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Kendra Scott is a jewelry designer from Austin, Texas. She is well-known for her collection of earrings, bracelets and other bling. She is a darling of the celebrities like Blake Lively. Kendra Scott is known for her use of gemstones and natural materials, chunky chic and femininity.
Her brand has recently become a well-known icon in the industry. KS branched out a while back with her gemstone-inspired nail polish collection.
The Texas-based company has an Austin-based lifestyle brand, ever growing. It has been growing its widening home collection. The recently-released candle collection is gemstone-inspired and seen as a natural extension of the artist’s passion for natural gemstone – and all the emotions and moods affected by the stones themselves.
The Kendra Scott brand’s values are: fashion, family and philanthropy. Presently, the brand is carried in quality retailers like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomindale’s and Selfridge’s. It also available in over 600 boutique establishments from coast to coast. Kendra Scott is well-known for its myriad high-quality and naturally beautiful accessories.
The last year was spent developing four home fragrances. The candles are said to smell as good as they look: Brooklyn Decker, of Grace and Frankie fame, fawned over the candles on Instagram, writing, “They’re so yummy!”
The candles are made from pure soy wax and come in very distinctive-looking packaging. The package has a jewel color effect ad a marbled stone design. The candles burn between 30 hours and 60 hours, depending on the candle you choose. These candles make the perfect gift, sure to impress: they are already gift-wrapped!
THE FOUR FRAGRANCES
The fragrances were of utmost importance to the artist. Each is named for a namesake gemstone, which inspires the scents of the candle. Scott states the collection, “gives customers the opportunity to find a scent that warms their homes and matches their every mood. ”
Kendra Scott partnered with fragrance industry expert Ann Gottlieb, who is known for her work with brands like Marc Jacobs when designing their scents.
- KS SIGNATURE – this candle is made from crushed leaves, lily of the valley, and blond woods. This candle is said to evoke associations with ‘warm sunshine and eternal optimism’.
- MALACHITE – described by the designer as a sultry, woodsy scent made from green ivy, with tones of frankincense and warm amber. The designer thinks this scent is perfect for the dining or living room. It lends a deep, woodsy atmosphere to the environment.
- ROSE QUARTZ – is defined as light and flighty – it is made from wild peonies, rose petals, vanilla and raspberry. It sounds great for a romantic bubble bath.
AMETHYST – this candle is made from blackberry, lilac blossom and sandalwood. This promotes feelings of balance and relaxation. The scent is uplifting. This scented candle is perfect for the bedroom nightstand.
These definitely are designer-quality candles. The fragrances are delightful and non-intrusive. The artist was interested in creating quality candles that stay true to her love of gemstones, with all the emotions and moods affected by them.
Both Scott and Gottlieb were passionate about the sense of smell and its effect on our minds and emotions. If you haven’t already, read my blog about Aromatherapy and it’s effect on us as humans.
Gottlieb said, “The sense of smell is the only sense directly connected to our brains’ center for memory and emotion…These scents represent the multitude of memories, feelings and sensations gemstones inherently arouse.”
These candles are pricey. I think if you can afford them, they are well worth the expense. The designer and co-creator, Kendra Scott said, “When it comes to personal style, what you place in your home is as important as what you wear.”
The candles, as mentioned previously, are very attractively-packaged and presented in glass containers. Each candle comes with a decorative, filigreed metal lid. When the candle is done, the lid becomes a drink coaster!
The candles burn time is 30 hours for the 3 oz. votive. It costs $25. Candles are also available in 8 oz. tumbler sizes. These burn for 60 hours and cost $65. Also available is a set of 3 votive candles for $70.
These are high-quality, designer candles. Shoppers interested in these candles are less concerned with price than with quality and presentation.
These are fine additions to the designer’s other collections of jewels and other accessories. Attention has been paid to the details of these candles and are sure not to disappoint. I’ll leave you with Kendra Scott’s own words, “With the new candle collection, you can choose a mood unique to any room and moment”.