Yesterday at the Soho Hotel in London, clothing designer Mary Katrantzou paired up with Rodial creator Maria Hatzistefanis for a tea party to celebrate the new candle they developed together. The limited-edition votive is set for a September launch and apparently, smells simply gorgeous consisting of orange, lemon, pineapple and orange blossom. But what makes this candle especially cool is Katrantzou's kooky and fun print on the outside. And once the candle burns out, they hope that people will use the glass casing for their makeup brushes. Both parties involved seem to be equally excited about the new product. Katrantzou told VogueUK,
"I'm thrilled to have collaborated with Rodial on this beautiful candle. Rodial is the ultimate iconic beauty brand and this candle will be perfect for beauty fanatics and fashionistas everywhere." And Hatzistefanis said, "I’m so excited to be launching this in collaboration with one of my favourite designers Mary Katrantzou. I am in love with Mary’s signature bold prints and think this candle is the perfect representation of two merging luxury brands."
The Mary Katrantzou Rodial Candle is £35 and will be available at Space NK first and then at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges two weeks later.