| AL : SHI : ME |
'a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination'
An eco-luxe candle company whose aim is to create a magic capsule within every space with our hand-blended fragrances and signature glass jar. A romantic holiday, a warm welcome, a delicious memory, an intimate tale.
We source products that are made from sustainable resources, are recyclable or bio-degradable, and always strive to reduce our carbon footprint. We take full advantage of sunny Western Australia, and the power supplied to the Alchimie workshop is graciously provided by the sun. If there is any room for improvement in sustainability, we peruse it.
Pleasing in every way, we welcome you to enjoy a luxury sensory experience that doesn't cost the earth. We invite you to explore more about us below, where we delve deeper into what makes Alchimie truly enchanting.
A lot of thought & love...
The Luxury Glass Jar & Tin
Our luxurious cut crystal style glass vessels were chosen because of their elegance, luxury look and feel, and re-loveability. Once your candle has run out, we hope you give your glass jar a new life. Our glasses are double-tempered and dishwasher safe and hope to become an everyday joy long after their first magical use. The tins from the Tous Les Jours Collection are a light and fully recyclable making them a wonderful eco-friendly option. Find out more about how to clean your candle jar and discover re-loveable ideas here.
We use high quality double ply rosewood wicks which create an even and clean burn. The steady burn and delicate crackle of a wooden wick creates a calm and ambient space, as well as the beautiful release of fragrance. Wood wicks produce less soot and burn for longer without emitting harmful toxins which is always a plus.
Our cotton wicks are also chemical- and lead-free ensuring no toxins are released during burning.
And don't forget to always keep your wicks trimmed.
The Coconut Soy Wax
Our coconut soy wax is 100% sustainable, biodegradable, plant-based, vegan friendly, and Australia made. Our wax is sourced from a reputable supplier who aligns with our values to protect the environment and use eco-friendly shipping materials. Although the price of wax continuously increases, in order to maintain sustainability, Alchimie will always source the finest quality wax, and never compromise on quality or blends.
Alchimie use premium, high quality fragrance oils, all meeting industry standards for use, safety, and enjoyment. Our fragrance suppliers have partnered with an industry employer for people with disabilities, providing opportunities for participation in employment and training during the processing of the fragrances, such as bottling and warehouse operations.
The fragrance notes in your candles are divided into three classes;
Top: The scents that we are initially captivated by and are smelt before the candle is lit, and at the start of the first burn. These scents reach our sense of smell first, will be light, fresh, floral, and lead into the heart notes.
Heart: The slow heating of the wax welcomes the heart notes, which provide the body and warmth of a candle. These notes are usually still floral, however often mingle with spicy and oriental scents as the fragrance evolves and becomes more complex, showing the fragrances true character and complementing the other fragrance notes.
Base: Last but not least, the base notes. These scents are usually woody, heavy, and creamy fragrances that harmonise with the top notes, creating a solid and lasting foundation for the fragrance over days, weeks, and even months.
Our fragrances cannot be found anywhere else as they have been hand-blended to enchant and transport you to another time or place. Some notes you will pick up more than others, and you may find yourself attracted to a subtle fragrance within our artisanal fragrance range that you simply can not get enough of.
The Cork Lids
What makes a perfect candle lid?
We proudly sourced the eco-conscious artist at Cork.it to create the signature Alchimie lid. Made of 100% cork, our lids not only protect your new candle from dust and protect your furniture from heat damage when placed underneath your lit candle, but are also the most eco-friendly option available.
Finished with your candle? Recycle, compost, or use the lid as a coaster with your new Alchimie glass.
We want to create an enjoyable and luxury unboxing experience, without compromising our precious earth. With the help of our eco-ecommerce focused partners, your candle arrives lovingly package in materials that are sustainable, and kind to our earth:
- Candle boxes - water-based ink, eco-friendly, sustainable, made from recycled material, recyclable
- Tissue paper - acid free, sustainable, made from recycled material, recyclable, compostable
- Stickers - thermal printed or water based ink, sustainable, eco-friendly, recyclable and compostable
- Shipping boxes - made from recycled or plant-based materials, recyclable, compostable
- Packing tape - natural starch adhesive, made from recycled materials, recyclable, compostable
- Gift cord - made from 100% organic hemp, biodegradable, keep and use for your own gifting
- Shipping labels - thermal printed, compostable (will take slightly longer), sustainable alternative
- Ecomailers - plant-based, biodegradable and compostable
- Hex parcel wrapping - sustainable, recyclable, compostable
- Candle warning label - made from recycled material, recyclable
- Business and thank you card - made from recycled material, recyclable
Your parcels are sent using carbon neutral delivery providers and the excess carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of purchasing your new luxury candle will be offset. This is important as increased carbon dioxide concentrations negatively impact our climate by contributing to the effects of global warming. A 100% carbon neutral delivery is done through ‘offsetting’, where the highest possible carbon generated from the delivery is calculated to give a ‘carbon yield number’. Using the carbon yield number as a guide, the emission is neutralised by funding a project to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions. Emissions as a result of delivery are invested in carbon offset projects following emissions calculated through Climate Active. Our initiatives means that together we are restoring and preserving our precious ecosystems.
The Face Behind the Brand
Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to explore the world of Alchimie.
We began our journey in the Spring of 2022 where we set out to create an enchanting and luxury sensory experience; the simple pleasure of lighting a candle, basking in the warmth of its glow, and breathing in the alluring fragrance that surrounds and envelopes you. We understand the importance of taking a moment for yourself, and living in each precious moment.
Biochemist turned chandler, Alchimie founder Victoria has spent a lot of time reading and writing by candlelight, and understands the magical potential in such simple pleasures. Science meets nature through the skillful combination of luxury materials to create an enchanting and sensorial experience worth cherishing.
The hardest and most rewarding challenge to overcome was to create a range that does not negatively impact our world, and goes one step further in giving back to our ecosystems. There's no better time than the present to increase mindfulness around how we treat our land and waterways, and with your help, we hope to make even the smallest difference.
A luxury experience awaits with our much loved artisanal range of soy fragranced candles. The brand evokes a sense of timeless elegance, of chic interlude and charming wonder, without costing the earth.
It was with this in mind, that Alchimie was born - Here's to creating magic.