The Bygone Candle Co.

Handmade from soy wax to remind you of seasons past

Founded last year in White Plains, NY, Britt Dignan’s Bygone Candle Co. produces candles that boast lush fragrances made to remind users of seasons past. Dignan decided to start the business after failing to find candles that were seasonally appropriate—they were all too sweet or unnecessarily complex, and she wanted rich but subtle perfumes. Her resulting collection features three candles per season, with scents that …

Homesick Candles

Hand-poured and made to smell like your favorite state

Crafted to remind people of their favorite state, Homesick Candles are made by a group of individuals who each moved away from the place they call home. The hand-poured, soy wax candles have distinctive fragrances—from Vermont’s tinges of maple syrup and fall foliage to Texas’ leather and sage—and aim to tap into those memories that scents conjure up so powerfully. We tested out the Northern …

PHLUR’s Sustainable, Gender-Neutral Fragrances

The brand is making positive changes in the age-old perfume industry

Working closely with their partners, new fragrance brand PHLUR is making perfumes that are sustainable, support communities and maintain traditions. From using a synthetic alternative to Natural Indian Sandalwood (which has been over-harvested and put in jeopardy) to introducing vetiver to Madagascan farmers (creating a new revenue stream) to the safe and sustainable harvesting of the Styrax tree’s resin, there are plenty of reasons to …