Business Name: Coton Corail
Based In: Montreal, Quebec
Products Include: Handmade refillable soy wax candles with wooden wicks that come in beautiful handcrafted concrete pots.
Learn more about Coton Corail in our interview below.
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What inspired you to open your business?
French-Quebecer, I am from Reunion Island, a small French tropical island lost in the Indian Ocean. I grew up to the rhythm of the sea (beach bum forever) and I learned very young to admire and protect the nature that surrounds us.
The conservation of fauna and flora has always been an important issue in my life. A great lover of candles since always, I found myself faced with a recurring problem: the accumulation of empty jars at the end of the life of the candles.
Unfortunately, a very large portion of these pots end up in landfills very quickly and are almost never recycled. This sad reality is what prompted me to create a pot that would be refillable.
I also wanted to associate myself with an organization that works in the planting of corals across the oceans. A percentage of our profits is donated to Coral Gardeners I wanted to make Coton Corail a brand with a soul and a heart.
Minimalist refillable candles that combine self-care and environmental protection.
How would you describe your business?
Coton Corail is a Montreal-based brand that combines aesthetics and sustainability in its creations. Our core focus lies in creating eco-friendly, minimalist-inspired candles.
At Coton Corail, we take pride in producing environmentally conscious candles that seamlessly integrate into any decor. Our candles are made using high-quality soy wax and feature crackling wooden wicks, offering a unique and soothing ambiance. The matte concrete pots that house our candles are meticulously handcrafted in our Montreal workshop, adding an element of elegance and durability to our products.
We pay meticulous attention to every detail in our creations, ensuring that each piece reflects our core values. One of our notable innovations is the introduction of a reusable candle concept. In line with the growing trend of responsible consumption and zero waste, we have designed candles that can be refilled, extending their lifespan and reducing waste.
Coton Corail goes beyond just providing beautiful candles; we are committed to promoting sustainability and minimizing our environmental impact. Our fragrances are carefully curated, offering rich and complex scents that create an inviting atmosphere. Our products are free from phthalates and parabens, and we proudly maintain a vegan and cruelty-free approach.
Coton Corail is dedicated to providing style-conscious individuals with sustainable options that align with their values. With our handcrafted concrete pots, refillable designs, small-batch production, soy wax, wooden wicks, refined fragrances, and commitment to vegan and cruelty-free practices, we strive to create a brand that resonates with those seeking a balance between beauty and sustainability.
What’s your best selling product and why do you think it’s so popular?
Our best-selling candle at Coton Corail is the Sicile – Bergamote and Ambregris.
Its exquisite fragrance blend captures the essence of Sicilian citrus with the invigorating notes of bergamot, combined harmoniously with the warm and sensual aroma of ambergris.
The Sicile candle has garnered immense popularity among our customers for its captivating scent profile that evokes a sense of freshness and sophistication. The vibrant bergamot lends a citrusy and uplifting aroma, while the ambregris adds a touch of depth and allure to the overall fragrance experience.
Handcrafted with care using our eco-friendly soy wax and featuring a wooden crackling wick, the Sicile candle not only offers a delightful scent but also provides a unique sensory ambiance. Its elegant presentation in our signature matte concrete pot adds a touch of modernity and style to any space.
What’s your personal favourite product right now?
The popularity of our Sicile – Bergamote and Ambregris candle can be attributed to several factors that make it truly amazing:
Captivating Fragrance: The carefully crafted blend of Sicilian bergamot and ambregris creates an enchanting aroma that captivates the senses. The refreshing citrus notes of bergamot combine harmoniously with the warm and alluring essence of ambregris, resulting in a captivating and well-balanced fragrance.
Unique Sensory Experience: The wooden crackling wick of the Sicile candle adds an extra element of charm and sophistication. The subtle crackling sound produced as the candle burns creates a soothing and cozy ambiance, enhancing the overall sensory experience and making it truly exceptional.
Exceptional Quality: At Coton Corail, we prioritize quality in every aspect of our products. The Sicile candle is meticulously handcrafted using premium soy wax, which ensures a clean and long-lasting burn. The high-quality ingredients and attention to detail result in a candle that surpasses expectations and delivers an outstanding experience.
Stylish Presentation: The Sicile candle is presented in our signature matte concrete pot, which not only enhances its visual appeal but also adds a touch of modern elegance to any space. The sleek and minimalist design of the pot complements various interior styles, making it a popular choice among customers who appreciate both aesthetics and functionality.
Sustainable and Ethical Values: Coton Corail is dedicated to sustainability and ethical practices. Our candles are refillable and our candles are crafted using eco-friendly soy wax, which is renewable and produces less soot compared to traditional paraffin wax. Our commitment to vegan and cruelty-free principles further adds to the appeal of the candle for conscious consumers who seek products that align with their values.