SKANDINAVISK - the company creating candles inspired by the scents of Scandinavia - was founded by two English chaps, Shaun Russell and Gerry Kingham, who fell in love with two blonde Scandinavian girls over a decade ago.
After each moving to the region, working for big American multinationals and living between Copenhagen and Stockholm, they also fell gradually in love with the Scandinavian way of life - the focus on life's small moments, the priority of family over career, the cycle to the office, the home at 4pm, the raw nature, the endless summers. Its an enviable lifestyle that even the bitterest winter can't dilute.
Both believe the absolute essence of Scandinavian lifestyle is in the colour, light and warmth of a flickering candle flame and a glow that not only burrows deep through the wax, but one which nourishes the soul too. Scandinavians use more candles than any other nation in the world. They use them morning, noon and night. 12 months a year. Because they know that a candle makes any moment softer, more informal, more cosy. And they are the world's happiest people, so Skandinavisk think that's something worth sharing!