Whether you’re looking to discover your signature home scent or, perhaps, give a fragrant gift to someone else, our new collection of luxury candles is here to provide all the inspiration you need. From innovative natural perfumers to the oldest candlemakers in the business, you’ll find everything from fruity florals to woody oud in our selection. After all, where fashion - and now fragrance - is concerned, Browns always nose best...
The world’s oldest candle making company in 1643 when grocer and candler Claude Trudon first took ownership of a boutique on Paris’s iconic rue Saint-Honoré. Using beeswax that was washed and filtered to create the purest white candle, Trudon’s creations soon caught the attention of King Louis XV. Trudon then went on to supply candles to the court of Versailles up until the French Revolution in 1789, and afterwards continued to provide scents for the Imperial Court. His candles even survived the invention of electricity in 1889. Fast forward to 2007, when the company adopted the name Cire Trudon. Now manufactured in Normandy, each candle is handcrafted by a team of expert perfumers. As for the unique glass containers, these are handcrafted in Tuscany and adorned with the motto ‘Deo regique laborant’, meaning ‘They work for God and the King’, with ‘they’ referring to the bees.
Hot off the wick, new London-based brand Saint Fragrance was founded this year by fragrance industry experts Sam and Emma Pringle. Offering a touch of escapism in our fast-paced world, Saint Fragrance candles are designed to enhance your space and improve your wellbeing with their life affirming scents. After noticing that certain ingredients and essential oils could rapidly change your mood, the husband and wife’s curiosity soon led to a collection of luxury home fragrances. Housed in their signature minimalist grey glass case, each candle uses responsibly sourced ingredients and a powerful selection of sensual smells to bring a sense of balance to our busy lives.
Malin & Goetz
Formulated and produced in NYC, Malin & Goetz products are instantly recognizable thanks to their apothecary-style packaging, which incorporates a minimalist design and a detailed list of ingredients. After suffering from a variety of skin conditions himself, ex beauty buyer Matthew Malin saw an opportunity to launch a new skincare and fragrance brand alongside his partner Andrew Goetz, who brought his keen eye for design when creating their pharmacy-inspired branding. Their eponymous brand uses natural formulas and advanced technology to create unique scents across their candles and fragrances. Our favourite is their iconic ‘Cannabis’ perfume, which balances spicy herbs with white floral notes and a hint of smoke
Handmade in the fragrance capital of Grasse, France, AMEN Candles are a first of their kind. Creator Rodrigo Garcia Alvarez developed his scents in collaboration with renowned yoga studios and gurus including Rasa Yoga in Paris and Guru Jagat in Los Angeles. Alvarez’s vision is to produce seven scents to align with the seven chakras and create a balanced mind, body and soul. Currently there are three scents, Rose for the Heart, Vetiver for the Root and Jazmin for the Third Eye. Using 100% natural, paraffin free, vegan wax, each AMEN candle is housed in a reusable, handmade porcelain jar from Limoge, France.
Founded in 2004 by Israeli-born Elad Yifrach, L’Objet is a collection of expertly crafted and imaginative homewares focused around storytelling. Inspired by Yifrach’s travels and paying homage to a variety of cultures, these luxury pieces act as functional works of art. Home fragrances are developed alongside top perfumer Yann Vasnier to create unique scents with top, heart and base notes, offering a new apothecary experience when lighting the candles and incense.
L’Objet’s recent collaboration with Haas Brothers took its inspiration from the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree National Park in California, where the team was inspired to create a collection of Where The Wild Things Are-style little monster incense burners and candle holders. Each molded by hand in a porcelain atelier in Portugal, L’Objet’s creations combine scent and sculpture for a unique multisensory experience.
Based on the historic Rue des Martyrs in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, Overose is a luxury French perfume house that is instantly recognisable by its signature pink candles. Specializing in modern, feminine scents, Overose blends its own wax using unusual floral essences to create a romantic, modern day fantasy. Using responsibly sourced ingredients and focusing on the development of natural and organic oils, Overose aims to produce their candles as naturally as possible.
With a legacy spanning over 100 years, Fornasetti has become known for its sought-after homewares. The creation of Piero Fornasetti and now under the watchful eye of his son Barnaba, each candle and diffuser is handcrafted by skilled artisans and adorned with Fornasetti’s iconic drawings, including the face of Lina.
During his formative years, Piero discovered the inexpressive stare of opera singer Lina Cavalieri whilst scanning some old magazines. Bewitched by her face, Piero first drew her in 1952 and subsequently never stopped, giving her multiple identities, from cheeky winking Lina to masked and mysterious. Now one of the most recognisable Fornasetti artworks, Lina’s whimsical gaze offers the perfect accompaniment to any decorative homewares collection.
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