Our Story

Designed to remind us of stories worth sharing

At Anecdote, we’re making fragrance a conversation piece. Inspired by personal recollections and cultural trends, each candle is an everyday luxury designed to remind us of stories worth sharing.

Our packaging is modern and playful, but we take quality seriously. All candles are hand-poured in California using all-natural ingredients with no additives, dyes, or preservatives. Our coconut-soy wax, cotton core wicks, and premium phthalate-free fragrance oils create a clean burn and powerful scent throw. 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 want 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 combination, it’s time to create the finished product. Every Anecdote candle is hand-poured in small batches in California. Pouring in small batches helps to ensure a quality end product for our customers.

Package the candle.

After the wax has cooled, we trim the wicks and apply the labels by hand. We let the candles cure for a minimum of two weeks before making them available for retail, allowing ample time for the wax and fragrance to bind together to produce a powerful scent throw.

We invite you to share our stories and create your own