At Gardenology, we love Archipelago candles. By the time we’re done with work, it’s nice to have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy some quiet moments, lighting a scented candle to elevate our mood and help us enjoy, relax and take a mind trip to a new destination. Not only does Archipelago use the finest ingredients to hand pour the candles in subtle frosted glass, but they also burn longer than conventional versions. Beyond just the things that we already know and love about Archipelago, we did some research to find some surprising and interesting tidbits that we thought you might like to know as well!
1- FOUNDED BY 2 MEN OUT OF A GARAGE
Los Angeles based entrepreneurs Gregg Corzine and David Klass started Archipelago out of of their garage- It was ultimately the result of Gregg’s son’s allergies. After successfully treating his symptoms with aromatherapy, Gregg came up with a plan to start a company centered around the benefits of natural oils and extracts.
2- THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
The name Archipelago – which means a large chain or group of islands – speaks to the brand’s quest to seek out and offer pampering products that feature the finest ingredients, essential oils and spa rituals from around the world. The brands concept was gravitating towards products that help people relax and take a break from their hectic lives. By the time we’re all done with our work and kids and life, most of us only have a few quiet moments during the day.
3- HAS OVER 100 FRAGRANCES
The brand has grown to a large number of fragrances among the multiple collections. Don’t be afraid to experiment and follow your own intuition. To further personalize the experience and create your own scentscape, try burning more than one fragrance in a living area. Light them up an hour before your guests arrive to create an immediate impact when they walk in.
4- THE RITZ CARLTON HAS IT'S OWN COLLECTION
A few years ago, Ritz-Carlton Hotels asked Archipelago to create a collection of candles that they could offer to their guests. Next time you're lucky enough to visit a Ritz-Carlton, take notice of the candle burning at the front desk, or in their spa gift shop.
5- RIHANNA AND TAYLOR SWIFT ARE FANS
The Black Forest scent is a favorite of celebrities such as Rihanna, who requested a Black Forest candle in every dressing room on her 2013 “Diamonds” tour. For Rihanna, nothing relaxes her like this scent, a dramatic and intoxicating fragrance featuring a delicious blend of ebony wood, Douglas fir and black currant aromas. Taylor Swift also had it on tour commenting, “I love this fragrance, it’s so wintery!”