Men, candles, philosophy, and love throughout the ages.

A fondness for candles is usually seen as a feminine penchant, however at Natural Light Candle Company, we believe that men love candles too. men candles

Did you know that November 19th is International Men’s Day? We decided to take this opportunity to pay homage to the men in our lives—the partners, sons, brothers, friends and colleagues that light our world. Candles—particularly our brand of scented beeswax candles—are perfect for all those who seek to uplift their personal space, bring ambience to a gathering, or soften the stress of daily work routines.

Throughout history men have lived and loved by the golden flicker of candlelight. Benjamin Franklin, founding father, author, inventor, traveller and renowned polymath was born the son of a candle maker and was apprenticed as a chandler as a young boy. Literary icon and pioneer of the Beat generation, Jack Kerouac wrote by candlelight in the solitude of his room, treating the wick as a clock-hand to guide him through his night-time writing regime.

Voltaire, along with fellow writers and philosophers, dined and socialized beneath an abundance of candlelit chandeliers in lavish Parisian salons as they discussed the revolutionary ideas of the Enlightenment in the 18th century. One can hardly imagine such stimulating conversation taking place without the ambience created by such inspiring light. Did Casanova cast his spells under fluorescent lighting, we think not! Take a lead from the past by adding the same elegance and refinement to your gatherings.

Love a classic look? The designs of our Damask Leaf and St Germain Pillars are inspired by the superb interiors of the historic Parisian salons.

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Be the ultimate modern Renaissance man with the addition of some of our decorative skull candles. Recalling the motifs of 17th century nocturne paintings, we tie together two opposing symbols: of life—the candle—and of mortality—the human skull.

LEFT: The Knight's Dream, oil by Antonio Perada, circa 1690 RIGHT: Ivory skull candle by Natural Light in a Renaissance table setting.

LEFT: The Knight’s Dream, oil by Antonio Perada, circa 1690 RIGHT: Ivory skull candle by Natural Light in a Renaissance table setting.

Just as a microbrewery processes your favourite craft beer, every step of our candle making is meticulously hand crafted in small batches. Our production home is based on the equatorial island of Bali, set back from the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean. We use the finest fragrance oils sourced from the European continent in combination with natural beeswax blends that are hand poured, hand painted and carefully wrapped by local artisans. Candles made from beeswax are extra-long burning for those equally long romantic evenings.

Not only does the value of our decorative candles lie in their longevity and the soft light that they emit, but also in their ability to delight the olfactory senses. Well aware that mood is inextricably linked with aroma, we carefully blend botanical fragrances to produce spicy, gentle infusions to suit the most refined taste and to elevate any physical or emotional space. For the ultimate sensual experience, try our Destination Candles. Layered with fragrances relevant to specific destinations, each candle is a sensory boarding pass to a distant land.

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Because our candles gift fragrance, ambience, style and revive the senses, we believe they make the perfect presents for men. In celebration of men across the globe we leave the last word to D.H Lawrence “How beautiful maleness is, when it finds the right expression.”

To view our full range of candles for men, Click Here.