Handmade ceramics with Nordic fragrancesOur scented candle line represents a marriage of ester & erik’s superior handmade candles with new Nordic fragrances, the common denominator being ‘colours’. We have chosen to produce our scented candles in handmade ceramic jars in subdued pastel shades which can be reused as a vase or reused as a candle holder. Our scented candles are produced at our own factory in Denmark and come in 10 different variants – i.e. 10 different colours, each with their own fragrance. All the fragrances are produced using natural aromatics with uniquely Nordic characteristics developed by our scented candle designer who has distilled his impressions of Scandinavia into a series of delicate scents carefully tailored to Nordic living.
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Our scented candles and diffusers are manufactured in handmade ceramic jars in matt pastel shades with a lid made of steel. You can recreate the unique aroma experience by filling up the jar with a refill, which can be purchased separately.
When creating a new candle, ester & erik’s scented candle designer Emmanuel Martini always uses colours and images inspired by Scandinavia to find the right scent for the candle. He draws inspiration from the Nordic countryside and from observing the Danes going about their daily lives, his creativity and imagination being sparked by the feelings aroused by the sea, glowing embers, plants or a pine forest. Often he selects a single detail from his experience, which he magnifies and transforms into a fragrance and colour symbol.
No. 03 wild mint & cut grass
Sweet summer freedom! In a warm, embracing ray of morning sun, the cool fragrance of mint blends with the fresh sweetness of cut grass. Light flickers through the leaves in an everchanging display of gold and green.
No. 04 danish pear & white blossom
A quiet garden welcomes you on a spring morning. The soft blanket of dewy grass tickles your feet, as the scents of flowering branches mingle with citrus sparkles and juicy pears.
No. 11 juniper & artemisia
Time for peaceful reflection. Rest in the shade of the majestic juniper as the aroma of clean, citrusy cypresses and Nordic herbs soothes your soul and gives you the bliss of solitude and serenity.
No. 13 linden blossom & hay
Countryside happiness tingles in your body as the bright, sunny scent of linden blossoms combines with the sweet, rich smell of fresh hay. Dandelion seeds float through the air and make a summer stage for the birds’ song.
No. 18 fig tree & wood ashes
A roaring bonfire lights up the autumn evening, and the leathery scent of wood mixes with the earthy aroma of the forest floor and fleshy figs. You say farewell to late summer sunshine and hello to the comforts of the cooler season.
No. 37 salty breeze & ocean spray
Feel the roaring ocean and its cleansing energy. Your mind clears as a wave hits the rocky shores and leaves its fresh saltiness in the air around you. The sea meets the sky in a display of blues and whites, and the deep, aquatic aroma puts you at ease.
No. 42 white thyme & moss
Hidden in the shadows of the forest, you walk to the beat of your heart. The scent of aromatic, herbal greens and oak moss awake your senses as the sun comes through the trees and lights the way.
No. 51 magnolia & blackcurrant
The blossoming magnolia in all its glory tells you to seize the day, for the time is now. In the dewy mornings of spring, floral aromas and blackcurrant make promises of summers to come and hearts to be healed.
No. 66 pine tree & oak leaf
You walk through the darkened forest in a state of peace, crackling twigs underneath your feet. A revitalizing scent of pines, eucalyptus and cedar wood surrounds you, and you are vitalized by its lush, green power.
No. 81 liquorice & heather
Your mind becomes clear in the dramatic Northern landscapes on a crispy winter day. Blue skies meet the heather on the ground, and a sweet, cool scent of liquorice brings you focus and lets you find your true North.
Burning instructions for scented candles
When lighting for the first time, always allow to burn for two hours. This will allow wax to pool evenly for the duration of its burn time. Take note too, that ideally, candles should not be burned for more than 2-3 hours at a time as this can cause the wick to move off center. If this happens the side of the jar can heat up and it can cause some black soothing inside the jar.
Always give the wick a little trim (about 0,5 cm) before relighting. This ensures less soot is formed when the candle is burning and that the oils are kept beautiful. Snuff out the candle with an extinguisher – try and avoid blowing it out.
Light candles one hour prior to the arrival of guests for that maximum punch of fragrance. Extinguish the flame just before they arrive so the home appears beautifully, naturally fragrant.
Instructions for diffusers
Carefully pour the content of the refill bottle in the ceramic jar.
Place the metal lid on the jar and insert the sticks. We recommend you to start with 8 sticks. If you wish a greater scent throw you can use 10 sticks. The more sticks you use, the stronger the scent and the faster you will empty the diffuser.
Diffusion time may vary from 6 to 10 weeks depending on the fragrance and temperature of the room.