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THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME
Wordsmakeup stories. As for etymology, it is the science of the origin of words. Here is a little linguistic insight into evocation and meaning.
BUGAIA: In medieval Romance languages, Bugaya (from Arabic Bugāya; from Spanish Bujía and Italian Bugía) was the name of a special city. It referred to the city that provided a large amount of wax, which was used for making candles. The word "candle" did not appear in the French language until the 14th century. It was taken from Bugaya, Arabic transcription of the Kabyle word Bgayet, name of a maritime city of Algeria (called Bougie or Béjaia).
THE BUGAIA STORY: LUXURY PERFUMES AND CANDLES BORN FROM A FAMILY PASSION
Bugaia is above all a family story, an association between my father and me, to imagine intense, subtle and distinctive fragrances. Home fragrances and luxury candles made in France capable of transporting you into a decor with a strong style.
FROM THE WILL TO UNDERTAKE TO THE CREATION OF LUXURY CANDLES
The Bugaia adventure was born from our passion for the world of interior decoration and scents. A family passion that has been exacerbated over the years through talented encounters.
By working hand in hand with a perfumer from Grasse, we were able to conceive and realize our desires. In November 2020, Bugaia was born and with it, the first fragrances that opened the doors to a highly sophisticated olfactory universe.
THE DESIRE TO AROUSE EMOTIONS WITH PRESTIGIOUS HOME FRAGRANCES
Inspired and inspiring, Bugaia is a creative space to let our imagination run free. A playground to express our desire to convey emotions through scents.
In order to offer you a unique olfactory interlude, we strive to create striking fragrances that will leave a lasting impression. Like the reminiscence of a moment of absolute happiness, each of our perfumed creations invites you to awaken your senses. Whether it's the effervescent memory of an evening out or a trip to the Orient, our luxury candles tell a story and our sprays offer a sensory escape.
While honoring French know-how, we have created deep, aesthetically pleasing home fragrances to accompany your life moments.
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A FRENCH LUXURY PERFUME AND CANDLE BRAND THAT GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN
To feel, to sense. Between desire and pleasure, the perfume and the shape of the objects invite them to embalm as much as to embellish the warm cocoon of a house, to rub shoulders with the beautiful works of a library, and to revive the vintage spirit of a bathroom. If the scenographies are not lacking in art, the cases are not lacking in air. Enter the olfactory universe of a brand that goes against the grain and let yourself be carried away by the authentic character of our home fragrances and luxury French candles.
ART DECO STYLE REVISITED IN A COLLECTION OF FRENCH LUXURY PERFUMES AND CANDLES
In the pure tradition of French savoir-faire, the bottles use and abuse ultra-graphic geometric shapes, shimmer with vibrant colors and are adorned with metallic gold labels. Creative and daring, Bugaia revisits the codes of the Neo Art Deco style in a more modern approach. The colors are combined with the material, the patterns dress the glass of our made in France candles and our diffusers are adorned with delicately feminine curves. The brand rejects minimalism. If the fragrances sublimate the interiors, the sprays become real jewels that we like to show off. The House is not afraid of audacity or ingenuity, unveiling its collections of home fragrances and high-end candles in an aesthetic against the grain. Bugaia's style has a slightly retro feel to the designs and touches of Art Deco in the shapes.
AN OLFACTORY UNIVERSE INSPIRED BY ICONIC WOMEN
At the heart of the brand, Bugaia celebrates femininity and pays tribute to the iconic personalities who marked the early years of the 20th century. From natural candles to scented bouquets, each creation captures the effervescence of an artistic protest movement supported by uninhibited women of inexhaustible creativity. In a whirlwind of exhilarating scents, the fragrances embody the playfulness of Zelda Fitzgerald, the provocative allure of Tamara de Lempicka or the sensuality of Ava Gardner. Founded by a daring woman entrepreneur, the House has entered the world of home fragrances with creations of character.
THE COMMITMENTS OF OUR BRAND OF HOME PERFUMES AND CANDLES MADE IN FRANCE
Since its creation, Bugaia has focused on aesthetics without deviating from its ethical commitment, proving that luxury and responsible consumption are not antinomic. Whether it is to conceive the fragrances or to manufacture the bottles, it is with conscience that we elaborate home fragrances and candles made in France.
HANDCRAFTED AND NATURAL HOME FRAGRANCES
As a true tribute to the Earth, we place nature at the heart of our creations. Because the quality of the raw materials reflects the excellence of a product, we have selected noble but above all natural ingredients. Thus, we strive to design handcrafted candles based on rapeseed wax and lead-free cotton wick. The perfumes of our sprays and our stick diffusers are elaborated with organic alcohol and claim a composition as clean as possible. Each formula is carefully thought out in order to make luxury home fragrances that are natural while guaranteeing a magnificent diffusion of the fragrances. We have made a conscious choice that reinforces our desire to offer you home fragrances that respect the environment and your health.
THE EXCELLENCE OF A TRADITIONAL KNOW-HOW AT THE SERVICE OF OUR HOME FRAGRANCES AND CANDLES MADE IN FRANCE
By using French know-how, we base our values on excellence. From the design of the containers to the elaboration of the contents, each step of the manufacturing process is carried out in perfect symbiosis with craftsmen who share our vision. It is in Grasse, in the workshops of our master perfumers, that we imagine ever more authentic and distinctive fragrances. The journey continues in Metz where the wax of our natural candles is poured and each wick is carefully affixed by hand. Our scented soap and our fabric mists are made in the Drôme region. This pursuit of excellence continues through the manufacture of our glasses and bottles, meticulously lacquered and screen-printed in the Paris region. Each of our creations is the result of a meeting with prestigious craftsmen. Men and women who possess an invaluable know-how that is reflected in the quality of our home fragrances and candles made in France.
AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE CONCEPTION
More than a brand of high-end candles, Bugaia is committed to promoting a virtuous circle of consumption. Thus, we make it a point of honor to limit our ecological impact. While the design of our perfumes and our French handmade candles allows us to reduce our carbon footprint, the choice of materials is also made with a conscience. Thus, glass replaces plastic and is revived according to our desires. Likewise, the packaging is made of FSC paper from sustainably managed forests. An obvious and intrinsic ode to the Earth. Perhaps because at the heart of its name, Bugaia pays tribute to it in the most beautiful way.
Bugaia the beautiful, the rebellious, the indomitable... Blowing a wind of freedom, like the current of a (Beautiful) era.
Not yet another brand manifesto! More like a declaration of intent.
In essence, it generates its own codes to reveal an essential: the emotional.
Bold in its perfume culture, against the current in its artistic dimension, Bugaia affirms it.
It is time to liberate the senses and reveal the art of living.