Snow Crystal – Fragranced Candles – Classic

£20.00

Sumptuous, Clean Burn (~50 hrs)

100% natural wax

‘Eau de Parfum’ fragranced candles with natural essential oils

The unique ‘Snow Crystal Candle’ uses the world’s cleanest burning candle wax for a pure and sensuous perfume bloom.

Simply light the Snow Crystal Candle to envelop yourself and your home with a natural couture perfume.

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Natural Fragranced Candles !

The Snow Crystal Candle by Pairfum

These ‘Eau de Parfum’ fragranced candles will envelop your home with a beautifully natural perfume. Simply light them and enjoy the sensuous atmosphere.

The ‘Snow Crystal Candle’ is unique in using the world’s cleanest burning natural candle wax for a purer and more intense perfume bloom.

What Makes These Fragranced Candles So Special ?

We care about the people you give these fragranced candles to, they will know you care about them and their world too:

  • the most beautiful clean burn for 40 – 50 hrs (burntime)
  • the ‘eau de parfum’ candle with natural / organic essential oils and
  • this fragranced candle has two wicks to ensure it burns down evenly right to the bottom, regardless
  • a candle healthy for both you and the environment (fully biodegradable)
  • 100 % biodegradable & natural wax (CO2 neutral)
  • each candle has its own unique crystal structure in the wax
  • non toxic – non carcinogenic
  • made with wax sourced from old & sustainably managed farms (no genetically modified organisms used)
  • with a natural cotton wick that is free from metal filaments for a non carcinogenic and clean burn
  • handmade & gift-wrapped by our skilled artisan craftsmen and women in our Atelier in the United Kingdom
  • fill: 200g / 7 ounce
  • deeply & highly scented: high fragrance loading, homogenously scented from top to bottom
  • 100% vegan, no genetically modified organisms and no PAIRFUM product is tested on animals.

PAIRFUM invites you to add a touch of loving elegance to your world with the classic Snow Crystal fragranced candles.

The World’s Cleanest Burning Wax ?

Yes, the classic Snow Crystal Candle uses stearin, a wax which often is being described as the ‘Rolls Royce®’ amongst the candle waxes.

People in Scandinavia are passionate about candles and the Scandinavians are known to be the highest average consumers of candles. During the winter months, when there is very little daylight in Scandinavia, most households will be burning a multitude of candles at the same time. Any candle wax that soots or smokes even a little, would not be acceptable in these circumstances, as it would pollute the air in the room, e.g. it would lead to coughing.

This is why the Scandinavians love stearin candles. The have consistently found it to be over time to be the cleanest burning wax and the most comfortable one to burn in their homes.  This is why stearin has been bestowed the crown as the world’s cleanest burning candle wax.

Despite stearin candles tending to be more expensive, around 50% of all candles burnt in Scandinavian homes are made from stearin. This dominance of stearin is proof of their quality and explains why stearin carries the crown of the ‘cleanest burning candle wax’ in the world.

Is This A New Type Of Wax ?

Even though stearin is relatively unknown in the UK, it is one of the oldest waxes and you will be surprised by how much is written about its qualities and properties, when you run a search on the internet.

Stearine can be made from any natural oil: soy bean, coconut, palm, avocado, rapeseed, sunflower, … to name just a few. Originally, it was made from wale fat but this has long ago stopped.

Should you visit a Scandinavian country or if you have friends in from the region, then we invite you to ask them about ‘stearin candles’ or ‘sterin ljus’. You may be surprised with which enthusiasm and passion they speak about their candles and in particular stearin.

On the other hand, the concept of burning ‘fragranced candles’ at home is still in the early beginnings across Scandinavia.

Pro Tip: look out for and try burning dinner candles or pillar candles made from stearin because they don’t drip.

Sparkling Diamonds Turn Into Liquid ?

All of PAIRFUM’s Snow Crystal Candles have a sparkling surface, that looks like the surface of a frozen lake or glistening diamonds.

When burning the snow crystal wax obviously melts and becomes liquid but it returns to its crystallised state when the flames is extinguished and the candle had time to cool down.

This ‘sparkling’ effect is achieved through the use of a unique grade of stearin and a variety of specialised manufacturing techniques, that that rely heavily on the skill and attention to detail of our Artisan candle makers.

PAIRFUM have proudly pioneered the use of stearin in perfumed candles and we are strong advocates of its many qualities.

Note:

PAIRFUM acknowledges that Rolls Royce is a registered trademark of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd.

Innocent Vanilla

a rich white floral top note of Louisiana magnolia invites you into a soft, enveloping heart of white musk, infused with crushed vanilla pods and resting on a base of sandalwood.

Blush Rose & Amber

a sensuous, intensely feminine floral bouquet with regal rose in harmony with jasmine, lily of the valley and freesia, supported by an intoxicating base of powdery iris, musk, precious woods and crystal amber.

Trail of White Petals

a delicate white floral note infused with jasmine blossom, lily, white rose and ylang-ylang. The top note has a hint of apple and the fond rests on a base of precious sandalwood and musk.

SPA

an effervescent top note of bergamot, mandarin, rosemary, lavender and fresh violet leaves, radiates from a transparent floral heart of lily of the valley and jasmine, layered in the base with vibrant woody, ambery and mossy accords.

Linen & Lavender

a fresh breeze of aromatic lavender, with a twist of rosemary, basil & chamomile creates the sensation of crisp & clean linen. Airy ozonic notes radiate from a transparent floral heart of lily of the valley, that is infused with soft, enveloping musks.

Rich Spices

this rich aromatic and spicy accord opens with a hint of a red berry medley, followed by warm heart notes of chestnut, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove leaf, resting on a base of crushed vanilla pods and sweet dried fruits.

Black Orchid

an exotic fragrance with rich top notes of Anjou pear, dark cassis and orange slice. The heart is elegantly floral with notes of black orchid, powdery violet, olive leaf, freesia and ginger flower leading to a sensual base of musk, copahu balm and vanilla pod.

Cognac & Vanilla

The aroma worthy of a connoisseur: aged oak, Bourbon vanilla, golden cognac, Caribbean patchouli, benzoin and ancient labdanum.

Orangerie Blossoms

the aroma of a peaceful Orangery flooded with warm sunlight: a heady, rich orange blossom fragrance interlaced with hints of jasmine, lily, tuberose, ylang ylang and a green violet accord. A subtle fruity aspect is apparent with peach, apricot and pear. Underlying the fragrance and giving it warmth and depth are sandalwood and musk.

Magnolias in Bloom

a spring flowers accord with the fresh top note of ozone, soft white flower petals and a hint of watery melon. The heart is complex and floral with magnolia, lily, geranium, rose and violet, while the base shines with musks and warm rosewood.

Ginger & Lemongrass

the intensely spicy fragrance of fresh ginger with a garland of lemongrass, bergamot, lime and orange. The fond notes consist of clove, cardamom, musk and precious woods.

Bergamot & White Tea

the refreshing bouquet of white tea and ripe bergamot, infused with aromatic thyme and jasmine, it rests on a base of soft musk.

White Sandalwood

a creamy sandalwood accord with a hint of ‘chypre’ ! It includes top notes of neroli and lychee, a floral heart of jasmine and violet, and a fond of cedar, patchouli, musk and tonka bean.

Pink Grapefruit

a vibrantly pink grapefruit fragrance with added complexity from mandarine, lime and bergamot. Floral notes of jasmin and lily lend a feminine touch and a sophisticaed woody accord in the base note.

Forest Berries

the unmistakeably sweet taste of ripe red berries, freshly picked during a summer’s walk: strawberries, blackberries and loganberries. This opening accord is followed by a heart of Bulgarian rose, star anise, raspberry macaroon and a finale of tonka bean and ground vanilla pods.

White Nectarine

this fruity but floral accord opens with a medley of juicy nectarine, ripe apricot and fresh mandarin, while hints of green pear leaves lead into a floral heart of jasmine, lily, rose and violet with aniseed, all resting on a base of creamy vanilla, sandalwood and musk.

Apple Cup Cake

the aroma of freshly baked cup cakes out of the oven: sweet baked apples enveloped in a fluffly, warm pastry of vanilla, amber and precious woods.

Cedar Noir

this perfume of noble, black cedarwood is enhanced with the elegance of vetiver, cypress and juniper berry, and settles into a fond of aromatic leather and frankincense.

Pink Powder & Violet

a sophisticated and sensual fusion of rose petals and violet leaf, that is soft and yet fresh ! It opens with mandarin and pink peppercorn, followed by a full and elegant floral heart (rose, violet, iris, jasmine, heliotrope, orris) that leads into a sumptuously powdery base of smooth patchouli, musks and soft vanilla.

Anise & Black Vanilla

this beautiful soft ‘noir’ accord opens with a top note of anise and liquorice to add mystique to a heart built around heliotrope. Powdery vanilla is in the fond to give warmth, whilst subtle florals add femininity.

White Lavender

this beautifully innocent white fragrance opens with a pure and soft lavender note to combine with a sweet, floral heart, that leads into the sensually enveloping aroma of amber and vanilla.

Pink Lavender

a fresh and delicious lavender fragrance with top notes of tangerine, bergamot and hints of dew drops. It has a fruity and yet floral heart of rose, freesia and lily of the valley, which is enriched with a base of musk and aspects of dried lavender.

Neroli & Olive

the distilled fragrance of the mediterranean: a sophisticated accord built around the vibrant citrus notes of neroli, pomelo and lime and yet softened with jasmine petals. Vertiver, patchouli and leather add depth and complete the sensation of walking through an olive grove on a warm, sunny day.

What kind of wax is the vegetal / plant based candle?

Our wax is called stearine wax. There are various types of stearine wax but basically they split into two fields:

• from an animal source. Typically, it would be a side product from food production. The very first stearine candles were made in Scandinavia from wale fats.

• from a plant source. These can be from palm, avocado, coconut, etc.
Unlike soy, parrafin, beeswax, etc. which are all ‘fats’, the Pairfum stearine wax is slightly acidic, i.e. it has the same acidity as the human skin – a PH-value of 5.5.
This is why is feels so hard & different to the touch. The Pairfum stearine wax is a 100 % natural, plant based wax which comes from old & stustainably managed farms.

Thanks to this wax, the candle does not smoke or soot, even when the candle flame is flickering (e.g. in a draft) or fanned by hand. A peculiarity of the wax is that it is not soft and does not go soft when the candle burns, i.e. it is either hard or liquid.
A key advantage over fatty waxes (soy, parrafin, beeswax, etc.) is that the wax does not attract dust and any dust that may gather on the top of the candle does not stick to it but instead can be blown from the candle easily. This means a shop can just blow any dust away that may have collected on a tester candle and the candle looks ‘fresh’ again.

Pairfum’s plant based wax does not come from a GM modified crop, unlike most soy waxes. 99% of all soy wax produced in the US is from GM modified crop. It is our opinion that this is ‘time tomb’ waiting to hit candle suppliers, when consumers realise that their so called ‘natural & safe’ soy wax candles have in fact been tampered with by humans in laboratories.

Stearine wax candles are regarded by the Scandinavians as the finest wax candles money can buy. This means something because Scandinavia has the highest consumption of candles per head in the world, due to their long & dark winters.

How do you get it to look like that?

A combination of:

  • the type of wax,
  • pre-heating the glass in manufacturing, and
  • filling it very, very slowly by hand creates the ‘crystalline snow flake’ effect.
  • The crystallised effect re-appears in the wax when the burning candle is extinguished.

One will notice how first a crystal coating appears at the top & side while the wax underneath is still liquid, just like with a lake that is freezing over.
The only other type of candle / wax which comes close to this look is a parrafin candle that is moulded. These candles frequently have a ‘mottled look’ which is very trendy in Europe.

Why does it have two wicks?

Any candle with a diameter greater than 70-80 mm or 2.8-3.2 inch in diameter needs to be burned for at least two hours to ensure that it burns down evenly. We use two wicks as this ensures that the candle burns down evenly without residues on the glass walls, even if the candle is repeatedly burned for only a short time, e.g. one hour.

Comparsion of stearine versus paraffin wax and soy?

Stearine Paraffin Soy Wax
stearine is a natural wax paraffin is a chemically refined wax soy is a natural wax
If produced in a certain way, stearine can have many different patterns, such as crystals or ferns paraffin can have a ‘rustic’ look if it is produced in a certain way Soy wax has only one smooth look
stearine is regarded as the premier wax for candles by scandinavians paraffin wax is increasing being perceived as ‘cheap wax’, unsuitable for premium candles Soy wax is very popular in the USA
stearine is clean burning and non sooting paraffin has a bad image as an environmental pollutor and can be sooting & smoking. A pure soy wax candle tends to soot & smoke. Most soy wax candles are blended with other waxes, e.g. paraffin, to create a clean burning and non sooting candle
stearine is non carcinogenic and non toxic Carcinogenic & toxic: paraffin contains heavy molecules such as toluene & benzene. Burning candles does not produce high enough temperatures to combus the heavy molecules inparaffin wax completely, i.e. emission of hazardousmolecules occurs. Soy wax is non carcinogenic and non toxic
stearine is an acid paraffin is a fat Soy wax is a fat
stearine is CO2 neutral paraffin produces greenhouse/CO2 gases Soy is CO2 neutral; beware of blends
stearine is easy to clean from a candle glass / holder paraffin is a little more difficult to clean out of a candle glass / holder Soy is watersoluble and very easy to clean from a candle glass / holder
stearine is biodegradable paraffin is not biodegradable soy is biodegradable

Both stearine & paraffin have similar meltpoints and similar fragrance bloom, i.e. 4 x more than soy.

Soy has a very low meltpoint.This reduces its fragrance bloom significantly. The low meltpoint is also a disadvantage in hot climates as wax can melt and flow out of the candle.
stearine comes from renewable sources paraffin comes from depleting petroleum sources soy comes from renewable sources
Stearine is not genetically modified Paraffin is not genetically modified 99% of all soy is genetically modified

What are the wicks made of ?

The wicks are made from cotton, i.e. plant based. They do NOT contain any metal or lead filements (toxic, carcenogenic)

Pairfum candles comply with the following quality marks:
• RAL – www.kerzenguete.com
• American National Candle Association – http://www.candles.org/industry.html

What are the instructions for safe candle use ?

The safety & candle usage instructions on the PAIRFUM candle are in line standard
safety guidelines from the following associations:

Summary of Delivery Charges

To review all details of our delivery charges & times for the UK, Europe and the ‘Rest of the World’, please refer to the ‘Delivery Details’ page:
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England, Scotland, Wales, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Islands of England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man:

  • Standard: £2.99 – flat rate
  • Courier & Express Courier: for courier & express courier shipping rates, please refer to our full Delivery Details page or click ‘add to basket’ and type in your Post Code to calculate shipping.
  • ‘Free Shipping’: for all orders over £50

 

Excluded Ingredients:

None of PAIRFUM’s products contain any of the following:
• NO parabens, e.g. Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Paraben
• NO SLS
• NO GMO ingredients,
• NO animal derived ingredients – 100% vegan
• NO animal derived Talc,
• NO animal testing,
• NO phthalates,
• NO sulphate,
• NO nitro musks or polycyclic musks,
• NO alkyl phenol ethoxylate solubilizers,
• NO petroleum mineral oils, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, petroleum distillates or similar
• NO EDTA,
• NO propylene glycol, IPA, etc. from petroleum. Naturally derived alcohols are fine.
• NO carbomer,
• NO DEA or TEA,
• NO PEG,
• NO acrylates,
• NO BHT,
• NO PVP/VA Copolymer,
• NO Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, e.g. Germall,
• NO Stearalkonium Chloride,
• NO Synthetic Colors,
• NO Fluroide,
• NO Lead or other heavy metals,
• NO Phenylphenol,
• NO Sodium Chloride,
• NO Triclosan,
• NO Zinc Oxide

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