After finishing the renovation work on our home, I went on the hunt for a little celebratory treat for us. I’ve always loved the look of the Skandinavisk candles. As a fan of all things Scandinavian I love the names and scents they’ve chosen for their home fragrance line. I decided to get Nordlys (Norwegian for Northern Lights), as a reminder of our Arctic adventures.

Skandinavisk Nordlys Candle
Skandinavisk Nordlys Candle
Skandinavisk Nordlys Candle
Skandinavisk Nordlys Candle
Skandinavisk Nordlys Candle
Skandinavisk Nordlys Candle

Nordlys

The outer packaging is decorated with Northern lights illustrations and a quote about the Aurora. It was too pretty to discard so I’ve kept it behind the candle. Inside the candle is set into a ceramic holder which is also covered in Northern lights graphics. The candle comes with a wooden lid which is engraved with the Skandinavisk logo.

The candle has a 50 hour burn time and single wick. The wax is a pale green shade and the scent is floral. I’ve tried detecting what the scent is specifically but I can’t and there’s little information online about it. Mystery candle. It’s very subtle, lightly floral and smells like a nice day outside. It’s a scent which conjures up images for me. But it’s not an intense smell which lingers for hours.

Skandinavisk

When I think of Norway I think of our amazing times there. The unbelievable scenery. The chilled atmosphere and importance of the work life balance. Noticing the little things in life. I love that this brand is so inspired by that. I’m eyeing the Fjord candle next.

Whilst this candle doesn’t have the strongest scent, I love it as an ornament and keep sake when it’s not being used. When it’s burned, I love how different the scent is from my other candles.