About Us

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A STORY OF TWO BESTIES... 

 

It all began when Emma, ‘Candle dreamer upper extraordinaire’ took her childhood memories of cosy open fires and scented candles burning and combined them with her love for homewares, art and fragrance, creating Grace and James Candles.  The debut Artist Series is super special as she enlisted some of Australia’s finest designers & artists to create the stunning artwork you’re used to feasting your eyes on in the Grace and James range.

Emma met Cat (who is a genius in seeking out beauty) in California on holidays and it didn’t take long for the two to bond over their love for fashion, homewares and travel. To quote the creative duo –“We both love family, food and being in each other’s company… most of the time we don’t even need to talk – we’re both very different but that’s why it works.”

Their friendship has since grown into a creative collaboration, with the newest Botanical Series being a perfect reflection of all the things Cat loves – blooms, nature and fragrance - She also loves her cute daughter but we couldn’t create a fragrance sweet enough to reflect her. Aww. 

You’ll find out more about the Grace and James story and what we love in our Journal.

           

OUR CANDLES


There’s something magical about the ritual of striking the match and setting the flame a dancing. Even better is the sweet aroma that follows – where carefully selected tones teasingly evoke memories or calmly woo you into a state of bliss.

Our candles are hand poured in Melbourne, Australia – yay for locally made! Oh boy, you should see our Chandler (nope – not Chandler from Friends - It’s the technical name for candle maker!)working his magic.

 

At Grace and James, we care what you’re burning. We know you do too, so we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure we use all natural essential oils partnered with soy and coconut oil blended wax. Featuring a double cotton wick for optimal burning, our signature size lasts for over 80 hours, bringing you seemingly endless hours of fragrant goodness. 

 

GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR GRACE AND JAMES CANDLE

 

We know, you read it ALL the time, but trimming the wick prior to each burn is a MUST. This removes any build up and ensures a consistent burn and mesmerising flicker.

Burn for a period of time so the full surface of candle has melted, this is when the scent will be at its best. And that’s what you bought this baby for right?!

To prevent fire hazards don’t burn the last 5ml of wax. Keep well away from hanging home furnishings, small children, fur babies and long hair. Trust us on this one.

Light your candle often and be carried away by all its fragrant goodness! 

 

WE LOVE CREATING FRAGRANCES TO CARRY YOU AWAY

 

Every Grace and James fragrance has been lovingly created, working closely with our expert perfumer.

Flavours are carefully balanced to complement each other, layer upon layer to perfect the

dream fragrance collection we know and love.

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FOLLOW CAT AND EMMA ON INSTAGRAM

@catsanders_                        @_emmadavenport

 

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