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BreakUp - gift set / 3 x scented candle 190g // BreakUp series

BreakUp - gift set / 3 x scented candle 190g // BreakUp series

Regular price $112.00 USD
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** This listing is a box set listing, 3 x 190g candles **


Collaboration of Shabibi Sheep Workshop and slash & parallel
/ BreakUp series //

Gift box set consists of 3 candles:
Stage 1 - sorrow (neem + clove)
Stage 2 - acquiescence (bergamot + aloe)
Stage 3 - calm (primrose + green tea)

Each candle: Scented candle in ceramic cup with lid | Net weight: 190g / 6.7oz
 | Burn time: ~40 hours

Stage 1
Do you remember how you reacted to the breakup when you were young? Simply abandoned everything behind and did whatever you want, or just didn't do anything. The heart-breaking feeling was so deep that you feel like it's the end of the world. 

We use the Chinese word "苦" means "bitter". It's like "sorrow" to refer to Stage 1 - the darkness, the sadness.

Notes: clove, neem 
Character: bitter


Stage 2
Now you've grown up. Although you are depressed from the breakup, the reality is you still need to work, a presentation is coming up... You need to handle your household, all the utility bills... You need to meet your parents / grandparents on the weekend which is planned weeks ago and you gotta fake a smile because you do not want to go through the whole breakup detail again. You are trying to find a moment at night for me-time, sadness mixed with tiredness. 

We use the Chinese word "酸" means "sour". It's like "acquiescence" to refer to Stage 2 - life goes on even you don't want to.

Notes: aloe, bergamot 
Character: sour

Stage 3
When you become old, what you remember from the previous relationships would be the best part: LOVE, you've learnt what is LOVE, how to LOVE. Those heart-breaking and sadness will become a piece of "warm and lovely experience and history". 

We use the Chinese word "淡" means "light / mild". It's like "calm" to refer to Stage 3 - it's just part of the journey.

Notes: green tea, primrose 
Character: mild sweetness


The outer gift box and the individual boxes of the 3 candles are in black with wax seal applied.
Sealing wax is a metaphor for an indelible trace, breakup is a piece of memory that just like un-erasable mark.

White ceramic container for all collaboration creations.


Breakup series is a collaboration of Shabibi Sheep Workshop and slash & parallel.

Shabibi Sheep Workshop is an artisanal fair-faced concrete brand in Hong Kong. They launched concrete candle - breakup series in February 2019 and that was a limited item for one month only. Breakup series consists of 3 candles, representing 3 stages. Besides the scents of the 3 candles are different, from strong to mild, the texture of the concrete is also different, from raw to smooth, these symbolising how a person has his/her stage of mind changed after worn away by “time”. 

Launching the breakup series during the Valentine’s day season as Feb 14th should not solely contains sweet or pink.
Valentine’s day is just one day. 
However breakup is a stage that takes you an unknown period of time to get through. 

slash & parallel fine-tuned the scents and the BreakUp series becomes a regular collection.

Good to know
Scent designed by us in Hong Kong. 
All candles are handpoured by artisans in Hong Kong.
In house formulated plant-based wax is used for better scent throw.
Wooden wick or the unique crackling sound and aesthetic appeal. It is eco-friendly, clean-burning and made from FSC Certified Wood in the USA.
Uneven surface and air bubbles may occur, this is due to the natural ingredients used and without additives added. This does not affect the performance of the candles. 

Buy any candles for HKD200 or over & get 20% off a candle warmer lamp (one per order). 
Candle warmer lamp


Candle caring tips
Allow the wax to melt to the edge of the ceramic cup on the first burn to create a full “melt pool”. This is to ensure the candle is burnt all the way to the edge instead of just burning down the middle and creating a tunnel.
Do not burn your candle longer than 3 hours at a time. 
Trim the wick to 3mm before every burn.

Always burn candles within sight.
Never burn candles near flammable items.
Keep candles away from children and pets.
The ceramic container will heat up when the candle is lit. So do not touch or move the candle around or you may get injured. Please also ensure the surface where you put your candle is heat-resistant.


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