We had the good fortune of connecting with Scott Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Scott, why did you pursue a creative career?
In my “real life” I am a choreographer for figure skating. I have worked with athletes from 40+ countries and had athletes at the Winter Olympic Games in 2002, 2014 & 2018. In 2018, I was honored as Choreographer Of The Year. That being said, I have traveled all over the globe and with every trip I always have a candle with me. As with being a choreographer, the candle making process is also one that is very creative.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
L’art du Chandelier • derived from Latin’s candēre, meaning to glow or shine, L’art du Chandelier, describes an artisan’s genuine dedication to the art of candle making.
SDB CANDLE CO. is dedicated to L’art du Chandelier, the true artistry of candle making, and offers a premium brand of the finest-quality, clean, and artisanal candles, whose fragrant glow luxuriously fills any space with love and joy.
Take a moment for yourself, and enjoy the centuries-long ritual of lighting a candle. The soft glow of each handcrafted candle is crafted to evoke an aromatic experience that inspires gratitude, beckons relaxation, summons joy, and invites you to feel truly loved.
Our candles are inspired by our far-reaching travels around the globe. Drawing upon our memories of the world in all of its unsurpassed beauty, we invite you to experience the delight of a global journey, which is contained in each candle we pour.
SDB CANDLE CO. was created by Scott Brown, who while traveling the world discovered his passion for luxury candles, which are perfectly perfumed by a fine fragrance—delicate in its depth. Committed to the true art of candle making, Scott is devoted to delivering a clean, natural candle product, which is handcrafted with the finest ingredients, sustainably sourced from all over the world.
Tu es aimé • You Are Loved
Having fallen in love with the finest aromas and candle making traditions across the globe, Scott hopes to foster a feeling of being loved with every candle that he creates.
Contemporary objects of design, whose sleek, minimalistic glass vessels embody modern elegance, our candles reflect our commitment to creating distinctive candles that will move you, as they take you on an extravagant sensory journey.
Fabrication de bougies
Each small-batch candle is handcrafted, from start to finish, in the artisanal candle making tradition. We are committed to responsible sustainability in our raw materials and use only clean, trustworthy, and pure ingredients in every candle we create:
100% soy wax
Exclusive phthalate-free fragrance
Cotton wicks for optimal burning
Beautiful and reusable vessels
Ecofriendly 100% paper packaging – reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable
Fragrance • la capitale mondiale des parfums
Many of our fragrances are intricately formulated, crafted, and produced with thoughtfully-selected, fragrances and essential oils by Master Perfumers—in Grasse, France—“la capitale mondiale des parfums,” (the world capital of perfumes).
SDB CANDLE CO. fragrances are both delicate and complex, whose intricate, layered aromas are reminiscent of today’s most sought after and upscale perfumes. With opulent scents, derived from the most exclusive of sources, our candles represent the world-class luxury quested after by any genuine lover of fine fragrance. Each of our fragrances arouse shared memories of our favorite places around the globe, as well as express our fondest lifetime experiences and travels, through the dreamy essence of scent.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love this question – I have always wanted to have my own blog called, “Scott’s Spots.” Here it is:
Tavernetta (Union Station)
Mercantile (Union Station)
Hillstone (Cherry Creek)
El Five (LoHi)
Cooper Lounge (Union Station)
Williams and Graham (LoHi)
It would be well worth the drive to Boulder to have dinner here:
Things To Do
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
Walk – Washington Park
Hike – The Rueter-Hess Incline
Shopping – Cherry Creek
Take a day trip to the mountains or add an overnight at The Four Seasons Vail.
Dinner at Sweet Basil or Russell’s (best king crab that I have ever had).
Additionally, check out the “new” Four Seasons Hotel and Edge Restaurant Bar scheduled to reopen in April/May.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Early on during our development I went to France to research fragrance. I wanted to create something very unique and special. I was very fortunate to connect with a Master Perfumer, Adrien Lacape (he also owns a candle company with his wife) who has been a wonderful mentor on my candle journey. My husband, Eric Mayes owns a salon in Denver – Eric Mayes Salon & Color Lab. During the initial year of the research and development of SDB CANDLE CO. my husband along with all of his clients were my testers. All so supportive and encouraging along the way. We have an amazing group of friends, “the boys.” They have all been so supportive on this extraordinary journey and provide me with some much needed balance, lots of amazing vacations together and so much fun and many laughs along the way.