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The extraordinary Scented Candles of the Officine

Réaliser une bougie parfumée parfaite est un véritable exploit. La cire, la mèche, le parfum et leur contenant constitue un ensemble à l’équilibre aussi parfait que fragile, exécuté grâce à un savoir-faire qui se transmet de génération en génération pour atteindre l’excellence, avec des matières premières exceptionnelles et une précision sans faille.


Creating the perfect scented candle is a real feat. The wax, the wick, the perfume and their container constitute a set whose balance is as perfect as it is fragile, made thanks to a know-how that is passed on from one generation to another to achieve excellence, with exceptional raw materials and flawless precision.

These candles then reveal their delicate alchemy when they burn, emanating exclusive scents, a unique universe.

From the first to the last flame, the candle of the Officine expresses its extraordinary scent with great consistency. Available in twelve accords that tell twelve stories from another time, the scented candle is designed to evenly incorporate the scent into the wax, a tour de force in itself!

“The candle aimed its spark of light at heaven, like an artist who consumes himself to become divine.”
John Steinbeck


A high-quality candle is made of two essential components.

First and foremost, the wax. The candle of the Officine is exclusively composed of plant ingredients. Without paraffin or mineral derivative from petrochemicals, natural wax is made from rice, soya and copra. This high-quality wax has obtained all existing environmental protection certifications: it is guaranteed free from harmful toxins.

The perfume is incorporated into the wax at a very precise temperature to the nearest degree in an extremely precise process.

The plant quality of the waxes chosen by Officine helps preserve the integrity of the twelve atmospheric scents, between strength and nuance throughout the burning process.

Made of pure cotton, the wick allows an even combustion. It infuses in the wax to give it rigidity; the size of this wick is calculated according to its absorption capacity, the diameter and the size of the container.

“Don't curse the darkness, light a candle. ”


Marble is a fundamental aspect of the Buly candles. Carved in black or white marble, with different veins that make the candle unique, the container becomes a sumptuous object reminiscent of the splendour of ancient vases.

Since last autumn, the scented candles of the Officine Universelle Buly are available in a new version of red marble with very graphic white veins called “Rosso Levanto”. This unique colour of marble was particularly sought-after in Italian Baroque architecture and the master cabinetmakers of the court of Versailles used it extensively for the most prestigious pieces of furniture in the castle…

A unique thermal conduction material, marble is always cold when touched. This metamorphic rock allows the wax to cool faster. Thanks to this reduced evaporation of the material, the candle is therefore consumed more slowly than in another container.

Moreover, the Officine has been innovative regarding a specific element: the glass bell. A signature of the Officine candles, this blown glass cover protects the candles. As elegant as it is functional, above all, the bell retains all the intensity of the fragrance and it prevents the deposit of dust and other impurities. One only has to place it on the candle to silence its perfume and flame.

“ I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble. ”


There is no use in letting this scented candle burn for too long.

To ensure that the candle is consumed in a regular way and does not burn its scent unnecessarily, it is wise to blow out the scented candle when the top layer of wax has become liquid after four hours: the fragrance is then at optimal diffusion.

The total burning time of the candle allows for 80 to 100 hours of olfactory delight.

The base of the marble candle of the Officine Universelle Buly is the ideal support for this unique object. It serves as a protective base for the scented candles. Choose from a similar or contrasting colour for a striking effect.

Always ensure that a candle is extinguished perfectly before leaving the room where it is burning, as it is imperative that candles be kept out of the reach of children and pets.

When the wax is entirely consumed by the flames and it is time to say goodbye, your marble pot can be transformed at leisure and according to inspiration, into a flower vase or a pencil holder. There is not a marble in your house that does not deserve a second life.

“I had a good-talking candle last night in my bedroom.
I was very tired but I wanted somebody to be with me,
so I lit a candle and listened to its comfortable voice of light
until I was asleep. ”
Richard Brautigan


New range of scented in red marble containers

The scented candles of the Officine Universelle Buly are available in twelve unique accords, wonderful creations, recounting an entire universe in one scent.

Eight absolute classics open the ball…

The scented candle “Campagne d’Italie”, unfolds a deep note of bergamot and grapefruit crowned with cedar, sandalwood and patchouli. An enchanting and elegant accord that through a volute takes us back to the 18th century in a bucolic Italian landscape at twilight.

“Retour d’Égypte” captivates with profound notes of jasmine, amber, musk and rose. A journey to the foot of the pyramids dreamt up by romantic writers.

“Annibal” tells the story of the peaks of the Alps with notes of cedar, patchouli, and leather cordoned with a crystallized accord of cumin and jasmine.

“Généraux d’Empire” provides a trail of dazzling notes of rose, shrouded with a bouquet of verbena, vetiver and violet, the glorious accord of a fragrant rose garden at dusk.

“Alexandrie” navigates on the banks of the Nile with a green accord of lime, blackcurrant and mint tea, spiced with ginger and rounded off with vanilla.

“Sacre” rises in deep woody notes of juniper, pine and cedar, sweetened with honey and enthroned with incense.

“Sumi Hinoki” burns a deep note of smoky Hinoki wood and cypress, sweetened with juniper berries and incense, a walk in Kyoto in the sublime temple with a thousand statues.

“Pater Mateos” with an accord of bergamot, rose wood and incense invites you to take a stroll on a Mediterranean island in the shade of heather struck by the sun.

These perfumes were created by the Officine to delight with their fragrance while evoking, imaginary and not imaginary worlds, throughout History and to the other end of the world.

“I am volatile for one,
rigid for another,
angular as an icicle in silver,
or voluptuous as a candle flame in gold.”
Virginia Woolf

Scented Candle Alexandrie

Regular price 112,50 €
Regular price Sale price 112,50 €
Scented candle with lemon, blackcurrant, mint tea and vanilla accords.
Scented Candle Alexandrie

Scented Candle Alexandrie

Shades of white

The “Alexandrie” scented candle instantly transports you to the banks of the Nile, in a complex green blend of lemon, blackcurrant and mint tea, spiced...

112,50 €

Scented Candle Annibal

Regular price 112,50 €
Regular price Sale price 112,50 €
Scented candle with a combination of cedar, patchouli and leather accords.
Scented Candle Annibal

Scented Candle Annibal

Shades of white

This “Annibal” scented candle carries you to the peaks of the Alps with notes of cedar, patchouli, and leather weaved with a crystallised accord of...

112,50 €

Scented Candle Campagne d'Italie

Regular price 112,50 €
Regular price Sale price 112,50 €
Scented candle with bergamot, grapefruit, cedar and sandalwood.
Scented Candle Campagne d'Italie

Scented Candle Campagne d'Italie

Shades of white

The “Campagne d’Italie” scented candle diffuses deep notes of bergamot and grapefruit, crowned with cedar, sandalwood and patchouli. An elegant, bewitching blend. From the first...

112,50 €

Chères lectrices,

Chers lecteurs,

...Allocution presque shakespearienne, grande coutumière de la première semaine du mois de Janus, dieu romain des commencements et des fins : d’où venons-nous ? Vers quoi tendons-nous ? Avons-nous été en lien avec nos aspirations profondes, ou avons-nous laissé le temps fuir et nous suspendre à tout raisonnement lucide ?


...lesquelles favorisent notre hubris, châtiée par les dieux de la morale personnelle. Quelle temporalité affreuse, juste après les fêtes de fin d’année, au déchargement altier de triglycérides, de transaminases, de conversations familiales joyeusement affligeantes ou à l’affligeante légèreté où l’on s’excuserait presque d’être un candide.

Ce faisant, avez-vous pris le temps de faire le bilan de vos résolutions de l’an précédent, avant d’en méditer de nouvelles ?

Peut-être avez-vous renoncé à votre jeûne intermittent, à votre hydratation du coude, à votre méditation de pleine lune, à la lecture de Joris-Karl Huysman, à l’apprentissage d’une langue étrangère — et pourquoi par le suisse-allemand ? — à votre tri sélectif, à votre réduction d’empreinte carbone, à l’arrêt du tabac, à votre limitation du temps d’écran, à l’amélioration de votre relation aux autres, au développement de votre réseau professionnel, à votre participation aux causes humanitaires, à votre soutien à des artistes indépendants, à l’exploration de nouvelles cultures, à votre découverte de nouvelles technologies, à votre création d’entreprise, à l’écriture de votre premier roman, à votre composition d’une symphonie en la mineur, à votre réalisation de film, à l’invention de la machine à voyager dans le temps, à votre conquête de la planète ou de celle intérieure, à votre fusion avec l’intelligence artificielle, à votre transcendance de la condition humaine, à votre accession à l’immortalité, à votre illumination littéraire, à votre harmonie avec la 5G, à votre bonheur absolu…N’ayez crainte.

Nous ne serons jamais les censeurs ni les juges de l’erreur. Bien au contraire...


...des limites infinies parfois trop tôt finies ; des trajectoires tantôt jubilatoires, tantôt très illusoires. N’oublions jamais les étoiles, quand nous voulons fixer la lune. Et n’oublions jamais la Pommade Concrète qui hydrate pieds et mains dans cette épopée intrépide :


En cette pérégrination, faites le beau en vous, et surtout, autour de vous. Un bain parfumé, des sillages discrets de senteurs, un œil irisé et délicatement plissé par le sourire, la flamme d’une bougie à contempler, le rythme d’une partition symphonique, les faveurs communicatives de l’altérité, la volonté du voyage sont les plus essentiels des accessoires à chérir près de soi. Pour ceci, l’Officine demeurera un vaillant phare sur l’estuaire du beau. Même au loin, par-delà les brumes, le cap et le fanal scintillant, elle contribue chaque jour à la beauté et au raffinement à la française. Des petits gestes et de menues pensées qui ont le pouvoir soudain d’embrasser la bonté humaine.  

«  Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher de nouveaux paysages, mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux.  » 

Marcel Proust

L’Officine continuera avec le même entrain à vous ouvrir les yeux sur de nouvelles curiosités, et vous fera voir l’emporium de beauté d’une manière différente, par l’incommensurable propension qu’elle possède…
à suspendre le temps.

Et comme le veut la formule consacrée,
bonne année. 

L’Officine Universelle Buly à Paris,
depuis Paris

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