My Story

Meet The Maker

Hello! I'm Olivia...

I was born and raised in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and annually we would pack up the car and enjoy long summer holidays in Donegal.

My childhood was an extremely happy one and all of my memories serve as personal inspiration for my candles’ scents, stories and brand aesthetic.

At 21, following completion of a degree in Marketing and Management from Newcastle University, I made the journey south to London with all my university pals to start my career in marketing.

For almost 10 years, I worked in both big global companies and smaller start-ups helping them with their marketing strategies, campaigns and branding - yet I still had a desire to create my own brand from start to finish.

I have always been a self-confessed candle lover but in January 2019 my fascination with the link between scent and how it helps me recall my own memories grew. I started experimenting with wax and fragrance oils as I strove to create the ultimate range of scented candles inspired by my own scent memories.

Being a marketer, I wasn’t satisfied with just having a great range of products. I was determined to make them look as amazing as they smelt and so I spent months working alongside the very talented illustrator (and now friend) Jessica Smith to create fun and vibrant packaging which told a story.

Creating Olivia’s Haven has brought me so much joy and fulfilment - I hope you get as much pleasure out of burning your candles as I did in creating them.

Thanks for being part of the journey.

Olivia x

Meticulously crafted

Each candle is vegan friendly and made using 100% soy wax. The premium fragrances mean that your home will be filled with the rich aromas of Olivia’s Haven candles while you enjoy a long clean burn time.

Beautifully contained in stylish white matt vessels. The glass tumblers are designed to be reusable (from a hairband to a make-up brush holder) which means you can still enjoy Olivia’s Haven long after the candle is finished.

The Collection