Mar Mar Candles
Mar Mar’s beautiful, sustainably made candles are each hand poured in LA by Light 4 Life and the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, an organization that provides jobs for adults with disabilities. Their candles feature a sustainably sourced coconut wax blend, a cotton wick, and an elegant glass vessel that doubles as the perfect drinking glass after your candle is gone. Each candle comes in a reusable mud-dyed cotton pouch ready for gifting––whether to a loved one or to yourself. 40 hour burn time.
Mono No Aware: Mono No Aware is a Japanese phrase translating most simply as a sensitivity to ephemera, bittersweetness, or the happiness that something has happened mixed with the sadness that it’s no longer happening. Notes: tobacco and vervaine.
Moon Beach: A hot afternoon spent at Sarakiniko, a volcanic rock beach on the island of Milos. Cold wine, a picnic of bread and honey, and a layer of sunscreen over salty skin. Notes: coconut, lime, vanilla, and lychee.
Saint Martin: Embodies the spirit of smoky late night walks down the tree-lined canal Saint-Martin in Paris. Notes: hashish, nag champa, mesquite, vervaine.
Other Desert Cities: Sparked by a highway sign and inspired by the brutal and beautiful landscapes of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and beyond. Notes: agarwood, mesquite, santal.
North: A canopy of branches, a zen forest off the highway, a warm wind. You’re traveling north to return to a place you haven’t yet been. Notes: cypress, piñon, eucalyptus, jasmine.
A few tips to ensure optimal burning: trim wick to 1/4" before burning every time to avoid soot. burn for 2–4 hours every time, allowing wax to liquify from edge to edge to avoid tunneling. never leave a burning candle unattended. never move a candle while burning.