The lowdown on Ikea and Ben Gorham's Osynlig candles: From the price point to its availability
If there's anything the pandemic has taught us, it's the importance of making your house feel like home — so you'll not just be okay with, but even enjoy staying in. And while it's likely you've already changed up your rug and bought a new oven to add more functionality to your cosy living space, there's also the olfactory aspect to consider.
Riding on this concept of how scent can take you places, Ikea and Ben Gorham — founder of luxury fragrance brand Byredo — has collaborated to bring to you the much-anticipated Osynlig scented candles.
Osynlig is Swedish for 'invisible'; characterised as reaching beyond the senses of touch and sight with blends of floral, woody scents designed to provoke emotions from deep within us. Think of it as a carefully crafted collection of 13 scented candles that are made to invoke the kind of feelings that are hard to put into words — from nostalgia for the things you've done, to dreams of the things you might — thus, heightening the experience of being at home.
Just like how every human being has their own distinct scent, homes deserve to have their own distinctive scent too. And with 13 different varieties to choose from in the Osynligcollection, you just know you'll be able to customise your home to smell exactly like how you've always wanted it to.
Each scented candle is exquisitely housed in a hand-formed ceramic jar that's glazed with a blend of two colours that represent the ingredients within. A triangle-shaped marking forms a minimalist representation of the top, middle and base notes we often use to understand scent. To sweeten the deal, prices begin at a every wallet-friendly $9.90. Snap 'em up when they hit shelves 21 January.