tradition and passion

Meet Mihail

Hi everyone, my name is Mihail, the creator of Lares Candle Co. I love candles, creating home fragrances, and coming up with new exciting products. 

Making candles runs in my family. My grandma used to make tapered candles for her church. I fondly remember sitting next to her, watching every candle being poured. I loved the smell of beeswax and was fascinated by the speed with which the wax turned solid. 

During my early 20’s, I worked for a luxury candle company in London and my love for candles has continued to evolve. After living in four different countries over the past ten years, I decided to call Canada my home in 2018 and at the same time, I began developing Lares Candle Co. It started with the creation of four beautiful fragrances, inspired by memories and places from my childhood. These scents take me back to all the places I’ve ever called home.

Because I’m passionate about the environment and sustainability, I worked hard to find the best ingredients and materials that will not harm nature. Made of all-natural wax and fragrances, my candles are hand-poured in small batches. I use artisanal glass, that is handmade in Portugal using traditional methods. Each glass vessel is unique and can be repurposed after your candle has lived its life. 

Lares candles are made with the best quality ingredients. Each scent contains 10s of notes put together with precision to create an experience. These subtle scents will give your home a lovely vibe.

As part of my philosophy as a business owner, giving back is very important.

When you buy one of our candles, your purchase goes a longer way. 10% of each sale gets donated to local charities or charities you as a customer nominate. 

To date as part of your purchases we have donated $1,200 and we donate more every quarter.

Below is a list of the organizations you have supported through your purchases:

- PWA Toronto

- World Wildfire Fund

- St Michaels Hospital Foundation

- Women's College Hospital

- World Health Organization  - COVID Solidarity Response

- Daily Bread Toronto

- Movember

- The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

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