Buyer's Guide

A Buyer’s Guide To Urban Apothecary Home Fragrance

Creating the perfect ambience for any room in your home, Urban Apothecary’s beautiful range of candles, reed diffusers and bath & body products are enough to lift anyone’s spirits. Proudly created in the UK, every product from the range is handcrafted by a skilled team of artisans in Leicestershire using 100% vegan and natural materials.

Whether you’re looking for your favourite new scent or the perfect gift for a loved one, the Coggles guide to Urban Apothecary is here to help…

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#1 What is Urban Apothecary?

Urban Apothecary is a UK-based, vegan, luxury home fragrance brand that places sustainable materials and ethical responsibility at its core.

Their signature product are their candles, which are made from soy wax. Not only does soy wax burn slower and last much longer than the usual paraffin wax, it is also non-toxic – which makes it much better for both the environment and your health!

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Every scent from the range is inspired by a mood or memory from the brand’s founder and creative force, Tajinder Banwait. From walking in woodland after rain to catching the intriguing perfumed sillage of a passing stranger, the brand’s fragrance inspirations also call upon popular collective childhood memories.

Take the Wild Berry scent for example, which is  inspired by the memory of gathering juicy blackberries from English hedgerows.

As a child, I loved discovering edible treats on countryside walks. I remember the enjoyment, the juicy berries and the country air, all of which translated into a scent that’s fresh and playful, richly laden with blackberry, cassis and leafy greens.

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#2 Where is Urban Apothecary from?

All Urban Apothecary products are designed and handcrafted in England.

Born from humble beginnings, Urban Apothecary was created at Tajinder’s kitchen table in 2011. Since then, the brand has flourished and produced a versatile and exquisite range of home fragrance products (which you’ve more than likely seen popping up all over your IG feed!).

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#3 Urban Apothecary Fragrance Guide

Not your run of the mill candle makers, Urban Apothecary pride themselves on their ability to take you on a journey with their unique scent combinations.

Coggles’ selection of Urban Apothecary spans across signature jar candles, diffusers, bath & body gift products and even luxury hand sanitisers. Take a look at our guide below to help you decide which Urban Apothecary fragrance is for you.

Green Lavender

Notes: Lavender, Lemon Balm, Spearmint, Clary Sage, Orris, White Musk.

The Green Lavender scent is soothing and clean. Combining Lavender’s familiar scent with the enticing fresh notes of aromatic plants – this scent is reminiscent of an apothecary garden. Set to eradicate any worries, the anti-anxiety Green Lavender scent has been designed to soothe and comfort.

Tuberose Petals

Notes: Green Leaves, Bergamot, Tuberose, Honeysuckle, Carnation, Sandalwood, Coconut.

The Tuberose Petals scent recalls the scent of India, specifically the sultry scent of heady white flowers drifting from hanging garlands. Set to elevate your mood, this unusual flower is Urban Apothecary’s go-to ingredient to boost happiness. A dusky aroma with fresh notes of green leaves and bergamot make for a spicy and 100% unique fragrance.

Velvet Peony

Notes: Peach, Raspberry, Peony, Rose, Violet, Ylang Ylang, Amberwood.

Reminiscent of a beautiful English countryside wedding (with peonies worn as beautiful crowns), the Velvet Peony scent will elevate your mood with its regenerative effect. A simple way to hit refresh, the seductive and romantic aroma of the peony is combined with powdery violet, ylang ylang and juicy fruits with a hint of spicy, resinous amberwood to add warmth.

Oriental Noir

Coffee, Pink Pepper, Orchid, Lily, Nutmeg, Clove, Patchouli, Vanilla, Cedarwood.

The Oriental Noir scent recalls the memory of tree orchid hunting in Tokyo. A scent set to provoke your creativity and aid your sleep, this dark fragrance beautifully entwines florals, soft spices and woods. The perfumed particles of sweetly powdered white orchid and lily are intensified by the heat of nutmeg and clove, creating a rich and velvety scent.

#4 How To Maintain your Urban Apothecary Candle

It’s true that with a little care you get more out of your candles.

To maximise your Urban Apothecary candle lifespan follow the below steps:

  • Straighten and trim your wick before lighting – about 3-5mm in length will do! This will give you a nice clean burn and prevent carbon from building on the wick.
  • Extinguish with a snuffer rather than blowing the flame out, this will protect the scent.
  • Burn your candle until the entire surface is liquid and reaches the edge of the jar. This is to avoid wasted wax, which will maximise the lifespan and burning time of your candle.
  • Leave 1/2 inch of wax at the bottom of the container to avoid any damage.
  • Use a coaster beneath your candle to protect your surfaces from getting too hot.
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Written by Ciara Martin

Ciara Martin

Ciara Martin

Writer and expert