Skeem Candles

  

THE COMPANY:
Graphic designer Geoff Weiser and former retail buyer, Suji Meswani, are the co-owners of Skeem Candles. Prior to launching the Skeem brand in 2004, this Philadelphia based husband and wife team, did more than a year of research and development to perfect the wax formulation, develop the scents and colors and, of course, create the candles themselves. The name "Skeem"? Well, it is a play on words and the company is named after the couple's "scheme" to break free from the corporate world. The rich, colorful designs and unique long-lasting scents are inspired by their vast travels which include three to four annual trips to exotic locales such as, India, Costa Rica, and Thailand.

OUR PHILOSOPHY:
We've never understood the plain-ivory-candle-in-the-fancy-box thing. Isn't it a bit of a let down when you open it up, and the box, which is the nicest part, is just trash? We've thoughtfully designed all our products so they are beautiful and intriguing on their own, without any excess packaging. Our candles are silk-screened, then poured with our custom soy/paraffin wax blend to ensure a clean, even burn. Once the wax has burned down, our pillars are reusable as drinking glasses. We also encourage you to reuse our 3-wick and Half Pint containers for things like holding cotton balls, storing paper clips, or even as a sugar jar. In addition to making beautiful, long-lasting products, we're proud to manufacture candles that can be reused and recycled. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

OUR CANDLES:
Our candles are are made in the USA. The glasses are silk-screened, and each candle is topped with a printed metal lid. Our wax is a soy blend and our wicks are cotton.

 

 

Papillon Lilac Dandelion  Brand New

Papillon Lilac DandelionLilac Dandelion combines many different florals and herbs for a light, green, blooming fragrance. The Papillon collection uses arrangements of butterflies to create beautiful, intricate patterns, juxtaposing geometric shapes and organic elements. The specimens, as nod to Victorian collectors, reference the repeated shapes, textures and patterns often found in wallpaper and textile designs.

90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall

  • $22.00 - Skeem Papillon Lilac Dandelion Scented Candle

Papillon Grapefruit Zest  Brand New

Papillon Grapefruit ZestGrapefruit Zest bursts with tangy and energizing citrus notes from this bold, tart fruit.

The honey bee has a rich and varied mythological history including signifying immortality, representing a sign of kingship and acting as the bridge from the natural world to the underworld. We prize them for the beauty and their gift of pollination. In our graphic bee pillar, bold bumble bees and graphic honeycombs are layered together with vintage type and numbers.

90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall

  • $22.00 - Skeem Papillon Grapefruit Zest Scented Candle

Papillon Fig & Black Pepper  Brand New

Papillon Fig & Black Pepper Fig and Black Pepper is a sweet pairing of rich, ripe fruit with sharp black pepper and soft, woodsy, cedar notes.
The Papillon collection uses arrangements of butterflies to create beautiful, intricate patterns, juxtaposing geometric shapes and organic elements. The specimens, as nod to Victorian collectors, reference the repeated shapes, textures and patterns often found in wallpaper and textile designs.
90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall

  • $22.00 - Skeem Papillon Fig & Black Pepper Scented Candle

Masala Black Currant  Brand New

Masala Black CurrantBlack Currant is a rich, heady scent that is both sweet and fruity.
Masala is a Hindi word meaning a blend of spices. In informal phrases, it generally refers to a hodge-podge of elements mixed together to add some spice to the final product. For these candles we took various Indian fragments gathered from block prints, street signs, and henna designs, and melded them together to form this unique and colorful collection. The colors are typical of an Indian sari shop, with rich jewel tones adorned with unexpected brights.

90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall

  • $22.00 - Skeem Masala Black Currant Scented Candle

Arboretum White Tea & Thyme  Brand New

Arboretum White Tea & ThymeWhite Tea and Thyme is a wonderful crisp blend of tea leaves and thyme with hints of jasmine and lemon.

The Arboretum collection features beautiful and intricately-detailed shadow floral artwork that is layered to create a collage of modern botanical imagery. Seasonless, the images evoke dusk in an arboretum when only the silhouettes of the plants and flowers are visible.

90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall


  • $22.00 - Skeem Arboretum White Tea & Thyme Scented Candle

Arboretum Sweet Pea & Vanilla  Brand New

Arboretum Sweet Pea & VanillaSweet Pea and Vanilla combines rich, warm, vanilla notes with a sweet floral bouquet.

The Arboretum collection features beautiful and intricately-detailed shadow floral artwork that is layered to create a collage of modern botanical imagery. Seasonless, the images evoke dusk in an arboretum when only the silhouettes of the plants and flowers are visible.


90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall

  • $22.00 - Skeem Arboretum Sweet Pea & Vanilla Scented Candle

Filigree Sweet Balsam  Brand New

Filigree Sweet BalsamSweet Balsam smells of fresh cut evergreens mixed with spring bulbs.

Our Filigree collection combines delicate and elaborate layers of ornamentation to create this modern-romantic collection. Usually seen on jewelry made with fine-spun, twisted wire, Filigree refers to the lace-like appearance of this intricate art. We have used flourishes, arabesques, cartouches, scrolls, and ornaments to weave a lace pattern that is thoroughly modern in feeling.

90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall

  • $22.00 - Skeem Filigree Sweet Balsam Scented Candle

Oceanic Dune Sage  Brand New

Oceanic Dune SageDune Sage, an herbal woodsy mix combining moss, sage and three types of beach pine.

Our Oceanic Collection was inspired by the 19th Century sea explorers who provided some of our first views of deep-ocean marine life. In their travels they discovered thousands of new species and documented them all in beautiful, detailed illustrations. Octopi, seahorses and thousands of new species of fish are just some of the unusual creatures they came into contact with.

80 hour burn time
Triple wick
4 3/4" wide x 3" high

  • $22.00 - Skeem Oceanic Dune Sage Scented Candle

Vintage Peony  Brand New

Vintage PeonyVintage Peony is a sophisticated blend of floral notes that combines peony and lily, with a hint of musk.
Just as birds gather bits and pieces to build their nests, we used our collection of old documents, postcards, and stamps to create these collages of sweet, silhouetted bird images.

90 hour burn time
12 ounces
5 1/2" tall

  • $22.00 - Skeem Vintage Peony Scented Candle

Half Pint - Tea Leaf  Brand New

Half Pint - Tea LeafTea Leaf is a complex, light and fresh combination of herbal tea and sage.

These adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"


  • $13.00 - Skeem Half Pint - Tea Leaf Scented Candle

Half Pint - Lilac & Dandelion  Brand New

Half Pint - Lilac & DandelionThese adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.
50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

  • $13.00 - Skeem Half Pint - Lilac & Dandelion Butterfly Candle

Half Pint - Sweet Balsam  Brand New

Half Pint - Sweet BalsamThese adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

  • $13.00 - Skeem Half Pint - Sweet Balsam Scented Candle

  • $17.00 - Skeem Half Pint - Sweet Balsam Scented Candle & Bug Matches

  • $4.00 - Skeem Bug Matches

Half Pint - White Tea & Thyme  Brand New

Half Pint - White Tea & ThymeWhite Tea and Thyme is a wonderful crisp blend of tea leaves and thyme with hints of jasmine and lemon.

These adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

  • $13.00 - Half Pint White Tea & Thyme Scented Candle

Half Pint Sweet Pea & Vanilla  Brand New

Half Pint Sweet Pea & VanillaSweet Pea and Vanilla combines rich, warm, vanilla notes with a sweet floral bouquet.

These adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

  • $13.00 - Half Pint Sweet Pea & Vanilla Scented Candle

Peach Velvet  Brand New

Peach VelvetPeach Velvet has the perfume of a perfectly ripe, juicy, fuzzy peach.

These adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

  • $13.00 - Skeem Half Pint - Peach Velvet Scented Candle

Grapefruit Zest  Brand New

Grapefruit ZestGrapefruit Zest bursts with tangy and energizing citrus notes.

These adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

  • $13.00 - Skeem Half Pint - Grapefruit Zest Scented Candle

White Lotus  Brand New

White LotusWhite Lotus mixes lotus with coral and orange flowers, then enlivens them with tea, seaweed and musk.

These adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"


  • $13.00 - Skeem Half Pint - White Lotus Scented Candle

Gardenia Nectar  Limited Availability

Gardenia NectarGardenia Nectar blends the delicate aroma of this timeless floral with undertones of citrus.

These adorable mini-candles come in at 7.5 ounces or just under a half-pint. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt.

50 hour burn time
7.5 ounces
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

  • $13.00 - Skeem Half Pint - Gardenia Nectar Scented Candle

Pomegranate & Sandalwood  Brand New

Pomegranate & SandalwoodSkeem Pomegranate & Sandalwood Field Jar Candle.
Our Field Jars were inspired by 19th Century naturalists who sought to catalog the natural world. Their specimens were collected in small jars with hand notated labels.
35 hour burn time
6oz.



  • $19.00 - Skeem Pomegranate & Sandalwood Field Jar Candle

Sage Blossom & Honey  Brand New

Sage Blossom & HoneySkeem Sage Blossom & Honey Field Jar Candle.
Our Field Jars were inspired by 19th Century naturalists who sought to catalog the natural world. Their specimens were collected in small jars with hand notated labels.
35 hour burn time
6oz.

  • $19.00 - Skeem Blossom & Sage Field Jar Candle

Amber & Tuberose  Brand New

Amber & TuberoseSkeem Amber & Tuberose Field Jar Candle.
Our Field Jars were inspired by 19th Century naturalists who sought to catalog the natural world. Their specimens were collected in small jars with hand notated labels.
35 hour burn time
6oz.

  • $19.00 - Skeem Amber & Tuberose Field Jar Candle

Currant & Mangosteen  Brand New

Currant & MangosteenSkeem Currant & Mangosteen Field Jar Candle.
Our Field Jars were inspired by 19th Century naturalists who sought to catalog the natural world. Their specimens were collected in small jars with hand notated labels.
35 hour burn time
6oz.

  • $19.00 - Skeem Currant & Mangosteen Field Jar Candle

Citrus & Olive  Brand New

Citrus & OliveSkeem Citrus & Olive Field Jar Candle.
Our Field Jars were inspired by 19th Century naturalists who sought to catalog the natural world. Their specimens were collected in small jars with hand notated labels.
35 hour burn time
6oz.

  • $19.00 - Skeem Citrus & Olive Field Jar Candle

Pomelo & Tamarind  Brand New

Pomelo & TamarindSkeem Pomelo & Tamarind Field Jar Candle.
Our Field Jars were inspired by 19th Century naturalists who sought to catalog the natural world. Their specimens were collected in small jars with hand notated labels.
35 hour burn time
6oz.

  • $19.00 - Skeem Pomelo & Tamarind Field Jar Candle