Did you know without your curiosity our candle company wouldn’t exist?
It was years ago.
Working in lounges and nightclubs, I would see the most beautiful bottles of champagne popped in celebration.
Once finished, the empty bottle was shoved upside down back into the champagne bucket. Signaling it was retired and destined for the trash.
Every once in a while people would take home the bottle as a memory. But what can you really do with an empty bottle besides put it on a shelf?
Jam a candlestick in the top?
Then we reframed our thinking…What if the bottle could BE the candle?
Now THAT would be a cool way to keep the memory alive.
The first few people we shared the idea with were pumped! They were curious about how we could do this.
So were we.
It was the start of the community. It gave us the confidence to start this journey that breathes new life into these candles.
When we started, we knew we were a little different than most in the candle industry.
Everyone else seemed to be ordering candle containers from China by the 10,000’s and mass filling them for worldwide distribution.
We weren’t. We couldn’t. It’s the truth. Our process is too personal.
We hand select raw bottles locally from the trash and transform each one by hand. Our fragrances are small batched for our limited collections. We then package each one with its entire story to be delivered to you.
We try to brighten the world by giving new life to forgotten bottles. This is why we do what we do.
If you see a “sold out” candle on the site, there is no such thing as reordering from the manufacturer. It must be created. Bottles tracked down. Each one transformed into a candle by hand.
We respect what the bigger candle corporations have to do. Honestly, we have to thank them. They give us a nice little space to truly create our light for those paying attention.
Secretly we enjoy being renegade artists producing extraordinary work.
We choose beauty, quality, and celebration of transformation because it is all we know. And to have the chance to share it with you, who can feel the difference makes ALL the difference to us.
A lot of people will look at this letter and dismiss it or unsubscribe. And to be honest that is perfectly OK with us. Really, no hard feelings. Feel free to come back any time.
But know that if you stay, we are creating something here and we want you engaged. We want you to stay curious. If you have read this far you probably know how essential you are. You should also know we reward those closest to us.
Without you we would be the most romantic idea that never lived.
That is the truth. Thank you. Again.
Curious what you think about the site. We simplified the candle collections. Enhanced the story lines of why we do what we do.
Also, hit reply and leave a comment below. Let us know if you have your eye on any of our beauties. We always love hearing about which of our creations speak to you.
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