Spring is here and with it brings the release of three new limited edition scents! We’ve been working so hard on them and we’re so happy to finally be sharing them with you. The candles are inspired by the fresh scents of Spring and recreates the feelings of friendship, freshness, and florals. It’s time to shake off Winter and reconnect with the sun with these juicy, floral, and earthy scents!
We couldn’t have done it alone though. We worked with Artist Madison Van Rijn to design the candles and a limited edition tote bag that resembles everything we love about Spring. Before we do a grand reveal, get to know Madison a little bit.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started as an artist:
My name is Madison van Rijn and I am a Canadian illustrator and muralist. For the past ten years I have been creating, collaborating and building a strong connection to the art community. I have taken many paths and each one, without fail, leads me back to art. Canada is an incredible place to be an artist and I am grateful for the opportunities that have been offered to me.
Where do you draw inspiration for your art from?
The first place I go when I begin my work is emotional honesty. For something to be meaningful and impactful for the viewer it has to come from a strong, truthful, and very real emotion. Whether it be a nostalgic memory, a gut feeling or a powerful collective message, I dig deep into myself to find the most pure response to the question.
What advice would you give to an aspiring artist or someone who wants to pursue art as a career?
Don’t let your fear stop you. It may never go away but you are stronger than it. Keep creating, boldly and unapologetically.
What is your favourite scent out of the Spring line?
Each scent in the new Spring line takes me to a very happy place. “Zest” is juicy and tangy and makes me long for patio beers with friends. “Lush” smells like walking into a dewy, warm greenhouse. “Bud” pulls at me the most because it reminds me of picking flowers with my Oma and Opa in their garden as a child. I cannot choose a favourite because they are all so special and magical.
How can people find you and support you on your journey?
You can find my work on my web site www.madisonvanrijn.com or follow my creative journeys on my Instagram @mvralldayeveryday
Madison is such a talented artist and we really encourage everyone to go check out her work!
Now, let’s meet the candles that smell as bright as they look.
ZEST | 7.5 ounces | 50 hour burn | $42, shop here.Reminiscent of beers in the park on a Spring day. For anyone who loves Toronto’s local Jelly King Sour by Bellwoods Brewery, you’ll definitely take a liking to this one. Light ZEST, close your eyes, and imagine yourself sitting outside with friends and laughter filling the air as you bask in the sun. Scented with citrusy grapefruit and orange essential oils, grassy verbena, floral lilac, woodsy musk, and sour-fresh rhubarb. ZEST is punchy & bright.
Top Notes: Grapefruit & Orange
Middle Notes: Lilac & Verbena
Base Notes: Musk & Rhubarb
BUD | 7.5 ounces | 50 hour burn | $42, shop here.
Picture yourself wandering past a lilac bush on your morning walk. You’re surrounded by the fresh floral scents and as you breath them in, you stop and smile - a tiny celebration of the joys of Spring. Scented with rich floral lilac, rose, and lily of the valley, cut with green basil, pear, and a splash of citrus. BUD is floral and enlivening.
Top Notes: Muguet & Pear
Middle Notes: Lilac & Rose
Base Notes: Cinnamon & Sandalwood
LUSH | 7.5 ounces | 50 hour burn | $42, shop here.
Like walking through botanical gardens. When lighting LUSH, you’ll be transported to an environment surrounded by kaleidoscope greens with sunshine dappling every available nook. The air around you is thick with the unmistakable scent of growth and you feel wholly renewed. Scented with lush leafy greens with pops of clean jasmine, sensual rose, deep plum, and sweet lily of the valley. Warm amber and earthy must add depth. LUSH is vibrant and refreshing.
Top Notes: Galbanum & Muguet
Middle Notes: Cedarwood & Plum
Base Notes: Amber & Musk
SPRING TOTE | Proceeds donated to Indigenous Climate Action | $20, shop here.
Along with the beautiful candles, Madison also helped us design a limited edition tote bag to be used on all your Spring adventures. To mark Earth Month, proceeds from the tote will be donated to Indigenous Climate Action, an Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country. Indigenous Climate Action believes that Indigenous Peoples’ rights and knowledge systems are critical to developing solutions to the climate crisis and achieving climate justice. The tote features a bright and colourful illustration of someone immersed in Spring - exactly what we wanted to embody with this collection.
It’s finally starting to feel like Spring and we couldn’t be more excited. We love what we’ve created so much and we know you will too! We can’t wait to see how everyone styles these bright and beautiful candles in their homes.xoxo, LOHN!