Soma, Κέαρ & Nardon
Three unique brands with the same passion for the care of body and mind.
I discovered each of these brands through a glorious unboxing experience. My delectably scented Nardon candle was part of a gift package from our preferred chocolatier Esophy. The two skincare brands, Soma and Κέαρ, indulged me with thoughtful care packages brimming with treats for my skin.
Κέαρ’s tenet is “ancient Greek skincare reborn” and the brand embraces a diachronic sense of purity and evocation of nature. Their signature products are soaps, balms and oils. Soma also sources Greek plants and essences for their cosmetics but with a more contemporary flair and monolinear packaging. Soma’s diverse product range encompasses luscious body and face oils, delicious smelling soaps, and men’s beard products. Both brands offer some of the most luxurious lip salves and balms on the market. Nardon creates hand poured candles and diffusers with remarkable fragrances encased in modern and luxurious containers.
Vayia and her husband Simos are the founders and creators of Nardon. The name represents an ancient aroma imported to Greece from Egypt and the logo evokes a droplet of scent. Vayia had several years of experience as a candle maker with her previous brand, but with Nardon she has expanded into new and exciting designs encompassing glass and plexiglass, brushed metal, smoky glass lined with brush strokes of gold and poured iron caps. The candles are one hundred percent Greek and the diffusers contain non synthetic chemicals.
Nardon’s products are also created in Greece. Their handmade candles use only finest quality ingredients and certified perfumes.
Κέαρ is the word for the heart in ancient Greek, and it is a name that utterly conveys the passion, love and dedication which the brand has for its heritage and history. Ypatia Moutsatsou, the founder of Κέαρ, was inspired by cosmetic formulas, mentioned in ancient texts, to create innovative products based on herbs and essential oils. The powerful herbs of Κέαρ’s formulas achieve, through their simplicity and effectiveness, a feeling of elegance.
Κέαρ’s tenet is “ancient Greek skincare reborn” and the brand embraces a diachronic sense of purity and evocation of nature.
True also to pure and natural methods, Soma’s products are the result of the personal inspiration of its founder, Elena Poulopoulou, who explores the botanical wealth of Greek nature. It began as a hobby for Elena, who was experimenting with soap-making in her kitchen. The hobby turned into a passion, which drove her to the study of aromatherapy and botanology, and ultimately to the establishment of Soma.
For Soma it is especially important that their products evoke the healing energy of Greek nature. The brand collaborates with selected local producers from all around Greece, as they are always looking for the best natural cultivations of plants and flowers that do not use chemicals. This dedication to nature is expressed also by its very environmentally friendly packaging utilizing beautiful and stylish glass bottles.
For Soma it is especially important that their products evoke the healing energy of Greek nature.
Packaging is also a vital element of Κέαρ. Their packaging is reminiscent of ancient Greece through the design and the selection of colours, which are based on historically used colours , such as verdigris, cyan and yoke yellow. The brand has a global profile, based in Switzerland, but all its products are created in Greece, sourcing local raw materials, applying modern processing methods and high-end procedures. Their purpose is not simply to offer cosmetics, but to offer a gateway to the bright Greek sun and the aromas of the sea and blooming meadows.
Nardon’s products are also created in Greece. Their handmade candles use only finest quality ingredients and certified perfumes. Our selection includes large pieces which have great impact in any interior, three wick models and travel candles. The scents are mesmerizing with names to match, such as Fresh Cut Roses, Moroccan Spices and their Gingerbread which is mouthwatering. Nardon’s future products in development include a suntan oil with a silky texture and a rich shower gel.
This shared storyline marks the beginning of a new initiative of A Magic Cabinet, the pairing or combining of brands with a similar philosophy and complementary properties which will be packaged and posed as a gift to give… to yourself or to others.