About Bous





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Bous Candles and Home Fragrance is my little candle brand based here on the fringes of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria.

I am Kate, I do everything from developing fragrances, making candles, designing packaging, packing your orders and writing the thank you notes out to each and everyone of you.  

My little brand started at the kitchen table a few years back when I was working as a lingerie designer.  I wanted beautiful smelling candles with no nasties all I could find to buy were candles that smelled very synthetic or had a strange 'nag' to them.  So I decided to have a go at making them, mixing different essential oils together, making real scent profiles that have base notes, heart notes and top notes (just like wine tasting!).  

 My inspiration for the scents all come from stories and travels which I try retelling through scent notes.  I believe that scent is nostalgic, whether that take you on a olfactory journey of bringing back memories or helping to create new ones.