About us


esscentualcandles was founded by entrepreneur Aidan Paterson. At a very young age, he decided to enter the world of candle making by creating a range of uniquely fragranced and packaged products after becoming fascinated by seemingly hundreds of candles bought by his mother and grand-parents.

Fast forward,  esscentualcandles has gone from strength to strength. Our products are now stocked in a list of retailers which grows weekly, and we are continually developing and testing ideas for new ranges to grow further still. 


As every candle lover knows, the candle market in Britain is a busy place. But at a closer look, we believe that the market can be split into three segments: candles which focus mainly on packaging, candles which focus mainly on fragrance, and candles which simply replicate what the  current market leaders  do. This may appear to be a sweeping statement or an unfair generalisation, but the sheer volume of candle makers out there suggests that, try as they might, only a few are getting It right.



Well, we believe there is another way of doing it. How? By not narrowing our focus and concentrating on either fragrance or packaging, we throw passion and creativity into both of these aspects. By using imaginative fragrance names, tasteful but subtle sketchings on our candle labels, as well as ensuring crucial re-purchases with impeccable burning quality, we make sure that you don't have to compromise on any key aspects when purchasing our home fragrance products.