Slaving away at work just to reward yourself for all the work that you’ve done? Read that again until you realise how silly capitalism is. But whether you like it or not, you’ve already been sucked into the wormhole of workaholism; after all, you’re in the middle of a pandemic and you may feel like there’s nothing better to do other than work.
Let these candles remind you otherwise.
La Candelle Co. soy candles are inspired by Philippine destinations and WFH life
When La Candelle Co. first launched, they mostly offered pretty soy candles named after Philippine destinations: Atok (lavender), Lubao (fresh bamboo), and La Trinidad (wild berries) were their inaugural scents. Later, they expanded to Binondo and High Street — the former smelling like white tea and the latter like toffee macchiato.
After they explored more destinations in the Philippines — Baguio (green tea and pine), Vizcaya (pomegranate mimosa), Vigan (rose, tea, and patchouli), and Mount Pulag (tahitian gardenia) — they launched a whole new collection aptly named work is lyf.
“Ang kandila para sa mga ‘work is lyf’ at busy being corporate slaves,” La Candelle Co. captioned their first Instagram post about the collection. “Our work is lyf collection is an ode to everyone balancing everyday priorities and working the nine to five.”
So what, exactly, do these work is lyf candles smell like?
Overtime ka BECAUSE? gives us “amoy walang work-life balance.” All we need is
love tulog smells like “pahinga.” Gusto ko sumabog at magsabi ng masasamang mga words has a relatively more delectable scent — “a piña colada blend of sweet coconut and tangy pineapple.”
I don’t feel any pressure right now smells offers an “amoy confidence… eto… uhm wait,” which apparently translates to a cool iced pomelo blend. And finally, Me Things > Meetings smells like a cotton blossom and freesia blend, “amoy self-love.”
How to order work is lyf soy candles
La Candelle Co. soy candles are available on Shopee, and you can order yours here. Each work is lyf candle weighs 150g and costs ₱385.
All images credited to La Candelle & Co. | Official Facebook Page