The Le Bois scented candle captures the perfumes of a walk in a forest where cedarwood essence echoes with distant notes of leather and smoke.



Every weekend after a languorous Sunday lunch, it was tradition for our founder, Elise, and her family to journey into the forest for an invigorating walk. The scent of fresh soil is unearthed as dry leaves crackle underfoot, carried by the comfort of a full belly. In the distance, log fires and masculine leathers are inhaled in gulping breaths as little legs hurry to keep pace.


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 Bois is wrapped in a painting entitled: 'He presses against the blue, and bursts into form', by Sydney based artist, Leah Frazer.

"Le Bois captures the perfume of the wet soil of a thick forest with moss, autumn leaves and mushroom fragrance in the air. Le Bois is a rich woody blend with warm, comforting notes of sandal and cedar wood infused with a gentle touch of smoke" - Elise Pioch Balzac

Olfactive pyramid:
Top: amber
Middle: labdanum tree resin, smoke
Base: cedarwood, sandalwood

Artwork by Leah Fraser, entitled 'He presses against the blue and bursts into form'.

Olfactive notes: Amber, Smoke, Red Cedar
Available in Mini and Large sizes. Also available as a Scented Water.

Materials: Soy wax blend with cotton wick

Made in Sydney, Australia

Size Mini: 55g approx. 18 hours burn time
Size Large: 300g approx. 70 hours burn time

Soy wax blend with cotton wick

Height: 6.5cm, Width: 4.7cm, Diameter: 5.3cm

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 Bois is woody scent reminiscent of the dominical walk in the nearby forest after a typical, French long family lunch.


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