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Freres Branchiaux

[Black Leaves] Candle


The grown & sexy Fall inspired candle.

Why Is It Burn-Worthy?

Here we have yet another awesome choice for a Fall/Autumn candle, made by the super popular Freres Branchiaux. FB is a black-owned company that has made waves in the candle community for a number of reasons. They're a brand that was started by 3 young brothers who, like most kids, wanted more spending money. You can check out more of their story here if you're interested. But beyond their super cute background story, you'll also soon realize that they do a fantastic job at layering scents. It's why you'll rarely find candles with fragrances as complex as theirs for the price points.

Sniff Test

While I'm not too big on seasonal candles (I feel so rushed sometimes), luckily this is something I wouldn't mind smelling throughout the year. I will say it does have a spicy warmth to it, due to the star anise, patchouli, and cinnamon. However, it's not too overpowering. What I like most about this candle are the grown & sexy undertones; it's giving me cologne meets Thanksgiving vibes. But honestly, this candle gives you a little bit of everything; fruity, spicy, woody, even some floral nuances. 

This Candle Is Perfect For You If...

If you're a lover of Fall candles, but want something that's a little more year-round, I'd recommend giving this a try. And if you're a fan of pairing candles, I'd try this candle in the living room, while also burning a fruit-heavy candle in the kitchen. It'll really balance out any notes you find to be too seasonal. Plus, that trick allows you to truly customize the scent of your home.

Spec Info

Hand-poured in Washington, DC.

Fragrance Top Notes: Citrus, Cinnamon, Chrysanthemum, Saffron, Apple Blossom

Fragrance Middle Notes: Apple, Berry, Green Leaves, Black Currant, Blackberry, Vanilla Orchid

Fragrance Base Notes: Pecan, Cedarwood, Guaiacwood, Star Anise, Patchouli, Amber

Burn Time: 40 Hrs.

Approx. Weight: 8 oz.

Recommended Room Size: Small to Medium

Wax Type: Soy

Vegan & Phthalate-Free

[Black Leaves] Candle

  • Candle Sizing Guide

    5 oz. or Smaller

    These candles perform best in areas that are small or that are in your proximity, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms or on your nightstand.

    6 oz. - 10 oz.

    These candles perform best in medium sized enclosed areas, such as a bedroom, home office or even a spacious master bathroom.

    11 oz. or Larger

    These candles perform best in larger spaces such as kitchens, living rooms, or master bedrooms.

    Single Wick vs. Multi-Wick

    In addition to candle size, wicks matter too. Typically, a single-wick candle performs better in a single room, while multi-wick candles are better suited for multiple rooms or open floor plans.

  • Candle Care [Tips You Should Know]

    1) Trim Your Wick

    Before each burn, you must trim your wick to 1/4 inch. This stabilizes the flame, which helps prevent soot/smoke and wick mushrooming, creating a safer, cleaner & better burn.

    2) The Pool Rule

    Before extinguishing your candle, you should allow it to burn long enough to completely melt the entire surface of the wax. This is called a full melt pool and it's the best way to prevent candle tunneling. Tunneling happens when you have wax that doesn't get melted, so it continues to cling to the sides of the vessel, creating a tunnel effect the more and more you use the candle. It's a waste of wax and should be avoided if possible.

    3) Burn Responsibly

    Make sure you place your candle in an area that is at least a few feet away from drapes, curtains or other flammable objects.

    When burning candles near kids or pets, make sure it is out of reach for them.

    Always keep an eye on a burning candle and never leave the house when a candle is lit.

    Candles are not meant to be burned for longer than 4 hours. Do not leave it burning all day and be sure to extinguish any candles before going to sleep.

    Once a candle is down to its last 1/2 inch of wax, the candle is done. Continuing to burn a candle beyond this point may cause the vessel to crack and is considered hazardous.