Gamillah, the parent company of Altru, was founded by its president and CEO Manuela Testolini. Altru Candles, incense and fragrance oils were designed to reflect the beauty and art of cultures around the world. Altru means “unselfishly giving of one’s self to others” and was created by Manuela because of a desire to join in with consumers who believe investing in our children today brings compassionate and socially conscious adult leaders tomorrow. Manuela says; “By supporting Altru, you embrace a cause that seeks to give children a stronger voice in making the future more ‘perfect’ for us all.”
Manuela Testolini was born in 1976 in Canada to an Italian father and Egyptian mother, and after obtaining a degree in law and sociology she moved to the United States. She does not have children and is divorced after a five year marriage to the famous musician Prince. Manuela is a vibrant woman of stunning beauty whom was blessed with a heart of gold, which has lead her to start a non-profit organization that works to encourage and empower children to become beneficial leaders.
The “In a Perfect World® Foundation” was established by Manuela to allow deprived children the opportunity to develop strong leadership skills by expressing their everyday needs and dreams in an artistic way, by route of community-based programs and mentors that reach children through innovative strategies. Manuela introduced Altru to help fund this program so that more children can become “compassionate, socially conscious and responsible leaders.”
Altru Candles and fragrances were named after what Manuela feels would be the highest values found in a perfect world: appreciation, integrity, harmony, artistry, remembrance, unity, wellness and humanity. The candles are made of a rich soy base and are more than just soft scents, for with their hammered copper vessels they can bring a touch style to any room. The unique packaging pattern of each scent is superb and makes a fabulous gift that will also benefit a child that is trying to make a better future for all...in a not so perfect world.
Manuela Testolini, founder and president of Gamillah (the parent company of Altru) designed her ornate candles specifically to express the beauty and art of cultures throughout the world. Manuela believes empowering our children today brings great leadership tomorrow and established the non-profit organization “In a Perfect World® Foundation” to reach children through mentors and programs that teach life long values that lead to success. Support the future of our children by giving a gift of an Altru Candle. We recommend the Artistry Masala Chai Candle for its complex and richly sophisticated scent.
Altru Artistry Masala Chai Candle
A candle with a truly CAPTIVATING spicy scent! Morocco is a country of multi-ethnic groups with brilliant colors and bold designs that are visible in every city, and the Masala Chai Candle greatly reflects the beauty of the culture. The artwork of the vivid packaging and the hammered copper vessel lined with a soft golden hue is an additional added bonus to the superb fragrance of this candle. The quality soy blend wax scented with Creamy Vanilla, Warm Spices and a splash of Black Tea equals a candle that no home should ever be without.