The Power of Scent

Smell has the ability to reach deep into our memories, it can make us smile, laugh or cry. It can take us back to nights watching our mother preparing for her evening out while applying the final touch of perfume, the scent of gingerbread cookies baking on Christmas Eve and the smell of fresh rain during long walks through the woods.  


The founder of Illumina Soy Candles understands the power of scent intimately and has spent the last two decades perfecting and documenting scents that vary from classic to inspired. Jennifer hails from Canada, and found herself falling in love with New Zealand when she visited this beautiful country over two decades ago. She traversed the country from top to bottom, stopping off at Stewart Island before attending Otago University. 

Her goal is to create a memory-evoking range of candles that enchants you, lures you into a long-forgotten moment, or creates a special new keepsake for the people you share your candle with during your casual dinner party. Illumina Soy Candles are 100% New Zealand made, have an eco-friendly approach and contain the highest quality soy-based natural ingredients. The candle tumblers and vessels are even recycled to help keep New Zealand clean and green. 


We're so proud to be supporting a brand that cares about New Zealand. The team at Kydloves is passionate about bringing beautiful gifts to our store to share with our treasured customers. We've got a lovely range of candles to choose from. There's Bamboo & White Lily, White Tea & Ginger, French Vanilla, Vanilla & Coffee Bean, Salted Caramel and finally Lemon Peel & Ginger.

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