Rebel & Mercury Distinguished Candles are a line of natural botanical candles. While the world may have numerous options when it comes to all-natural perfumes, I’ve found that we have less when it comes to home fragrance, especially candles. Why? My hypothesis is that it is expensive, very expensive to make a candle that will throw. The wax tends to absorb natural essences and I can guarantee that one has to use probably double the amount of fragrance than what they use in perfume. This means that is very expensive to make and people aren’t willing to pay that much for a candle. I’m not an expert candle maker or a natural perfumer, but I have played around with enough to know that working with all-naturals in wax is not easy.
What I’m saying is that Rebel & Mercury is one of the few natural candle lines that I know of and I think it’s the best (probably because Nikki is a perfumer as well).
Tuberose & Incense is what the name implies. Using naturals, this scent has more complexity than you’d expect. The tuberose is heady with a subtle minty-green nuance. The resins are acrid, slightly smoky. There’s also cloves and warm spices. The overall fragrance is sultry, seductive. It’s a spicy floral that even a tuberose-hater could appreciate.
Notes listed include tuberose, vanilla and incense resins.
I have noticed that with this all-natural candle that it burns differently than synthetic or mix-media candles that I own. In the packaging, the scent is very subtle. It’s not a candle that has throw even when it’s unlit. I find that this scent blossoms once it is burning. It hits a peak at about an 30-60 minutes of burn time. I’ve also noticed that you really can’t tell the “character” of the candle until the wax is warm.
The vesell is a smoky translucent glass with the Rebel & Mercury logo printed. I think the packaging is universal for any decor and also neutral enough for gift giving.
The 10 ounce candle retails for $50 at Rebel & Mercury. The line also offers wax refills at a discounted price (20% off). You just clean the wax out of the vessel and slip the refill in. I love that the line offers these.
Here’s a post of mine that contains more info on the brand and the Distinguished Candles.