Light the Way
Lighting a candle sets a mood, a tone, conveys an intention, a personality or even spirituality. The look of a lit candle can be enchanting. It's fragrance, when balanced, alluring. Candles have been in recorded use since the time of the Romans, and became a guild craft in 12th Century Medieval France. Today, a chandler, one with expertise in candle making, is a rarity.
As with food and wine or perfumery, there is complexity in aromatics and in pairing. KANDL
Artistique provides us an immersive experience in customizing our own candle to reflect something very personal: a quality candle, made up of four components that need to work together—wax, wick, fragrance and container—including a personalized fragrance with top, mid and base notes, as well as the correct burn and desired container. It's not mere decoration; it can influence an emotion, and make a statement.
At the front of this Victorian Yorkville boutique we find a retail store purveying the highest quality branded candles. Towards the back, a chic workshop where we don aprons, learn about hot and cold fragrance throws, and the subtle alchemy of crafting our own personalized candles. In the middle, an inviting cafe serving unique Parisian pastries, that blends KANDL Artistique into one cohesive sensory experience of aroma and taste. Here we enjoy the rare and ancient craft of fashioning our own candle, fragrance and glow. Each one is totally unique. Kandl-artistique.com