Under the radiance of the Tuscan sun, the hills are a tangle of olive vines, punctuated by solitary rows of imposing fig trees. This fragrant interpretation of the iconic Italian countryside captures the milky-sweet scent of the fig’s luscious fruit, contrasted with the fresh green of its leaves and an aromatic sprinkling of blackcurrant. Sensual patchouli and musk ground the lush sweetness of the fruit with an earthy base.
Cuban Tobacco With its sorbet-coloured buildings and shimmering heat, the faded glamour of Old Havana is the unmistakable starting point for this sphinx-like scent. Stirring notes of cardamom and clove bud provide a vibrant opening moment, further sharpened with the tang of tangerine. It mellows into the rich nuance of tobacco enhanced with polished mahogany, a pairing that’s reminiscent of traditional tabaquerías, while earthy patchouli and musk evoke the enigmatic side of the city.
No.352 Leather&Cedar Scratch the surface of Sydney’s sunny facade and discover an altogether edgier aesthetic. At its centre is the vibrant inner-city neighbourhood of Surry Hills, a hotbed of artists’ studios, fashion houses and colourful personalities. No352 pays homage to this creativity, with a spicy accord making a compelling first impression. The rich notes of French leather mingle with resinous labdanum and the elegance of dark amber to create a warm and sensual fragrance.
Tunisian Mint Tea There’s a certain ritual involved in drinking tea in North Africa: steeping the leaves, preparing the fresh mint, garnishing the drink with pine nuts. The aromatic scent of this candle inspires a new ritual of its own, one that begins with the delicate aroma of spearmint and that grows richer and warmer with Chinese ginger, crushed cloves and lemon zest. Like a rare moment of pause in bustling Tunisian bazaar, it evokes a serenity that inspires contemplation.
Arabian Oud A dance between dignified oud and powdery rose, this candle perfectly captures the enigmatic charm and opulence of the Middle East. As the smokiness of its first impression parts, it reveals the fresh and clean rose, creating a clear floral core that’s made deeper with sandalwood and patchouli. But it’s the namesake oud, a rare ingredient with a rich and resinous scent, that leaves a lingering imprint on the sophisticated mind.
Terra Australis The relentless heat of the sun ricochets off the ochre dust, the air hanging heavy. From the unblinking stillness, a shard of scent escapes: a wisp of smoke, a cleansing clutch of aromatic herbs. Slowly, they coil themselves into a cicada-chorus of fragrance – delicate, harmonious and completely in tune with the earth. The faintest breeze rustles through the underbrush, a billy of tea hums on the campfire and, for just a moment, time stands still.