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Demeter & Persephone | Fresh Grass & Black Pomegranate

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Classical Candle Co.

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Celebrate the arrival of Spring with Demeter and Persephone. Two fresh and juicy scents that will perk up your home even when the sun is hiding!

Demeter was the Greek Goddess of agriculture, harvest, spring and the cycle of life and death with the power to influence the seasons.

 

Her daughter Persephone was kidnapped by Hades and hidden in the Underworld. Demeter searched endlessly for her daughter but her grief was so great that living things began to perish. Hermes was sent by Zeus to bring Persephone back to prevent the extinction of life on earth but before she left Hades gave her a pomegranate that when she ate it bound her to him for a third of the year. Hence, during the spring and summer life flourishes as Demeter rejoices at being reunited with her daughter but during the autumn and winter nature hibernates as she waits for Persephone to return.

 

Demeter’s story shows the perseverance and strength of a mother’s love and this candle celebrates that by mirroring the nature and life that flourishes under her touch with a fresh green herbal accord of freshly cut stems, soft grass and water lily.

Top Notes: Narcissus and violet

Heart Notes: Water lily and grass
Base Notes: Box tree, cypress and peony

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 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.

 

*ORDER ON OR BEFORE THURSDAY 24th MARCH AND SELECT 1st CLASS TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR MOTHERS DAY*