Nevé’s collection of mesmerising scented candles and room sprays add style and ambience to our interior spaces, while their wood wicks captivate with their flickering flame, soft crackling sound and long burn time.
Nevé pronouned ‘nee-vei’ is the exquisite word used to describe the partially compacted granular snow that forms the surface at the upper end of a glacier. Founded in the beautiful south, and inspired by Te Waipounamu’s striking Southern Alps, Nevé is a home fragrance brand that aims to pave the way and re-write the rules in sustainability.
As many candle-enthusiasts know, candles instantly transform a space. There is something about their warmth and flickering magic that makes us feel safe and comfortable and they send a message to our sensory system that is both relaxing and indulgent. Their soft golden light and gentle scent ground and centre us, and studies show that they improve mood, calm the mind and are a great addition to a relaxation or nighttime routine. They signify ‘me time’ and tell our central nervous system that it’s time to switch off now as candles emit a soft warm glow as opposed to the bright blue light of our screens and are perfect for encouraging sleep.
The Nevé range of stunning hand poured candles use 100% natural soy wax and FSC Certified wood wicks sourced from sustainable timber mills in the US which means that the wood used is produced using only the highest standards in ethical and earth-friendly milling. The range is available in seven signature fragrances, with limited edition seasonal scents also released each year.
Nevé Founder Tessa Lyes is like most of us, a self-confessed candle addict “for me, candles are all about connection. Connecting to loved ones through thoughtful gifting or connecting to ourselves, candles play a big part in shaping our environment, setting our mood and adding to our overall well-being. The simple act of lighting a candle is an easy way in which we can inject a little luxury into our daily lives and provide a sense of calm for whatever life throws our way, finding a slice of utopia amongst the chaos of our day-to-day” explains Tessa.
Tessa fell in love with the difference that wood wick candles bring to a space, the combination of their soft crackling sound, the uniqueness of their flame shape and their sustainability story had her hooked and she knew she had to investigate further. “Being a natural product, wood wicks come with a number of challenges, which I later learned was why most big players in the market avoid them. I decided it was something I really wanted to take hold of and become a master in. After a season of summer markets in Queenstown and thanks to the support of some incredible customers who still continue to support us to this day, Nevé was born in 2018”.
Why wood wicks?
Wood wicks achieve a fast melt pool formation due to the ease of burning of the wood and allow for quick and excellent fragrance dispersion and maximum burn time resulting in a cleaner and greener burn. They also sound truly divine!
Why natural soy wax?
A lower melting point means it burns up to 50% longer than paraffin wax candles. It’s also non-toxic, GMO free, clean burning (minimal soot is released) and releases no known carcinogens when it is burnt. The lower melting temperature creates a healthier ‘wax pool’ around the wick, allowing the fragrance oils to more easily evaporate and release more aroma.
How are they fragranced?
Nevé use 100% phthalate-free fragrance oils in their products, all created using essential base oils and primarily naturally derived ingredients. Fragrance oils are blended to deliver a consistent scent and are designed and tested to work well with natural soy wax. Nevé only work with fragrance vendors who comply with standards set by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). IFRA standards form the basis of a globally accepted and recognised risk management system for the safe use of fragrance ingredients.
Read more about Nevé’s mission and sustainability story HERE.
Nevé’s exquisite fragrance collection features 7 different unique fragrance blends namely:
- Kōwhai Blossom + Lime
- Pink Peony + Prosecco
- French Pear + Brown Sugar
- Black Raspberry + Vanilla
- Pomegranate + Juicy Mango
- Whiskey + Wood Smoke
- Wild Pine + Juniper Berry
These blends are also available to choose from when availing Nevé’s wedding packages. The customisable travel tin candles make beautiful wedding favours, and are the perfect way to say a little ‘thank you’ to your guests.
Learn more about each of Nevé’s signature fragrances HERE.
Nevé will have two limited edition Christmas fragrances for release next month: Summer Pōhutukawa and Passionfruit Pavlova. Catch these and more of Nevé’s wide range of products at their website HERE or visit their Instagram HERE.