Cricket Stone is a small brand and is, what I like to call, my little fragrance studio. The brand was born in the month of October in the year 2018. I strive to create and enhance aromas to which your soul and senses can connect. At the moment, I offer hand-poured, 100% natural soy candles, room sprays, and soaps. My inspiration grows through the essences that Mother Earth provides in her mountains, forests, gardens, lakes, rivers, beaches, deserts, and jungles.
These essences not only connect us with experiences from the past, but they also allow us to create new stories, such as the moment when you move into your new home and light a candle — that first smell of which you will surely never forget.
WHO IS BEHIND CRICKET STONE?
My name is Nelson Javier. I was born and raised in Venezuela — a country of so much diversity and territories full of different textures and aromas. I grew up in a big city called Maracaibo, but I loved going on vacation to Capacho — the little town in the mountains where my parents were born. That's where everything started. The different scents I experienced were magnificent, from the smell of the forests in the mountains when I went for a run, to the smell of the wood burning when my family cooked outside the house, to the unique smell of the flowers in the Páramo.
I remember my mother cleaning our house with the scent of her homemade incense and natural candles filling up the room. This made me passionate about the scents of nature and that is why I now dedicate my time to acquiring the best fragrances for my products. It has been a pleasing experience for the senses, because I know how beautiful it is to smell something that reminds you of home, or reminds you of beautiful experiences from childhood. My intent is to help you create new memories in your life with the fragrance of my products, so relax, breathe, and enjoy!
WHY CRICKET STONE?
My parents' dream was to return to the village they were born once they retired. For over fifteen years, they were building a house on top of a mountain — an idea that, at first, I did not like because I was worried about living apart from everyone. As the years went by, I grew to understand that this house would give us beautiful experiences and a lot of tranquility. At night, you could hear a symphony of sounds made by the characteristic noise of crickets, many of which could be seen during the day but were just heard at night. There was a time that one of my cousins — a little girl — saw a cricket on a stone and said to my father: "Look uncle! 'La piedra del grillo!'" (The Cricket Stone) my father liked it and since then it has been the name by which they baptized that memorable house.