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About Us


Welcome to Max Benjamin, a family owned, candle-making studio situated in the Wicklow mountains surrounded by rambling scented hedgerows and breathtaking scenery.

Our Belgian father and Irish mother moved to this remote and beautiful part of Ireland back in the 70’s, bringing with them a classic Flemish aesthetic. As children, growing up in the wilds of Glencree Valley, this love of design and adventure was passed on to us. Having arrived back from New York in 1996, founder Orla Van den Bergh, started the candle-making business.

Renamed Max Benjamin after her twin boys, Max and Ben, our founding philosophy — to uplift everyday lives through the power of evocative scent — is as true today as it was back then. We are now one of Ireland's leading makers of handmade home fragrance products globally.

Using only 100% natural wax, our scents are inspired by both our travels around the world and by the natural habitat on our doorstep, helping you relax and unwind.