WÏSQ is a home fragrance company based in Hamilton, Ontario. Inspired by scents that linger long after boots are kicked off and bags are unpacked, our collection is designed to evoke memories reminiscent of the places you’ve been while teasing out those you long to explore.
Our aim: bottle up lived experiences and send people on a voyage; not necessarily in space, but down memory lane.
We hope that each scent brings with it a familiar comfort and beauty found someplace between home and wandering as you get wisqed away by each subtle whiff. Our candles and diffusers are for wanderlusters, daydreamers, and adventurers.
Created in 2018 by Abi Sutherland, WÏSQ is propelled by grit, simplicity, and intention. After months of sourcing and testing the finest ingredients, our candles and diffusers reflect that philosophy. Carefully curated and handcrafted, WÏSQ candles contain 100% pure soy wax and a lead-free cotton wick, and the diffusers have a base of sweet almond oil. Our unique scents are derived from essential and/or fragrance oil blends.
All products are free of additives, phthalates, and petroleum—for an environmentally friendly use.
Open book, wooden table. That’s how I spent my early years—lost in the words of others about far off places and ideas. This set a curiosity deep in my belly to explore. While I’ve been fortunate enough to visit several beautiful places, I often strive to perceive the beauty in every place and hold onto the memories the best I can.
For me, nothing does that better than my sense of smell: an electric week in Morocco (fig), camping in the woods with loved ones (cabine), a relaxing spa day in Bath (thermae), the cosy nook at my favourite coffee shop (cafe), etc. And as ideas go, a clean burning scented candle seems the most fitting way to hold onto it all.
In a world full of chaos, I thought it vital that my contribution be gentle and soothing; accessible, yet intoxicating. I hope that the lighting of each WÏSQ candle brings with it the familiar comfort and beauty found someplace between home and away.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” — Philippians 4:8.