FlameNoirCandleCo

Soy wax candles + gifts inspired by classic detectives!

Richmond, Virginia On Etsy since 2016

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FlameNoirCandleCo

Soy wax candles + gifts inspired by classic detectives!

Richmond, Virginia | 344 Sales

Announcement    We're back! We've been busy! First, I would like to take a moment to introduce everyone to our new vintage shop, Whispering City RVA! Check it out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhisperingCityRVA

Now for some changes that are happening here at Flame Noir Candle Co.:

RETIRING: I’m afraid we must discontinue one of our most beloved scents, “Hercule’s Christmas”. One of the many scent oils that we combine to create our original formula has permanently gone off the market due to a lack of demand. We will continue to offer Hercule’s Christmas while supplies last, but once it has sold out, it will be permanently retired from our catalog. Hercule’s Rose will replace Hercule’s Christmas in the “Poirot Investigates” two candles set, (with Whitehaven Mansions), after Hercule’s Christmas has sold out. Other retiring scents are H-Division (DI Edmund Reid), and Mitchell House, (Miss Pinkerton). These two scents will also be available while supplies last only, and will be permanently retired once they sell out.

SEASONAL OFFERINGS: Holmes for the Holidays will be available during select holidays dates only. The scent will become available from October 15-Jan 31 yearly. Any future Christmas / Holiday candles will also be seasonal only.

TEALIGHTS: Tealights will be available in sets of 6 or 12 in single scent selections only. We will no longer be offering mixed scent selections or full catalog options for tealights due to the intensive process of hand pouring multiple small batches of scents.

We thank you for your patience while we were away and look forward to your patronage once again. Thanks to all!

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SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that we have had to raise our prices to counterbalance Etsy's new fees. Prices at flamenoircandleco.com are 1 dollar cheaper than our Etsy pricing as a result. Purchase through our website and save money! While you're there, you can also join our mailing list and check out our blog.

We are thrilled to introduce our new Sherlock Holmes winter candle, "Holmes for the Holidays", along with TWO new Nero Wolfe fandom scents: "The Plant Rooms", which is inspired by Nero Wolfe's orchid nursery, and "Sam's on 10th", which is inspired by Nero Wolfe's milk-chugging leg-man, Archie Goodwin.

Welcome to Flame Noir Candle Co. - as featured in Pursuit Magazine - The magazine of professional investigators. Visit us on the web at: flamenoircandleco.com

ABOUT SOY WAX: These soy wax candles are dye free and do not contain wax additives. As a result, the surface wax after your first burn may appear rough, frosted, or slightly lumpy once it hardens. Likewise, you may notice "frosting" on our wax melts, tealights and/or candle tops. This is typical of all natural soy wax candles and is purely cosmetic. It is not a product flaw and will not affect the scent or performance of your candle. The word on the street: you can smooth lumpy candle tops by gently heating the surface of your candle with a hair dryer on a low setting!

TIN "PINKING": Although there are many suppliers of treated candle tins are on the market, Flame Noir Candle Co has decided not to use candle tins that have been “varnished” on the interior with what we feel is an unnecessary chemical wash. While it is true that varnishing prevents “tin pinking”, we haven’t found a supplier who offers an all-natural varnish that we are comfortable using with our all-natural candles. As a result of our choice to avoid the use of varnished tins, (and because we do not use additives or dyes to disguise or chemically eliminate any natural discoloration), you may notice a slight pink color on the interior of your candles in scent blends that contain vanilla or other spices. Not to worry! This “tin pinking” is simply a natural chemical reaction. It is not a product flaw, and will not affect the scent or the performance of your candle. Our scent blends use high-quality, all natural fragrance oils that are vegan, cruelty free, non-GMO and Phthalate free. Our wicks are lead free and dipped in beeswax, and our unvarnished candles do not contain additives or other unsafe ingredients like the ones you might find at the supermarket. Breathe confidently – breathe safely!

WICK GROOMING: Our specialty, core-less cotton, paper and beeswax wicks are "self-trimming", in that they curl slightly as they burn. This aids in burning off the end of the wick as it goes so there's less left to trim after each burning. On occasion, you may notice "mushrooming" at the end of your wick. This is simply carbon buildup and is typical of core-less/lead free wicks. To quickly and neatly trim your wick, we recommend turning your cooled and hardened candle upside over a garbage bin where you may simply trim or pinch the excess wick to 1/4 of an inch. Prior to relighting, make sure you clean away any soot or debris from the candle surface.

BULK ORDERS: Bulk orders are available for your events, parties, detective or noir-themed weddings, art openings, etc. Please contact us with your inquiries for pricing and an estimated time frame on order fulfillment.

RETURNS: Due to the nature of this product, no returns can be accepted. If there is a quality or shipping issue with your order, or if you have received the wrong item - please let us know!

ABOUT SCENTS: We all know scents are subjective. What smells amazing to one person may not be to another person's liking. Please be realistic with your expectations - we are all different and that's what makes the world great. If you are unsure of whether or not you're going to like a scent, try a Flame Noir tealight sampler set first. Our tealight samplers offer a smaller commitment and the chance to sample 6 different scents that you may choose on your own in any combination. Find your favorite!

CASE FILE: You may notice imitations of our work cropping up here and there - it's no mystery to us why others might try their hand at creating detective inspired candles. Just keep in mind that only Flame Noir Candle Co.'s products feature our unique, meticulously crafted scent blends that have been specifically designed to help you immerse yourself in the world of classic detective fiction. Light a candle, select a mystery, and enjoy!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 30, 2019

We're back! We've been busy! First, I would like to take a moment to introduce everyone to our new vintage shop, Whispering City RVA! Check it out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhisperingCityRVA

Now for some changes that are happening here at Flame Noir Candle Co.:

RETIRING: I’m afraid we must discontinue one of our most beloved scents, “Hercule’s Christmas”. One of the many scent oils that we combine to create our original formula has permanently gone off the market due to a lack of demand. We will continue to offer Hercule’s Christmas while supplies last, but once it has sold out, it will be permanently retired from our catalog. Hercule’s Rose will replace Hercule’s Christmas in the “Poirot Investigates” two candles set, (with Whitehaven Mansions), after Hercule’s Christmas has sold out. Other retiring scents are H-Division (DI Edmund Reid), and Mitchell House, (Miss Pinkerton). These two scents will also be available while supplies last only, and will be permanently retired once they sell out.

SEASONAL OFFERINGS: Holmes for the Holidays will be available during select holidays dates only. The scent will become available from October 15-Jan 31 yearly. Any future Christmas / Holiday candles will also be seasonal only.

TEALIGHTS: Tealights will be available in sets of 6 or 12 in single scent selections only. We will no longer be offering mixed scent selections or full catalog options for tealights due to the intensive process of hand pouring multiple small batches of scents.

We thank you for your patience while we were away and look forward to your patronage once again. Thanks to all!

--------

SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that we have had to raise our prices to counterbalance Etsy's new fees. Prices at flamenoircandleco.com are 1 dollar cheaper than our Etsy pricing as a result. Purchase through our website and save money! While you're there, you can also join our mailing list and check out our blog.

We are thrilled to introduce our new Sherlock Holmes winter candle, "Holmes for the Holidays", along with TWO new Nero Wolfe fandom scents: "The Plant Rooms", which is inspired by Nero Wolfe's orchid nursery, and "Sam's on 10th", which is inspired by Nero Wolfe's milk-chugging leg-man, Archie Goodwin.

Welcome to Flame Noir Candle Co. - as featured in Pursuit Magazine - The magazine of professional investigators. Visit us on the web at: flamenoircandleco.com

ABOUT SOY WAX: These soy wax candles are dye free and do not contain wax additives. As a result, the surface wax after your first burn may appear rough, frosted, or slightly lumpy once it hardens. Likewise, you may notice "frosting" on our wax melts, tealights and/or candle tops. This is typical of all natural soy wax candles and is purely cosmetic. It is not a product flaw and will not affect the scent or performance of your candle. The word on the street: you can smooth lumpy candle tops by gently heating the surface of your candle with a hair dryer on a low setting!

TIN "PINKING": Although there are many suppliers of treated candle tins are on the market, Flame Noir Candle Co has decided not to use candle tins that have been “varnished” on the interior with what we feel is an unnecessary chemical wash. While it is true that varnishing prevents “tin pinking”, we haven’t found a supplier who offers an all-natural varnish that we are comfortable using with our all-natural candles. As a result of our choice to avoid the use of varnished tins, (and because we do not use additives or dyes to disguise or chemically eliminate any natural discoloration), you may notice a slight pink color on the interior of your candles in scent blends that contain vanilla or other spices. Not to worry! This “tin pinking” is simply a natural chemical reaction. It is not a product flaw, and will not affect the scent or the performance of your candle. Our scent blends use high-quality, all natural fragrance oils that are vegan, cruelty free, non-GMO and Phthalate free. Our wicks are lead free and dipped in beeswax, and our unvarnished candles do not contain additives or other unsafe ingredients like the ones you might find at the supermarket. Breathe confidently – breathe safely!

WICK GROOMING: Our specialty, core-less cotton, paper and beeswax wicks are "self-trimming", in that they curl slightly as they burn. This aids in burning off the end of the wick as it goes so there's less left to trim after each burning. On occasion, you may notice "mushrooming" at the end of your wick. This is simply carbon buildup and is typical of core-less/lead free wicks. To quickly and neatly trim your wick, we recommend turning your cooled and hardened candle upside over a garbage bin where you may simply trim or pinch the excess wick to 1/4 of an inch. Prior to relighting, make sure you clean away any soot or debris from the candle surface.

BULK ORDERS: Bulk orders are available for your events, parties, detective or noir-themed weddings, art openings, etc. Please contact us with your inquiries for pricing and an estimated time frame on order fulfillment.

RETURNS: Due to the nature of this product, no returns can be accepted. If there is a quality or shipping issue with your order, or if you have received the wrong item - please let us know!

ABOUT SCENTS: We all know scents are subjective. What smells amazing to one person may not be to another person's liking. Please be realistic with your expectations - we are all different and that's what makes the world great. If you are unsure of whether or not you're going to like a scent, try a Flame Noir tealight sampler set first. Our tealight samplers offer a smaller commitment and the chance to sample 6 different scents that you may choose on your own in any combination. Find your favorite!

CASE FILE: You may notice imitations of our work cropping up here and there - it's no mystery to us why others might try their hand at creating detective inspired candles. Just keep in mind that only Flame Noir Candle Co.'s products feature our unique, meticulously crafted scent blends that have been specifically designed to help you immerse yourself in the world of classic detective fiction. Light a candle, select a mystery, and enjoy!

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About FlameNoirCandleCo

Sales 344
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On the scent of the best detectives of film and print!

Flame Noir Candle Co. is a small, specialty boutique business located in Richmond, Virginia, offering homemade, hand-poured, soy wax candles & gifts in scents that are inspired by some of the greatest classic detectives of film & print.

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Unique Gifts: Our handmade candles & gifts make perfect presents for your mystery loving family & friends. Give gifts that get talked about!

Unique Scents: We create all of our own, old-fashioned, vintage-styled scent blends in-house. You won't find our scent blends anywhere else!

Handmade with a Heart: All of the products we offer are handmade using only the finest quality ingredients. Our products are never tested on animals!

All Natural: Our candles are pure soy and do not contain additives or dyes. Our products are vegan and are lead, phthalate & paraben free!

Our Wicks: Our specialty wicks are cotton with a paper waive, dipped in beeswax. We never use wicks dipped in palm or paraffin wax!

Custom Orders: We offer custom creations for your detective or mystery themed events. Contact us for more info on pricing and time frames!

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At Flame Noir Candle Co., our goal is to create handmade, superior quality candles and gifts that are safe, earth and animal friendly & promote the vintage lifestyle. We seek to enhance the mystery & detective literature, films, games, radio programs, magazines & other media that we love so much.

Light a candle, select your favorite detective novel, movie or program and enjoy a full sensory experience aimed at stirring your imagination.

Mission Statement: At Flame Noir Candle Co., we believe that chandlery is not just about the technical aspects of candle making, but also the artistry of creating perfectly blended scents that are unique and memorable. Scents not only create atmosphere, they affect our moods and spark our imagination. To this end, we create all of our own, old-fashioned scent blends in-house, using only the finest premium fragrances with the goal of capturing the spirit of our favorite detectives, sleuths and crime solvers of film and print. Each new, vintage-styled scent blend is extensively tested before release to assure quality, scent harmony, achievement of concept and fragrance longevity.

DO NOT BE FOOLED by the new crop of competitors, who upon seeing our original business idea, have jumped on the bandwagon of selling detective themed candles. To simply open a bottle or two of fragrance oil, add it to the wax, and name it after a detective misses the point and will never come close to matching the time and effort that is spent on crafting our original Flame Noir creations. We hope you know that Flame Noir is the first of our kind, and the only company on the web that offers ONLY detective themed candles. We are dedicated to perfecting detective and mystery themed scents that cannot be duplicated. We extensively research each detective along with the scent notes of colognes and perfumes that were popular during the era in which that detective was featured. Using those two tools, (along with our lifelong passion for detective fiction), as our base, we create our original scent blends using our imaginations as stoked by the atmosphere of the books, films, TV programs and other media featuring each detective in order to offer our customers something that is personal, artistic and truly unique.

We hope you enjoy our efforts!

Shop members

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Hard-boiled detectives and handmade candles - my two favorite things collide!

  • Scott

    Assistant

    Scott designed the logo for Flame Noir. Without his loving support and motivation, I would probably just be sitting somewhere reading detective novels!

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Last updated on Nov 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How do I pick the right scent for me?

To help you select, we use the following terms:

*Top Notes* is used to indicate the strongest scent in the candle. Top notes are noticeable when the candle is cold or hot.

*Middle Notes* is used to capture the secondary scents in the candle, which may or may not be noticeable when the candle is cold. Middle notes come out during the burning of the candle and should start to become more apparent as the wax melts and the pool spreads to the edges of the tin.

*Finish* is used to capture the most subtle scents in the candle. Finishing notes are sometimes undetectable as individual scents, but they add a subtle complexity as the scent begins to fill the room.

Check for full descriptions on each candle's page or try a 6 tealight sampler set!

What are the burning instructions?

Trim wick to 1/4 inch prior to lighting. Keep candle free of foreign material. Only burn candle on a level, fire resistance surface. Do not burn longer than 4 hours at a time. Discontinue use when only 1/4 inch of the wax remains.

Do these candles contain lead or lead cores in the wicks? What about dyes or additives?

Our candles are lead free! Our wicks are specialty, coreless cotton interwoven with paper and dipped in beeswax. Our soy wax candles are dye free and do not contain wax additives.

Why does my candle sometimes look lumpy after burning?

Since these soy wax candles do not contain additives, the surface wax after your first burn may appear rough, frosted, or slightly lumpy once it hardens. This is typical of all natural soy wax candles and is purely cosmetic. It is not a product flaw and will not affect the scent or performance of your candle!

There seems to be mushrooming at the end of my wick. Is this something to worry about?

"Mushrooming" at the end of your wick is simply carbon buildup and may happen from time to time. It is typical of core-less/lead free wicks. To quickly and neatly trim your wick, we recommend turning your cooled and hardened candle upside over a garbage bin where you may simply trim or pinch the excess wick to 1/4 of an inch. Prior to relighting, make sure you clean away any soot or debris from the candle surface.

Do you offer bulk orders for my party, wedding, event, etc.? What about special custom commissions?

Yes! Bulk orders are available. Please contact us with your inquiries for pricing and an estimated time frame on order fulfillment. Special custom commissions, including new scent creation with custom labeling & candle inserts are available and are approved on a case-by-case basis. Prepayment in full is required for all custom commissions. Please note that once the commission is completed, Flame Noir maintains ownership of the scent and branding and may decide to feature the scent as a candle and/or rooms spray for sale in our store at a later date. All custom commissions will need to fit into the Flame Noir detective and/or mystery theme in order to be approved.

Are your candles, wax melts & room sprays Phthalate free?

CANDLE & WAX MELT PRODUCT INFO:
Vegan: Yes
Cruelty Free: Yes
Non-GMO: Yes
Phthalate Free: Yes
Lead Free: Yes
Wax: 100% soy
Wicks: cotton w/ paper waive dipped in beeswax (candles)
Jars & Tabs: Tins or clamshells
Scent Blends: All-Natural. Vegan. Phthalate, Alcohol, Cruelty, Gluten & GMO free.

ROOM SPRAY PRODUCT INFO:
Cruelty Free: Yes
Vegan: Yes
Phthalate Free: Yes
Lead Free: Yes
Scent Blends: All-Natural. Vegan. Phthalate, Alcohol, Cruelty, Gluten & GMO free.
INGREDIENTS: Premium natural fragrance oils, water, polysorbate 20 & 80 (surfactant & emulsifier), sodium laurel sulfate, disodium cupic citrate, (antioxidant), citric acid, methylchloroisothiazolinone, (antifungal preservative), methylisothiazolinone (preservative), ethyl alcohol.

Do you offer returns on your products?

Due to the nature of these homemade products, we cannot accept returns. Once the products leave our hands, we can no longer guarantee their integrity, and therefore, they can't be sold to anyone else. If you have a quality or shipping issue with your order, or if you have received the wrong item, please contact us!

Do you ship internationally?

Our candles and wax melts ship world-wide! We are sorry, but at this time our liquid products, (room sprays), ship within the 48 contiguous United States only.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in our item pricing or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

SHIPPING TO CARGO HOLDS: Please note that we are happy to ship to your cargo exporters for cargo shipment overseas by a 3rd party provider. We hope you understand that our packages may be opened and resealed by the cargo service. If there is a problem with packaging, please consult your cargo providers to learn if a package inspection has occurred. As always, let us know if there is a problem on our end!

Why is there discoloration or a slight pink color on the interior of my candle tin?

Although there are many suppliers of treated candle tins are on the market, Flame Noir Candle Co has decided not to use candle tins that have been “varnished” on the interior with what we feel is an unnecessary chemical wash. As a result of our choice to avoid the use of varnished tins, (and because we do not use additives or dyes to disguise or chemically eliminate any natural discoloration), you may notice a slight pink color on the interior of your candles in scent blends that contain vanilla or other spices. Not to worry! This “tin pinking” is simply a natural chemical reaction to the vanilla and/or spices. It is not a product flaw, and will not affect the scent or the performance of your candle. Breathe confidently – breathe safely!