Hi, I'm Kendall, Founder and Creative Director of TEMPLE Candles Home Fragrances, based on the tropical island of Singapore.
Nestled in the glittering blue waters of the South China Sea, I came to live in Singapore from Australia over 8 years ago, and it was love at first sight. Life in the glamorous garden city was exciting and utterly intoxicating - so it's no wonder I was inspired to build an entire brand based on it's beauty!
CREATE THE THINGS YOU WISHED EXISTED
The idea for TEMPLE Candles came about after an endless search for that perfect Singapore-inspired gift for visiting family and friends. I knew exactly the type of momento I wanted to give that would bring back travel memories once they were home, but it was nowhere to be found. It was from that moment, an idea started to grow...
As a candle-obsessed Interior Designer, I have always loved the final touch a candle or diffuser adds to a room; how their fragrance transforms the atmosphere with luxurious scent. During my earlier years of travel to the perfume capital of the world, Grasse, France, I studied as an apprentice Perfumer, which is where I really began to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the powerful memory-evoking abilities of scent. The world of fragrance suddenly became an essential link to the past and the present.
Arriving in Singapore some years later, as a natural expansion of my training I was inspired to create Oriental-botanic fragrances that could be taken home as reminders of romantic travels to the Far East; an olfactory link to another time and place; Singapore.
And so my passion for fragrance & interiors, coupled with my deep love of Asia inspired me to create a range of high end Oriental-botanic inspired home fragrances. Capturing the luxuriance of our natural tropical surrounds combined with Singapore's rich symbolic heritage, TEMPLE's signature products are distinctly unique to our brand and our industry.
ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE
Privileged to work closely with expertly trained Master Perfumers from acclaimed fragrance house, Firmenich, (makers of fine fragrance for globally loved brands Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Issey Miyake), my sublime Oriental botanic inspirations are bought to life. Bespoke essential oil fragrances are perfected, then carefully hand-blended, hand-poured, and beautifully package in our Singapore production facility.
Elegantly designed to blend with any style of décor and professionally crafted, all TEMPLE products are made in Singapore using the highest quality, ethically and sustainably sourced essential oils & ingredients.
I hope you'll come with me on a sensory journey to the exotic Far East. And I hope you'll love the range of TEMPLE Home Fragrances as much I have loved creating them for you.
Founder & Creative Director