Friday 24 January 2014

Review: Oqibo Green Tea and Passionfruit Candle

Being such an advocate of the blogger cliche of candle brands, Yankee, I had never given much thought in to trying other brands. So when Liverpool-based company, Oqibo contacted me regarding a review of their professional skincare, I opted to try one of their fragranced candles instead.

"Oqibo does do things very differently. Happy, Remarkable, You is a powerful philosophy and it’s this idea that being yourself, celebrating the you you happen to be that is a much needed and powerful antidote to the shame weighing heavily on all our faces."

I had never heard of Oqibo before, but as soon as I read their mission statement I had a good feeling that we would get along, and they were already winning me over when my candle arrived, beautifully packaged at my door. As expected of a professional, luxury brand, the frosted glass candle came buried amongst layers of tissue paper inside a sturdy box to ensure that it didn't break during transit, with an envelope containing a few samples of their skincare products thrown in. Oh, you.

My candle of choice was the Green Tea & Passionfruit fragrance. Although I can't quite detect the green tea, the passion fruit aroma was definitely evident as soon as I opened the box, and the top notes of zesty fruits and springtime flowers leave my room with a refreshing scent which would be perfect for Spring and Summer mornings. Oqibo claims that their candles have a burn time of 40+ hours, and although I can't vouch for this as I have only burnt mine for a few hours so far, I can tell that it is going to last a while.

Oqibo candles are quite pricey at £22, and although they are not something that I would purchase on a regular basis, I think they're worth it if you are looking to treat yourself or buy one as a gift as they are beautifully presented and the fragrance pay-off is one to rival Yankee. Oqibo also specialises in luxury skincare including a cleanser, an exfoliator and moisturisers, so if you would like to see what they have to offer, you can check out their website here.

Have you heard of Oqibo before? What is your favourite candle brand/fragrance?

Frances x

*DISCLOSURE: PR sample. My opinions are still 100% honest and my own.


  1. I adore candles and recently I have been obsessed with Neom (I have a post about my collection on my blog) but this sounds amazing as well and a little less expensive.


    1. Ahh I really want to try Neom, I've heard great things about that brand! :) It is really pricey though! x

  2. Am a massive lover of Yankee candles ( I have far to may for just one person hehe ) I think this candle is pricey for the size of it, but the scent sounds amazing.

    Shauni x

    1. Me too, Yankee will always be the favourite in terms of value for money! :) x

  3. I'm one follower away from 60 on my blog, it would mean a lot if you checked it out x

  4. never heard of this brand but passion fruit and green tea sounds amazing.

    Lola x

  5. Ahh I love them :) This was definitely a good one, it's still going strong! :) x


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