Hand-poured in Philadelphia
Finally, an excuse to use the fresh herbs you’ve been growing all summer - you stride barefoot over the freshly-cut lawn to the raised bed crowded with greenery. The sun warms the back of your neck as you lean over to clip waxy stalks of basil. Next comes tomatoes fresh from the vine, and you crush a leaf between your fingers to enjoy the aroma. Before heading back inside you drop the leaf into the compost and its own faint musky scent. There’s nothing quite like homemade.
Top: Green grass, basil, anise
Mid: Tomato leaf
Base: Musk, camphor
An Old City Canning Co. best seller!
All Old City Canning Co. candles are made from a proprietary blend of coconut and soy wax. We've designed our wax to burn slower, last longer, and throw scent stronger than traditional 100% soy candles. Coconut wax is also substantially more sustainable than soy, so you can enjoy high-end candles without worrying about environmental impact.
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Old City Canning Co. designs and produces candles and home fragrance products. All of our fragrances are designed in Philadelphia; and each item is made to a meticulous standard to promote a present scent throw without being overpowering.
We believe that peace of mind and happiness can be achieved through exercise of the senses. Our products are intentionally designed to highlight awareness and appreciation of our ability to smell nice things.
Our candles are designed by an Advanced Sommelier with training in sensory evaluation. What started as our proprietor's hobby and passion has blossomed into a quest to design and create near-perfect fragrance products.
Our little chandlery got its start in Old City, Philadelphia (hence the name). Since then we've outgrown our small space in Old City and now reside in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. In 2020, we took the risk and opened our brick and mortar location, The Chandlery, where our customers can experience all our products in person and shop a curated selection of goods made by other independant artists.
We take pride in the craftsmanship and art of our products. We've spent years testing every variable that goes into making high quality fragrance products. We're really happy to share our passion with you.
Old City Canning Co., The Chandlery, and Philadelphia Scent Studio are LGBT-owned companies and support the vibrant queer communities in Philadelphia.
You can check out The Chandlery HERE.
This is Stanford. He's our founder, chandler, and Advanced Sommelier. He's got a pretty good nose and designs the smells that go into our products.
Where to Find Us
We're slowly and organically growing out our retail partnerships. If you know of a shop that'd be interested in carrying our products, let us know. We love sharing our products with others (and giving away samples).