Inspired by our love of fine fragrance
As an interior designer, the question of what makes a house, a home, has always fascinated me.
I am still amazed at how the mediation of space, through the selection of choice finishes and furnishings; the use of quality materials in the correct colours, and their interplay with layout and light can help transform a place, into your place.
However, I find it equally intriguing, how as a sentient being, your sense of smell can not only help you connect more intimately to a space and occasion, it can work to positively define it; much like an old song can take you back to that first kiss at the school dance. There is no doubt that the right fragrance can be as evocative.
As a young girl growing up in London, scented candles were reserved for special occasions bought out only with Mama's special china.
I remember taking immense delight in their sumptuous smell slowly filling the room. I remember sitting ages on end, mesmerised by their flickering flames and the playful shadows they would cast on the walls. Even now, I feel comfort and warmth in the memory.
Having moved to Surrey with my family several years ago, I wanted to continue to explore my love for interiors, along with what I passionately consider the ultimate accessory for any home or occasion; the beautifully scented, luxury candle.
So armed with much vigour, verve and gusto, I set out on a journey, with a vision to create the optimal candle range.
The following year was a demanding one; an exacting period of research and development, with experimentation involving hundreds of different combinations of waxes, wicks and fragrances.
And from this incredible journey and a desire to design the best British luxury candles on the market, Lewis of London was born, bringing to the fore a superlative product line, which conveys a myriad of emotion; from redolent joy to deep fragrant affection, using an oplulent blend of natural, clean-burning waxes.
Each candle is lovingly shaped, attentively blended and hand poured by English artisans to cater for the most discerning of urbane tastes. So whether you wish to feel empowered, vitalised, relaxed or just plain welcomed, at Lewis of London there is a candle to meet and satisfy your particular need.
I hope you enjoy our candles, as much as I have enjoyed creating them. But above all, I hope you make exciting and lasting memories of each occasion you choose to use them.