Apparently, a NEOM organic candle is sold in the UK every 10 minutes. How fab then that the latest new addition to NEOM’s cult candle library is a Spring/Summer offering called ‘Happiness’? It is certainly lovely to imagine someone acquiring a little bit of extra Happiness every 10 minutes.
You see, more than just a nice smell (I say ‘nice’, but that’s actually an understatement – these candles are divine), NEOM’s candles feature bona fide mood-boosting benefits, thanks to the virtually therapeutic levels of essentials oils contained within them. Happiness has been created with a pioneering technique that captivates scent from actual blades of grass. The result is a fresh, green, grassy note (and nothing says ‘Summer is coming’ better than freshly cut grass – a gorgeous smell). This, combined with essential oils of White Neroli (heals and balances), Mimosa (good for relieving tension) and Lemon (for extra ‘perkiness’) makes for an amazingly uplifting, lively scent that is bound to lift even the dullest of days. Talk about bringing the outside in.
Like all NEOM’s candles, Happiness is 100% natural and hand-poured in the UK. The packaging is simple yet elegant – a white box featuring a White Neroli bloom, with a side that lowers to reveal a delightfully heartening sentiment (little features like this make me heart NEOM) and a simple clear glass candle, engraved with a pure platinum logo. You literally only have to open the box and the scent engulfs you like a Spring morning.
According to Waitrose Weekend magazine (16th Feb 2012), Candle buyer for Waitrose Rachel Aldridge says that this year, when we’ll host the London Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee, there will be “a huge emphasis on candles made in Britain”. NEOM then are bang on trend in a beautiful way.
And if you’re looking for a great value treat for Mother’s Day next month (the Home Candle burns for around 55 hours), I’d certainly consider sending Mum a package of Happiness. With the Duchess of Cambridge, Jodie Kidd and Miranda Hart as big NEOM fans, you know you’re in good company.
The new ‘Happiness’ Home Candle (£37.50) and Travel Candle (£13) are available now from NeomOrganics.com and selected stockists.