OUR PLEDGE TO YOU
Most of us buy candles for two reasons: to scent our homes; and the sense of cosiness and relaxation that they bring. How many candles have you purchased that have left you disappointed? Disappointed because of the poor fragrance, the erratic flame that's claimed your eyebrows, or the tunnelling only a miner could be proud of. Hamilton and Morris candles will not disappoint you!
Clean burning, powerfully fragranced and long lasting, our candles provide great value for an entirely handmade artisan product.
Our candles and wax melts are made using 10% fragrance essence. The majority of candles are made using 5 or 6%. They will fill your home with beautiful fragrance that will linger even until the morning.
All products are rigorously tested for a clean burn. Every ounce of wax is used, providing you with maximum burn time and great value for money.
Our luxurious glass vessels are designed to enhance any space with timeless, androgynous elegance. Mixing apothecary-style with vintage industrial fonts, our labels give a unique, edgy look.
Vegan friendly, cruelty, paraben and phthalate free, our products are eco-friendly. All packaging uses recycled materials, no plastic and can be fully recycled after use.
Our Collections Explained
All scents are classified by parfumiers as belonging to one of eight fragrance families. Instinctively, we tend to gravitate towards one. This can change with the seasons- we may love woody scents in the colder months but enjoy florals for summer.
Hamilton and Morris group products into four fragrance families or collections: woody, floral, fresh and gourmet. Our collections are carefully curated to let our customers easily identify which fragrances are likely to appeal. And because we are a small Scottish business, our beautiful collections have simple Scottish names: Fiodh (wood); Urar (fresh); Flor (flower); and Bruich (cook). Which fragrance family will you join?
FIODH/ pronounced fi-o-ch/
Scottish Gaelic (noun): wood.
Dark, smoky and masculine.
Dark Honey and Tobacco. Fresh Oriental. A dark bed of woody tobacco is lifted by the smoky sweetness of honey and a peppering of citrus. A complex, heady fragrance of which you will never tire.
Fireside. Fougere. Earthy tones of moss and cedar lightened with the fresh green scent of eucalyptus. The freshest of our three woods.
Cuban Tobacco and Oak. Woody Aromatic. Screams masculinity without apology. Heavy musk forms the base on which a dappling of cognac and citrus sit. Light a cigar and retire to the smoking room.
FLOR/ pronounced fLo:r/
Scottish Gaelic (noun): flower.
Whether you seek a delicate posy or seductive bouquet, look no further.
Velvet Peony and Oud. Floriental. The heady scent of peonies is made dark and mysterious by the presence of oud. A sensual oriental.
Damson Plum and Rose. Fruity Floral. Ripe plums and rich berries are tempered by the delicate aroma of rose and jasmine. Not quite floral, not quite fruity, this is a hybrid.
Peony and Blush Suede. Floral Bouquet. An extravagant bouquet of many flowers. Elegant and quintessentially feminine.
Limited Edition: Maggie's Bluebells. Spring Floral. Fresh and delicate, this understated aroma brings joy and hope like the coming of Spring.
Scottish Gaelic (adjective): fresh.
Uplifting scents to energise and awaken your senses.
Sea Spray and Driftwood. Fresh Aquatic. A walk on a wild Scottish beach. The sea, seaweed, sea salt and fresh air all mingle to bring you the ultimate coastal scent.
Lemongrass and Ginger. Fresh Citrus. Shopping at the spice market. The unmistakable citrus tanginess of lemongrass and lime is tempered by the warmth of ginger root and nutmeg.
Cedar and Jasmine. Fresh Green. A complex, sophisticated mix. The base notes of wood and moss are tickled by sumptuous jasmine and float into a citrus cloud.
BRUICH/ pronounced br-u-ch/
Scottish Gaelic (verb): cook.
Gourmet scents from the kitchen.
Gingerbread. Gourmet Vanilla. The mouth watering warmth of malt is folded gently with zingy ginger. A real home sweet home scent.
Plum and Rhubarb. Gourmet Fruit. A simple but beautiful fruity scent. The tanginess of rhubarb is countered by the sweetness of pear and black plum.
Tomato Leaf. Gourmet Aromatic. Straight from the herb garden. An aromatic scent blending together the oils of gently crushed tomato leaf with oregano, basil and light citrus.