A B O U T
INSPIRED BY THE INFLUENCES AND SCENTS OF EAST AND WEST, THE PRODUCTS IN THE C A L I Q COLLECTION ARE MADE IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND TO DELIVER A FRESH AND ORIGINAL SENSORY EXPERIENCE.
C A L I Q WAS CREATED BY CLAUDIA CICHON IN 2016. BORN IN HONG KONG TO A GERMAN FATHER AND A SWISS / SPANISH / FILIPINO MOTHER, CLAUDIA SPENT HER CHILDHOOD IN HONG KONG AND MANILA AND LATER LIVED IN AUSTRALIA.
Growing up in Asia opened the doors to a myriad of amazing flavours and aromas to which I have always had a heightened sensitivity. Our family traveled extensively and I have vivid memories triggered by the smells of when I was a little girl. When visiting my family in Manila I took in the sweet aroma of the dama de noche tree in the garden, I discovered boronias in New South Wales and will never forget my first exposure to the seemingly infinite fields of lavender in the South of France.
Cooking with my mother in the kitchen with various herbs and spices, going to bustling markets, visiting flower and fruit stalls, tasting the local seasonal delights of mangos, dragon fruits and rambutans; the multitude of flavours still make me smile to this day.
On summer vacations we would visit family in Europe. In Germany, my Aunt Bärbel would take me on long afternoon walks in the deep forests and fields that surrounded her home. The vast array of flora and fauna was incredibly foreign to me. She would draw my attention to wild summer berries and I got to enjoy the taste of fruits we didn’t have back in Asia, like blueberries, blackberries and figs.
Travel, cooking, photography and art are big passions of mine. Inspiration can be drawn from everywhere and everything.
Finding joy in the simple beauties that life has to offer is what I want to capture and bring to the C A L I Q brand.
I have always loved scented candles and home fragrances. Smells transport you through space and time, to another world or a memory and elevate your mood.
My intention was to create a product line that celebrated the beautiful aromas I have encountered throughout my travels, to share these wondrous olfactory experiences and to give back by supporting two tremendous organizations that I feel accomplish continuous significant humanitarian efforts on a global scale.
I hope the fragrances in our collection ignite your senses and take you on a memorable journey of your own.
O U R P H I L O S O P H Y
WE PROMISE HIGH-QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP AND RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
C A L I Q CANDLES AND MELTS ARE POURED BY HAND. ALL ITEMS FROM THE JAR TO THE BOX ARE MADE WITH SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS AND THE BLACK AND WHITE RIBBON YOUR ITEMS ARE PACKAGED IN IS LOVINGLY TIED.
WE USE COCONUT WAX IN OUR CANDLES WHICH GIVES A CLEAN, SLOW, SMOKELESS BURN AND A STRONG SCENT THROW. COCONUTS ARE A SUSTAINABLE CROP, WITH A HIGH YIELD AND CROP RENEWABILITY.
OUR WOODEN WICKS ARE ORGANIC, NON-TOXIC AND ECO-FRIENDLY, SOURCED FROM FSC CERTIFIED MILLS.
THE BOXES IN WHICH THE C A L I Q COLLECTION IS PACKED ARE MADE OF PAULOWNIA WOOD, WHICH IS NOT ONLY A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO LESS SUSTAINABLE WOODS, IT ACTUALLY BENEFITS OUR ENVIRONMENT.
WHEN YOU BUY A C A L I Q PRODUCT YOU ARE NOT ONLY SELECTING A QUALITY ITEM, YOU ARE HELPING OTHERS AND GIVING BACK. A PART OF OUR ANNUAL SALES IS DONATED TO OUR CHOSEN CHARITIES, MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF) AND THE SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY (SSCS) TWO CHARITIES WHERE WE FEEL OUR DONATION HAS A TRULY GLOBAL REACH.
O U R L O G O
OUR LOGO IS INSPIRED BY THE CHINESE SYMBOLS 'SHOU', 'LU' AND 'CAI', MEANING LONGEVITY, PROSPERITY AND SUCCESS. WE MERGE IN GREEK AND CELTIC DESIGNS TO REPRESENT THE WESTERN INFLUENCES.
THE FOUR QUARTERS REPRESENT THE PRIMARY FAMILIES OF THE FRAGRANCE WHEEL, THE CARDINAL DIRECTIONS OF A COMPASS AND THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH FROM WHERE WE FIND OUR FRAGRANCES.