About Werther & Gray

Werther & Gray is a small artisan candle company located in Delaware.

The name is derived from Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. These two literary works bookend the Romantic era, and like its namesake, Werther & Gray is rooted in the values of Romanticism, with styles and themes that emphasize timeless beauty, imagination and emotion.

Despite its small size, Werther & Gray has shipped candles all over the world and has been stocked by numerous museums, cultural institutions, and boutique gift shops since launching in 2015.

An Artisan Company

Werther & Gray is the creative vision of a single artisan, with all concepts and packaging designed by the owner, Charles.

All scents are handcrafted by Charles, using the finest perfumery materials. No stock fragrance oils!

Candles are handmade in small batches, with careful inspection before being packaged.

Your orders are packed and shipped by the same person who designed and made your items!

Recent Stockists

  • Cleveland Museum of Art — Cleveland, OH

    Minneapolis Institute of Art — Minneapolis, MN

    Crocker Art Museum — Sacramento, CA

    Copper Shop Gallery — Aurora, NY

  • Love the quality, scents and vintage feel of these candles. They are packaged extremely well so they are not damaged in shipping and I appreciate that so much. The candles display beautifully!

  • Packaging and scents are classic and tasteful. Great addition to the Poe Museum's gift shop!

  • These candles have been a wonderful addition to our shop and our customers love them. The scents are beautiful, but not overpowering, and the packaging is perfect.

Werther & Gray supports the following non-profits

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