Want to know more about your Advent tealights? Continue reading to find out the inspiration behind each fragrance and the story each scent tells.
This blog post features the fragrances from week 1 only to keep things more of a surprise for those that wish. To learn more about fragrances from the rest of the month be sure to check previous weeks blog posts.
Fragrance: Orange Clove
Name: 1540 Tudor Christmas
Info: Christmas time with Henry VIII was a grand and festive affair where no expense was spared. In 1540 Henry had just married his fifth wife Katherine Howard and they spent their first Christmas together at Hampton Court Palace where he lavished his new wife with diamonds, pearls and a muffler of black velvet.
Orange pomanders (a fresh orange with whole cloves) was a popular gift in Tudor times and the scent filled homes across the country. This is truly the scent of Christmas, simple but festive. This candle will help your home to smell like a real Tudor Christmas.
Top Notes: Orange
Heart Notes: Cinnamon, Clove
Base Notes: Nutmeg
Fragrance: Cypress & Fennel
Info: Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of love, beauty and desire, was born from the waters of Paphos in Cyprus where flowers sprang up from her feet as she walked ashore. An insatiable beauty her affairs with Gods and humans were many, most famously with the God of war Ares.
This candle celebrates the Goddess’ birth with a fresh marine accord opening with bergamot, mandarin, elemi, nutmeg, eucalyptus and cucumber leading to a watery floral heart of ozone, waterlily, jasmine, violet, rose and gardenia on a base of cedar, amber and musk, encapsulating desirable beauty, romance and love.
Top Notes: Bergamot, mandarin, elemi, nutmeg, eucalyptus and cucumber
Heart Notes: Ozone, waterlily, jasmine, violet, rose and gardenia
Base Notes: Cedar, amber and musk
Fragrance: Bergamot, Peony & Vanilla
Name: Elizabeth I
Info: Born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1533, Queen Elizabeth I reigned for 44 years from 1558 to her death in 1603 when she became the ‘virgin queen’. Her reign was characterised by relative peace and prosperity after the fallout from her Father’s initiation of the English Reformation and Britain enjoyed an increase in foreign exploration and flourishing literary culture that distinguishes the late Tudor period as a Golden Age.
We have chosen a rich and sophisticated fragrance to represent the celebrated Tudor sovereign, with top notes of subtle citrus, a floral heart of crisp florals and a base of warm woods to connect you with the strong heart of England’s most formidable Queen.
Top Notes: Bergamot, coriander and peony
Heart Notes: Lily, jasmine and rose
Base Notes: Musk, patchouli, vanilla and woods
Fragrance: Sweet Mint & Eucalyptus
Info: Artemis was known in Greek and Roman mythology (Diana) as the Goddess of the hunt, synonymous with the wilderness and moon. This candle is perfect for when you want to reconnect with nature so ground yourself with the fresh scents of mint and eucalyptus. Artemis is a strong and important figure within ancient Greek culture (her temple in Ephesus is one of the Seven Wonders of the World!) so when you are in need of a bit of goddess empowerment light her up!
Top Notes: Mint and eucalyptus
Base Notes: cloves, patchouli, vanilla, cedar
Fragrance: Black Pomegranate
Info: Daughter to Demeter and married to the Hades, King of the Underworld, Persephone was forced to spend a third of the year with Hades and the rest of the year with her Mother after being tricked into eating the seeds of a pomegranate.
Often seen as the Goddess of Spring and the revitalisation of the earth, the candle instead evokes her yearly descent into the dark underworld with spicy opening accords, a fruity heart and a mysterious base of tobacco and woods.
Top Notes: Pink Pepper, cardamom, armoise, thyme, frankincense, lime and lemon
Heart Notes: Clove, patchouli, lily, apple, plum and raspberry
Base Notes: Amber, tobacco, cedar wood, guaiacwood, citrus and musks.
Info: Poseidon, brother to Zeus, was charged with the domain of the unruly sea, horses and earthquakes, the latter being his often forgotten strong connection to the Earth.
Subtle zesty top notes, floral overtones, a fresh marine heart and base notes of woods, in particular cedar, alludes to his title as ‘Husband of the Earth’ and the incense often burned in his temples.
There is nothing more relaxing than the gentle crashing of waves along a sun-drenched beach so be transported to the Greek coastline of the Aegean Sea with our ocean scented soy candle inspired by the mighty Poseidon.
Top Notes: Fresh bergamot and orange zest
Heart Notes: Marine notes, calone, lily of the valley and lilac
Base Notes: Exotic woods, sandalwood and tonka bean
Fragrance: Damson Plum, Rose & Patchouli
Name: The Three Graces
Info: The Three Graces were Goddesses of happiness, play, relaxation and beauty. Known for attending and hosting parties for other Gods in Olympus they were massively influential to artists throughout the ages due to their fun-loving psyche. With top notes of rich dark berries and glamorous floral accords, this opulent candle is perfect for channeling the indulgent gatherings of the Olympians.
Top Notes: Plum, Cassis, Rose, Bergamot, Orange
Heart Notes: Black Cherry, Prune, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg
Base Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Candy, Musk