Our best memory: the olfactory memory.

At Nidore, we believe in the power of olfactory memory. That's why our candles are not just candles. They are experiences.

Here, you won't find candles with simple aromas. You will find candles with complex aromas, which will make you travel in your memories, and relive your experiences. We dedicate our body and soul to create excellent products accessible to all, without sacrificing quality and aesthetics.

All our products are handcrafted by us, in our small Studio in Porto, in the sunny Portugal.

Machine-free, and proud of our meticulous, manual process. Each product is our best, for you.

No harmful chemicals, vegetable wax, and phthalate-free, vegan, and cruelty-free fragrances. Believe us, it has nothing to do with the normal.


ˈniː.dor/ from Latin nidore.

A word used to describe the smell of burning animal fat, the first raw material used to make candles. (Ironic, isn't it?)

Just the best stuff.

Did you know that the products used in commercial candles are as dangerous as the fumes released from a cigarette? Namely toluene and benzene, which can cause cancer, asthma, and skin problems. This is because almost all commercial candles are based on paraffin, a petroleum by-product, which is cheaper and allows strong aromas to be released with less essences.

We've turned it around. With a soy-free coconut and rapeseed vegetable wax, phthalate-free fragrances, and no other chemicals harmful to our health.

sustainable methods

All our products are handmade, in small batches. Guaranteeing no waste, and the quality you deserve.

ingredients you can trust

All our products are vegan and cruelty-free. All our raw materials are bought from the EU, ensuring no animal testing.

A natural commitment

With our environmental partnerships, we want to give back what we use, and then some. Find out how we do it.

Behind the brand

Nidore is a small candle creation and design studio in Porto, created in 2020 by me, Mário. (That's me, on the right!)

I've always been a bit obsessed with all things scented. I remember my college days, when on my way home I passed a long trail with some flowers that gave off a spring smell that took me back to my childhood. Our olfactory memory is fascinating, and can transport us to remote times that we couldn't remember. And candles were always a good way to recreate memories. But something was missing.

Complex aromas were missing. Scents with meaning, and with a reason. Nothing against candles with apple, red fruit or vanilla scents, but it wasn't enough. Thus, amidst a whirlwind of ideas, Nidore was born.

In the same year, Miguel embraced this project with as much passion as I did. We look forward to seeing where this dream takes us.

Our thank you to all our clients, who continue to let us live our dream, and do what we love most: Experiences.

Because Nidore is not just candles, it's experiences.

- Mario.

Start your experience today.

We know that choosing a candle without being able to smell it, is a difficult task. That's why we do everything we can to convey, through text and images, where each of our scents will take you. And of course, we also count on the help of our small candles. Great for choosing your new favourite fragrance, and for gifting!

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