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  • Herbal Scented Candles
  • Herbal Scented Candles
  • Herbal Scented Candles
  • Herbal Scented Candles
  • Herbal Scented Candles
  • Herbal Scented Candles
  • Herbal Scented Candles

Carrière Frères

Herbal Scented Candles

$ 45.00

 

Cardamom

With origins from the Coast of Malabar in India, this herbaceous plant with rhizomes belongs, as ginger, to the Zingiberaceae family. Appreciated by the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans, it was initially mixed with bees wax and used as solid perfume or as toothpaste for its purifying properties. As a mountain plant, it requires a shaded and wet environment with rich humus soil. Inseparable from Indian cooking, cardamom is also widely used in Asian and African cuisine.
Its peppered and slightly lemony fragrance is at the root of its stimulating qualities.

Bay Laurel

Leader of the Lamiaceae family, this tree, that produces odorant leaves, comes from minor Asia. Widespread in the Mediterranean region, it grows in sunny and fertile places. Its leaves remain green all year long, which in history has confirmed it the symbol of immortality. Used in the past to crown the heads of kings, poets and winners, the Bay Laurel also used to be Apollo’s symbol in Antiquity. Nowadays, it is often used as an aromatic plant or for its anti-inflammatory virtues. Its perfume reveals a subtle and camphorated scent. 

Spearmint

From the Lamiaceae family, this perennial plant can reach one meter and essentially grows in sunny and rich lands. Usually, its serrated leaves are deep green and its flowers are cob shaped and pink or purple. Of unknown origin, but considered by some botanists to comes from a very old crossbreed between two other mint species. The Spearmint, known for its refreshing and stimulating virtues is widely use in Mediterranean and Asian kitchens. Its famous exhilarating and subtle scent is characteristic from North Africa’s souk markets and palaces.

Basil

Basil is a plant of the Lamiaceae known for its culinary properties as a seasoning. Endemic to Asia, basil was a common ingredient of Indian medicine, and a common offering to the god Krishna. It was brought to the Mediterranean in the XV century, and now grows in Cyprus, Italy, and Southern France. Basil buds and leaves emit an uplifting perfume that sets palates alive.

Ginger

A perennial plant native to Asia, with red dotted white flowers. The word ginger comes from the Sanskrit "singabera" which means "horn-shaped". It was discovered in China over 2500 years ago and still remains popular for its numerous invigorating virtues. Its hot and spicy fragrance reveals a refreshing, tonic and stimulant scent.

Nilgiri Tea

This Indian tea cultivated in the Tamil Nadu, is dark and sturdy with brisk undertones.  Its fruity aroma is enriched with spices: clove, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon.  Married with a calming drop of milk as is customary in Indian, its perfume is exceptional.  

 

Rosemary

Sometimes known as the crown herb or grass of the troubadours, rosemary is a lovely wild and dense aromatic shrub that grows on the dry limestone hills of the Mediterranean Basin. Known since the Antiquity, the Greeks and the Romans would braid rosemary into crows to sharpen their memory. Its powerful herb scent slowly spreads its stimulating properties.

Thyme

Thyme belongs to the Lamiaceae family. This small perennial shrub with erect and branching stems is particularly fragrant. It originated in the Mediterranean Basin and is now grown in gardens or open fields, as a flavoring or medicinal plant. Thyme, by its powerful sweet and herbaceous notes, is the epitome of the Mediterranean countryside scent.

 

 

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4.95 oz / 140g

Weight: 17.5 oz 

 

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