APOLENA [sea salt]


A morning walk along the harbor enjoying the crisp sea salt air. 

key notes:  sea salt, sage, ambrette seed

size: 11 oz. 

burn time: 70+ hours

contents: Coconut/vegetable proprietary blend  

Balboa Island is a unique seaside neighborhood in our town. Truly an island, it requires crossing via one tiny flag lined bridge at its entrance. The island streets are all named for precious gemstones, each one evoking a special feeling for those that pass by and have lived there.

I moved into a tiny white house with a marine blue door on Apolena Avenue when I was in a transitional stage in my life. Though it was only for one year, it was an important year of growth and self-reflection for me. I learned to slow down and take stock in the simple pleasures around me...taking walks along the bay, breathing in the smells of the salty air, watching the seals sneak on the boats, gazing at the flags flying in the ocean breeze. The fragrance that APOLENA captures is inspired by the peacefulness of this time in my life and the smell of the sea salt bay.

We use a proprietary blended soy/vegetable wax, phthalate-free premium fragrance oil, and lead-free wick.

How to burn the backhouse:

+ Burn candle within sight and on a flat surface

+ Keep away from pets, little ones & combustibles

+ Burn on a heat resistant surface

+ Before relighting, trim wick 1/4" and remove loose pieces

+ Stop burning when only 1/4” of wax remains

+ Don’t burn for more than 4 hours at a time. It will be tough, but trust us on this one.  

+ Enjoy! And show us the spaces you love by tagging #burnthebackhouse on social media.


We only ship within the United States.All orders are processed and shipped from our backhouse in Newport Beach within 2–4 business days. Once shipped, continental domestic orders may take 2–4 days to arrive, dependent on location.  Alaska and Hawaii may take a bit longer.Backhouse prefers UPS ground shipping (estimated 1–4 days) but might use Fedex Ground/2-day or USPS in some instances. 


We will gladly accept returns/exchanges on any items that are in their original condition along with all packaging. Please email us at hello@backhousefragrances.com with your request for return and we’ll issue a Return Authorization Form with a Return Authorization Number (RA#), along with instructions for returning your candle.

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