Named after the striking Southern Alps glaciers these absolutely divine candles are hand poured right here in New Zealand. Nevé are 100% vegan their unique wooden wicks mean they burn right down to the last pop! (no annoying hole in the centre of the candle; no wastage) and they make the most satisfying crackling sound. Think cozy fires and mulled wine, big woollen jumpers and hot chocolate. A beautiful Summer’s evening spent outside until the darkness comes. All wrapped up in heavy glass with the exquisite gold band to seal and savour.
Nevé is the brainchild of Tess (an original Southerner) who’s love of the deeply intoxicating recipes brought Nevé to life. Tess was looking for her creative hook, her ‘thing’ and after testing the market with a few ideas she discovered wood wick candles which blew her customers away. Combining only the best will do business sense and a love of all things local she combined these two loves into an amazing brand that is now shipping internationally.
Up until now Nevé Candles were hand poured in Queenstown but a change in lifestyle means the candles will now have a new lease of life in Christchurch. Her new team members include her gorgeous mum who will work alongside Tess to help spread the load and be a huge support to the brand.
Tessa’s a smart cookie, completely immersing herself in the love of all things cozy, all things sentimental, luxurious. The way smells remind us of a place, a person, a location.
Another constant is the absolute no-question-about-it must have for people and planet. 100% natural soy wax, phthalate free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. For every candle sold online 5% will go to a charity who makes a difference here in New Zealand. Currently supporting Kākāpō Recovery, the protection of this endangered bird is critical and so your purchase will help support the work this extremely vital organisation will do for the future. Smell good. Feel good. It’s a match made in heaven.
When choosing your Nevé scent there’s a fair few to choose from; Timeless Collection is designed for candle lovers everywhere, classic flavours and in a range of sizes. (Heading away somewhere romantic? Pop one in your bag for that ultimate mood setter).
Gentleman’s collection (my favourite) with it’s earthy tones, powerful scents and heavy dark casing. The newbie on the block; Wanderlust Collection. Travel tins to go anywhere, anytime. Camping it up and don’t want to get bitten to death? Bye Bye Bugs is for you. Deep delicious scents; Whisky and Woodsmoke all the way. Cocktail hour? Pomegranate and Juicy Mango. Absolutely craving a dessert but have nothing in the fridge and no best mates round the corner to get you something? Fire up a French pear and brown sugar and you’ve got yourself a dessert to waft under your nose. Pink peony and prosecco will remind you of a Summer’s morning without having a drink prior to lunchtime!
Nevé is a brand I absolutely love because it’s local, made right here in New Zealand. Tessa stands for so many good things with charity of choice, transparency about how the candles are made, the ingredients included in them and the fact that it’s a family affair bringing her mum onboard. I love nothing more after a hard day with work and baby’s in bed than to light a candle, settle down and listen to the crackle. It’s the mark of the end of the day, the start of my relaxation, my time.
We’ll be losing Nevé at The Remarkables Markets and her last day is Saturday 23rd March. BUT you can still find Nevé candles in these major stockists and a discount code for free shipping for 6 months for all you locals is coming soon!
Beautiful photographs supplied by Nevé
Nevé sponsored this post but if I didn’t think you’d like them I wouldn’t work with them.