Autumn has kicked in with full force. Crisp nights call for that extra blanket. Evenings call for a delicious cup of yellow tea from China. And it calls for lighting a scented candle. But not just any scented candle. The candle that promises that no place is like home. Because no place is like home. It is time to light KOTO.
KOTO is the traditional Finnish word for home and the world's first scented candle created by design bloggers together with Skandinavisk. In fact it was created by the group Design Bloggers United that I am part of so it feels a little bit like 'my candle' too. Our idea was to create a candle for the home in its full complexity. It was a sort of a creative challenge for the candle and perfume experts at Skandinavisk to come up with a scent that captures this homey feeling. We wanted a warm and cosy scent to evoke the cosiness of a home. KOTO is thus the ideal candle for a happy and warm home.
KOTO promises delicate notes of baltic amber, exotic jasmine, mandarin and vanilla. Lighting the candle is like a little ritual during the colder season in my home. Coming home from work I feel the inner need for a moment of solitude and refuge. It is then that I light KOTO and unwind before I tackle other duties at home. That precious moment is enriched with the velvety scent of KOTO and makes coming home happier than ever before.
As you can see KOTO is not a small candle burnt up after a few weeks. It is a large candle with four wicks and burns 75 hours. It is poured into a hand-blown glass container with our minimalistic, Scandinavian inspired design. If you like to share this precious scent with us, you can get the candle HERE.
Welcome home, welcome to your own KOTO!
Photography by Igor Josifovic