In 1884, Carrière Frères was founded by the erudite and entrepreneurial Carrière brothers. Well-versed in 18th century wax craftsmanship, yet passionate about patents and new inventions, they set out to reinvent the candle-making process. It was the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the perfect moment for them to modernize the manufacturing secrets of their ancestors and produce a new generation of candles, including long-burning “night lights.” Carrière Frères was awarded a gold medal at the 1889 Universal Exposition and became the official wax supplier to the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris. Carrière Frères candles feature a unique wax formula that allows for a clean and even burn. Inspired by the indomitable spirit of scientific discovery, Carrière Frères now explores the world of scents.
Carrière Frères candles come in a range of singular scents inspired by exotic or indigenous oils that fascinated the botanists and explorers of the 18th century. When melted, the wax releases the poetic “language of flowers and nature” thanks to finest quality ingredients.
Every fragrance is created and produced in the region of Grasse, the world capital of perfumery.
Every ingredient of the Carrière Frères formula is weighed and melted, with the perfume blended in at the last instance. Candles are then hand-poured; each holds 6.7 oz. of scented wax.
Carrière Frères candles are luxury-crafted in our own Normandy factory in France. Numerous steps mark this exceptional process.
Step No. 1
Firstly, the glass is white-lacquered by a specialist.
Step No. 2
Wicks are then placed and secured in each vessel. Because every essential oil burns at a different temperature, each fragrance is paired with its own specially woven wick for an optimal burn.
Step No. 3
Every ingredient is then weighed and melted, with the perfume blended in at the last instance.
Step No. 4
Candles are then hand-poured; each holds 6.7 oz. of scented wax.
Step No. 5
As the wax hardens, the wicks are set upright, by hand, to be perfectly centered.
Step No. 6
Each candle is then slightly melted on top, to ensure a smooth surface.
Step No. 7
Once cooled, Carrière Frères candles are hand-packaged.