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Modern Theory

Modern Theory

Founder Michelle Tu aims to bring together art, design, and fragrance to spark moments of bliss to elevate everyday living spaces through her creative escape and innovative candle company Modern Theory. Focusing on a sustainable future, each candle is hand-poured with a specially formulated apricot coconut blend wax and non-toxic, phthalate-free fragrance oils for a cleaner, more fragrant burn. Additionally to promote circularity, all Modern Theory packaging can be recycled or repurposed to help reduce our environmental impact.

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    Dead Sea Candle

    $34.00

    Notes: Citrus, Amber, Sandalwood Fresh citrus, crisp aldehyde, and metallic accords are combined with aquatic notes and balanced with warm amber and sandalwood.

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    Koh Samui Candle

    $34.00

    Notes: Green Tea, Aloe, Melon Cool, soothing aloe vera complements the energizing and refreshing notes of herbal green tea, while sweet melon offers a subtle, fruity aroma.

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    Half Moon Bay Candle

    $34.00

    Notes: Driftwood, Sage, Sea Salt Driftwood and sea salt captures the essence of the salty, ocean air as sage provides earthy and woody notes.

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    Limited Edition LOVE Candle

    $34.00

    Ready to get into your feelings? Introducing the limited edition packaging for the fan favorite Womankind Collection scents.

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    white candle in glass jar with purple label and capricorn writing
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    Capricorn Candle

    $36.00

    *Expected to Ship 2/15*   Embrace that ambition, Capricorn, with this stimulating but grounding blend of sparkling citrus and velvety smoke.

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    Candle in glass jar with purple and star label  with astrology sign cancer
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    Cancer Candle

    $36.00

      Ready to luxuriate, Cancer? Crisp bergamot casts a protective spell, and rejuvenating rosemary cleanses away all those extra energies you seem to be a magnet for.

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    white candle in clear glass jar with blue label and writing LEO next to it's gift box
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    Leo Candle

    $36.00

      Warm, luxurious and seductive, let’s celebrate your innate confidence, Leo (and yes, your drama too).

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    white candle in glass jar with writing LIBRA near its decorative box
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    Libra Candle

    $36.00

    Flirty jasmine delights your inner romantic, while sparkling white cotton blossoms provide harmony and balance.

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    Astrology themed "virgo" candle in glass jar.
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    Virgo Candle

    $36.00

    Overthinking again, Virgo? Ease out of your head with clarifying citrus, paired with smoky oud to root you back in the earth.

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    white candle in glass jar with navy label that reads aquarius. Comes with decorative navy box with astrology pattern
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    Aquarius Candle

    $36.00

    Fresh, exuberant, and just a bit eccentric - where have you heard that one before, Aquarius? Enchanting jasmine inspires your dreamiest daydreams, while pure white cotton blossoms invite you to go wherever the wind may take you.

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    Scorpio themed candle in a clear glass jar, next to it's decorative box
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    Scorpio Candle

    $36.00

      People might be wary of your sting, Scorpio, but deep down you’re sensitive and full of imagination.

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    Sagittarius Candle

    $36.00

    Dreaming of far away lands, Sagittarius? Transport yourself with vibrant white tea and exotic amber, where spice and citrus notes can take you anywhere from the Champs-Élysées to the spice markets of Marrakech.

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    white candle in black glass jar with label that reads: Santal + Spice
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    Santal + Spice Candle

    $34.00

    A warm, spicy, yet powdery blend featuring precious notes of Indian sandalwood and cardamom are combined with herbaceous ginger and green fresh violet.