The Melrose is a specially curated candle blend in support of Children's Aid Society (CAS) Melrose Village Rebuilding Fund. The Scent Apothecary believes in supporting such worthy causes and is pleased to collaborate with CAS on this.
All proceeds net of costs goes towards the Melrose Village Rebuilding Fund.
Melrose Home to Village
Melrose Home provides a nurturing ‘home away from home’ for vulnerable children and youth coping with adverse family circumstances, family violence, or child neglect issues. Over the decades of service, the Home has evolved into a Small Group Care residential facility with a Children Wing (residents who are 12 years old and below) and Youth Wing (residents between 13 to 18 years old and enrolled in secondary or tertiary education).
Their mission is to provide the best care and guidance for our residents through a holistic approach, especially in the areas of cognitive, physical, emotional and mental development. We strive to empower our young charges to be morally upright and contributing members of their families and community.
Melrose Village Rebuilding Project
Melrose Home relocated 50 years ago to Clementi & has reached the threshold of physical repurposing of the old building after several rounds of Addition & Alteration, constant repairs and maintenance works.
The growing social issues of child abuse & neglect in Singapore and the need to do more for them has been a constant motivation. Hence, the need to grow from Home to Village so as to remain relevant to society in the coming decades and to build for new generations.
With the rebuild, Melrose Village will span 3,500 sqm with purpose-built facilities offering integrated care & support services under one roof including:
1) Residential Care Facility (3 to 18 years of age) - across a wider spectrum
2) Hostel for Youth (19-21 years) - introduce them to Independent Living
3) Professional Counselling & Specialised Therapy Facilities
The building project is estimated to cost S$16 million, of which S$3 million will come from the reserves of the organization. The remaining $13 million needs to be raised.
The Melrose Candle
Specially created for Melrose Village, this scent is inspired by Air Bandung- a local childhood favourite rose-flavoured milk beverage. Featuring premium notes of English Rose and Vanilla, this soy scented candle scent will bring back fond memories. Soy candles burn cleaner and burn time per candle (100ml) is 15 to 20 hours.