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.