In ancient times Apothēca (Latin) for apothecaries denoted the science of blending natural ingredients to nurture, revitalise and promote total wellbeing. The first modernised perfume was invented in 1370 by command of the Queen of Hungary.
Melburn Co continues the tradition of handcrafted bespoke fragrances. Custom created using complex blended fragrances in a vegetable oil base that have the power to arouse happiness, elicit serenity and even recall fond childhood memories.
The brainchild of our founder and creator, Janelle, and her crazy incessant need of a candle that reminded her of a Lazy Sunday Morning. A plain white candle would simply not suffice.
After being unable to find anything online, in major department stores or just about anywhere, Janelle decided if you want something done properly, then you have to do it yourself. So, with a background in science and a love of creativity, she set about to create the perfect fragrance and candle for her Lazy Sunday Morning.
Then, as they say “The madness began” … almost two years down the track and with the support and backing of a great friend who understood (and tolerated) her mad scientist nature, Melburn Co was born.
In September 2018, Melburn Co debuted at the Royal Melbourne Show. A shop at The Queen Victoria Market quickly followed. Today, Melburn Co has reached customers in over 15 countries and has created custom product for many local businesses and major events. Melburn Co’s signature fragrances (over 18 of them) are designed to soothe, stimulate, and invigorate your senses.
Melburn Co goes above and beyond to create products like nothing else on the market with custom vibrant colours, marbling and final touches to our candles. The fragrances are available in over 9 different products including Premium Soy Container Candles, Regular and Large Tea Light Candles, Wood Reed Room Diffusers, Compact Hanging Diffusers, Electric Diffuser Oil, Goats Milk Body Wash, Luscious Hair/Beard Oil, Shaving Gel and After Shave Balm.
Melburn Co uses the highest quality soy wax and wicks (cotton and wood) to produce candles that have an exceptional fragrance throw and exceed the average burn times of many well-known and popular brands.
Melburn Co can custom create most of our range in any colour and fragrance combination to compliment your décor, special event or business branding.
"Our fragrances are as individual, unique and inspired by the city we love".
A LITTLE ABOUT US AND HOW WE CAME TO LIFE