Lisoire, launched in 2010 by Lisa Jayne Cramer, initially began in a provencal inspired studio nestled amongst Peppermint, Manna and Stringy Bark Eucalyptus trees in Central Victoria. Eleven years on Lisa continues to create soft, ambient, fragrant candlelight in the little village of Trentham, Victoria. Inspired by French companies Cire Trudon est. 1643, Diptyque est. 1961, Astier de Villatte est. 1996 and Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums est. 2000, Lisoire candles are lovingly handmade by blending the purest non-GMO sustainably sourced soy wax with 100% pure natural plant essences.
The history of perfumery dates back to Antiquity (greco-roman), the Middle Ages and the Arab world, the Renaissance and the emergence of perfumery at the Royal Court in France. Inspired by this and the Romantic Period, Lisa travelled to the south of France in 2012 to study the Art of Perfumery. Since then Lisa has been dedicated to creating pure, natural, ambient candlelight with a delicate fragrance and continues to compose, blend and fine tune her candles for her loyal clients in Australia and around the world.
Olfactory recognition, the creation of accords and the structure of perfume are all important factors in creating Lisoire candles. Available online at Lisoire and at Flower Heaven, Trentham.
All beautifully created and handmade by Lisa of Lisoire.
Why the name Lisoire you might ask? "This was the first word my eldest brother spoke to me when he miraculously emerged from an induced coma many years ago. He had suffered a severe rupture of an undetected brain aneurysm. He was not expected to survive however, following an 8 hour operation, nine days of an induced coma and months of rehabilitation, he awoke and thankfully lives and thrives still to this day."
Knowing his sister was a total francophile his first words upon seeing Lisa, when she came to see him in ICU, were ... 'Ah, Lisoire !'. So when Lisa started her candle business back in 2010 and searching for a name that could explain her penchant for all things french, her heart and her spirit, 'Lisoire' was the obvious choice.
Lisa has two beautiful brothers and recently her other very creative brother proclaimed that, each time you receive a Lisoire Candle, you receive "Love in a Box". So beautiful and true.
'I hope you enjoy lighting your candle as much as I love making them for you.' Lisa, Lisoire x
"What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love." - St Therese
Be the light.
Lisa, Lisoire x