Penhaligon’s candles are made from a blend of special blend of paraffin and soy waxes.
This allows for a perfect burn, soft enough to drop down evenly down the sides of the candle glass and not too hard which can lead to the wick tunneling down through the core of the candle. The essential oils are blended throughout the wax, making for an even and balanced dispersion of the scent throughout the space. The wicks are all cotton braided with a nylon core that helps ensure smooth, smoke-free burning.
Our candles are all white wax in opaque white glass except Elixir, Samarkand and the large Maduro candles; these are black wax in black glass. This gives the candles a striking lantern effect as they burn. Any smutting or marks around the glass can be easily removed with baby wipes.
Penhaligon’s candles are wonderful gifts or perfect as extras for people buying fragrance. It is really helpful though to sell the candles with the same care and attention to detail as the fragrances. When talking to customers, it is good to discuss the tastes they have in scent: citrus, aromatic, floral, spicy, incense, woody etc. What room are they burning the candle in? Do they want something strong for a kitchen to banish food smells or the smell of cigarettes as visitors stay the weekend? Maybe a soothing aroma of lavender for the bedroom? A fresh lily of the valley for the hall? Or the dramatic smoky Elixir for a drawing room? In the depth of winter, nothing beats the Dickensian log fire ambience of our Maduro Leaf candle, inspired by humidors and sweet tobacco. Or perhaps one of eccentric Tea Candles? These reflect the British obsession with tea, creamy sweet Earl Grey, rosy Assam and the jasmine marmalade aromas of Neroli. Whatever the occasion or the room, Penhaligon’s have a diverse range of candles to suit all taste and styles.
A few tips will help you get the best out of your candles.
The first time you burn the candles burn for at least two hours or until the top has liquefied.
Re-centre the wick while the wax is still soft. In particular this applies to the three wick candles. Hold the wicks upright out the wax with until they stand still.
Trim the wick to 5mm to avoid smoking and prevent it bending and warping.
If the house or room is warm, you can get more from your candles by chilling them down in the freezer an hour before using.
The burn time for our classic candles is 30 hours.
The burn time for our large 750g candles is 110 hours.
A handy cleaning tip for removing dust from the tops of candles is using unscented baby wipes.
Candles are of course a naked flame and therefore some important safety advice and instructions are necessary for use.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
The container will become hot during use, so place on a heatproof surface, never on an unprotected or polished surface.
Do not move or handle the candle while it is alight.
Extinguish with care, do not use water or blow out, as this can cause spillage of hot wax.
Allow wax to cool properly before handling the candle.
Keep candle free of foreign matter as this can cause problems with burning.
Burn candle away from draughts, curtains, other flammable materials, pets, children and overhanging surfaces.
We recommend you burn your Penhaligon’s candle for no more than two hours at a time.
Please pay attention as candle nears bottom of the glass, as the base can heat up.