Each Fragrant Candle Jar is handmade by our craftsmen using proprietary blend of eco-friendly soy wax. Each candle is made of 100% vegetable soy wax, pesticidefree, and does not contain paraffin or any animal raw materials such as beeswax. The maximum “glow-zone” is achieved by using a wick specially selected for each candle. Hand-mixed and poured in a 190g glass container Burn time: 45+ hours Ingredients: Fragrance, 100% vegetable soy wax Packaged in a tube Kraft box
24K Rose: A bright floral green scent blended with the freshness of young leaves and the sweetness of flowers.
*Rose / Lily / Lavender / Oakmoss / Marigold
Blue Hour: The word “blue hour” refers to a mysterious period of time in which the sky fades in blue before sunrise and sunset. This floral aroma has a refreshing lychee top note with an accent of ginger and pepper.
*Lychee / Jasmine / Ginger / Black pepper / Musk / Amber
Fig: A fruity green scent of fig.
*Grapefruit / Orange / Marigold / Fig / Davana / Patchouli / Cedarwood
Oakmoss & Amber: This genderless scent has a base of woody musk blended with oakmoss, amber, tonka beans, and herbs like sage and lavandin.
*Sage / Orange / Grapefruit / Rose / Lavender / Herb / Oakmoss / Amber / Tonka beans
Possess: It’s a spicy and woody scent blended with sandalwood, nutmeg, clove, ginger, jasmine, and vanilla.
Teakwood: Teakwood is an aroma combining spicy scents such as ginger, black pepper and pimento, and woody scents such as tobacco, teakwood, and sandalwood.
*Tobacco / Amber / Musk / Pimento / Black pepper / Teakwood / Patchouli / Sandalwood
White Tea: The image of this note comes from white tea. The aroma brings both freshness and sweetness with an accent of jasmine.
*Bergamot / Lavender / Thyme / Mandarin / Ylang-ylang / Jasmine
APFR is an artisanal, handmade fragrance brand. Our products are blended, produced, packaged, and shipped by crafters at our Chiba, Japan workshop. The brand name is derived from the German word apotheke, meaning a place where fragrances and medicinal herbs are prepared, or in more modern parlance, a pharmacy. Like your neighborhood pharmacy, APFR stays true to our customers’ lifestyles, prescribing scents for their everyday lives.
The brand story begins ten years before its birth. Founder Keita Sugasawa, in his travels to different countries, was both impressed and surprised at the number of shops selling scented oils and incense. He was also surprised at the lack of such shops within Japan. After returning to Japan, Sugasawa took a position at a Japanese fragrance maker as his first step to learning the ins and outs of the craft. In 2011, he established his own atelier in his boyhood home of Chiba Prefecture. This atelier became the new home of this hand-crafted fragrance brand.
We admire the simple elegance and analog textures found only in the fruits of handmade labor. That’s why we shun machinery and outsourcing, which are the trappings of mass production. This is also why we blend and produce our products naturally, with our own hands, applying our brand seal to product labels and even packing products in boxes with the care of artisans. Our curiosity and endless experimentation with scents has built up a bountiful portfolio of over a hundred different fragrances. What once began with a single product lineup of purely candles has now become a wide range of fragrance items, including room sprays, incense, and more.