Throughout the years, BTS has become known not just for their intense stage performances but also for their songs that provide healing and inspiration. From loving yourself, spreading your wings, and never giving up, their tracks are gentle reminders to ARMYs that they never walk alone.
Local candle brand Duende [dwen-day] gives a tribute to two of BTS' well-loved tracks through scented candles that will give you ~*all the fangirl feels*~. In an exclusive email interview with Cosmopolitan Philippines, the brand's owners, Denise Arnaldo and Eunice Montilla, explained that they chose "Spring Day" and "Life Goes On" for their Euphoria set because these are their personal favorites. The "Spring Day"-inspired scented candle smells like the flower, gardenia, while the "Life Goes On" one will give you a whiff of ylang-ylang and peppermint.
According to the two, they chose the name Duende because of its meaning: "It is the mysterious power of art to deeply move a person when viewing a piece of art, watching a performance, or listening to music. " It's a name that matched their vision, which is to "...provide a full sensory experience through our candles and the curated playlists that come with it." Every purchase of their scented candle sets come with a QR Spotify playlist cards for that full sensory experience.
Both Denise and Eunice are K-pop fans and their friendship was founded because of it. They might have discovered BTS at different times in their lives but their feelings toward the group are mutual. This is what motivated them to create scented candles inspired by BTS songs: "Like BTS, we wanted to provide a sense of comfort through our products, especially during this pandemic. We thought that these two songs would perfectly fit that goal."
"Spring Day" was released in 2017 and is the BTS song about how seasons change and nothing remains the same, which means whatever you're going through, it shall pass, too. On the other hand, "Life Goes On" is the group's latest comeback, and speaks of comforting everyone during the pandemic.
You can buy the BTS songs-inspired scented candles for P650 per set.
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