Our Story

A great candle makes everything better!

Yet I kept finding myself settling for mediocre paraffin candles that cost the earth in more than one way!

So I spent over a year sourcing the perfect fragrances, testing plant based waxes, experimenting with wicks and making lots of mess in our kitchen. Finally I created a candle that I'd been searching for but couldn't find. 

Handmade scented soy wax candles in the UK

A story of opportunity & obsession

It all began with an obsession with fragrance, an eye for detail and burning desire to create.

After working in experiential marketing and recruitment for 10 years and being made redundant I was left feeling emotional and lost, but with redundancy came opportunity - albeit one realised after many sleepless nights.

I’d been toying with the idea of starting my own luxury candle business in the back of my mind for years - and suddenly those half baked dreams of starting a luxury candle company started to set into a real possibility. 

Handmade scented soy wax candles in the UK

"I just thought, what's the worst that can happen? I could lose my flat - could I cope with moving in with relatives and getting another job? And I realised yes, I can do that." It helps that I don’t have any dependents (apart from the dogs). "If I don't do it now I'm never going to do it. And which is worse: getting to 40 and regretting it, or giving it a try and failing?”

James Patrick London was born, luxury candles always vegan and always cruelty free.

Each one is made with love in small batches to ensure quality and finish. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them!

James Patrick London