look what i did!

Introducing the Mairead Candles from Anthropologie. Designing candle packaging is so much fun — you get to think about fragrance notes and how color relates to each scent. For these candle tins, I wanted the artwork to be a bit preppy, but still have a hand-drawn aesthetic to them (I drew the artwork with my dried out Prismacolor markers from college!). Then for the lids of each vessel I really wanted the bold fragrances notes to stand out, so I created an eye-catching two-tone text layout. Lastly, I applied the artwork to a shape I designed that was inspired by vintage tea canisters!

candles from Anthropologie

candles from Anthropologie

I’m a big believer in fragrance being fun for everyone. Here are the notes for each candle. Which is your favorite?

  • Pear & Coriander Leaf: a fragrant fusion of coriander, thyme and musk, blended with hints of Anjou pear, sweet strawberry and crisp apple
  • Amber Cashmere: a rich blend of Moroccan amber, cashmere woods, musk and sandalwood combined with fresh citrus, rose, lavender and violet
  • Applewood Moss: fresh fir balsam, cedarwood and soft green moss paired with juicy red berries, sweet fig, tart apple and jasmine
  • Vanilla & Cedar: notes of citrus and juicy pear infused with creamy white floral and vanilla musk

Images via Anthropologie. See more of my designs here!

PS – Congrats to Katie G. for winning the BRIKA giveaway! Keep your eyes on your inbox for more info!

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  1. 7.30.13

    great packaging! i must visit to smell amber cashmere and vanilla cedar.

    • 7.31.13
      joanna said:

      jaime, the vanilla cedar is my favorite! it’s perfect for fall…