Olivia’s Haven: Bringing Scent Memories To Life Through Candles, Wax Melts And Reed Diffusers

Launched during lock-down, Olivia’s Haven – the Northern Irish lifestyle brand, – boasts a collection that celebrates luxury fragrance for the home, featuring a dedicated story behind each scent combination through its beautiful range of candles, wax melts and reed diffusers.

Founder, Olivia Burns has always been a self-confessed candle lover, but in January 2019, her fascination with the link between scent, and how it helped her to recall her own memories grew. She started to experiment with wax and fragrance oils, and she strove to create the ultimate range of scented candles, inspired by her own scent memories.

“As a lifelong candle lover, I felt like there was space for luxury candles with fresh, sophisticated scents at an accessible price point. Building an immersive and sensorial brand experience for Olivia’s Haven is important to me, and has brought me so much joy and fulfilment on so many levels. I hope everyone gets as much pleasure out of experiencing the collection as I do in creating each product,’ said founder Olivia Burns.

The starting place for creating any new scent is the story: each scent has to have a very special reason for making it into the collection. The beautiful stories behind each scent combination is told on the box, and brought to life with playful and colourful designs, as illustrated by the talented Jessica Smith.

Producing each of the home fragrance products by hand is a labour of love, and there is something magical about turning raw materials into a final, finished vegan-friendly, luxury product. A great deal of time and attention is dedicated to the making of each item.

All of their candles and wax melts are made from clean-burning, 100% soy wax and high quality, paraben-free fragrance oils that have been chosen to create a more intense aroma (also known as scent throw) throughout the collection. 

Their candles are beautifully contained in stylish white matt vessels, and the glass tumblers are designed to be reusable (from a hairband to a make-up brush holder), which means you can still enjoy Olivia’s Haven long after the candle is finished. 

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Founder, Olivia Burns was born and raised in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, and her childhood was an extremely happy one, and all of her memories serve as personal inspiration for her candles’ scents, stories and brand aesthetic.

At 21, following completion of a degree in Marketing and Management from Newcastle University, Olivia made the journey south to London with her university pals to start her career in marketing and for almost 10 years, she worked in both big global companies and smaller start-ups – helping them with their marketing strategies, campaigns and branding – yet she still had a desire to create her own brand from start to finish.

Being a marketer, Olivia wasn’t satisfied with just having a great range of products. She was determined to make them look just as amazing as they smelt, and so she spent almost a year working alongside the very talented illustrator Jessica Smith to create fun and vibrant packaging which told a story.

Now, her unique brand has had phenomenal social media growth in a very small amount of time, as well as team growth – adding new members to the team to support the demand.

Find out more here: https://olivias-haven.co.uk