About Us /

Get lit.


At Anecdote, we’re committed to making home 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.

All of our candles are made using all-natural ingredients with no additives, dyes, or preservatives. Our proprietary coconut-soy wax blend, cotton core wicks, and premium phthalate-free fragrance oils create a clean burn and powerful scent throw. Each candle is hand-poured, packaged, and shipped from our Oakland, CA studio. 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 the strongest scent throw. 



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