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  • Les Belles Matieres Candles
  • Les Belles Matieres Candles
  • Les Belles Matieres Candles
  • Les Belles Matieres Candles
  • Les Belles Matieres Candles
  • Les Belles Matieres Candles

Cire Trudon

Les Belles Matieres Candles

$ 125.00


When Englishman Edward Foxhall discovered sandalwood on the Isle of Pines, New-Caledonia, in 1840, it was, then, unknown in Europe. By the end of the 19th Century, the noble spiced wood had quite a pedigree: named ‘candana’ in Sanskrit, or ‘sandal’ in Arabic, it was used as a precious ointment for the hair and body. A remedy against anxiety, it still billows today, seamlessly embedded in the smoke of Asian incense.


Considered by the Chinese as one of the three holy fruits with peach and lemon, the grapefuit was a symbol of prosperity and fertility. Blended with verbena, and hyacinth the grapefuit fragrance is aromatic and uplifting.


The Duke of Tuscany first brought jasmine in India in 1690, a flower originally from Arabia. Whether fresh or dried, they still play a quintessential role in India’s myths, legends and daily rituals. At times, jasminum sambac perfumes loose-leaf tea; at others, it is braided into floral necklaces. Revered spiritually, the odorant flower turns into an offering in Hindu temples.


At the turn of the 19th Century Mimosa was imported from Australia to Britain by eager Botanists. Mimosa has since become the Cote d' Azur's floret. The bushes now blossom on the hillsides of the Esterel Massif.


Brought back from Indochina in 1828, the mandarin-tree has since prospered on the occidental banks of the Mediterranean Sea. Facing the Messina Strait, it sculpts the Calabrian landscape without a touch of bitterness. The mandarin’s softness hints back to ancient times when its essential oils composed an elegant, odorant grammar.


Ourika is a sensual escape, an exploration of iris’ spicy
character. Grown in fertile valleys and gardens since Antiquity, iris also played a role in the Egyptian mythology: highly symbolic, iris is associated to Horus, the falcon God that brings the sky and the earth together.

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9.5 oz / 270 g