Dark Galleon Candle

Dark Galleon Candle

SKU: 30123

Within the pitch black of the hull, the aroma of lacquered wooden armoires and of trunks full of rare spices, incense and leather, thickens the air with a dark, exotic redolence.

A woody, leathery scented candle inspired by the galleon referenced in NANBAN.

Key Notes: Persian saffron, spanish leather, sandalwood, frankincense and cade.
Family: Leather - Woody

Estimated burning time: 55 to 60 hours.
Includes engraved metal lid.


September 1620. Nighttime inside a merchant ship, Nagasaki port.

DARK GALLEON focuses on the moment of disembarkation, when the merchant galleon arrives in Nagasaki, the South Island port city where the Spanish and Portuguese had set up camp for trade with the Japanese.

The pitch black hull of the galleon was saturated with the scent of spice barrels and trunks full of leather. The smokey notes of tar and cade wood give a mysterious, hypnotizing allure, like dying embers in a bonfire.

A scent is a time capsule. It can invoke our most intimate memories and dreams, and open doors to distant worlds.

Curated by an architect specializing in Historic Preservation, Arquiste is a fragrance collection that transports the wearer to evocative moments in history.

Meticulously researched using authentic sources and crafted with only the rarest of ingredients, each fragrance restores the olfactive experience of a particular time and place, allowing both women and men to unlock personal revelations and experience history in a most intimate way.

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