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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.

  • photo of candle in a white glass jar with peach label, next to pink and orange candle box
    Modern Theory

    Floral + Fern Candle

    $34.00

    Her passion burns brighter than her fears. A sophisticated floral blend: top notes of dewy fern and peach, mid notes of orange flower, violet lea...

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    $34.00
  • photo of white candle in white glass jar with pink label with text.
    Modern Theory

    Peony + Jasmine Candle

    $34.00

    Her spark became a flame and changed everything.Full bloom peonies with jasmine rose and a bite of red apple fused with soft new leather. Deta...

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    $34.00
  • white candle in white glass jar with pink label near its decorative box
    Modern Theory

    Rose + Oud Candle

    $34.00

    She doesn't fear the fire, she becomes it. Damask rose gives a rich and textural note that is wrapped with smoky oud wood with hints of clove. D...

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    $34.00
  • white candle in glass jar with purple label and capricorn writing
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    Capricorn Candle

    $36.00

    Embrace that ambition, Capricorn, with this stimulating but grounding blend of sparkling citrus and velvety smoke. Sign: CAPRICORN (December 22...

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    $36.00
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    Aries Candle

    $36.00

    Life’s a never-ending party to you, Aries. Dazzle your senses with youthful white tea, warm glowing amber and a pinch of spice. Sparkling citrus a...

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    $36.00
  • Candle in glass jar with purple and star label  with astrology sign cancer
    Modern Theory

    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 ...

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    $36.00
  • white candle in clear glass jar with blue label and writing LEO next to it's gift box
    Modern Theory

    Leo Candle

    $36.00

    Warm, luxurious and seductive, let’s celebrate your innate confidence, Leo (and yes, your drama too). Vibrant white tea meets spicy amber, with ze...

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    $36.00
  • white candle in glass jar with writing LIBRA near its decorative box
    Modern Theory

    Libra Candle

    $36.00

    Flirty jasmine delights your inner romantic, while sparkling white cotton blossoms provide harmony and balance. Wafts of powder and musk add an al...

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    $36.00
  • photo of white candle in glass jar with blue label near a blue astrology pattern candle box
    Modern Theory

    Gemini Candle

    $36.00

    Ah, Gemini. You’re like a spring breeze, at least until you become a tropical hurricane. This scent leans into the former - romantic jasmine delig...

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    $36.00
  • white candle in glass jar with dark purple label and astrology pattern that reads PISCES
    Modern Theory

    Pisces Candle

    $36.00

    Ah Pisces, you are truly too pure for this world! Crisp bergamot excites your natural creativity, balanced by restorative rosemary and intuition-e...

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    $36.00
  • Astrology themed "taurus" candle in glass jar next to it's decorative case.
    Modern Theory

    Taurus Candle

    $36.00

    Cool, calm, and determined - that’s you, Taurus. Crisp bergamot and citrus enhance your focus, while smoky oud enchants your warm and luxurious ess...

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    $36.00
  • 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. Don’t worry, your mil...

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    $36.00
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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, ...

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    $36.00
  • Scorpio themed candle in a clear glass jar, next to it's decorative box
    Modern Theory

    Scorpio Candle

    $36.00

    People might be wary of your sting, Scorpio, but deep down you’re sensitive and full of imagination. Citrusy bergamot excites your ambition, with c...

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    $36.00
  • white candle in clear glass jar with purple label and astrology design that reads Sagittarius
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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 anyw...

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    $36.00
  • white candle in black glass jar with citrus + basil writing
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    Citrus + Basil Candle

    $34.00

    A robust citrus blend with mid notes of basil, geranium, and cyclamen. Base notes of musk, amber, and warm woods.  Details: Approximate burn t...

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    $34.00
  • photo of 6 small tea light candles in different scents
    Modern Theory

    Candle Discovery Set

    $14.00

    Can't figure out which scent is right for you? Not to worry. Discover your favorite scents from our Master Collection with our Discovery Set. Enj...

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    $14.00
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    Leather + Suede Candle

    $34.00

    The luxury of leather and suede is captured in this scent with warm woods, rich amber and spice. Details: Approximate burn time of 90 hours ...

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    $34.00
  • 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 vi...

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    $34.00
  • white candle in black glass jar with white label that reads mahogany + amber
    Modern Theory

    Mahogany + Amber Candle

    $34.00

    An inviting blend of earthy mahogany and warm amber, with subtle hints of lavender. Details: Approximate burn time of 90 hours Self-trimming ...

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    $34.00
  • white candle in black glass jar labeled "tobacco and bergamot"
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    Tobacco + Bergamot Candle

    $34.00

    A robust blend of tobacco and bergamot with hints of sweet, slightly fruity floral ylang ylang. Details: Approximate burn time of 90 hours Self...

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    $34.00
  • white candle in black glass jar labeled "white tea and ginger"
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    White Tea + Ginger Candle

    $34.00

    A refreshing blend of white tea, ginger, and clove with mid notes of orange, lemon, and peach. Base notes of amber, armoise, and warm woods.  Detai...

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