About Us

Raffi Arslanian founder of Thompson Ferrier headshot

Our Story

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 moment 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 staging 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.

Our Process

Vessel Creation

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.

Wick & Wax

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.

Candle Testing & Optimization

Our laboratory, or what we refer to as 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% customer satisfaction rate, and nothing short of raving product reviews online.

Candle Care & Safety Tips

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.