One of my absolute things to shop for in TK Maxx is the candles. Although I am very much used to the stores on Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road, and Long Acre, I have found that the best TK Maxx to shop candles from is the Greenwich one, in the South of London.
Even if the travel itself takes me more than one hour for a single trip, the quantity and the diversity of the candles there is so stunning that they keep me coming back. On my last trip there, I got four new candles and thought to drop a line about the first one I tried and was stunned by: Smoked Woods & Bergamot, by Makers of Wax Goods.
Makers of Wax Goods
A 6-year old Californian company, Makers of Wax Goods strives \”to make well-crafted, premium candles. All candles are designed in California, aesthetically driven by nature, textures, and life\’s leisurely enjoyments. Each fragrance is selected for quality and for a unique aromatic experience\”.
Not only that, but all the candles created by M. of W.G. are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, designed from a wax blend of coconut, palm, and paraffin. What is important to me is that the oils used in the candles are essential, natural, and synthetic oils, which leads me to believe that the team carefully selects which oil will give the best fragrance to the candle.
They seem to keep away from using only natural oils just because they are natural, only to deliver candles that smell like… nothing in the end so I am more than happy with a mix of natural and synthetic if it means falling in love with my candles over and over again.
Makers of Wax Goods | Smoked Woods & Bergamot Candle
What M. of W.G. says about it:
Bergamot balances leafy greens, eucalyptus, and smoked woods with black pepper.
Let\’s start maybe with how beautiful, sleek, and expensive this candle is. All matte black, I have to admit the color attracted me from the get-go, as I tend to either go for very cozy vanilla/pumpkin/marshmallow/cinnamon/cocoa scents or on the contrary very strong, woody scents and that\’s usually the color the strong scents revolve around. The lid is simple wood; you can already smell the wood through it.
I was expecting some kind of very strong candle, almost head-turning. In reality, this is one of the best scents I have ever had the opportunity to smell from a candle. Not only was the scent wrapping me like a cozy blanket, but it wasn\’t too overpowering either. In case you have never smelled a woody candle, the scent can sometimes be so intoxicating that I start to have a headache.
The best part is that I let it burn for one or two hours, already starting to smell it after a few minutes. I blew the candle around 9 pm and it was still smelling three hours later! So I checked. Among the four candles I got from TK Maxx that day, two were from DW Home and two… from Makers of Wax Goods, the other one being Vanilla Bourbon & Toffee (which is just as exquisite).
All in all, I\’m very happy and excited to know this candle brand, such a great discovery that wouldn\’t have happened without TK Maxx for me – once again! Would 1000% repurchase again, and the link to the website is safely stored in my Favorites tab.