Le Soleil is a scented candle that tells the story of a summer morning spent in an orange grove, surrounded by fresh citrus scents that bring energy and imbue the day with positivity.



In our Founder, Elise's, childhood, each morning would begin with a typical French breakfast accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice at the hands of Elise's mother, Nadine. This tender act inspired the joyous Le Soleil; a tribute to the warmth of a mothers touch- and the golden sun that watches over us all.


Our first collection of scented candles launched in 2012. They evoke a nostalgic, olfactive walk through a typical Sunday for our founder, Elise, when she was 8 years old in France.


Each Maison Balzac candle is housed in hand-blown 100% borosilicate glass. Le Soleil's packaging hangs heavy with spherical citrus, and a bold orange star makes its mark!

"Every morning my mother used to press a fresh orange juice and add a few drops of orange water to transport me to Morocco where she grew up. This perfume is like a ‘mille feuille’ of emotions where her memories and mine are captured in wax" - Elise Pioch Balzac

Olfactive pyramid:
Top: Orange flower, Tangerine, Green leaf
Middle: Neroli, Lily, Tuberose
Base: Musk

Olfactive notes: Orange Flower, Neroli, Tuberose

Materials: soy and coconut wax blend with cotton wick.

Made in Sydney, Australia.

Dimensions: height 9.7cm, width 7.3cm, diameter 8.3cm.

300g approx. 70 hours burn time.
Soy and coconut wax blend with cotton wick.

Dimensions: height 9.7cm, width 7.3cm, diameter 8.3cm.

The first burn is the most important as it sets the burn memory. When lighting for the first time, ensure it is alight long enough for an even wax pool to develop to the edge of the vessel.
To ensure an even burn and the best scent throw experience, be sure to trim the wick to 5mm before each use.

After extinguishing the flame, make sure the wick stands upright in the centre of the vessel.
Never burn a candle for longer than 2 hours, or when the wax level reaches less than 2cm from the vessel base.

Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep away from draughts, children, pets, or flammable objects like curtains.
Always ensure candles are placed on a non-flammable base while burning.


Our original five scents were designed to recreate moments in Elise’s early childhood in the South of France. Le Soleil is a citrus scent that smells of the orange juices Elise's mother used to squeeze for the family at breakfast.


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