GLØD x MAX MADE ME Marianne Scented Soy Wax Candle: Rosewood, Geranium and Lavender
A unique blend of fresh-cut florals and sweet, earthy base notes, inspired by the life story of Marianne North.
ABOUT THIS SCENT
Marianne is our first-ever collaboration, created with the illustration-led lifestyle brand, Max Made Me.
Based in South London, MMM sells the artwork of founder Carol Maxwell as a wide range of prints and products. Carol chose Marianne North as the inspiration behind the GLØD x MMM candle and she also hand-painted the stunning geraniums and lavender that appear on its label.
Marianne North was a British botanical artist who travelled the world alone in search of unique plants and flowers in their natural settings – something that challenged both the tradition of Victorian art and the expectations of women. Her pioneering journeys were regularly featured in newspapers and her talent gained the admiration of notable scientists, including Charles Darwin.
To celebrate Marianne’s incredible story, we started with a rich and earthy base of rosewood oil harvested from trees that are indigenous to Brazil, where Marianne created more than 100 paintings. Geranium and lavender complement the rosewood beautifully and are native to other places that Marianne visited: South Africa and the Mediterranean respectively. Though the fact that lavender is known as ‘English lavender’ also makes it a fitting nod to Marianne’s homeland!
The overall effect is an uplifting floral scent with soothing, earthy undertones and exotic hints. We hope you love it as much as we do.
Marianne scented soy wax candle: ~150g
ABOUT GLØD SCENTED SOY WAX CANDLES
GLØD candles are lovingly hand-poured by us, Jo and Charlotte, in our studio in South London. We only use the purest essential oils, cotton wicks and natural soy wax, which means our candles are vegan friendly and burn cleanly and evenly with no black soot and without emitting harmful toxins.
Our Marianne candle is presented in a reusable amber jar that glows softly and features a screw-top lid to preserve the fragrance and protect the wax from dust. It’s important to us that we minimise our environmental impact, so we wrap every order in recyclable packaging and choose recycled materials whenever possible.
Your purchase enables us to proudly support Women for Women International, a charity that helps female survivors of war rebuild their lives. We’re currently sponsoring a woman through the charity’s Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme, so she can transform her life and inspire hope for the future. (UK Charity Registration Number: 1115109.)