This unique candle has been created to showcase the exceptional beauty of dining at Bennelong in the Sydney Opera House, a site of historic significance to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation where feasting, performance and celebration have taken place for thousands of years.
Act I opens with green spice from native Tasmanian pepper, earthy blackcurrant bud, rich fennel and honeyed wine notes from linden blossom. From this fresh and invigorating introduction the shape of the scent’s smooth curve begins to emerge. As the heart notes in Act II announce their presence, they are led by crisp complex florals from native kunzea l, smooth herbaceous celery seed, and a hint of spice from clove leaf before giving way to subtle citrus from litsea and the warmth of honeysuckle. The base notes of act III take centre stage with soft, creamy, woody notes from native sandalwood, paired with labdanum and cedarwood, before a final overture from lush oceanic moss.
A coastal oasis peppered with close intimate valleys, hinterland wineries, rugged shores dotted with seaside villages and a thick green blanket of native forest. Cooling breezes from Bass Strait blow clouds away and allow sunshine to work its magic in creating colour, tannins and aromatics. Old vines cascade with pinot noir and pinot gris and sit quietly on ancient rich red volcanic soils.
A fresh opening from juniper, angelica root, pink pepper and kelp act as a spicy palate cleanser before a slow avalanche of native kunzea and its warm honeyed tones is met with sage and crisp native white cypress. Strength and poise are provided by a dense forest of Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver and birch tar.
This gentle and considered scent aims to showcase the vitality and terroir of the vineyards of this exceptional wine region located an hour south-east of Melbourne.
We acknowledge the Bunurong people, the Traditional Custodians of the Mornington Peninsula lands and waters and pay our respect to their elders past and present.