Candle trends we expect to see over the rest of 2024

As we bid farewell to January, we find ourselves at the cusp of a new year, eagerly anticipating the candle trends that will shape the months ahead. In a world where individuality and self-expression take centre stage, the landscape of candle aesthetics is evolving, and Rathbornes is at the forefront of this captivating transformation.

DIY dreams

The recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in DIY activities, fueled largely by social media platforms. Platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok have become hotbeds for creative ideas, with DIY projects garnering millions of views and inspiring a new generation of craft enthusiasts.

This movement is not just about creating something with one's own hands; it's about personalisation, the joy of learning, and the satisfaction of creating something uniquely yours. Candle-making kits fit perfectly into this cultural shift, offering a blend of creativity, luxury, and personal touch.

Vibrant vessels

The evolution of candle aesthetics in recent years has been striking. Consumers are increasingly seeking products that offer both olfactory delight and visual appeal. This shift is driven by a deeper understanding and appreciation of interior design, partly fueled by social media platforms where visually stunning home decor setups go viral, inspiring millions.

In this context, artsy candles and their vessels have become not just accessories but statement pieces that reflect personal style and sophistication.

In 2024, we're seeing a trend towards vessels that are artworks in their own right – think sculptural shapes, bold colours, and unexpected materials that challenge the conventional. These vessels even become keepsakes, long after the candles have burned down, serving as elegant reminders of the luxury experience that Rathbornes offers.

Nature in your home

As we journey through 2024, one of the most prominent trends in the luxury candle market is the increasing demand for candles that capture the essence of nature. In an age where urban living predominates and digital connectivity constantly envelops us, there is a growing longing to reconnect with the natural world.

The trend towards nature-inspired scents is more than just a preference; it reflects a deeper cultural shift. In a world increasingly concerned with wellness and mindfulness, people are seeking ways to bring a sense of calm and serenity into their homes.

Candles that smell like nature offer a way to momentarily escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, to create a haven of tranquillity where one can unwind and recharge.

Our Dublin Retreat Collection is a true showcase of our mastery in olfactory craftsmanship. At its core, we’ve embraced the rich essence of musk, encircled by the freshness of violet leaves, and crowned with the warm, inviting notes of nutmeg and cardamom.

This creation isn’t merely a fragrance; it’s an experience – a sensory journey that transports you to the heart of Dublin’s natural landscape. This collection stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to remain at the forefront of candle trends.

We pride ourselves on offering scents that are not only contemporary but also deeply rooted in the natural world, reflecting our heritage and our innovative spirit.

Sustainable style

In a world where environmental concerns are at the forefront of consumer choices, the demand for sustainable products is on the rise. Rathbornes recognises that our customers not only seek exquisite fragrances but also candles that align with their values.

That's why we've formulated a wax that combines beeswax, rapeseed, and coconut to create a truly eco-friendly and 100% natural wax.

Our eco-friendly wax isn't just a testament to our dedication to sustainability; it's a reflection of the broader trend in the luxury candle market.

In 2024, consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their environmental impact, seeking products that are not only luxurious but also gentle on the planet. Our unique wax formula, which ensures a clean, slow, and perfect burn, embodies this trend perfectly.

We take pride in the fact that our wax ingredients are sourced from entirely natural processes, without any involvement in intensive farming or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The use of beeswax not only provides a luxurious texture but also supports the well-being of these essential pollinators.

Additionally, our choice of rapeseed, cultivated locally in the UK and Ireland, significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with transportation. This means that when you choose Rathbornes, you're not only indulging in opulent scents but also making a sustainable and environmentally conscious choice.

Light up the rest of 2024

In the ever-evolving world of candle trends, 2024 continues to promise to be a year of exciting and meaningful transformations.

From the resurgence of DIY creativity to the fusion of artistry with functional candle vessels, from the soothing embrace of nature-inspired scents to our unwavering commitment to sustainability, Rathbornes is at the forefront of these trends, creating candles that transcend mere fragrance and become integral elements of your lifestyle.