Ikea's collaboration with Ben Gorham of Byredo, Osynlig (invisible), will debut in November. There are 13 candle fragrances, all limited edition, and available in single- and four-wick stoneware containers with lids. The scents: Swedish Birch & Juniper; Basil & Mint; Cassis & Freesia; Fig & Cypress; Rose & Raspberries; Lilac & Amber; Cotton Flower & Apple Blossom; Tea Leaves & Verbena; Firewood & Spice; Tobacco & Honey; Sandalwood & Vanilla, Peach Blossom & Bamboo and Pomegranate & Amber.
The single-wick candles come in two sizes, €4 / $4.99 for 20 hour burn time or €9 for 45 hour burn time. The four-wick candle has a 45 hour burn time and is €22 / $24.99.
The four-wick Cotton Flower & Apple Blossom:
And the single-wick Swedish Birch & Juniper:
And the ad spot:
Wow. Serious lemming.
Yeah. I’d be quick. No way of knowing but does seem perfectly possible that they will sell out. Hope they are something you can have shipped.
Oh and btw, you can see all of them here:
Thanks for the info. I looked at the candles’ notes and have a short list of ones to buy, if they aren’t sold out. If you hear when they will go on sale in November, please let us know.
They are supposed to launch 11/1, but I don’t know that every Ikea store will have them on that date.
They are on the US site now! (Most of them, anyway)
Oh, I’m sure they’ll be gone in the blink of an eye. My first thought was whether they’d be released while I was still in quarantine from travel or after…..
Birch and Juniper, Sandalwood and Vanilla, Lilac and Amber…ooh…
Wow, can I get them all for those lovely little jars??
I don’t think I’ll manage to get these–I’m sure I won’t remember to check for them in November–but hopefully someone here will remind me to check!
Almost all of these sound wonderful, I’m down for several. Especially Firewood & Spice and Basil & Mint. BUT, and this is just me, Lilac & Amber sounds repulsive. Love each individual scent, but together? Ugg.
I’m curious about that one. I’m thinking it might work.
I hope I get to at least sniff a few of these.The sandalwood and vanilla sounds good.
I know, I KNOW it is all fantasy, and notes are part of the fantasy–so it really doesn’t matter what notes are listed as they invariably only have a passing connection to actual ingredients, etc. or even the actual scent of a fragrance. BUT “cotton flower” as a note just really bugs me. What is it supposed to suggest? Probably fluffy clean smell. Blech. I once bought some hand soap, ostensibly “cotton flower” scented hand soap—it smelled vaguely like laundry musk, plastic, and melted wax. Yum. I get fantasy notes, but “cotton flower” is treated like it is a real note–it appears in the scent profile of hundreds of products. I’d much prefer notes like “cumulus cloud” or “feather” or “fog” or “dandelion seeds” for a change.
End of rant.
Oakland, that was a bloody marvelous rant and I daresay I agree with you completely!
Long Live Fantasy Note Curmudgeons! ?✊???