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Birthed from a passion for all things aesthetically pleasing and appealing to the senses, Scents of Paradise wax melts started as a rainy afternoon experiment on the coffee table in our living room. We handed out a few samples to our closest friends and within a couple of days, they came back saying how amazing their homes smelt and how beautifully the Oud* aroma enveloped every sense and every space around them. Where it had once been a huge cumbersome task to cook the Oud and burn the well-known Oud sticks to derive the aroma at just the perfect temperature, these wax melts seemed to be the perfect solution for the same result that was much more easily attainable!


The little sample wax melts had no name and no packaging, yet they became sought-after and the topic of conversations among groups of friends turned to how they could convince us to make more of these little fragranced pellets of goodness.

Thus… came the birth of Scents of Paradise and this was just the beginning. The next few months turned into a veritable olfactory obsession where our living room turned into a laboratory and all sorts of beautiful scents were developed, from fresh and floral to woody and luxurious, each one with its own magical formula and concoction that spelt heavenly pleasure.

 

*Oud comes from the wood of the Southeast Asian agar (aquilaria) tree which produces a dark, scented, resin, and is often called 'liquid gold'. Oud is rare and very expensive. The scent is an ancient one that has been used for thousands of years in the Middle East and Asia. It has musky, sensual and captivating notes and resembles few other scents.