Paris is still on confinement, and since the distribution of the vaccine is so slow, businesses are still closed in Paris and all of France, so on social media as I was searching for new local scented candles, I came across Yagmur Erester Kozimor…
She is a recent Parisienne who moved from Turkey with her Polish husband and she began her Vegan Soy candle business from home to compensate financially. We connected and I couldn’t help but want to support, because I’m all about sisterhood and supporting our local artists. She also described them as being fruitful and very calming Zen, I was intrigued.
Yagmur was delivering candles herself and I was able to ask her a few questions about opening up a business in Paris during confinement.
What inspired you to start your “La Pluie Paris” candle business now:
I moved here just before the confinement last year to finish my French courses on “Care and Spa”, but since the pandemic and the all the closures and restrictions, I was going through hard times. I started making candles as a hobby, and my friends encouraged me to make a business of it, my husband also was supportive because our apartment was always smelling so good, so then it began. I never thought about starting my own business, it’s a new adventure in another country, that was the biggest step.
How do you like Paris:
I like Paris. In the winter, I hate it, it’s so dark and the cold weather, the short days in winter, sad vibes, I’m from Turkey where its sunny.
Tell me about your candles.
They are 100% Hand crafted Soy candles, Paraban-Free, CLP Classification packaging. I design every label, It’s all just one person, moi and now I’m trying to promote through social media, circle of friends and FB groups like how I met you, I got good feedback from that group. I’m also adding aromatherapy and crystals to the collection
Tell me about those delicious sounding scents:
I have to two collections, The Core Collection and the Spring Collection which includes, Ocean Blossom, Jade and Plumera, so floral, Cactus Flower and Jade has more of a green flower scent. The Core collection consists of scents like “Musk clean” to a “clean laundry” scent, Citrus and sweet fruits, everyone can find something according to their tastes, so I try to keep it funky and different. My new scents are Marshmallow + Fire and Black Raspberry + Vanilla.
Here’s to enjoying “La Pluie” as candles during this rainy Spring day in Paris . Thanks Yagmur, she’s running around Chic in Paris.
You can find her on her social media platforms on FB/ lapluieparis, on Instagram @lapluie_paris and at her eshop http://www.lapluie.store
Written by Cindy Lucas