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Judith Bruce | Havana Home | Luxury Soy Candles

Judith Bruce - Founder of Havana Home - Luxury Australian Made Fragrance Products


Our Story

Havana Home is an independent home fragrance company in the city of Sydney. Owned and operated by Creative Director, Judith Bruce, Havana Home is the culmination of a lifelong love of fragrance and candles and wonderful memories of a childhood in central western New South Wales.

Although it has taken a very twisty path, the journey to this point began in central New South Wales on a farm.  Being a kid on a farm does give you time to explore your senses and watch the craft of those around you.

My mother made beeswax candles when I was little and used to give them to her friends as gifts; the kitchens of my grandmothers always smelt amazing and my father and grandfather both devotedly grew fruit when not working the farm.  I was also surrounded by captivating aromas which will stick with me for life: rain hitting the parched earth for the first time in months; fresh tomato & mint sandwiches; straw; harvest; wattle; paddy melon; sun ripened citrus. The list goes on and on.

Living in London really honed my interest in fragrance, but especially in fragrances for the home.   The idea of being able to influence the mood, not only of yourself, but of others through something as simple as a candle still amazes me.  I would spend hours in perfumeries and in gardens really soaking in the scents. 

I fell in love with the simplicity of some of the older French and English perfume brands.  Many of the fragrances were over a 100 years old and completely free from the chemicals that are so often added to products today.  The fragrances where simple, honest and lovely.  After a trip to Paris and discovering the White Tea fragrance, I knew that she had to create a similar fragrance but for the home, and that is how the journey began.

When I could not find the exact White Tea fragrance I wanted back in Australia - I realised that I would have to create it ... and so began the journey.

Havana Home is Australian owned and all our products are made in Australia from the highest quality ingredients.  We use soy wax in our luxury candles to bring you a non toxic clean candle with a burn time of 60 hours.  There are currently 11 fragrances in the Havana Home range and we are currently working on a couple of new products.  Our luxury home reed diffusers are made with the finest essential oils and fragrance and have life of around 4 months.

Each scented candle is presented in beautiful packaging designed by a Newcastle based artist with stunning botanical illustration of the fragrance inside.

Every one of our beautiful fragrances has a story to tell and a history of it's own - why not include one of our gorgeous products in your own story.

Please drop us a line at anytime:- judith@havanahome.com.au 

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