Maison Balzac

Candles & homewares

Unique scented candles, some created as evocative mementos of Maison Balzac founder Elise Pioch’s childhood in the South of France; others inspired by art or historic icons. A range of locally produced, mouth-blown glassware also takes its inspiration from traditional French household items.

Maison Balzac
“I love the story and memory evoked by Elise Pioch that each candle is based on. They smell amazing and burn well.” Tracy Lines Creative director, storyteller

Tell us a little about your background and how you came to be in Australia.

I grew up in the South of France, then studied fashion in Paris to become a PR at Hermès head office. Very quickly I felt the need to broaden my horizons, which is when I decided to come to Australia in 2004. What was supposed to be a two-month working holiday became 14 years of the most incredible life I ever imagined to live. I worked for Hermès in Melbourne, then became the international buyer for Belinda and The Corner Shop in Sydney, before starting Maison Balzac in 2012.

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