Bogs and marshes cover over a sixth of Ireland's surface yet are rarely cherished. This candles takes you on an olfactory plunge into one particular bog, letting you discover the smells to be far more pleasant that you might previously have imagined.
Where we love burning it
Midleton Marsh is quite bold and sultry - certainly not for everyone or for every room. It works great in Autumn, for cold days where you want to add an elegance to your home. It particularly suits living rooms with fireplaces or leather sofas.
I'll admit it: I did dig up a chunk of peat from a nearby bog to smell while constructing this fragrance. What struck me was that behind the expected damp smell was a beautifully complex array of smoky, coffee and leathery smells. Thus begun an accord which ended up being the final candle.
In addition to the main leather accord found in this fragrance, I also wanted to suggest something floral to counteract the smokiness of the birch tar (which is made by burning birchwood). In addition, I used a material called coumarin, which is found naturally in tonka beans, hay and flouve, and possesses a slightly sweet, grassy smell.