This Candle Store Has Over 60 Korean-Style Designs: Vintage Cakes, Woodland Animals, Fried Chicken & More

This Candle Store Has Over 60 Korean-Style Designs: Vintage Cakes, Woodland Animals, Fried Chicken & More

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By Rachel on 03 May 2022
Senior Digital Editor

Remember when scented candles first started getting popular? At that time, the craze was merely based on the fragrances and their aromatherapy effects, but things have gotten a level-up since then. Now, candles also serve as decorative pieces - especially with the popularity of the Korean aesthetic that features them in all sorts of fun shapes resembling different types of food and cute animals.

One place to shop for Korean-style candles in Singapore is Dusk Hour. Though they’re currently a fairly new small business that’s running as the founder’s side hustle, they’ve got over 60 Korean candle designs, all handmade from scratch in small batches with soy wax, beeswax, and a whole slew of scents. Here are 10 of their on-trend designs that’ll enhance the look of your room and make for great gifts!

Read on to find out more about Dusk Hour candles in Singapore!

#1: Bear-themed cake candles

Korean Bear Cake Candles - Dusk Hour Singapore Photo from Dusk Hour

Some of Dusk Hour’s most intricate and eye-catching candle designs are cake-themed ones, with the addition of adorable 3D bear figures as part of the design. This mirrors the current baking trend that’s popular in Korea. Pictured above are the Bear+Rabbit Cake Candle ($35) and the Bear Rainbow Cereal Cake Candle ($24), embellished with rainbow-hued accents.

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There’s also the 2 Layer Vintage Cake ($35) topped with a shy bear covering its eyes, and the endearing Fat Bear Candle ($35), among other un-bear-ably cute designs.

Korean Bear Cake Candle - Dusk Hour Singapore Photo from Dusk Hour

#2: Fried chicken candle

Fried Chicken Candle - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

It’ll be a fun flurry of emotions for your clueless friends when it comes to this cheeky Fried Chicken Candle. Watch them start salivating as you open the box, only for them to get confused once they catch a whiff of the fruity or floral smell, whichever you’ve selected. Great for pranks!

A single piece costs $10 but we’d recommend going all out with a box of 3 ($27) or box of 6 ($53).

#3: Bubble cube candle

Bubble Cube Candle - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

Putting a romantic twist on the regular Korean-style bubble candle is this Heart Bubble Candle ($42) in 7 pastel colours. Instead of little spheres, you have hearts stacked up in rows to form a cube - the perfect gift to show someone special just how much you love them.

#4: Fruit candles

Fruit Candle - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

Have fun filling up your own “fruit basket” with these Fruit Candles ($10 each), which come shaped like lemons, corn, mangoes, peaches, bananas, and oranges. The coil basket isn’t included, but you can simply top up $5 to make it a full set!

#5: Cartoon cheese candle

Cartoon Cheese Candle - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

Cakes that look like “cartoon” cheese a la Tom and Jerry are in trend right now, and so are candles modelled after that. This Heart Cheese Candle ($17) in a pretty pink shade comes in your choice of “topping” - fruits, cereal, and our favourite, a mouse.

#6: Snack bowl candles

Snack Bowl Candles - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

A snack bowl candle is extra convenient because you won’t have to get a separate candle dish in order to melt it, and all the wax will be contained within the bowl itself. Filled with your choice of cereal, popcorn, Honey Stars, and more these Bowl Candles ($38) pack a vibrant pop of colour.

Cereal Candles - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

You can also opt for the Cereal Cup Candle ($25), available in Paddle Pop and rainbow versions.

#7: Woodland animal friend candles

Bear Candle - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

Woodland animals are popular motifs when it comes to Korean designs, and this Big Bear Candle ($35) with a checkered ribbon around its neck will instantly cute-ify your vanity table or work desk, acting as a little “companion” to accompany you while you get your tasks done. It comes in 6 colours including brown, peach, and purple.

Rabbit Candle - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

There’s also the sweet-looking Rabbit Candle ($17) with floppy ears and rosy cheeks!

#8: Strawberry cake candles

Korean Strawberry Cake Candles - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

There’s something about strawberries that makes everything look extra enticing, and these Strawberry Cake Candles (from $24) might be just what you need in your life.

Korean Strawberry Cake Candles - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

For a girlier look, go for the Heart Strawberry Cake Candle ($28) or Heart Cream Cake ($35), the latter of which has thicker and more elaborate “piping” that’s reminiscent of vintage-style bakes.

Korean Strawberry Cake Candles - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

#9: Knot candle

Yarn Knot Candle - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

It’s amazing how these cute-as-a-button Knot Candles ($12) look as though they’ve really been made from yarn. Use these to add textural interest to plain, smooth surfaces in a subtle manner.

#10: Jelly candles

Jelly Candles - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

Each topped with a single strawberry, cereal piece, and deco flower, these Fruit Jelly Candles ($12) look good enough to eat - it’ll take all the willpower not to pop one in your mouth! Colours are given at random, but you can purchase them as a box of 6 ($65) to get one of each.

For a more calming colour palette, check out these Ocean Jelly Candles ($14) with a refreshing 3-tone gradient effect. These are adorned with 3D marine motifs such as seashells, seahorses, and mermaid tails.

Ocean Jelly Candles - Dusk Hour SingaporePhoto from Dusk Hour

The Korean-style candles from Dusk Hour currently come in a whopping 16 scent choices, ranging from calming Lavender to Green Grape and even Cookies. Delivery costs a flat $6 islandwide, but orders hitting $60 and above get free delivery.

Check out the Dusk Hour website for their full range, and follow their Instagram page @shopduskhour.

This post is brought to you by Dusk Hour.

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