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Dartmouth Candle Company Collaboration

9th February 2022

We are very excited about our latest collaboration with the Dartmouth Candle Company. Holland Leisure and Platform 1 are now stocking a range of these fabulous candles with personalised Platform 1 logos on the lids.

Dartmouth Candle Company started trading in March 2021 and is a business that was conceived during lockdown. Stuck at home and furloughed from work, Dartmouth local Gemma Payne wanted to challenge herself to do something new, coming up with several potential new business ideas. Eventually, she felt it was her love of candles that could really drive her to make a successful business as it was something she was so passionate about. She started making some testers, got really good feedback and things gradually escalated from there. The first sales were made online before venturing out to local farmers markets.

Gemma who went to Dartmouth Primary School followed by Dartmouth Academy is very modest about her achievements. Many big brands are dipping their toes in the candle making business so the competition is tough. She has quickly managed to establish an authentic local business where her enthusiasm and pride in her products is evident in their quality. We are proud to be a stockist of this innovative, up and coming local brand.

Gemma’s partner Nick is a graphic designer and so he was able to help with the design element and Gemma was very keen to emphasise the Dartmouth connection as much as possible, which is very much reflected in their marketing. All their soy wax candles are hand-poured and hand-finished here in Dartmouth creating a unique local product.

Inspiration for the fragrances came from Gemma wishing to have a variety of scents, ranging from stronger scents such as peppermint and eucalyptus to subtler more relaxing ones such as vanilla or jasmine. “People have such different tastes” says Gemma “and we have tried to put together a range that will appeal to everybody.”

There are many exquisite fragrances to choose from but we have chosen our 2 favourites below to stock.

Mandarin & Sandalwood: Smooth hints of chocolate warm the zesty tones of mandarin and bergamot as the fragrance blooms. A sweet heart of jasmine and amber is wrapped in floral notes of lavender and lily, before drying to reveal a soft base of vanilla musk.

Lemongrass and Ginger: Stimulating and sensual - evoking the tranquil beauty of an exotic eastern garden. Top notes of tangy lemongrass, Sicilian lemons and juicy limes lead into a heart of spicy ginger root and grated nutmeg, with a hint of refreshing eucalyptus. Base notes include sensual patchouli, white woods and creamy vanilla.

Dartmouth Candle Company are working on a bespoke scented Rocksalt and Driftwood candle which will also be available soon in both locations.

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