Peony & Blush Suede | Dido Belle
Dido Elizabeth Belle was the daughter of a young black woman and a British naval officer who was brought up by William Murray, Lord Chief Justice, at Kenwood House in London.
Not much is known about her life despite being one of the most well-known black figures from 18th Century Britain. However, it is clear that she was an intelligent and loving woman, much loved and respected by her family, she carved her place in a society that was always prejudiced against her despite the limited protection and opportunities afforded her.
This candle blends floral and musks to remind you of springs and summers in the gardens of Kenwood House. A wonderfully flowery scent of peony, jasmine and rose, the complexity of the fragrance as it develops represents the many unique layers of Belle’s life and heritage.
Top Notes: Peony, red apple, aqueous
Heart Notes: Rose, jasmine, carnation
Base Notes: Plum, musks, patchouli, dry amber