23 Nov Iggy Box Reveal | November Maker
Welcome to your November Iggy Box… ‘The True Spirit Of Christmas Lies In Your Heart…’
Christmas is coming and this month, we are here to help you enjoy the build-up and add some festive ambience into your homes!
We have the perfect scent to embrace the decorating spirit, a little gift to prepare you for frosty UK temperatures and some exclusive offers to help you really get into the festive spirit!
MEET YOUR NOVEMBER MAKER…
Our penultimate box of 2020 features a brand created by Parisian, Emmanuelle, a voiceover artist by day and a chandler by night! Whilst she has called Cheshire her home for two decades, the brand has been crafted with her French roots at its heart…
We introduce to you ‘Atelier’.
Emmanuelle channels a lifetime passion for home decor into her beautiful collection, which we fell in love with during many smell-testing sessions together! Naturally, every candle is hand-poured using soy wax and vegan friendly ingredients, but over and above this, they just ooze luxury… A testament to Emmanuelle’s love of the crafting process.
WICKS INSIDE MY BOX…
Dust off the fairy lights, tinsel and baubles and indulge in the true smell of a Christmas Tree!
This month your beautiful candles are in the wonderful scent of ‘Winter Fir’, a luxurious, natural and herby fragrance led by Siberian Pine, alongside Eucalyptus and a variety of wood notes, including Cedar and Guaiacwood.
Whether your annual tree decorating involves a tree from the ground or from a shop, give your home the perfect scent to set the mood. Winter Fir is housed in a clear glass jar to maximise your candlelight during those long winter nights.
The wax facts…
The Little One | 20cl | 30+hr Burn Time | RRP £18.00
The Bigger One | 30cl | 45+hr Burn Time | RRP £25.00
Inside of your Iggy Boxes this month, you will also find your ‘little something extra’…
This month we are proud to be partnering up with ‘FRUU Cosmetics’ to bring you their ‘Cherry Lip Balm’ – the perfect treat to restore your lips and to get ready for that perfect mistletoe kiss…
FRUU produces vegan, organic cosmetics made in small batches in their UK workshop to maximise freshness, all derived from 15 nutrient bursting fruits…
Sustainability and the environment are at the heart of it all. The ingredients are 100% biodegradable and most are produced as a bi-product of fruit waste, generating vital additional income for small fruit farmers.
FRUU are also animal lovers, the brand is PETA certified, the products are never tested on animals and part of their profits are donated to the ‘Worldwide Fund for Nature.’
LET’S LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ATELIER…
Earlier this month, we sat down with Emmanuelle from Atelier to talk about all things candles…
How long has your brand been going and is it your full-time job?
Atelier was created in February this year. It is not my full-time job at the moment. I am a voiceover artist and I mainly do a lot of dubbing and commercials for French TV.
What inspired you to start making candles and your brand?
I’ve always had a passion for fashion, design and anything to do with home decor. I used to buy a lot of beautiful (expensive!) candles for my house, and was very often disappointed by their poor quality and very little scent throw… After some research, I realised this was due to combinations of poor quality wax and oil… So I decided to learn how to create my own, combining the best quality wax (100% natural soy) and carefully selected fragrance oils based on their unique scent, properties (vegan, sustainable and non-toxic) and performance whilst burning. Atelier (art studio in French) was born!
What is your passion behind the brand?
I absolutely love the whole process of candle making from choosing the scents, hand-crafting the products and designing the labels and packaging! I want to create high-quality, luxury products that will look beautiful in every home, at an affordable price.
What do you love about ‘Winter Fir’?
My favourite time of the festive period is to decorate the Christmas tree! I wanted to create a candle that is reminiscent of that special moment, with a subtle scent of pine, eucalyptus and cedarwood. A soft candle to put you in the mood to deck the halls!
What has been your biggest achievement so far?
I am very proud that Atelier has taken off the way it did during a very difficult time for everybody! I’m very grateful for my lovely customers! I am also super proud that Iggy Box has chosen Winter Fir to be their November candle!
Do you have any specific goals for Atelier?
I would like to expand and bring out new products and new vessels for my candles in the New Year. I’ve got quite a few ideas for the next few months so watch this space!
So there you have it, our November reveal and ‘Meet the Maker’… We hope that you enjoyed learning a little bit more about Emmanuelle and her stunning Atelier candles.
We also hope that your November boxes bring lots of cosy comfort to you and if you have gifted a box to someone special, we hope that it brings some cosy comfort to them too!
Happy burning Iggy Boxers!