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23539-300.jpg Jardins d'Ecrivains - Travel Candles - Part 2 - 4 x 2.11 oz


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Maupassant Candle
In honor of:
Guy de Maupassant: (1850-1893)
In ten years of writing, he left a lasting legacy to French literature, with 6 novels and over 300 short stories. He finished "Bel-ami" at the Etretat Guillette manor.

The tuberose is a mysterious flower. Mme de la Vallière, a favorite of Louis XIV, loved the flower. Zola said that its scent had a human odor. Heady, persistent, worrying, tuberose is no less than erotic...

This delicious little fruit overflows with vitamins, growing on wild brambles at the end of summer, a taste of childhood. It abounds in the Norman countryside, and its fruity aroma lends itself to teatime jams.

Vanilla is made from the fruit of certain types of orchids. It is highly sought after as a flavoring in the food industry, but it is also used as a solid base note in famous fragrances. Louis XIV loved vanilla and wanted to have it cultivated, but it was not a success until the 19th century.

Casanova Candle
In honor of:
Giacomo Casanova: (1725 - 1798)
Violinist, writer, magician, spy, diplomat, librarian, but especially Venetian, this libertine, true symbol of seduction, leaves an abundant literary work of which "The Story of My Life."

Fruit of the almond tree, in the balsam olfactory family. An amaretto scent with unique bitter almond kernel notes. Since ancient times, almond kernel oil has been used for its cosmetic properties.

Magnolia is a flower that is used as a raw material in fine fragrances. It has a soft, floral scent with smooth, lemony, vanilla accents. Magnolia was the first flower to appear 100 million years ago.

Zweig Candle
In honor of:
Stephan Zweig: (1881-1942)
Austrian writer, playwright, journalist and famous biographer. He fled to Brazil in 1941, the Second World War forever put an end to his humanistic dreams.

The sandalwood tree yields a yellow bark from which its fragrance is extracted. The Egyptians used sandalwood to embalm the mummies. In Buddhism, it is considered to be one of the three integral incenses. Its woody fragrance fosters spiritual practice and relaxation.

Patchouli is a tropical plant used as a fragrance for the first time in the 19th century. Long associated with the hippie movement, Patchouli has a powerful scent with earthy, smoky, woody, camphor and syrupy notes.

The ylang-ylang flower gives off a spicy, penetrating scent. Its fragrance symbolizes tropical rainforests. Its exquisite floral scent was discovered in the 19th century, and it quickly became a hit. Suave, sensuous ylang-ylang became a major success in 1926, in Coco Chanel's "Bois des Iles."

d'Hugo Candle
In honor of:
Victor Hugo: (1802-1885)
Writer, playwright, poet, politician, and committed intellectual. He chose Guernsey as a land of exile, where he wrote, amongst other works "Les Misérables."

Bergamot, the fruit of the bergamot tree, resembles a small green orange. Its zest is used for its smooth, piquant fragrance. It is primarily used in the perfume industry and for food flavorings, as in Earl Grey tea.

Iris was a sacred flower to the Egyptians. Its name comes from the Greek, Iridos, which means «messenger of the gods». It was the emblem of French kings, for its majesty and its power. Its powdery fragrance comes from the rhizome (root) of the plant.

The hyacinth was born of a legend inspired by Apollo, who immortalized Hyakinthos by turning him into a flower. This flower, with its suave, captivating fragrance, symbolizes elegance and a carefree spirit. Wild hyacinth flourishes in Great Britain and the British Isles.


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