We take this opportunity to introduce you and your unique retail business to Spé Candles. And specifically to introduce you our Autumn and Holiday Collections 2018.
Our vision at Spé is to align ourselves with commercial enterprises which reflect a likeminded commitment to design aesthetic and quality. We have created our product to represent Speyside at its best and most beautiful. We know that your clients and customers, both local and from afar will truly enjoy this product. It is the perfect takeaway from Speyside and your establishment. We truly hope Spè candles will enhance and add to your product selection, while providing a quality and delightful product.
Please note we are more than happy to provide a customized product should that be your focus. To learn about what Spé is and who we are please read our short bio below.
We would be most honoured for you take the time to review our autumn and winter collections while considering Spé Candles for your business.
WHO ARE WE
SPÈ Candles tell the story of Speyside by evoking the magic and wild romance of this beautiful region in Scotland. Spé draws creativity from the majestic views and rising silver mists, remote wilderness and heather covered hills, ancient forests and the iconic River Spey. Speyside is a land of humble shepherds cottages, ancient castles and grand estates. Malt whisky runs through our rivers and our veins. The air and glens are filled the with sweet aromas of toasted barley, oak blended with forest, floral scents and moorland grasses. From all of this we take our inspiration!
My name is Yvonne Duncan-Mandel and I am the creator and designer of Spè Candles. I was born in Aberdeen but have spent much of my life living in Montreal, Canada after marrying my Canadian husband, Douglas. My background is in fashion design, property renovation and interior design. Douglas and I created the mens clothing collection KAMKYL Mens Collection in Montreal, Canada. Douglas has worked extensively in design and luxury retail for companies such as Christian Dior and is a great source of experience for me. His job has allowed us to indulge our love of travel allowing us to call Moscow, London and Canada our most recent homes. All through our travel we longed to call Scotland home again so our dream came true when we purchased a remote and wild property in Upper Knockando. Glenarder is our happy place. I need no more inspiration than walk out my front door to be inspired!
The first 3 or so years living Knockando were spent travelling back and forth between Moscow, Russia and Glenarder, Upper Knockando. It never once stopped being a thrill to drive up those last 3 km from Knockando to Glenarder ending the long journey from Moscow. Just the same as it never stopped being a thrill to fly into Domodedova Airport in Moscow returning from the wilds of Knockando. The contrasts were startling but addictive. For three years we concentrated on fully renovating our little cottage, bringing it back to life with local materials and products, such as blankets from Knockando Woollen Mill and furniture from Johnstones of Elgin.
Through this time my idea about candles was brewing and I started to study and teach myself the craft. Three years later I have come quite a way. Many of our clients at Glenarder have left with a handful of candles as keep sakes and gifts from Speyside. Last year we attended the Aberlour Christmas Market and really had a great experience. I have even gone as far as selling some candles back in Canada.
Each SPÈ candle is made in small batches and hand poured with care. Each candle is made from organic soy and coconut wax, pure essential oils and toxin free fragrances. They are also a vegan product. Coconut and soy wax are natural renewable and carbon neutral, making an eco friendly product. Coconut and soy are superior because they provide a longer and cleaner burn with a good scent throw.
Essential oils are known to have therapeutic effects and positive benefits. A Candle is a simple way to enjoy to experience relax and experience these benefits while at the same being ethereal and magical. Through the use of natural oils and nature inspired scents SPÈ Candles transports you to the wildness and beauty of Scotland while adding an element of simple luxury, calm or celebration to any room.
*For each candle design and scent we selected specific essential oils to reflect their aromatic and therapeutic qualities associated with that candle.
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