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Boujee Bougie Candle Co. handcrafts every candle in our Victoria BC workshop. Go for a wild ride with our Bold & Beautiful scents. Fill your space with the whole Boujee Bougie collection and make your space Burn Bright. 

[Translation] BOUJEE = FANCY
[Translation] BOUGIE (FR) = CANDLE (EN)

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Where we began: Crayons & Paraffin

Crafting with mom

Growing up, crafting was a huge part of our lives. We were lucky to have a mom who took us to the craft stores and let us try everything and anything under the sun.

Once upon a time... we began with star-shaped pillar molds, crayons as dye and paraffin wax. We have progressed drastically since we were 14 & 16, making birthday gifts for our friends - but what has remained the same is the playful, imaginative & colourful energy that we bring to the workshop with us!

Hey Sister, Remember how many candles we used to make?!?!

Re-igniting a passion🕯

Inspired by an upcoming handmade holiday party and season of gifting we dipped our toes back into the candle-making ways of our childhood. A quick call "Hey sister, I want to make like a dozen candles - want to join in and make some too?"

Next thing we knew we were quickly learning about all the ways candle making had evolved and - become much healthier too - since the mid '90s. Our holiday gifts went over as a smashing success!

Stuck at home

LEt's Raise the bar

With nothing but time on our hands as the pandemic began, we started to dream up ways to improve on our candle-making in time for the holidays again. Friends & Family loved what we had produced so why not step up our game?!? We ordered in some samples, tested new wax, wicks and mixing techniques.

We took things one step further and posted them online for sale and advertising only by posting them on our social media accounts. Within 2 weeks - we had our first sell-out! WILD!

time for a Fresh Look

BOUJEE BOUGIE WAS BORN

We were blown away by how well our candles went over - we clued in that it might be time to take ourselves seriously. Well - ok - only a little!

We leaned into the playful nature of a couple of grown-up 90s kids making magic in their mom's kitchen. Rainbow Brite & Lisa Frank might have been in the room when we came up with the branding together...

Boujee Bougie was born!

HEADED TO THE HOLIDAY MARKETS

Our First Mega Batch

Ok so - we made hundreds!!! Hopeful that we were onto something great, we sized up once again, producing several hundred candles this time. We had booked our first 2 markets and ended up being directly invited to participate in a 3rd. It was time to really put things to the test!

BRANCHING OUT

OUR FIRST STORE

Before we even made it through the end of our 1st official holiday season, we were invited to participate in a new local store, and a holiday pop up shop. Such a compliment for our first few months in business!

~ OH SNAP ~

WE SOLD OUT!!!!

WHAT A WHIRLWIND. We found ourselves whipping up extra candles in time for our third market of the season, and nearly sold through everything we had by noon of our first day. JUST WILD.

✨ We can't say thank you enough! ✨

COMING SOON

RESTOCK IN PROGRESS

We're hard at work getting our stockroom shelves filled back up. Coming in 2022 we will be retiring two of our scents - Boston & Philadelphia. We have two scents in the works to replace them.

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BOUJEE BOUGIE

Boujee Bougie Candle Co. handcrafts every candle in our Victoria BC workshop. Go for a wild ride with our Bold & Beautiful scents. Fill your space with the whole Boujee Bougie collection and make your space Burn Bright. 

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