How I use KOBO

One of my favorite candles to burn in the kitchen is Wild Tomato Vine. It smells absolutely amazing, it's so fresh and so green. I love burning it when I'm cutting vegetables or making a salad. I feel it enhances the flavors of the food that I'm making and I absolutely love it. Another great thing about this candle is that it comes in a recyclable box. All you have to do is soak the box and plant it, and you've got a tomato! How amazing is that? It's like the candle that just keeps on giving.

— Naadine, CA

Luxury Candle Specialist Naadine Koi of Well Boxed, uses KOBO's Wild Tomato Vine for cooking to enhance the flavors of the food she's making. Follow Naadine on Instagram @wellboxed, and visit her site Well Boxed to learn more about her styling collaborations.

How I use KOBO

Opoponax Amber is the most amazing scent. I've been using it for 4 years to enhance my mood, sort of like listening to music while cleaning, working at home, even to relax. It makes any and every room in my home smell fresh and fragrant. The mix is just right — sweet, soft and clean. All of the KOBO candles smell nice, but I can't convince myself to buy any others when this is my very favorite, especially among other brands. The soy candles burn really clean, too.

— Jill, Upstate NY

How I use KOBO

My favorite is the Siam Poppy candle from the Plant the Box collection; its lush, sweet scent immediately takes me back to experiencing the summer I moved back home after living out of state for a couple of difficult years. It's an olfactory connection to a period where I recuperated with my friends and loved ones, enjoyed the longer days and warmer nights of summer, and celebrated my return to home in California.

— Rachel, Los Angeles

How I use KOBO

I use the Portuguese Olive Blossom for meditation. I love how just 30 minutes of burning can fill the room for the afternoon. It’s not too sweet, the lavender blends really nicely with the earthiness of the olive and patchouli. Been using it for 4 years and it’s the perfect candle for relaxation!

— Kristoffer, NYC

How I use KOBO

I first came across KOBO in Upstate New York. I was walking around Annandale-on-Hudson and picked up Violette Noir at a boutique and thought it was the best thing I'd ever smelled. I was in college and didn't have many funds for it, but I bought the candle. I'd light it at school to brighten up the space. It calmed me down.

During the pandemic, I added a few more to the collection: Warm Embers, which feels like you're sitting around a bonfire; and Wild Tomato Vine for the upcoming summer (it smells like the garden). And I bought Pamplemousse for my Mom. She can't eat grapefruit as much on her medication, but she (and everyone) loves the scent. I love your scents because they smell exactly how they're labeled — it's not the “idea” of a fire or ash, gardens, herbs, etc., it truly just smells like them. Like someone crushed up basil or tomatoes and put them into the soy wax. So suffice to say I'm a big fan.

— Leandra, RI