Come with me on a sensory journey to the exotic Far East..
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 some 9 years ago, and it was love at first sight. Life in the glamorous garden city was exciting and intoxicating - so it's no wonder I was inspired to build an entire brand based on it's beauty!
Our Brand Story
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 trained with an Apprentice Perfumer programme, which is where I began to develop 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 in Perfumery, 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 unique to our brand and the home fragrance industry.
PROFESSIONALLY CRAFTED BY
Privileged to work with classically trained Master Perfumers from acclaimed fragrance house, Firmenich, (makers of fine fragrance for globally loved brands Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani & Issey Miyake), our fragrances are expertly developed exclusively for TEMPLE.
Over what can take many months of fragrance trials & testing, my Oriental botanic inspirations are finally bought to life through the power of scent. Our bespoke fragrances are perfected, then carefully hand-blended, hand-poured & beautifully package in our Singapore production facility, for you.
Aesthetically 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.
an ode to heritage & glamour
An ode to the glamour & heritage of Singapore, the design of our luxury multi-faceted glassware is a tribute to the beauty of Singapore's modern and traditional architecture.
The shimmering modern glass structures of the Singapore skyline are represented by the 24 glittering facets of the glassware - graceful, sleek and reflective.
These modern structures tower above the traditional heritage Shophouse architecture nestled beneath them, represented by the 'Quaterfoil' emblem, which is embossed into every TEMPLE Candle & Diffuser vessel.
An historical symbol representing good luck and harmony, the Quaterfoil emblem can be found in many of the decorative tiles & patterns that adorn the heritage buildings throughout the old Shophouse neighbourhoods of Singapore. Take a walk through the streets of heritage Singapore and you will find this symbol hidden in many design aspects of the traditional homes built in the Peranakan era, which evolved in style over a period of 120 years, from the 1840's to the 1960's.
Singapore-inspired and instantly recognisable, we have designed our glassware as objects of beauty, to be reused well beyond their life as fragrance vessels. Unique to our brand and our industry, we hope you love your TEMPLE Luxury Home Fragrance products as much as we have loved creating them for you.
Founder & Creative Director