my latest post on a relaxing bath).
WHERE TO BUY
SoohYang candles are so new to the UK market that they are only currently available from Amazon, who for some reason don’t have an online store wahhh. The candles are also available at Nordstrom which is luckily online, yet they are already sold out! I have a strong feeling that these candles are definitely going to be a hit, so if you see one grab it quickly.
What are your favourite brand of candles and will you be heading down to Fenwick to pick up your own Sooh Yang candle?