Husband and wife team, Caroline and Russell Hardy are the duo behind the handmade candles and reed diffusers that are the Illumens collection. All of the ranges within the collection are made and developed by the married couple in Suffolk. They are extremely passionate about their love of candles and diffusers, using their creativity to design some of the most incredibly unique fragrances made from the highest quality oils and perfumes. they pack in as much of these aromas as possible, limited only by the manufacturing process, so that an aromatic adventure can be experienced from room to room, just using one candle!
The company was launched in 1993 making hand made toiletries after Caroline has worked in retail for some time and Russel having 35 years experience with Harvy Nicholls as a display workshop manager. Hardy’s quickly became well respected in the field of bathing products, but in 2002 the decision was made to sell Hardy’s. Caroline then continued to work as a freelance consultant, designing and developing products for well know companies such as Boots and Laura Ashley. It was in 2009 that Illumens was launched when Caroline realised her passion for fragrance was where her heart lay.
Rouge d’Origine is the new launch and contains twelve stunning scents, including the team favourite Clementine. Each candle and diffuser come packaged in the most exquisite white and red flocked boxes, exuding luxury, extravagance and indulgence. Right from first glance it is obvious that care, love and an incredible eye for detail has gone into designing the packaging alone. Opening the box reveals a stunning votive candle. The glass is decorated with a delicate etching of beautiful flora. The creamy white coloured candle sits snugly inside and the aroma emanates for every angle, filling the room long before it is even lit.