hese days, being able to switch off your mind and float downstream is pretty much a must.
And part of that trip into the void can be aided and abetted by just the right scents floating through the air.
Which is where Kristina and Glow Bottle come in, the very latest candle creation from this glittering Greystones gal set to be unleashed this week.
Called HYGGE, the most obvious question beyond how does it smell is, eh, what the hell does HYGGE mean?
Over to Ms Sandraite…
First, let’s start with how you say it. Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word HYGGE (pronounced “hoo-ga”) has exploded in popularity around the world. HYGGE has no direct translation in English, though ‘cosy’ comes close.
It derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term which means ‘to comfort’, and it is related to the English word ‘hug’.
You know HYGGE when you feel it, with it’s key ingredients being cosiness, relaxation, indulgence, presence and comfort. The true essence of HYGGE is the pursuit of everyday happiness and it’s basically like a hug, just without the physical touch.
Autumn is the most HYGGE time of the year. It is candles, freshly brewed coffee, warm socks, woven textiles, pastries, snuggle blankets and a warm fireplace.
Most importantly, if you ask Danes what they most associate with HYGGE, 85 percent will soy candles. At Glow Bottle we were fortunate enough work with a distinguished French perfumery in developing a custom fragrance that perfectly captures the essence of HYGGE.
And how to describe the HYGGE scent? Hey, that’s easy – it’s the sweet smell of feeling present. And snug.
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