The best scented candles will create a luxurious, calming atmosphere that will help you to instantly relax. Today they are more than a pretty centrepiece – they have the power to alter and enhance your mood. And of course, for a candle that looks as good as it smells, Clement & Claude’s luxurious, soy candles reign supreme. Handcrafted at their family farm in Cornwall, all the wax in their eco-friendly, heavenly candles is renewable, biodegradable and sustainable. All you have to do is select the scent that speaks to you.
What made you decide to start Clement & Claude, and what's the inspiration behind it?
For as long as we can remember candles have always been a special and exciting treat. The different scents we encounter throughout the years enable us to recall some of the best moments: cosy winter weekends or late summer evenings with friends. Over time we were more and more surprised at how expensive candles had become. So we thought – let’s start making our own and our goal was to create natural, affordable and original candles.
What did you do before creating Clement & Claude?
Before creating Clement and Claude I was a retail buyer and Maxine was in pharmaceuticals.
Where does your inspiration come from?
As I said, we take our inspiration form every day life. The smell of a log fire, the scent of our favourite flowers, a bunch of lilies and the smell of home baking at Christmas. I think our scents are just so evocative and once you try our candles they really are hard to beat! The scents are just so pure.
Three words to describe Clement & Claude
Natural, affordable and unique.
What is your connection to Cornwall?
Maxine moved to Cornwall about 16 years ago. She bought Little Pengelly Farm which is equidistant from St Ives on the north coast and Porthleven on the south. Our candles are lovingly hand poured there. It really is an idyllic location.
Do you have a special spot in Cornwall that inspires you?
Our favourite spot for inspiration is whilst out at sea! Gig rowing at St Michael’s Mount allows us the time to think. We are very blessed to live in Cornwall!
What's next / any exciting plans?
We are hoping to launch our range of hand made diffusers next so watch this space!
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