Scent is dedicated to championing the next generation of perfumers and fragrance studios — those producing design-led candles with innovative and evocative scents.
We search all corners of the world to find the most exciting candle brands and we bring them forward to our subscribers, sharing their stories.
Here is a selection of brands that we work with at Scent that you can expect to find in a subscription to the service.
Founder Elise Pioch created Maison Balzac to evoke memories of her childhood in the south of France. The candles perfectly capture the aromatics of the French Mediterranean: lavender, lemon trees, orange, thyme, pine, sand and sea.
The brand’s limited edition candle 1642 is inspired by a painting by Adriaen van Utrecht. The painting, which features a bouquet and skull, is a vanitas: a still life with symbols that, like burning a candle, represent the passage of time.
Other limited edition Maison Balzac candles include collaborations with fashion label Romance Was Born, homeware brand Marble Basics and Melbourne-based artist Miranda Skoczek.
SOH, or Scent of Home, is a fragrance house founded in 2013 by husband-and-wife team Nathan and Kristine Brown and based in Melbourne, Australia.
Kristine was originally inspired by her candle-making Danish grandmother. Now, she’s the nose behind SOH, working with world-renowned perfumer François Merle-Baudoin. Nathan is the head of design, responsible for the brand’s chic, understated aesthetic.
SOH creates fragrances that are clean, fresh and pared back, using just a handful of natural ingredients in each candle to reveal a more polished scent. The candles are hand-poured in Melbourne, using wax certified by the Australian Sustainability Round Table.
In his ongoing quest for stillness and calm, Swiss music designer Olivier Rohrbach conceived this line of candles to coincide with the release of a music compilation. With dreams of producing a product that would bring the Nevada landscapes depicted on his album artwork to life, he met a perfumer whose expertise helped him to realize this vision.
The result is a series of candles with scents of Fig-Bamboo, Sequoia, and Cactus, made from organic palm wax in Grasse, France.
Located at the intersection of fashion, music and fragrance, Calming Park has collaborated on scented candles with the likes of Swedish fashion label The White Briefs and Danish lifestyle brand Wood Wood.