Chandel Atelier Captures the Sweet Scents of Westchester

Photo by Hannah Rosenberg

The Chappaqua-based e-commerce business tempts with luxurious, scented candles and soaps made with clean ingredients.

For birthdays, Térron Richardson always requested fragrances, even as a young boy. So, it’s no surprise that Richardson — who owns a “perfume library” boasting more than 20 rotating scents — created luxury scented candles and soaps after a COVID-19-imposed layoff from the home-decor industry. His e-commerce brand, Chandel Atelier, features eco-friendly candles that contain slow-burning coconut wax instead of paraffin, which can contain toxins.

Richardson learned all he could about candle-making from YouTube. He sources wooden wicks, which burn cleaner than traditional cotton wicks, for his candles. His environmentally friendly sulfate-and-paraben-free bar soaps contain moisture-boosting ingredients, such as goat’s milk, shea butter, and flaxseed — perfect for winter’s harshest months.

Térron Richardson, founder of Chappaqua-based Chandel Atelier. Photo by Randis Child Photography

The new Chappaqua resident found inspiration from the bucolic town when creating Chappaqua 10514, a candle with notes of moss, musk, wet fern, and jasmine. “It’s what I envision spring will be like up here,” he shares. It isn’t the first time he has chosen to develop a candle dedicated to a specific locale: His most popular candle, Anguilla, is named after his birthplace and contains notes of freesia, eucalyptus, linen, and sea salt. Romantics take note: Dark Rose and Persian Nights are his most sultry and seductive candles for your valentine.

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Chandel Atelier is available at King’s Scribe and ROCKS in Chappaqua and Jolie Jordan in Mount Kisco.

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