Among their selections of slow-made homewares, Provider Store's candles have garnered attention not only for their subtly rich fragrances but for the beautifully crafted vessels into which the candles are hand-poured at the label's Surrey Hills headquarters. These beautiful ceramic vessels sourced from artisans across Japan also form an important part of Provider Store's genesis story: it was a trip to Japan during which she met many of these very craftspeople that inspired Tara Bennett to start the label in 2014.
The ceramic vessel of the Provider Store Ama Candle is made in a small workshop in Tajimi, Japan, with white gloss decorated with navy hand-painted stripes leading to a contrast base. This textured cup houses a candle in the label's No. 2 scent, 'Sakura,' a fragrance balancing woody, sweet, and spicy tones through a combination of tonka bean, vanilla, oriental woods, and bergamot.