The New Savant is a modern scent studio located in Brooklyn, NY.
We blend high-end, original fragrances with approachable materials, to create something that looks good and smells better. TNS candles are meant to be burned and enjoyed. Our co-founder, Ingrid Nilsen, designs each fragrance.
We use domestic suppliers, vessels made from post-consumer waste, and minimal packaging materials. Our name honors the untraditional, self-made path in life. We are LGBTQIA+, women, and AAPI-owned.
Ingrid Nilsen + Erica Anderson
CCO/Maker (Ingrid) and CEO (Erica)
Ingrid Nilsen: Spent 10+ years as a YouTube creator where she built an inclusive space that encouraged self-acceptance and challenged cultural norms. Since retiring as a content creator in 2020, Ingrid has been reconnecting to her roots as a maker, crafting candles by hand, mixing scents, and building THE NEW SAVANT.
Erica: Erica is an entrepreneur who spent her early career in tech (Twitter, Google) working on the future of news. At TNS, Erica leads business, partnerships, and sales.
"My sample set just arrived yesterday and I'm already back to purchase this candle in the full size because I couldn't stop thinking about it after I blew out the tea light last night! I don't have the most sensitive nose, the science of scent isn't exactly my wheelhouse, but this candle is divine. The scent has nuance and layers I can't describe. Will purchase again & again!"
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