I have a massive candle obsession, and love burning one every single night almost as if it’s part of my relaxation ritual. I’ve featured many different candles here on my blog over the years, but the 54 Celsius Pyropet Dreki Candle is unlike anything I’ve seen before and I just had to feature it on my blog. There are lots of different types of candles with your typical scented candles, candles containing jewellery and then there’s the Pyropet Candles which are kinda creepy but in such a good way..
What is the story behind the 54 Celsius Pyropet Candles?
“The idea of PyroPet came to Thorunn while studying at the Royal College of Art in London in 2011. After exhibiting the cat candles (called “The Devil’s Pet” back then) in Milan and at her graduation show in London, they quickly gained a lot of attention on the internet. She joined forces with Dan Koval and they launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance their little startup.
The campaign was a great success, in only 4 days they had reached their funding goal and at the end of the campaign they had reached 250% of their initial goal. Thorunn and Dan founded PyroPet Candle Company and are now selling Kisa in shops and galleries all around the world. More products will be added to the collection in the beginning of 2017.“
The 54 Celsius Pyropet Candles are animal shaped candles with angular designs in eight different animal shapes; Kisa, Dreki, Einar, Dýri, Voffi, Bíbí, Ugla and Hoppa. Each of the different animals is then available in different colours too. It was such an hard choice, but I decided on the Dreki candle which is Nordic for Dragon. I have a love for dinosaurs, so I love that the 54 Celsius Pyropet Dreki Candle £27 looks like a dragon and dinosaur hybrid. The Dreki candle is available in three colours ; Black, Green and Red, and I chose the Black as it looked so cool and creepy.
The candle is unscented and I think it would have been nice for it to have a scent. The Dreki candle has a burn time of 20 hours, and it’s important to place the candle on a plate prior to burning to help contain the melted wax. I placed my candle on a metal tray and within a couple of hours the melted wax had started to pour down the body of the dragon and onto the plate. As you work your way through the candle, the silver aluminium skeleton of the animal appears and it’s amazing.
It’s undeniably weird but you can keep your skeleton once you’ve finished burning your candle. It looks so sinister seeing the flame of the candle peeping through the skeleton as it burns, and I think it suits the dragon theme really well with the ‘fire in the belly’ of the dragon. I love that it’s such an unique gift and unlike any other candle you can buy, and I’m going to be keeping my Dreki skeleton on my bookcase.
You can purchase the Pyropet Candles over on the 54 Celsius website.