Named for the white, star-shaped orchid that sparked my first scent memory, Aerangis (Air-ANG-giss) began with a simple mission: to use the power of fragrance to unlock forgotten memories, and immortalize moments worth remembering.
Working closely with world-renowned perfumers, we carefully craft each and every fragrance to either recall precious memories, whether they are ours or yours, or create one that will evoke memories for generations. Our signature scents are inspired by my most cherished memories, including a secret garden in Taiwan, a ranch and vineyard in upstate New York, and the spirit of New Orleans. While each candle begins with a personal recollection, the scent comes to life the minute you light the wick and make it part of your own unforgettable experience.
“My obsession with scent began when I was nine in my grandfather’s greenhouse, where he cultivated dozens of rare orchids. I spent many afternoons by his side, learning how to care for those orchids. To reward me for my interest, he gave me one of my own: an aerangis orchid with star-shaped flowers that released a beautiful scent every night during its bloom.
The scent of that orchid – fresh, delicate and soft – is forever intertwined with that cherished memory of my grandfather and the comfort I felt at his side. It is this profound connection between memory and scent that inspired me to create fragrances. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology’s cosmetics and fragrance program and working alongside the fragrance industry’s top thought leaders in New York, I founded Aerangis, not just to relive my own cherished memories through scent, but to help others use fragrance to tell their own stories.
- Alicia Tsai, Founder