MALÉE Candle & Brand Review*

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Malée recently sent me over a candle to review, which retails for £55. At first, I was apprehensive about this candle because I thought “why is it this expensive for a candle?”.

I have to say I was so excited to receive and open up the package to see that it was nicely tied up with a ribbon and was presented beautifully.
The whole vibe I got instantly was modern, advanced & innovative but I also got an ‘economic’ vibe like recyclable materials, simple packaging that is aesthetically pleasing. Straightforward but effective.

Opening the box gave me a really great experience, a lovely note on top – handwritten. Tissue paper nicely held together by a metallic sticker & the product lay on protective black paper with the latest brand magazine on view. It felt truly luxurious.

The facts –

– Cruelty free

– 100% natural ingredients

– 100% recyclable packaging & contents.

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Sitting down and reading all about Malée made me realise what the brand was about. I realised it was a young woman who built a business based on her families African past. This made me full of admiration for the owner & towards the brand.
I think knowing about a brands owner, their past and how their story started really connects their business with the public & it’s what makes a business successful.

Their logo references African earth wisdom, and ‘Malée’ is a ‘term of endearment for a gracious learned woman’ in Bini – which is the language spoken by a tribe in the Edo Kingdom, Nigeria.

Their whole background story is very inspiring and warming, I would recommend you check it out.

Combining the facts about being cruelty-free, ingredients and their great background story I can see why this brand is expensive, they put love and thought into everything they produce.

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The candle I received is named ‘Verdure’.
It’s made from 100% soy wax and the scents are of these percentages
55% bright citrus
25% crisp mint
15% warm patchouli

The first note I pick up when having a sniff is the mint aspect, it really sticks out to me. It’s a soft sweet mint that I can’t get enough off, I can smell the citrus in the background and the warm patchouli just helps to tie everything together and give a certain warmth to the candle.

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Things I noticed when burning the candle:

– It lasts for up to 50 hours, depending on how much you use the soy wax as a moisturiser.

-The smell isn’t very strong, it has a low impact that doesn’t hit you in the face but you can subtly smell it now and again, which is more pleasant in my opinion.

– The white glass really allows the candle to be bright and light up a room, it feels atmospheric and calming.

– Between uses the wax settles down nicely,  it burns evenly and the wick doesn’t leave burnt, ashy, wick mess like I’ve experienced in the past.

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Something that really shocked me is that you can use the melted/melting wax as a moisturiser or massage lotion! I tried this out a few times and every time I noticed a different aspect of the smell that stuck out for example, at first I notice the mint scent but when I smell it on my hand I could smell the warm patchouli scent.

The consistency reminds me a lot of coconut oil and I love how this makes my arms and legs feel, I’ve even been complimented on ‘perfume’ that people think I’m wearing, when it’s actually just candle wax!! I find the whole concept mad, but it’s a nice soothing practice you can take on pamper days (it makes that £55 seem more worth it!).

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Personally, I wouldn’t buy one of these candles myself. I would perhaps buy their perfume or body scrub they have which is around £20/30, but £55 is just too much for a candle for me personally. Although there’s a great experience you have with the candle and it’s multipurpose, I couldn’t justify spending that amount!

* This candle was sent to me as a PR sample! I was not paid to talk about this candle. All opinions & photos are my own.

5 responses to “MALÉE Candle & Brand Review*

  1. Those scents sound great for the candle! It is really interesting to see that you can use it as a moisturiser or a body lotion. A very different sort of use. I’m not sure if I could spend £55 on something though, but I am a little stingy with what I spend my money on!

    Lauren 🙂 x

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