Hand poured...for the candle connoisseur

Columbia, Maryland · 2263 Sales


Hand poured...for the candle connoisseur

Columbia, Maryland 2263 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner We're taking a few days off to spend time with family. Please stop by to see us again on July 25th!

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 14, 2017

We're taking a few days off to spend time with family. Please stop by to see us again on July 25th!

Thank you!



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Pleasing discriminating whiff at a time...

The Columbia Fragrance Co. started as a dream nearly five years ago, when Dorene was looking for ways to combine her love of art with her desire to expand her business creativity beyond her day job. The dream became a reality when she began making candles as gifts and soon had too many to give or burn herself!

She started selling locally in Ohio as D'Lites by Dorene. A change in her day job enabled her to move to Maryland to live with her fiance. This opportunity prompted her to evolve from the crafty brand of D'LItes to the more retail focused The Columbia Fragrance Co.

Always crafty and having an entrepreneurial spirit, Dorene's love of candles and fragrances dates back as long as she can remember. While it is the fragrance which first attracted her to candle making, it is the spectrum of colors which keeps her fascinated in the process.

"Finding just the right color to demonstrate the mood of a fragrance is the biggest challenge. But as we're usually visual people before we're fragrance people, the color needs to be just perfect before I'll put my candle out for sale."

While fragrances run from the standard and classic vanilla to the fresh and spring lilac, Dorene especially enjoys creating her own blends. Most of her new line incorporate fragrances which mimic trends in food and more sophisticated scents with deeper middle and bottom notes.

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  • Dorene

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2016
Thank you for shopping The Columbia Fragrance Co.

All our products are hand poured at the time of order, polished, then carefully packaged for its trip to your home. All candles are tested for fragrance and burn quality before being presented for sale.

Colors shown are standard and requests for different color or no color are considered special orders and may take additional time to pour. Please note, the color of your candle may vary from the product shown due to differences in personal monitor settings and the batch your candle is poured.

Most items have shipping options for USA only. Please contact me for quotes on international shipping.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
We honor all payments through Paypal and major credit cards. Special arrangements should be made for other payment methods.
Candles are hand poured at the time of order, so please allow three to five business days to accommodate our pouring schedule. Our standard shipping days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. If you require your product sooner, please send a note to seller with your request.

All orders over $60 ship free! Please use coupon code Freeshipping at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
Replacement products will be supplied if a jar has been broken in transit; please provide a photo of the object of your disappointment. Refunds are given if you are honestly overcharged or if an error has been made to your order. Please see the time frame listed above for turnaround time. Refunds will not be given if you require a shorter turnaround time for your order than stated above.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you again for shopping The Columbia Fragrance Co. We hope you enjoy your purchase as much as we have enjoyed making it for you!

For custom orders or information on selling wholesale or consignment, please send an email to info [!at]