Douglas Little, who is a present-day alchemist and purveyor of curious goods, was born with an eye and appreciation for art and its history, which brought about the birth of D.L. & Co. After working many years in the beauty industry, Douglas was bewildered by the insensitive, boring and lifeless products offered to consumers and began designing luxurious items, including D.L. & Co. Candles that are made to stimulate all the senses of the body.
After leaving behind the old-hand idea and routine of the everyday beauty industry, Douglas began to absorb himself with the history and customs of the mysterious realm of natural perfumes by first studying with Aftelier and later at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery. Upon finishing his studies, Douglas moved forward and began creating some of the most tantalizing and mystifying aromas of all time, because of the use of peculiar and rare essences that even include toxic plants.
Motivated by his strong emotion of the many eras in the world of art, Douglas has produced some of the most unusual and finest products, from obscure and primitive to vogue and trendy. The artistry, antique plethora and alchemical diversity of Douglas’ "Modern Alchemy" textures and fragrances are of the most exquisite available throughout the world, and this is certainly apparent in the D.L. & Co. Candles. Alchemy is the infinite quest of the alchemist to exchange the usual for the unusual, and it is an art that has been around since ancient times. This modern Gothic art is obvious in the collection of the exquisitely perfumed candles of D.L. & Co., for they can change the atmosphere of any room, from inelegant to elegant.
The ingredients of D.L. & Co. Candles are imported from around the world and made from essential oils and a satiny feeling to the touch blend of palm, maple and soy waxes that are hand-poured into majestic etched glass vessels. One of the favorites, the D.L. & Co. signature collection, is superb and brilliantly designed with detail that radiates with stunning beauty. There is never a need to wrap a gift of a D.L. & Co. Candle, for it is already wrapped in a gorgeous box that is hand-tied with a thoughtfully selected silk fabric ribbon, which makes opening one of these candles much like the experience of opening a love letter.The D.L. & Co. Candle is a little pricier than many average candles, but Douglas Little’s items are of top quality and he does not scrimp on the ingredients in not only his candles, but in all of his products that even include exotic Dell laptop skins. This is a candle so exquisite, that many people rub these soft candles on their skin because of the soft feel of the wax and unsurpassable scent. With all this in mind, remember--the home with a Douglas Little candle is the envy of every guest.
If you are a fan of candles with exquisite beauty, intricate detail and a touch of mystery, you will definitely love D.L. & Co Candles. The fragrances are mystifying because of the rare aspect of aromas that even include toxic plants, and the packaging and vessels are gorgeous. These candles make great gifts for every occasion and our two favorite scents are Abisinthe and Thorn Apple of the Signature Collection.
D.L. & Co. Abisinthe Candle
Classified as a spirit, abisinthe is commonly referred to in historical literature as the Green Fairy. The Abisinthe Candle has a high-grade European wax and the fragrance is blended from anise, coriander, armoise, vetiver and mint, setting an environment that reminds one of the lost Absinthe bars of old New Orleans. The lovely scalloped glass vessel is a chartreuse green and is packaged in an elegant black silk hat box with a black silk ribbon bow.
D.L. & Co. Thorn Apple Candle
Thorn Apple is a weed often called the devil's trumpet because of the horn-shaped blooms. The Thorn Apple Candle has a high-grade European wax with a bouquet of smooth clean scents with an edge of a sharper aroma. The delicate scalloped glass vessel is black and it is packaged in an elegant black silk hat box with a black silk ribbon bow.