Anecdote Candles

53 Ratings

Hand-poured, coconut-soy wax candles with playful packaging. Designed to remind us of personal stories worth sharing.

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North America
August 2018
January 2019
Brooklyn, NY
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About Anecdote Candles
At Anecdote, we're making fragrance a conversation piece. Inspired by personal recollections and cultural trends, each candle is designed to remind us of stories worth sharing. Anecdote Candles is my “accidental business.” After realizing that the commercially-made candles dispersed throughout my apartment were the culprit of my migraine headaches, I got curious about the anatomy of a good candle. It took just a few weeks of research and experimentation for me to become fully obsessed with the art and science of candle making. Exploring fragrance combinations took me on an unexpected walk down memory lane. Amber was warm and luminous, much like the mid-century modern decor in my grandmother’s living room. Fig seemed calm and orderly, just like a satisfying day of adulting. Lemongrass, weirdly enough, immediately prompted memories of my Pilates class (and all the girls in color coordinated workout gear who enthusiastically took a seat in the front row while I sat in the back). This marked the genesis of Anecdote Candles: a hobby that turned into a business and has remained a passion. Within the two years, I moved production rom my kitchen to a 200 square-foot studio to a 7200 square-foot production space. Our products are carried in more than 500 retailers across the country.
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Hands down the best clever-copy-meets-spot-on-scent. My go-tos are Coffee Break (french roast + coconut) to wake you up in the AM or Old Flames (a santal blend that "Smells Like Bad Mistakes and Repeat Offenders") because who hasn't been there?

Good for gifts 🎁High qualityCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Smells amazing
2 months ago

The most amazing scents and AMAZING customer service!


literally nothing to improve. Their website is amazing, their smells are incredible and the support is fabulous!

Lovely customer supportGood for gifts 🎁High qualityCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Fun unboxing 📦Smells amazingAmazing websiteLove the brand's mission 💕Luxury
4 months ago

Ordered from Nordstrom - literally one of the most unique, beautiful scents I've ever smelled! The way they tell the story of the candle through text and creative names is a really great descriptor. Overall the brand leaves me feeling like each candle will be unique to each different person who experiences it.

Good for gifts 🎁High qualityCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Fun unboxing 📦Smells amazing
11 days ago