Maison Balzac Homewares

April 21st, 2017

Just in time for another lazy long weekend the Maison Balzac new season’s homewares and candles have arrived.

Delicate handmade drinking glasses in tinted pyrex now come in two sizes and four colours; rose, greenery, smoke and teal blue.

The new carafe and drinking glass set “J’ai Soif” (translates to “I’m thirsty”) was inspired by a traditional French bedside table set for night time hydration.

Plus all your favourite scented candles have been restocked along with the extra long candles. Just add wine, water, bath salts.


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Maison Balzac

June 27th, 2016

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A new candle from Maison Balzac, La Romance: a warm blend of bitter orange and cypress leaves.

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Maison Balzac

January 18th, 2016


In preparation for Valentine’s Day, a new candle from Maison Balzac. Created in collaboration with Melbourne-based artist Miranda Skoczek and inspired by her painting Cy’s Blooms, the fragrance marries rose petals, thyme leaves and the dust of cedar wood. In a hand blown transparent black glass, Le Rose is a mystical floral that also evokes the mysteries of artistic creation.

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Maison Balzac

February 18th, 2014


For their signature hand and body creme, Maison Balzac have chosen only la creme de la creme of botanical ingredients – including radish root, rosemary, camellia oil and beeswax. 100% natural, with no added perfume, and paraben, silicon and sulfate free, this is a miraculous multi-purpose cream made for all day, all body care.

Read more on Broadsheet.

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Maison Balzac x Golden Age

December 9th, 2013


Our latest candle from Maison Balzac is a collaboration with Sydney’s Golden Age cinema, named La Lumière after the Lumière brothers.

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Maison Balzac for Paddington Is Fashion

August 20th, 2013


This weekend, as part of Paddington Is Fashion, Poepke will be launching Maison Balzac‘s newest candle: Le Silence. Elise Pioch, Maison Balzac’s creator, speaks about this new addition, the tradition of candle making and returning to origins.


Candles have been used for light and celebrations for more than five thousand years. Early civilisations developed wicker candles made with available plants and insects whereas, in the Middle Ages, animal fat or beeswax was used. Beeswax candles were expensive so very few people could afford to burn them in their home; they were mainly used for light in churches. With the introduction of the light bulb in 1879, candle making began to decline.

In the 20th century, candles enjoyed renewed popularity with the introduction of paraffin, but it has been since the 1990s that candles have become sought after mood setters, decorative items and ideal fragrant gifts.

Le Silence is an homage to the origins of candles, when they were used more simply for light or spiritual celebrations.

After launching six perfumed candles, I felt it was time to celebrate the olfactive silence of an unscented candle. It was also time to go back in time and use the most authentic and natural ingredient of all: pure beeswax.

So here is the new addition to the collection, Le Silence, made with pure Australian beeswax with the addition of pure Australian propolis, which I call ‘black caviar’. Propolis gives a dramatic dark brown colour to the wax which can be seen through the pale white jade glass cup. It is a natural resin that honey bees collect from botanical sources and use as a sealant in their hive. Egyptians used it for mummification and Greeks used it to heal wounds, thousands of years ago. It is a natural antioxidant and is believed to purify the air when mixed in a candle.

This is the ideal candle to meditate, pray, focus and relax – as well as celebrate Australian bees.


As part of Paddington Is Fashion, Maison Balzac and Poepke will present an installation, limited edition pots of honey from Tasmania’s Miellerie Honey, and more surprises in store. Join us – this Saturday and Sunday only. In the meantime, read more on Vogue and Broadsheet.

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Maizon Balzac

August 7th, 2013



A sweet new candle from Maison Balzac. Bergamot and petitgrain hover above jasmine, jonquils and daphne, with a base of white musk. Delicious.

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Maison Balzac for Romance Was Born

March 28th, 2013


When you say love is in the air, it surely is with Maison Balzac’s special collaboration with Romance Was Born. Let the warm scent of bitter orange, cedar leaf, and crushed cypress carry you off into the forest where the shadows are long and love is a mystery.

La Romance is available instore now.

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Maison Balzac

June 15th, 2012


Le Bois: The warm perfume of an old wooden floor


La Rose: A French garden filled with sun and roses in bloom


Le Sud: Lavender, the authentic smell of Provence

Be transported by Elise Pioch’s memories of Southern France with her debut collection of candles, Maison Balzac. Each candle is hand-made in Sydney. Available in store now, read more here.

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