MIXMY Founder Favourites

MIXMY founder, Vicky, spent two years working with expert perfumers to create a debut palette of five beautifully curated Primary Scented Candles, each designed to be combined in pairs and beyond to create whole new fragrance combinations or Scent Destinations™.

As Vicky explains:
“Simply by experimenting with more than one scent, it’s a fun and easy way to create your own personalised home fragrances to suit the changing weather, your mood or the occasion. Never again will you have half-used candles gathering dust because you’ve got bored of the scent!”

How it works

To combine two or more candles to create a Scent Destination™simply choose the Primary Candles you love and burn them together – either side by side or in different places around the room. You can also build upon the intensity of fragrance you prefer by burning multiples of the same fragrance at once – no matter the size of your space. With no rules or limitations, every interpretation is uniquely personal to you.

If you need a little inspiration to get started, use our Scent Destination™ discovery tool to mix and match online and explore the different Scent Destinations™. In the meantime, here are Vicky’s MIXMY favourites:

Scent Destination™ Discovery Tool

BALMY SUMMER EVENINGS

I wouldn’t have launched them if I didn’t love them all, but if I had to choose one, my favourite Primary Candle from the collection is 1. SOFT / FLORAL. An intricate scent of white florals which builds to intoxicating levels. This full bloom floral fragrance blends notes of orange blossom, rose and iris with jasmine and tuberose reminding me of magical Mediterranean evenings. I’ve added a pinch of crushed pink peppercorns to add depth, whilst sweet musk and creamy woods soften to evoke the feeling of warmth that envelops you after a day in the sun.

SUN, SAND & SEA

Conscious of not wanting to launch yet another stereotypical citrus-scented candle, I created 3. CITRUS / OCEANIC, a sparkling citrus blend with a twist! Sun-bathed Ruby Pomelo, Lemon, Mandarin and Bergamot are delicately spiced with notes of ripe blackcurrant and a hint of fresh ginger. Delicate white flowers and warming amber soften, while fir needle and rock pool accords weave in a subtle oceanic freshness transporting me to happy seaside holidays.

SCENT DESINATIONS™

Choosing my favourite Scent Destinationis so hard because I love them all and mix so many different combinations together based on how I’m feeling or want to feel, which differs each day.  That said, I’m always drawn to a Scent Destination™ containing 5. WOOD / SMOULDER, as the creaminess of this smoky fragrance, combines with the other MIXMY fragrances to soften the dominating aromatic notes, to create beautiful, mellow combinations. Try #PolynesianNights, #SecludedBrambleWood, #DuskOnTheAmalfiCoast or #TheGreatBasilica.

For something lighter, I love #VibrandBalearics which is a combination of 2. BERRY / GREEN and 3. CITRUS / OCEANIC. It instantly brings back memories of carefree beach parties, twinkly lights flickering in the dark, and dancing barefoot on the sand with close friends. It’s the combination that always makes me smile.

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Are you as over this cold, wet Spring weather as much as we are?!
Try combining 1. SOFT / FLORAL with 3. CITRUS / OCEANIC and let the delicate floral notes combine with the sun-soaked citrus and refreshing fir needle and sea salt accords to create the Scent Destination™ of #SunBathedMediterraneanTerrace. 
We can’t guarantee to transport you in person, but close your eyes, take in the aroma and you’re there… on a sun-baked terrace beneath a cloudless azure sky as soft, floral notes linger on the gentle sea breeze.

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Starting the day with 3. CITRUS / OCEANIC for a morning boost.
 
It’s also the perfect kitchen candle fragrance as the bright, refreshing scent replaces kitchen smells. 
 
Change the mood by playing around with different pairs of MIXMY candles. 
This evening, I’m adding 5. WOOD / SMOULDER to number 3 to create the beautifully mellow Scent Destination™ of #DuskOnTheAmalfiCoast.

MIXMY | Combine to create
I’m generally quite a private person, but as MIXMY grows, I feel I should step out from behind the brand (and out of my comfort zone 😬).
So I’m going to start by sharing a little about myself.

I’m Vicky, Founder of MIXMY.

I’ve spent my career specialising in product development and marketing for incredible beauty and home fragrance brands, including Elemis, Shiseido and NEOM Organics.

I went to Newcastle University to study Agri-Business Management & Marketing, and despite being a dairy farmer’s daughter, I chose to make a career out of anti-ageing cream rather than double cream!

My first product development role was for a global beauty brand based in Sydney, where I lived for a number of years. It was there I met my husband. We moved to London, and eventually North Yorkshire where we now live with our two children and three Jack Russells.

I can’t sit still. My idea of relaxation is doing, so on holiday it’s very rarely you’ll see me sat by a pool. I’ll take a ski holiday over a sun holiday any day.

My mum can make anything. When I was growing up, she liked to make clothes for my two sisters and I.

She liked to try out different techniques, so when I wasn’t sporting one of her batwing jumpers, I was often dressed in Victorian-style smocked dresses and Elizabethan ruffs 😱. The memory still haunts me 😂.

I’ve recently discovered Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Chunky Mint Chocolate Biscuits (a name that doesn’t roll off the tongue that easily!) - trust me, they are AMAZING!

To the amusement of those close to me, ‘I Am The One and Only’ by Chesney Hawkes will always get me on the dance floor.
xxx