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Irish owned Max Benjamin, is run by brothers Mark and David Van den Bergh in their studio in Enniskerry, County Wicklow. Named after their nephews, Max and Ben, the company began producing hand poured, natural candles in the early ‘90s.

Max Benjamin has evolved significantly since then and its luxury home fragrance collections are now housed in world renowned department stores such as Harrods in London and Le Bon Marchè in Paris. Contemporary design, natural ingredients and considered methods have made Max Benjamin’s candles, diffusers and scented cards appreciated and loved around the world. 

 

Brothers David and Mark are committed to quality and continue their pursuit to bring people on a journey of exploration and expression with their unique collection of fragrances. 

The History

Mark and David’s sister, Orla, founded the company. She learned her candle making skills in America where she was taught the intricacies of producing the finest handmade candles.

The skills of blending waxes and mixing essential oils were something which she naturally understood and never forgot. 

Upon her return to Ireland, she brought the secrets she had learned and used them to produce fine candles that proved more popular than she herself could ever have imagined. This was the beginning of Max Benjamin.