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SERIES ONE

OUvane Orangeflower

The inspiration for this candle is a tree in Ouvane with flowers so fragrant they can be smelled from meters away: the bitterness of bergamot and neroli marries with the white floralcy of tuberose, jasmine and orange blossom; the whole clinging to a trunk of patchouli and ginger.    

NOTES:

Bergamot

Orangeflower

Tuberose

Neroli

Ginger

Patchouli

Jasmine

Hedione

Where we love burning it

Ouvane Orangeflower is quite an easy-going scent - great during spring or summer, but also nice when you want to remember summer-days during autumn. It's perfect in the kitchen, especially for counteracting cooking smells

I knew from the beginning that I wanted Ouvane Orangeflower to be a very uplifting scent. I wanted to recall the very diffusive floral character of a particular orange tree that we must have driven past on a family trip as a child.  

The scent is quite classical in structure, bringing together Jasmine absolute from Egypt, Neroli from Tunisia and Tuberose from France. The interesting thing is that natural florals in candle form are actually not very performing on their own - they tend to be quite subdued. To help them sing, I used a molecule called hedione. This material is actually related to a compound found naturally at small levels in jasmine, but importantly it lifts up the other floral materials and makes them very diffusive.