- Elise Pioch
- Botany, New South Wales, Australia
Named for the founder’s grandfather, Andre Balzac, a distant relative of French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac, Maison Balzac is a collection of perfumed soy candles that are handmade in Australia.
The signature scents are designed to be both beautiful and sentimental, often evoking scents from Pioch’s childhood in the south of France. “Candlemaking for me is a way to create perfumes linked to memories, and share them,” she says. “They are like Proust’s madeleine for me!”