Witness Candles

We make candles.

They are not vanilla-scented.

Your grandmother would not buy them.

 

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We make candles. They are not vanilla-scented. Your grandmother would not buy them.

We experimented with dozens of scents and test candles.

Here's the final batch.

Scent profile: Radiation has no smell. However, plant workers reported smelling ozone, similar to the air after a strong thunderstorm. We recreated that scent.

Scent profile: Asian florals, tea, Chinese musks, rice milk, blood.

Scent profile: leather, motor oil, burnt rubber, exhaust, cement.

Scent profile: metallic steel, smoke, gunpowder, salt water, blood, vomit.

And here's what they smell like.

Scent profile: ham & cheese sandwich, gym socks, body odor, money.

Scent profile: weed, mud, body odor, patchouli.

Scent: The most powerful of the senses. It’s well established that a familiar scent can 
bring back a happy memory from childhood, 
or a sad reminder of lost love. But what about memories that do not belong to us? Or memories we choose not to remember? What happens when a memory becomes history? When its last witness draws their final breath? These are questions we wish to answer with our candles. They seek to capture and record the human experience. Places in time; thoughts or feelings. Events, both big and small. But we are not candlemakers. We are historians, archivists and storytellers. And this is Witness.

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Scent: The most powerful of the senses. It’s well established that a familiar scent can 
bring back a happy memory from childhood, 
or a sad reminder of lost love. But what about memories that do not belong to us? Or memories we choose not to remember? What happens when a memory becomes history? When its last witness draws their final breath? These are questions we wish to answer with our candles. They seek to capture and record the human experience. Places in time; thoughts or feelings. Events, both big and small. But we are not candlemakers. We are historians, archivists and storytellers. And this is Witness.
Scent: The most powerful of the senses. It’s well established that a familiar scent can 
bring back a happy memory from childhood, 
or a sad reminder of lost love. But what about memories that do not belong to us? Or memories we choose not to remember? What happens when a memory becomes history? When its last witness draws their final breath? These are questions we wish to answer with our candles. They seek to capture and record the human experience. Places in time; thoughts or feelings. Events, both big and small. But we are not candlemakers. We are historians, archivists and storytellers. And this is Witness.
Scent: The most powerful of the senses. It’s well established that a familiar scent can 
bring back a happy memory from childhood, 
or a sad reminder of lost love. But what about memories that do not belong to us? Or memories we choose not to remember? What happens when a memory becomes history? When its last witness draws their final breath? These are questions we wish to answer with our candles. They seek to capture and record the human experience. Places in time; thoughts or feelings. Events, both big and small. But we are not candlemakers. We are historians, archivists and storytellers. And this is Witness.
Scent: The most powerful of the senses. It’s well established that a familiar scent can 
bring back a happy memory from childhood, 
or a sad reminder of lost love. But what about memories that do not belong to us? Or memories we choose not to remember? What happens when a memory becomes history? When its last witness draws their final breath? These are questions we wish to answer with our candles. They seek to capture and record the human experience. Places in time; thoughts or feelings. Events, both big and small. But we are not candlemakers. We are historians, archivists and storytellers. And this is Witness.
Scent: The most powerful of the senses. It’s well established that a familiar scent can bring back a happy memory from childhood, or a sad reminder of lost love. But what about memories that do not belong to us? Or memories we choose not to remember? What happens when a memory becomes history? When its last witness draws their final breath? These are questions we wish 
to answer with our candles. They seek to capture and record the human experience. Places in time; thoughts or feelings. Events, both big and small. But we are not candlemakers. We are historians, archivists and storytellers. And this is Witness.