This richly layered candle traces a line from the thrumming laneways of inner-city Melbourne to the wild and rugged shore of Port Phillip Bay, where native flora thrives. A trio of white cypress, wattle and kunzea conjures images of Melbourne’s crisp autumn nights and a delicate geranium leaf note nods to the city’s splendid gardens.
This bright fragrance evokes the clean autumn afternoon light that dapples North Bondi’s rockpool as it swells with the rising tide. The golden light is a magnet and grassy knoll hums. Cooling seabreezes roll in and thicken the air. Whispers turn to laughter as evening plans are made.
Scent: Citrus, spicy, green (herbal), powdery, woody (soft)
This candle and its unique fragrance tell the story of Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton and her exhibition “The Highway Is A Disco” at the National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne. Australian native botanicals including salt bush, river gum and wild herbs recall joyful childhood summers the artist spent in her mother’s South Coast garden, while bergamot, bay leaf and rose nod to her formative years in Sydney. The resulting scent, both delicate and richly layered, is a story of quiet beauty, the comfort of ancient trees and the celebration of a life well lived.
This unique candle was created to capture the essence of dining at one of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants, Quay. Representing the pinnacle of dining, Quay’s unparalleled harbourside location is paired with rare and beautiful ingredients skilfully executed with texture, flavour and harmony.
This candle was handmade at our atelier in Sydney’s northern beaches in collaboration with Quay’s Executive Chef, Peter Gilmore.
With an opening overture of refreshing citrus from bergamot, yuzu and lemon, followed by crisp juniper, subtle coriander leaf and a hint of spice from cumin, this lively palate cleanser is layered and energising. The trio of heart notes emerge, led by the complex floral beauty of native boronia, rich neroli, and herbaceous clary sage before revealing a perfectly balanced base of deep earthy terroir from patchouli, soft wood and spice from guaiacwood, warmth and leather from labdanum before lush oceanic moss to close.
Scent: Citrus, green (fresh), spicy, herbaceous, woody (rich)
This unique candle was created to capture the essence of dining at the Cooks Shed, located on a magnificent sunny ridge overlooking the upper Hawkesbury River at Sackville.
With a zesty opening of lemon and bergamot followed by a crisp herbaceous trio of basil, rosemary and thyme, the top notes linger with a refreshing greeting of native eucalyptus. The heart notes quietly reveal themselves with the soothing tones of green tea and jasmine before giving way to the rich warm embrace of tanka bean, oakmoss and labdanum.
The title is derived from the French verb “Entreprende” meaning “to undertake”.
L’Entrepreneur celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit. Honouring those who undertake risk, chase adventure and provide a source of new ideas and innovation for the betterment of society.
This candle and it's unique fragrance was created in collaboration between Suzie Anderson (of the legendary eponymous homewares stores in the Southern Highlands) and the Raconteur.
A collaboration that began in late 2019, was disrupted by a pandemic, and finally blossomed into this fresh new candle fragrance. This new signature scent celebrates all those individuals, throughout history and today, who have been “in the arena” and found the determination to persevere and reinvent themselves during challenging times.
This unique candle has been created to capture the celebration of waterfront dining at OTTO. Located on Sydney’s sparkling Woolloomooloo Wharf and on absolute river frontage in Brisbane’s South Bank, OTTO is a beloved dining institution celebrating people, place, and la dolce vita.
A fresh opening entrée of bergamot, Sicilian lemon, juniper and cedar leaf is paired with crisp cypress and galbanum before revealing the classic beauty of rose geranium and lavender. Finally, just like a long leisurely afternoon in the sun, sandalwood, labdanum, patchouli and fir create a warm, lingering embrace.
Handmade in Sydney’s northern beaches by The Raconteur in collaboration with OTTO.
Scent: citrus, green (fresh), floral (soft), woody
Elements:Bergamot, lemon, juniper, cedar leaf, cypress, galbanum, rose geranium, lavender, sandalwood, patchouli
Mood & Chemistry:Calming and uplifting
- monoterpenes including limonene - monoterpenols including linalol - esters including linalyl acetate