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 candle tells the alluring story of an early winter’s morning in Bondi. Sun worshipers gather in the southern corner under giant sandstone cliffs. Facing east, they soak in the salty haze as the incoming tide guides their yoga pace. Lush ferns and moss spill over the cliffs and glisten in the morning dew.
Scent: Smokey, green (herbal), balsamic, earthy, resinous
Elements: Australian lemon, giant fern, black pepper, wild herbs, labdanum
Mood & Chemistry: Uplifting, calming
- monoterpenes including limonene, a&b-pinene; - sesquiterpenes including beta-caryphyllene
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), agrestic (powdery), woody (soft)
This sunny zesty candle captures the energy of an early-summer’s morning on Bondi Beach, as giant waves crash and local residents pound the sand on their morning runs. The duo of fruit notes – Australian lime and wild berries – invigorate body and mind, while an overture of coastal jasmine hints at the soulful day to come.
Scent: Citrus, green (sharp), fruity, floral (narcotic), woody
Elements: Australian lime, basil, wild berries, jasmine, plum pine
The crashing surf and lush tropical forests of Byron Bay come enlivened in this distinctive fragrance, which blends bold and salty botanicals including cinnamon myrtle, native thyme and lemon myrtle. Rosalina imparts depth and soul, bringing to mind the invigorating climb from Palm Valley up to Australia’s eastern frontier, Cape Byron.
Scent: Spicy, citrus, green (herbal), earthy, woody (rich)
This uniquely fragranced candle tells the botanical story of Hamilton Island, the jewel in the crown of the Whitsunday Islands, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Sea grass and moss articulate thoughts of a sunrise bushwalk along a coastal path, surrounded by cool moss-covered boulders, while notes of lemon myrtle and native ginger reveal themselves as if carried on the ocean’s breeze. A steep pathway to Passage Peak at the top of the island reveals the spice notes of the trade winds and, as the sweeping island views reveal themselves, hints of native cedar leaf and eucalyptus.
Scent: Spicy, citrus, oceanic, green (sharp), woody (rich)
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.