Leaving the professional world to immerse himself in the histories and traditions of the mysterious world of perfume, Mr. Little studied natural perfumery first with Aftelier, and later at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery. With technical studies behind him, Mr. Little sought to transform the mundane into the magnificent using his eccentric style and unique take on poisonous plants, atmospheric recreations, and the use of the rarest and most seductive natural essences.
Now known as one of the industry's most extraordinarily innovative and unusual brands, Mr. Douglas Little continues to inspire with his dark imagery, seductive fragrances, and seemingly endless inspirations drawn from art history, the ancient world, modern trends in fashion and art, and in particular his defining ethos; that true luxury affects all the senses, and that with true luxury, the individual is transported and transformed by it-- that is why he calls what he does "Modern Alchemy."
Alchemy is the ancient art of transformation. It is the endless pursuit of the alchemist to render the common uncommon. Modern Alchemy continues this tradition by offering a collection of exquisitely perfumed candles that change your environment from the ordinary to the sublime. Each perfume is blended from rare and exotic absolutes, concretes and essential oils imported from around the world.
Every candle is made from our proprietary blend of soy, maple and palm waxes, hand-poured into an elegant etched glass vessel.
ALCHEMY WAS THE MEDIEVAL PURSUIT TO TRANSFORM UN-PRECIOUS METALS INTO GOLD THROUGH A COMBINATION OF MAGIC AND SCIENCE. UTILIZING THE RAREST OF EXTRACTS, ESSENCES AND ABSOLUTES. WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE FRAGRANCES THAT CONJURE TIME AND PLACE, TRANSFORMING ENVIRONMENTS FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE SUBLIME.