As luxury candle company Ancienne Ambiance marks its 15th anniversary, we pore over its newest arrivals.

This year, the award-winning luxury goods brand Ancienne Ambiance – specialising in high-end scented candles, perfumes, bath treats, jewellery and lifestyle accessories – celebrates its 15th birthday.

Inspired by her family’s background in art and antiquities and her degree from the London College of Fashion, Adriana Carlucci founded Ancienne Ambiance in 2004. The brand began online with just a small collection of hand-poured luxury scented candles and unique pieces of jewellery.

With its pretty flagship boutique in Chelsea, constantly evolving website and highly distinctive purple packaging, Ancienne Ambiance is now a leading (and multi-award-winning) luxury goods label.

Beauty journalists and bloggers are fans to this day. Novelist and Vogue writer, Plum Sykes, says: “Ancienne Ambiance makes incredible candles with authentic fragrances. I have them everywhere – in the bedroom, in the sitting room. If I’m going to my office, I’ll take one in with me as I love the smell when I’m working.”



In time for Christmas, Ancienne Ambiance has launched some superb new-season and limited-edition candles. We’d like to find one of their sweet and woody ALTEENEH FIG CANDLES in our Christmas stocking this year.



Back by popular demand are two favourite bath salts, including the divine ARANGIA ORANGE, which will lift the spirits of everyone who receives it.

Meanwhile, the website is offering a new made-to-order jewellery service by resident fine jeweller, Claire van Holthe. These stunning TURQUOISE GREEK GODDESS EARRINGS typify the talented artist’s vibe. Visit the website for more details on how to arrange a bespoke commission.



Ancienne Ambiance is also about to launch the option to create personalized gift sets online. They say: “Cherry pick goodies to be presented in a beautiful deluxe gift box, just as if you were at our Chelsea boutique!” Watch this space…

If you are at a loss, you can make use of the site’s brilliant Fragrance Finder tool. Answer the online questions and be guided to the perfect scent for your (or your loved one’s) needs.

Mindful of the hurdles she faces, Carlucci told us: “We like to offer clients a personalised service. It is extremely important to us as it helps balance the challenge we face in selling fragranced goods online. You can’t just click a ‘smell this’ button, but we strive to keep descriptions on-point and to update website functions regularly. We also offer complimentary benefits such as worldwide shipping, gift-wrapping and product samples.”

Suffice it to say that Ancienne Ambiance is sure to solve several of your gift dilemmas this Christmas.

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November 2019