Values, Missions & Commitments
At Carrière Frères, we favor a committed and transparent approach, and responsible sourcing from the composition of our products to their packaging.
With an almost obsessive fascination for nature, Carrière Frères seeks to embody the plant world with sensitivity and respect. Flowers, herbs, woods and fruits... Each botanical treasure is classified, then closely studied to recreate its full complexity in candles, botanical palets, diffusers or room sprays. All olfactory forms which allow us to protect the beauty of each plant and its unique benefits.
Nature, then humans
Here, the human, the perfumer, disappears behind the source of inspiration: nature, to celebrate it in its purest beauty. Each creation is the opportunity to meticulously decrypt everything that characterizes the fragrance of a plant, to pay it the most fitting tribute by showcasing its beauty without ever betraying it. When it comes to fragrances, there is always a certain element of subjectivity, but we strive to convey the most universally beautiful expression of each plant we work with.
Creating beautiful products that make you feel good
By respecting the purest essence of each botanical element, we seek in fine to perfectly stimulate the emotions often associated with them. The gentle sweetness of orange blossom, the zesty exoticism of ginger, the extraordinary freshness of spearmint... While our initial approach is rather intellectual, nourished by an irrepressible desire to know everything there is to know about nature, to collect and classify, our scented objects directly touch the emotions. Each scent has the immense power to reactivate happy olfactory memories. Our objects are about childhood, intimacy, each person’s own story. With their evocative fragrances, they allow us to create and form new rituals, new memories. The olfactory Madeleines of the future!
Respect, but also protect
For several years, Carrière Frères has been trying to give back to nature for all it gives to us. Gradually, we questioned, then challenged each element involved in the development of a Carrière Frères product in order to adopt an approach which is as environmentally-friendly as possible. Today, we are proud to obtain our supplies in France and Western Europe whenever possible, and to produce all of our products in mainland France, and more specifically in Normandy.
Step by step, we are eliminating or replacing any non-renewable element in our manufacturing chain: cellophane, foam padding, synthetic inks buy natural inks and the cardboard we use which is now 100% recycled and FSC certified. The candles themselves are obviously not excluded from the sustainable development approach. Since 2022, all of Carrière Frères’ botanical palets, wax samples and scented candles are made from 100% vegetable wax, from European organic rapeseed oil. Whenever possible and hand in hand with perfume maker Robertet, our privileged partner, we choose fragranced essences composed of a maximum of natural ingredients, respectfully extracted from individuals and regions.
While Carrière Frères’ has a proven track record when it comes to the environment, the brand also aims to be inclusive and supportive. Since 2009, we have been working with ESATs, occupational support centres for the disabled, to package our products. By collaborating with these French disability agencies, Carrière Frères is helping to expand employment opportunities while offering ESAT employees a quality working environment at a recognized Living Heritage Company. Located not far from our production facilities, their proximity facilitates interaction and offers us great flexibility. A major selling point for this arrangement is that the work done by these employees, although 100% manual, is also fast, meticulous and rigorous, making for a fruitful collaboration.