Sacred, Intentional Living
Luxurious Home Fragrances
The word “Addis” means “New” in the native Ethiopian language, Amharic. “New” can mean not only the birth of new ideas, but the rebirth and re-imagining of old traditions. At Addis VIV, each product’s creation is a labor of love and represents an extension of our slow-living philosophy. Our products are thoughtfully designed to help you fully occupy each moment, stay present, and live an inspired and elevated experience.We strive to create and source beautiful, artisanal pieces that enrich your home, while drawing inspiration from and honoring ancient cultures. We invite you to explore our vision. Welcome home!
A BALANCING ACT
Return to Home
This photo symbolizes a sacred journey or pilgrimage…a return to home. I found this photo at my grandmother, Mama Berhane’s home, in an old box among her treasured possessions. The photo shows her and other family members on one of the many religious pilgrimages they would take throughout the year.
I feel it perfectly symbolizes the faith, dedication, and love of my ancestors. Whenever I return to it, I am mesmerized by the determination and beauty it captures. Seeing everyone wrapped in their Gabis as they made their way up the steep mountain to pray and give thanks, I can almost feel their prayers. As if they were praying for “us” and we are the lucky recipients of their love and well wishes.
My first collection of candles is an homage to all of my ancestors. Their strength and devotion is what inspired me to create Addis VIV. So, to them, I say thank you. We are home.
Handmade. in the finest tradition of luxury candle-making, our fragrances are curated by the best perfumers in france. Each candle is hand-poured in small batches, allowing for the utmost attention to detail and quality. Every sense is considered: from fragrance to tactile responses our vessels elicit, this is not your run of the mill candle.
A BALANCING ACT
Believing in the Swedish concept of Lagom, which literally translates to “just right” Addis VIV candles have the perfect amount of fragrance intensity and throw–neither overpowering nor underwhelming…just right! Even prior to the first burn, our fragrances pervade and expand throughout your space giving a signature scent of its own.
Made With Love
Earth, Eco, and People-friendly
Our proprietary vegan wax blend ensures our products. are eco and animal-friendly and our fine quality essential oils give a clean burn without unpleasant drips. Our fragrances are subtle, organic, and free of toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants.
Power of Community
More than Candles
We strive to enrich our communities and are dedicated to making our spaces healthier and happier for all. From partnering with NGOs and investing in local ecosystems to creating a fully sustainable product and reducing our carbon footprint, we strive to extend our “happy place” beyond just our home.
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