Môtel Vela - Suhail Love Candle

$59.95 AUD


Candle size is 300g / 10.5 oz.

  • Head notes: Violet leaf
  • Heart notes: Eucalyptus & Bergamot
  • Base notes: Hinoki & Sandalwood


VELA pronounced [vee-luh*] is the Latin name for a constellation of stars in the southern sky, the shape of an ancient ship’s sails. Môtel Vela is an award-winning sustainable fragrance and lifestyle brand based out of Bondi Beach with an obsessive focus on sustainable design.  It’s a môtel without a geotag, located somewhere between the stars and the sea, that's purely about a holiday state of mind.

SUHAIL - a best-seller and the brightest star in Constellation VELA* - with it's inky black wax and sensual hinoki and sandalwood base notes. Ayurvedic medicine has long revered sandalwood (Santal) for its aphrodisiac qualities and SUHAIL shines as our candle of mystery and love.

All products are produced locally in fresh small-batches from pure essentials oils and fine fragrances. They are phthalate and paraben-free, 100% vegan and cruelty free. No adhesion additives are included in the wax. This is why customers may notice a few areas in the candles, where the wax has naturally contracted from the glass. The perfect imperfection found in natural products.

Vela packaging is 100% biodegradable and made from 100% recycled materials. No new materials were used in the manufacturing of a vela box! The boxes are printed with Algae ink, the world's first truly sustainable, renewable and biodegradable printing ink. Boxes also have custom-designed scent holes on the lid of each box. It breathes. It requests engagement and finally it can be left in a garden to live again through the flowers that inspired it's scent at the very beginning.



All prices are shown in AUD for orders placed before midday.

All orders within AU are sent via AUSPOST.

Orders under $100 standard shipping $8.95 2-7 business days
Orders over $100 standard shipping Free 2-7 business days
Express shipping $10.95 1-3 business days
Same day delivery - before 10am* $19.95 4-5 hours

*To be eligible for same day delivery the order must be placed before 10:00 am. If the order is placed after 10:00am, the order will be dispatched next business day. Same day delivery service is only available within Sydney Metro on weekdays only.

Click and collect service is available at selected stores.

For international deliveries refer to shipping page. 

We love our planet

All our orders are transported and stored in compostable bags by The Better Packaging Company. Their comPOLY bags are made from corn starch (PLA) with a synthetic polymer (PBAT). They have received the Australian Standard, AS5810 for composability as well as the OK Compost Home / Vincotte and Seedling standards. This means they can be composted at home or in a commercial composting facility.

The Better Packaging Company claims that this combination of materials represents a 60% reduction in CO emissions compared to traditional plastics while being non-toxic and containing no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA). For our customer facing packaging we use two options. The first is our carbon neutral mailer bag, also by The Better Packaging Company. Called their ØPACK, it is made from approximately 80% Calcium Carbonate sourced from quarry waste and approximately 20% non-toxic recycled resin (HDPE). Its production uses renewable energy, zero water, no acid or bleaches while creating zero pollution in a carbon neutral process. We encourage customers to reuse these bags, however at the end of their life they can be recycled with soft plastics. For our larger customer facing orders, we use custom made boxes made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard that are manufactured here in New Zealand from a high percentage of recycled card. FSC guarantees that the materials are coming from trees grown in responsibly managed forests. 

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Social Responsibility

As a company we are committed to ensuring we operate in an environmentally responsible way. We are far from perfect, but WE REALLY CARE! We believe that every small bit helps, and we are actively taking steps to increase sustainability and reduce our footprint both behind the scenes in sourcing and manufacturing, as well as what our customers take home.

Our aim is to source beautiful, sustainable fabrics that are the premium quality our customers expect.

Every decision we make, we consider the impact on the environment. Some of our initiatives include reducing our plastic consumption by up to 70% by not individually bagging our garments coming from our factory. We are working on a biodegradable plastic for the bags we do use. 

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