Our World, About Thompson Ferrier


Thompson Ferrier creates a lifestyle of sumptuous comfort and style where fragrance and fashion meet! Owner Raffi Arslanian and his fiancé have found a way to capture the beauty of a uniquely designed vessel that is both trendy and yet captures a mo- ment in time. They met 14 years ago while working together on one of Raffi’s real estate development projects and quickly their mutual approach to designing and stag- ing took off and they have been collaborating ever since. In 2011, after realizing the importance of combining the aesthetic and sensory components of fashion, fragrance and their love for candles and what they can represent, they began Thompson Ferrier. They wanted to transform the market and wanted the consumer to look at scented candles as a major player in home décor. They know the significance of combining a beautiful structure with a mesmerizing fragrance which was evident when designing the apartments, they so uniquely decorated.

How We Make Things


Vessels are designed by our founder, Raffi, who has the natural, inherent ability to visualize unconventional design solutions. Over a period of three decades, having been granted multiple visionary awards in design and development, Raffi designs all of the candles for Thompson Ferrier. His intent is to create a significant sculptural presence for any given space, along with the many complex, full fragrance bouquets he selects in his fragrances. Each design is hand molded by trained artisans. Materials are chosen to accentuate design elements, drawing inspiration from nature.


As a second-generation fine fragrance brand builder, Raffi had the privilege of working alongside his father, Sarkis Arslanian, to launch several fragrance selections such as, YSL’s Opium & Kouros, Calvin Klein’s Obsession, Creed’s Aventus, & many more. Raffi draws his inspiration from travel, nature, and especially cultural heritage. Working alongside traditionally trained world-renowned perfumers, each fragrance is carefully curated from a library of essential oils and proprietary aromas. Raffi is motivated by his pursuit to conjure positive memories and experiences through fragrance.


Our candles are filled with a selective cosmetic grade wax blend creating a divine, silky and translucent texture. Each candle contains wicks that are made with 100% cotton which then, along with our perfected wax, results in a beautiful burn, clean flame and a magnificent liquefaction of wax.


Our laboratory, or what we refer to has our ‘fragrance temple,’ tests each component of our candles to ensure customer satisfaction. Within the guidelines of our specifications, every candle is required to withstand a detailed investigation that checks the flame height, tunneling, pooling and wax adhesive. As a result, we have a 98% custom- er satisfaction rate, and nothing short of raving product reviews online.



Thompson Ferrier fragrances are formulated and produced in the USA. During production, the fragrance is air shipped to our facility and stored in a controlled environment for final pour.


Handmade parts and hand assembly are managed and controlled by Thompson Ferrier staff. 


All Thompson Ferrier candle designs are created in their New York City office.


Thompson Ferrier vessels range from glass containers to aluminum vessels to ceramic creations.


Our proprietary wax blend is subjected to rigorous testing on every batch of production to meet our strict guidelines.


Prior to any production of Thompson Ferrier candles, our laboratory will test the optimization of every batch to check the even pooling of the wax, flame height, tunneling and wax adhering to the side walls of the vessel. Our laboratory works to optimize performance within the guidelines of our specifications.


Thompson Ferrier candles are hand poured. The process requires multiple pours to achieve the required smooth flat surface we prefer and recommend. 


-Always keep a burning candle within sight and never leave unattended.

-Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets and any other flammable objects and decorations.

-Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

-Trim candle wicks to ¼ inch each time before burning. This will maintain an even and clean burn.

-Always place candle on a stable, heat resistant surface.

-Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

-Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans, and air currents.

-Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.

-Do not burn a candle all the way down.

-Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquid.

-Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from the candle vessel as this may weaken or cause the glass to break.

-Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle.