Personal passions executed brilliantly are the key to any successful business. Olly Rzysko, CMO and Retail Advisor, has launched a new personal project called ‘Good Candles’.
Small batch candles designed and made by hand in the UK using high quality, sustainably sourced soya wax, Good Candles are safe and free of nasty stuff such as paraffin and carcinogens.
Donating to causes close to Rzysko’s heart, each 40 hours-long candle pledges at least 10% of every single sale to projects such as tree planting, mental health, literacy and food banks.
Every candle has a personal memory and story from Rzysko and his associations for the scent and the reasons behind the good causes.
TheChicGeek says, "These are fun, stylish and coming from a truly good place. This is the kind of exciting and worthwhile type of brand we want to see coming into the beauty/lifestyle market post-COVID."
Left & Above - Good Candles - School Dinners, Forest Fire, Reading Books, Fred’s Garden - £35
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Made in Britain, palm oil and paraben free, ‘Evolution’ is the debut fragrance from men’s grooming brand, Kings. A mix of essential oils including patchouli, cardamom, vetiver, copaiba, ylang ylang and eucalyptus, Evolution has been approved by the Vegan Society and by Cruelty Free Bunny.
Started by founder, Blué O’Connor, as a result of a successful crowd-funding campaign, Kings will be helping to fund two charities in Blué’s hometown of Bristol, Mentoring Plus and Bristol Mind, as well as the national male suicide-prevention charity, Calm.
Left - Kings - Evolution 50ml EDT - £39.99, 10ml EDT - £14.99, 1.7ml EDT Sample Bottle - £2.49
TheChicGeek says, “Price isn’t a signifier of anything anymore, especially in fragrance, and this is great value.
This is really good. It starts with a liquoricey top which turns into an attractive warm rubber. I’m not crazy about the branding, but nobody sees that when their salivating around your neck!
It is suppose to smell like a jungle in bloom, but it’s drier than that. It’s a slow mover from the top to the base, but the journey keeps you engaged. It’s a calming fragrance which also complements its mental health connections. In a nutshell, it smells like sexy car mats!"
Disclosure - The product was gifted by Kings to review