Brook & Shoals philosophy centres on the creation of divine fragrance, made using a combination of essential oils and fine fragrance. Using only natural wax in these candles, which is kinder to the environment than paraffin wax.
Brooke & Shoals was founded by Alison Banton in the picturesque seaside town of Greystones in County Wicklow, known as the “Garden of Ireland”. Alison decided to create her own range of assorted candles that were superior to other Irishmade candles on the market. Alison’s passion for fragrance was inspired by the divine aroma’s of the petals she picked as a child in her great-aunt Mollie’s circular rose garden. Mollie used to say the ‘babbling brook and the whispering shoals’ would help her turn Alison’s rose petals into perfume. But overnight, the kind old lady would add real perfume to the little girl’s watery mixture; fooling her into thinking she had created the wonderful aroma!
Her vision was simple, high quality, divine fragrances, natural wax, beautiful packaging and Irish made. Her customers loved them. She built on her experience of fragrance by going to Grasse in the South of France, the capital of fragrance, to study it in more detail and gather new inspiration.
White Lily & Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood Vanilla & Salted Caramel, Neroli Blossom & Lavender, Lemon Verbena & Bergamot, Lavender, Cyclamen & Sea Salt, Frosted Ginger & Winter Berries, Elderflower Rhubarb & Rose, Cinnamon & Cedar