Om and Tara by MQuan

Fragrance Guide
  • These unique vessels are wonderfully tactile and simply beautiful inside and out. Designed and handmade by artist Michele Quan in Brooklyn, we are incredibly excited to have created this limited edition candle together.

    Slip cast in stoneware, available in 2 designs: Demi Brown & Creme, and Om & Tara based on the Hindu belief that as creation began, divine consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as the sound "OM". Tara is the female aspect of Avalokiteshvara, who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Her mantra is OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE SVAHĀ.These designs wrap around the entire vessel.

    To learn more about Michele, click on the Artist tab above.

    Poured to order! Simply select a fragrance and let us know how strongly to scent your candle... we can also make it unscented. Click on the Candle Details tab above for dimensions and burn time, and Fragrance Guide (top, right) for scent descriptions.

    Sold individually, arrives beautifully gift boxed with story card about the woman who poured your candle. Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment, easily refilled with any votive candle, or cleaned and repurposed as beautiful home decor.

  • Michele Quan, Brooklyn NY

    Originally from Vancouver, Michele Quan designs and sculpts handmade ceramic art & objects for the home and garden. The pieces become a canvas for her love of drawing, painting, text and color. Many of the objects and images are rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography - the meaning and beauty of which she is continuously in awe. Her work is an ongoing attempt to articulate that wonder.

    Ceramic forms are built by hand, wheel thrown, or slip cast in stoneware and porcelain. Original models for slip cast work are hand sculpted and images are painted by hand. Other materials used include hand-dyed cotton, hemp rope and reclaimed wood.

    "Sometimes when you look at the sky, it can cut straight to the bone and this moment, in the midst of it all, is what I attempt to convey. My hope is that they serve both as objects of contemplation to inspire reverence and as a source of encouragement and refuge."

  • Wax: premium soy + coconut blend candle with cotton wick, no dyes or enhancers

    Fragrance: essential oil based, click on Fragrance Guide(top, right) for scent descriptions

    Burn time: about 30 hours

    Vessel: stoneware, easily refilled or repurposed when candle is finished

    Dimensions: 3"W x 3"H

    Gift Box: each arrives gift boxed with story card about the woman who made your candle

  • Handmade - Each candle is individually poured-to-order in our Easthampton, MA studio by women artisans who are former refugees building a brighter future for themselves and their families in the U.S.

    Sustainable - We are always thinking about how our designs can be reused and repurposed. Prosperity Candle has been recognized 2 years in a row for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability by B-Lab's Best for the World list.

    Ethically Made - We are passionate advocates for ethically made goods and support the fair trade principles of gender equity, respect for the environment, and living wages in our studio.

    Designed for Good - As a social enterprise prioritizing positive impact over all else, our candles help create opportunities for women refugees and artisans. We believe that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere means a brighter future for all.



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Fragrance Guide

Unique soy blend fair trade candles handcrafted by women artisans candles at Prosperity Candle

Amber & Bergamot

Warm and inviting, amber and bergamot combined with subtle notes of geranium, black cardamom, sandalwood and eucalyptus.

Clementine & Lavender

A bright, fresh citrus scent of clementine, tangerine, bergamot and lemon… nicely balanced with French lavender. If you love citrus with a subtle twist, this is for you.

Desert Cactus & Rose

Deep and earthy, warm oakmoss is infused with light rose petals, water lilies and geranium, with a touch of musk and clove bud to inspire thoughtfulness and rest. 

Fig & Citrus

Clean and slightly sweet, fresh figs infused with grapefruit, a hint of orange, and lemon zest atop an earthy base of cedar and oakmoss. Wonderfully nuanced, it’s our favorite fig scent.

French Vanilla & Oak

Sweet, familiar and deeply comforting, French vanilla combined with oak, sandalwood, grapefruit and sea salt with a hint of clove. A unique take on a classic.

Ginger & Verbena

Fresh ginger mingles with grapefruit and lemon for a bright and refreshing citrus that energizes in a surprisingly soothing way. A wonderfully balanced fragrance that evokes peaceful spring mornings.

Jasmine & Peony Suede 

Delightfully sweet with a floral twist, blossoming peonies mix with jasmine, red apple, rose and gentle suede giving rise to a joyous scent for any occasion.

Orange Blossom & Waterlily

Fragrant orange blossoms mingle with water lily, iris and clementine leaves above a base note of vetiver. This is a delightfully elegant, soft floral.

Sea Salt & Lotus 

There is nothing like a fresh ocean breeze... clean and buoyant ocean air with a joyful blend of freesia, water lilies, lotus and tuberose offers a truly uplifting ambiance.

Unscented

Completely fragrance-free.
Perfect for centerpieces, dinner candles and those who prefer no scent.

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