Our Story

It began as a hobby, turned into a business, and has remained a passion.


We believe fragrance is the finishing touch to your home and the beginning of a great conversation. Inspired by personal stories and recollections, we strive to design the perfect candle that captures the essence of special memories. 

Our candles are made with all natural ingredients with no additives, dyes, or preservatives. Our custom blend of 100% natural coconut and soy wax creates a clean burn and strong scent throw, all while trying to bring handcrafted flair to your home. We invite you to share our stories and create your own!

Our Process

One story, one candle at a time.

Write the story.

Every candle begins with a story - an anecdote. We then source the finest phthalate-free fragrance oils to capture the essence of the moment we are trying to convey. But it doesn’t stop there: we spend months testing multiple variants of the fragrance, wicks, and wax blends to create the perfect candle.

Pour the wax.

Once we’ve landed on fragrance, wick, and wax blend, it’s time to create the finished product. Every Anecdote candle is hand-poured in small batches in our Oakland, CA studio. Pouring in small batches helps to ensure a quality end-product for our customers.

Package the candle.

Once the wax has cooled, we trim the wicks and apply our own labels by hand. We let the candles cure for a minimum of two weeks before they are available for retail, ensuring the wax and fragrance bind together to produce an amazing scent throw once lit.



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