New Flames: Three Minnesota Candle Makers

New Flames: Three Minnesota Candle Makers

Three new local candle brands, just in time for giving season.

Minnesota Smells

Founders: Brothers Mike and Dan Gordon 

Founded: 2020

HQ: Edina 

Where to buy: minnesotasmells.com 

Best sellers: Purple Rain (woods, rain, lavender); Raspberry Beret (raspberry, lemon, lime, apple, orange, and pineapple); State Fair (kettle corn, funnel cake, and cotton candy)


Kobi Co. 

Kobi Co candleFounders: College freshman Kobi Gregory and her mother, Tasha Harris

Founded: 2020

HQ: Minneapolis

Where to buy: Patina; Electric Fetus; Serge + Jane; Down in the Valley; The Departments at Dayton’s; lovekobico.com 

Best sellers: #Chillaxin’ (cucumber, champagne, and lavender); #PurpleRain (lavender and eucalyptus); #BlackLivesMatter (florals and musk)

plus: The brand also sells bath bombs, scented mists, and car perfumes.


Roseline’s Candles

Candle from Roseline's CandlesFounder: Roseline Friedrich

Founded: 2020

HQ: Minneapolis 

Where to buy: Roseline’s Place, 2430 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis; various independent retailers including The Eastside Food Co-op, Corazon Gift Shop, and Bachman’s; roselinescandles.com

Best sellers: Gather (fallen leaves and apples); Palo Santo (clean and woodsy); Into the Woods (Fraser fir, mandarin, and cedar blanc)

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