Q Squared NYC Debuts Melamine Scented Candles

Q Squared NYC, a New York-based tabletop company, is expanding into home fragrance with the introduction of its Bijou Candles. It will debut three new candle collections— Natural, Floral and Holiday— at its Forty One Madison showroom during the New York Tabletop Market, held April 22 to 25.

In addition to the carefully curated fragrances, the candle container— made of melamine— will be a first in the market, according to the company.

“We inspire our customers to dine and entertain with ease and beauty,” said CEO Nancy Mosny. “The natural extension for Q Squared is to carry this attitude into other rooms of the home. Our Bijou Candles bring this grace into living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms with luxurious fragrances in elegant containers.”

The vessel also boasts reusability, transforming into an everyday bowl after the wax burns through. Each collection will feature an eight-ounce “Bijou” candle and 1.5-ounce “Petit Bijou” candle, with a suggested retail of $32 and $10 respectively.

The Natural collection features three scents in leaf-encrusted garden bowls: French Lavender, a soothing combination of French lavender and rosemary in a white vessel; Blue Bamboo, a relaxing scent filled with hyacinth, blue bamboo and sparkling citrus in a blue vessel; and Meyer Mint, an energizing blend of mandarin, mint leaves and eucalyptus in a sage green vessel.

Floral features three scents in containers designed to resemble a blossoming gerbera daisy: Spring Lilac, a delicate blend of lilac blossoms and carnations in a white vessel; Pink Bellini, a tantalizing blend of pink peony and magnolia with citrus bitters and vanilla musk in a pale pink vessel; and Rose & Currant, a seductive blend of black currant, cassis and rosewood in a dusty rose vessel.

Holiday features three scents in containers “designed to capture the magic of the holiday season,” according to the company. In this collection, Maple Apple Butter’s scent is a nostalgic blend of dark amber maple syrup, tart green apple and sugar glaze in a white vessel; Winter Pine is a crisp blend of majestic blue pine, ylang ylang and winterberry in a forest green vessel; and Mulled Wine is a warming blend of mandarin orange with cinnamon, nutmeg and anise in a dark red vessel.

The Natural and Floral candles will be available July 15. The Holiday collection will be available September 1.