Sensi Chic Candles

We're always keen to promote fellow beauty industry folk who 'take a leap off the diving board' to start a venture of their own. We've known Patrizia Galeota for years through her roles PR-ing fab beauty brands - and now, she's taken the bold step to launch her own range of candles, SensiChic. They're literally lovingly made in batches of 10 in an NW London kitchen, hand-blended and hand-poured, and using 100% natural soya wax.

As Patrizia explains, 'It all began in 2011 with a wedding of Southern Italian origin and trying to decide on the perfect "Bomboniere". In Italian culture, it’s customary to present each household with one of these gifts - the "Bomboniere" is the perfect way to thank guests for taking part in a special celebration whether it’s a wedding, baptism, first Holy Communion or confirmation with five sugared almonds included symbolising health, wealth, happiness, fertility and long life.

One thing was for sure, the bride-to-be wanted something original, quintessentially English and personal so hand-blended, hand-poured and handmade candles in beautiful vintage-style teacups were to be it. This immediately became a craft love affair with the dream that one day would turn into a family business...' (This also means that Patrizia is able to create bespoke candles for other brides, by the way...)

The 'off-the-peg' candles are available from two collections: the Classic Collection (our favourite is Rose Cerise, which you can see here), and the Eclectic Collection (well, we had to go for Beauty Junkie, didn't we...?) The other two - and we'll sure you know appropriate recipients - are Fashion Fiend and Nature Lover...

We wish Patrizia all the best. May her candles - and her business - have a glowing future.

UK readers find Sensi-Chic candles at£28 each for the Classic Collection and £13 each for the Eclectic Collection