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Our story

Max Benjamin is owned and run by siblings Orla, Mark & David Van den Bergh in Enniskerry, County Wicklow. Named after Orla’s twin boys, Max and Ben, the company began producing hand poured, natural candles in the early ‘90s.

Max Benjamin’s unique home fragrance collections are appreciated around the world for their contemporary design, quality craftsmanship and the use of natural ingredients. Today, the Van den Berghs continue their pursuit to bring people on a journey of exploration and expression through fragrance.


The History

Orla Van den Bergh 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.