what makes  Avänt Candle different?

The scent
The lifespan
The Value

At Avänt Candle we pride ourselves on selecting the purest, most true-to-ingredient fragrances for the highest quality scent story.

The Scent

We differentiate ourselves by clearly expressing a genuine, relatable scent experience; without needing to articulate the subtle nuances that enhance each complex fragrance. The occasional emission of said nuances add ever-changing elements of discovery to each burn making Avänt Candles unique.

The Lifespan & Value

Our candles sizes aim to last longer than our competitors at a reasonable price point. Each candle is designed to last for the course of a week, a month, a season, half-year or annually. Finally, our burn-time-to-dollar ratio is better than our competitors by 150% on average.

 

WHAT TYPE OF WAX ARE THE CANDLES MADE OF?

Custom Wax Blend

We've designed a wax formula that releases aroma-compounds consistently whether the candle is cool (dormant) or lit (active). We allow a two-week period for our candle to mature. This maturation process allows the fragrances to develop a beautiful, rounded bouquet of aromas. Secondly, this process allows the candle to optimally distribute the aroma-compounds across a large space when burning. 

We emulsify the fragrance oil evenly throughout the candle wax enabling a consistent burn from beginning to end. Fragrance oils are heavier than candle wax so depending on individual candle burning practices, on occasion candles fragrances may become stronger as they burn. 

Hand Ground Pearl Dust

Each candle is finished with hand-ground pearlescent pigment, locally ground in Brooklyn, NY. 

view candles specifications here

 

THERE ARE SPOTS ON MY CANDLE , WHY IS THAT?

WAX SHRINKS

Wax expands and contracts as it is heated and cooled. After pouring, the perfumed wax it naturally cools and shrinks.

In order to create a candle with the utmost fragrance emission we've made our best attempts to mitigate this occurrence but it is impossible to consistently prevent. The wax formula is constantly being refined to minimize shrinkage of the wax while still having the candle emit the best quality of fragrance. 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY BEST BURNING PRACTICES?

BURNING INSTRUCTIONS

Take the candle out of the box before lighting. Remove the paper dust cover located on top of the candle before use. Do not let the candle burn for more than two hours in a row. Allow candle to cool completely before trimming the wick and lighting it again. 

TRIM THE WICK TO 1/4 INCH WHEN COOL

Black soot is avoidable by trimming the wick but does happen occasionally. To ensure best results, minimal black soot buildup, trim the wick to 1/4 inch in between burns once the wax has completely cooled.. Be sure to keep the wick clean. Wick "mushrooming" occurs when the wicks are too long, when the candle wicks form a bulb at their ends, the wicks are too long and should be trimmed.

WARNING

Never leave a burning candle unattended, burn candle within sight. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Remove all packaging before burning and do not burn on or near anything that might catch fire.

 

WHERE ARE THE FRAGRANCES FROM?

High-quality Perfumers & Chemists

We've sourced hundreds of fragrance oils from around the world to create each collection of candles. These chemists and perfumers take the utmost pride in the fragrances they create always refining their products to create a genuine experience for the home oasis.

 

WHO FOUNDED AVÄNT CANDLE?

Levi Austin

Born and raised in New York, Levi Austin is an enthusiastic, energetic entrepreneur and classically trained chef. Levi has compiled his creativity, originality, hospitality, design aesthetic, and attention-to-detail to create a uniquely refined, experiential product. 

He's worked in top restaurants around the world including New York City and Copenhagen. Early in his career, he learned the idea of sourcing high-quality ingredients and extracting the purist, most flavorful elements of food, enhancing them to create a unique culinary experience. He built on that knowledge through his work at a luxury hotel, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, where he made each event memorable.

Levi applies the principles he learned, from his Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel experience, to the olfactory; the sense of smell. Similarly to the palate, the olfactory is closely linked with memory, making the application ingeniously related. 

Channeling his inspiration for creating uniquely interesting but nostalgic creations, he uses his background to influence each fragrance creating an elegantly refined haute home candle.

 

WHY "AVÄNT" CANDLE?

AVÄNT DEFINED MEANS "ORIGINALITY & INNOVATION”

Inspired by avant-garde cuisine our candles are innovative, refined, and carefully crafted. The culinary influence is the main driver of the name.

The "Avänt" logo or the "A" is inspired by bare aesthetic and the negative space of a well composed course on a beautifully crafted piece of china. The graphic below the "A" represents the abstract interpretation of the iconic avant-garde plating style of a sauce, puree or reduction; the foundation to any avant-garde dish. 

 

HOW DO I FIND THE NEAREST AVÄNT CANDLE RETAILER?

AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY

Fine retailer locations coming soon.

 

do you ship internationally?

Yes

Higher shipping rates apply but we do have the capacity to ship across the globe.

 

DO YOU GIFT WRAP OR ENGRAVE?

No, Our PACKAGING IS EXQUISITE

Beginning with our 13.5-ounce standard candle, all of our candles are carefully packaged in a beautiful matte black box*. 

Each Avänt Candle includes:

  • matte black package with high-density packing foam,
  • the Avänt Candle(s), decorated with:
    • satin labels,
    • scent details and
    • burning instructions/warning label
  • single embossed dust cover** and
  • an "About Avänt Candle" card and welcome note

*Remove from box before burning
**Remove dust cover before burning

 

WHERE DO I INQUIRE ABOUT LARGE ORDERS?

Contact us here.