Meet the Maker: Lost in Scent

In our new ‘Meet the Chiswick Makers’ series we meet Darrell and Andy from Lost in Scent. Lost In Scent’s Chiswick herb candles are available in the Chiswick House Shop, open daily 10am-4pm, 10% discount for Chiswick House and Gardens Members.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you make:
We’re Darrell and Andy from Lost in Scent. We live in and love Chiswick, where we hand-make all our home fragrance products, from scented candles to essential oil room mists.

Image: Darrell and Andy from Lost in Scent

How did you get into making your product?
We’d always loved to travel, and our home is a collection of memories of the places we’ve explored. When we became parents in 2016, we had to temper our wanderlust! It was then that we combined our desire to explore with our other passion – fragrance. By developing scents, we realised we could evoke the adventure of travel and memories of special moments. That’s become even more pertinent during the last 18 months. We might not be able to drive down the Big Sur right now, but we can use the unique sense of scent to take us back there or to unlock memories of happy times.

Which of your products are available in Chiswick House Shop?
Our Chiswick Herb candles. This scent is very personal to us. We walk through Chiswick House and Gardens every day and we wanted to create a scent that captured the uplifting, abundant joy of the Kitchen Garden.

What are you working on at the moment?
Lots! We have some exciting new adventures to take with scent, including another Chiswick House-inspired scent in development.

Image: Lost in Scent’s Chiswick herb candle

What do you love about Chiswick House and Gardens?
Our school run takes us through the Gardens every day and before that we were here through rain and shine – buggies in the muddy winter, dens in lockdown, birthday picnics in our favourite little ‘hidden’ garden behind the Playground. Seeing the seasons come and go is so inspiring to us. We love the hidden trails and paths. It’s great to see so much going on right now and yet it still feels like a local sanctuary, where quiet and calm never leaves.

What’s your top Chiswick tip?
The unexpected places to find nature like Gunnersbury triangle or Chiswick Business Park at the weekend. That and D GRANDE Tex-Mex on the High Road that will deliver the BEST queso and margaritas to your door!

Find out more about Lost In Scent and follow them @lostinscent