Sally Denahy and Chris Dinneen, owners of Circa 1902 restaurant and accommodation, opened the La Monique Perfumery and Candlery in honour of Sally’s sister, Monique Denahy who was murdered by her partner in 2015.
‘We wanted to do something to make people aware of domestic violence, ‘La Monique products are handcrafted in the heart of n Point Londsdale. Sally and Chris decided to create a product using Australian ingredients as well as local packaging.
From the essences to the oils and waxes, all ingredients are pure and natural. Each product is designed and uniquely created to heighten and evoke special memories with family and friends.
Once crafted, products are left to mature for a minimum of 6 months, allowing the pure essences to permeate and embed themselves, resulting in a product that has a long-lasting fragrance to the very end.
$5 from every candle purchased from the La Monique range is donated to the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre (SAFV)