About ÉLAN by Sally Waters. Creator and owner of ÉLAN Home Fragrances.
My obsession with perfume began as a young girl. My father was a cosmetic chemist, an avid gardener and nature lover. He taught me to appreciate the world of fragrance around us and the wonder of how it can be used to create a connection with spirituality, emotions and memories, and of how it is the art of enchanting the senses.
After a 'sensible' 17 year career in the City as a Lloyds broker and bringing up a young family, I changed tracks to candle-making and reed diffusing, and began to create handmade products designed to ignite our imagination. They are infused with an outstanding volume of luxury oils, hand-poured and hand packaged.
I love being creative with my products to make people happy whilst bringing a sense of luxury to their personal space.
In 2016 I started ÉLAN Home Fragrances. The name reflects my energy and enthusiasm. The products are sophisticated and elegant.
I launched my Masterclasses in September 2020 at a new studio in Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Here people come and join me for a couple of hours to learn a little bit about the history of fragrance, the work of a candlemaker and how to infuse perfume into candle wax, finally with the reward of pouring into a vessel and creating their very unique and personal candles. It's fun and it's sociable and it's a great way to spend time with others including friends and family.