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OSYNLIG limited collection

13 scents by IKEA and Byredo

We’ve collaborated with Ben Gorham, founder of luxury fragrance and fashion house Byredo on OSYNLIG a collection of 13 scented candles inspired by the emotions that scent provokes – from nostalgia for the things you’ve done to dreams of the things you might – and, above all, heighten the experience of being at home.

What does home smell like?

Scent can take you places. The part of the brain that senses smell is tightly intertwined with our emotional system, meaning it’s able to conjure up thoughts of where you’ve been and the people you've met in an instant. This idea inspired OSYNLIG, our collaboration with Ben Gorham, founder of luxury fragrance and fashion house Byredo.

OSYNLIG - Swedish for "invisible", is a collection of 13 scented candles that are made to provoke the kind of emotion that's hard to put into words - from nostalgia for the things you've done to dreams of the things you might. And above all make you remember treasured memories and heighten the experience of being at home.

The way your home smells is very emotional and plays a huge part in how you feel being there. It's the place where you come together with family and friends and make memories.

Ben Gorhamfounder of Byredo

13 scents (and a second life too)

"Something as non-physical as a fragrance needs a tactile context", says Iina Vuorivirta, designer at IKEA. Each OSYNLIG candle is housed in a hard-wearing ceramic pot glazed with two colors that represent ingredients from cypress and fig to tobacco and honey that were used to make it. And when you are done with the scent, the container is designed to be used again for storing small things or to decorate your home.