Gift wrapped

01.12.2022

The Skandinavisk Gift Guide: Part 2

Discover gifts for teachers, friends, aunties and friends in the second half of our gift guide, designed to help you find great gifts for those you love this year.

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scented candles seasonal

29.11.2022

Defining the scent of winter in Scandinavia

From the glory of the great outdoors to the cosiness of home, discover Skandinavisk’s key winter candle scents.

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Christmas presents under the tree

08.11.2022

The Skandinavisk Gift Guide: Part 1

Discover gifts for all the hard to buy for people in your life with our Skandinavisk gift guide.

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A red house in Sweden in the snow at Christmas

01.11.2022

The magic of a Scandinavian Christmas

Discover the rituals, myths and magic of a Scandinavian Christmas.

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frosted berries on a bush in winter

27.10.2022

The best scented candles for Christmas

Discover the scents of a Scandinavian Christmas with the Skandinavisk Christmas candle collection.

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Picture of rocky mountain in Scandinavia

27.10.2022

The story of a scent: FJÄLL

Our fragrance FJÄLL is a celebration of the freedom to roam – Allemansrätten – found in Scandinavia, meaning you can explore nature wherever you want.

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Scented candle refills

26.10.2022

Refilling a sense of Scandinavia

Shaun Russell on the circuitous journey taken to develop and create Skandinavisk’s new scented candle refills.

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A scented candle from Skandinavisk

13.10.2022

How to use your scented candle refill

Follow our guide to get the best out of your new Skandinavisk scented candle refill and help us on a mission to leave a lighter footprint.

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Hygge, the scent of Scandinavia

06.09.2022

The story of a scent: HYGGE

What does hygge smell like? Introducing one of our bestselling fragrances, the scent of cosiness, comfort, intimacy and fellowship.

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Northern lights or aurora borealis

05.09.2022

Chasing the Northern Lights

Laura Hall voyages in search of the northern lights across Iceland and Arctic Norway and finds that the third time’s the charm.

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Glamping tents in a Swedish field

23.08.2022

Reflections on a trip to Skåne

As Skandinavisk celebrates its 10-year anniversary, Laura Hall looks back at an idyllic few days in Sweden when the sun shone and a love of Scandinavia bloomed.

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The next gen collection of Skandinavisk products

02.08.2022

If you want to go far, go together

Shaun introduces the B Corp Beauty Coalition, a group of trailblazing B Corp beauty firms making positive change together.

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Crushing wave in a blue sea

27.07.2022

The story of a scent: HAV

With notes of beach rose and hawthorn from the shoreline, HAV celebrates the scent of the Scandinavian seas, from the Baltic, North and Norwegian seas up to the Arctic Ocean.

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Moon in the grey/pink sky

01.07.2022

The story of a scent: RO

A small word with great meaning shared by all three Scandinavian languages, RO means tranquility. Discover the story of the scent here.

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Hand holding white roses

15.06.2022

The smell of snow

Inspired by the landscapes of the far north, an enterprising couple set out to capture Scandinavia’s story through scent. Read the Rakes Progress take on Skandinavisk.

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Tent in the forest

14.06.2022

A glamping guide to Scandinavia

What's so special about glamping in Scandinavia? It's all about finding luxury in nature, as you'll find out here...

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sunset

10.06.2022

Midsummer in Scandinavia

Midsummer is a celebration of the magical midpoint of summer. Find out how we celebrate the festival in Scandinavia.

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peachy roses

06.06.2022

The story of a scent: ROSENHAVE

Discover the story and ideas behind our most popular floral scent ROSENHAVE, and the delight of the Nordic rose.

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rainbow

31.05.2022

Celebrating pride in Scandinavia

Freedom has always been an important state of mind in Scandinavia, and that includes the freedom to be yourself.

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island on the water

12.05.2022

The story of a scent: ØY

The islands of Scandinavia provided the inspiration for our fragrance ØY. Discover the key notes of this fresh fragrance and our love of island life.

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Hostess and housewarming gifts from Skandinavisk and Scandinavia

05.05.2022

Unwrapping the housewarming gift

What makes a great housewarming or hostess gift? We take a look at Scandinavian traditions and ideas that bring a little signature hygge to the party.

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15.04.2022

A deep love of the forest

In developing our newest fragrance, we wanted to go back to our roots, quite literally. Breathe deeply and join us in the tranquil space of the forest.

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07.04.2022

Dreaming of the fjords

One of our scent inspirations, the Norwegian fjord is one of the natural wonders of the world. Discover five things you didn’t know about them right here.

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04.03.2022

The hyggelig houseboat hotel

KAJ is neither a houseboat nor a hotel, it’s something in between. Meet Barbara and Toke and discover their houseboat hotel, floating on a Copenhagen canal.

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A selection of Skandinavisk’s yellow and blue coloured products

03.03.2022

We’re donating our profits

A note on how Skandinavisk is supporting Ukraine with profit donations and products in this particularly difficult time.

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A cold winter sea in Scandinavia

30.12.2021

2021 in review

Shaun reviews the past year at Skandinavisk, highlighting its sustainability journey, and looks ahead to what’s next.

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01.12.2021

Is natural nirvana?

What is a natural cosmetic product and why does it matter? Skandinavisk founder Shaun Russell dives a little deeper into the world of ingredients.

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Courtyard studio

21.10.2021

Welcome to our Courtyard Studio

Discover our Courtyard Studio, Skandinavisk’s flagship brand store hidden in a cosy corner of central Copenhagen in leafy courtyard beneath our head office.

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A candle and blanket on a bed, Scandinavian style

19.10.2021

Design inspiration from Scandinavia

Ten interiors bloggers share their styling details and interior design tricks in calming scenes from their homes.

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forest in fog

21.09.2021

Balancing darkness and light

The changing seasons and shifting patterns of day and night define what it is to live in Scandinavia. The twice-yearly equinox is one of the most special times of year.

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RO scented candle

03.09.2021

Guide: How to burn a candle

Is there really a right way to burn a candle? Yes! Discover how to get the best of your Skandinavisk candle right here.

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Skandinavisk fragrance Kapitel 12 on a shelf of Scandinavian books

20.08.2021

How it all began

Shaun sits down with The Perfume Society to talk about the origins of Skandinavisk and his love for Scandinavian nature and lifestyle.

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Skandinavisk mini hand creams

10.06.2021

Our mini hand creams collection

Introducing five new stars to our collection: our mini hand creams. Designed to keep you, your pocket, your purse and the planet happy.

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Skandinavisk office

30.04.2021

Spring cleaning at Skandinavisk

How we refreshed the look and feel of our head office in Copenhagen. Plus: what to do if you’re interested in working for us.

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16.04.2021

Are your heroes also fake?

What are hero ingredients and why do they matter? We take a look at whether those hero ingredients deliver all they promise...

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A man in a forest with headphones on

24.03.2021

Building a sustainable business

Shaun joins Alessa Armenise, host of the Pretty Good Business podcast, to talk about the highs and lows of creating and running a sustainable business.

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12.03.2021

To B or not to B?

When we started down the road to certify Skandinavisk as a B Corp, we didn’t expect that it would change the whole way we run our business.

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20.02.2021

When is a cosmetic truly organic?

When lack of regulation, industry definitions, optional certification, marketing and misinformation combine, the result can be confusion that is bad for both soil and skin.

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woman in the jacket

19.02.2021

Anna the adventurer

Join English adventurer Anna Blackwell exploring the mountains, lakes and wilderness of Arctic Scandinavia. It’s a place of great inspiration, for her and for us.

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24.01.2021

Glass vs. plastic

Does glass mean good? Does plastic mean bad? Learn more about the environmental footprint of the materials and our take on utilising them.

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A light on in a dark street

31.12.2020

All things must pass

Shaun Russell reviews the ups and downs of the year that was 2020 at Skandinavisk.

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People standing with Christmas tree

18.12.2020

A Swedish Christmas

How do Swedes celebrate Christmas? Niki Brantmark of MyScandinavianHome interviews her husband about his favourite Christmas traditions.

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04.12.2020

What are you burning?

What’s the best wax to use for your candle and for the environment? Skandinavisk founder Shaun Russell looks at the options.

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Skandinavisk founder Shaun Russell on a scent tour of Scandinavia

09.10.2020

Studying the abstract

Our journey into the undiscovered scent territory of Scandinavia has thrown up revelation upon revelation, and much more than just pine and snow...

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The Skandinavisk research and development team at work

14.08.2020

No stone unturned

No palms, no bees, no virgins, no fossils, no stone left unturned: how we approached the creation of our new sustainable collection.

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A misty forest

08.07.2020

As humanity adapts to one crisis...

What have we learned from the corona crisis and how do we apply those learnings to the greater problems of the future, asks Shaun Russell.

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Two men on a boat in a fjord in Scandinavia

12.06.2020

Falling in love with Scandinavia

When did Scandinavia capture my soul? Shaun Russell muses on the way he fell in love with the region and discovered a deeply admirable way of life.

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Hardangerfjord in Norway, the site of a Skandinavisk scent tour

27.05.2020

Voyages of discovery

Skandinavisk’s perfumer Stephane shares his journey of discovery in the uncharted waters of Scandinavian fragrance, during a journey to the Hardangerfjord.

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A forest with a road running through it

01.05.2020

Understanding Scandinavia starts with the forest

More than half the Nordic lands lie beneath a dense canopy of trees. To wander in the forest is to experience a deep connection with nature. Discover our fragrance family SKOG.

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The Skandinavisk rose garden in Copenhagen

10.04.2020

A rose garden in the city

Gardener and doctor Lene Russell reflects on fifteen years of growing hardy, perfume-rich Nordic roses in Scandinavia.

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Skandinavisk office

27.03.2020

We haven’t come this far to only come this far

How is Skandinavisk dealing with the corona crisis? By staying open and following Danish guidelines.

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The next generation products from Skandinavisk

27.02.2020

Consumer as criminal

How we consume is how we effect change in the world, says Skandinavisk founder Shaun Russell, with a call for considered consumption.

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icebergs in the Greenland Sea

22.02.2020

Stay on the path

Noise will always distract, says Shaun Russell, but by keeping to the path and ignoring distractions, progress will be made. It’s time for the quieter voices to be heard.

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the new generation Skandinavisk collection

20.02.20

Welcome to the seven year itch

Exactly seven years after our launch, we changed everything. The fragrance approach, the formulae, the packaging. Everything.

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Exterior image of the beautifully restored Villa Copenhagen hotel

24/04/2020

Hotels & haircare

Away from home but missing your Skandinavisk products? We’ve got news for you. Skandinavisk is now stocked in these hotels, restaurants and offices too!

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