About Us

Pour & Penchant was originally founded in Chicago, IL. In 2019, the organization relocated its base of operations to Buffalo, NY, the hometown of one of it's Founders.  

We are two proprietors who are passionate about creating an environment of comfort for our customers.  After years of purchasing candles, and studying the various details that make for a high quality, affordable candle, Pour & Penchant was born through the desire to create luxury candles at reasonable prices.  

The Pour & Penchant brand can be described in the following way:

  • POUR: Small batch, hand poured artisan candles, influenced by the typical scents of the late 1800 Victorian era.  We endeavor to provide highly fragrant, long-lasting candles with a mix of Paraffin, Soy and Coconut waxes.  The categories of our scents are typically floral, woody, ambery, leather, chypre, gourmand, citrus and fresh.  100% cotton braided core wicks with no zinc and no lead allow for a delicate, even burn.  With 6 premier holiday scents, and 19 year-round scents, Pour & Penchant kicked off the business with 25 scents to delight the senses of customers  
  • PENCHANT: A line of bespoke greeting cards and stationary, coming to Pour & Penchant in 2020, with an emphasis on providing deeply moving and sentimental statements in combination with lighter, more comedic messages.  

As part of our mission and vision, which is to heighten the senses and decrease individual stress with quality customer products, we also support other Buffalo based businesses.  We believe it is important to contribute to our local community and to help the City of Buffalo's continued growth.  These businesses include: Mindscape, Niagara Label, Buscemi Photography, & The Advertising Center.

We are an inclusive business, and welcome all customers and employees regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

For more information and frequently asked questions, please click on the following link FAQ.