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Kittawa Lodge X The Raconteur

From its lush 12,000-year-old grassy sand dunes to secret valleys thick with forests, wallabies and prolific birdlife,Kittawa Lodge sits quietly on a magnificent stretch of coastline on King Island, Tasmania.

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OTTO X THE RACONTEUR

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.

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MARK TUCKEY X THE RACONTEUR

This candle and it’s unique fragrance was created in collaboration between Mark Tuckey and the Raconteur. It takes you on a journey across the Byron hinterland which Mark now calls home. Trace his steps and favourite scent ingredients, immerse yourself in the landscape.

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L’Entrepreneur

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.

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L’ENTREPRENEUSE

The title is derived from the French verb “Entreprende” meaning “to undertake”. 

L’Entrepreneuse 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.

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COOKS SHED X THE RACONTEUR

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.

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BENNELONG X THE RACONTEUR

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.

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QUAY X THE RACONTEUR

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.

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.

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FIREDOOR X THE RACONTEUR

This candle has been created in collaboration with Lennox Hastie especially for Firedoor to capture the warmth and energy of sitting around an open fire and to highlight the fragrant beauty of some of the ingredients Lennox cooks with.

Fresh juniper, fruity davana and rich bitter fennel are extended with green violet leaf, while the citrus heart notes from neroli and petitgrain invigorate the senses. Honeyed facets of native kunzea and spicy pimento make way to vibrant sherry-like characteristics from carrot seed, which slowly reveals a base of native buddawood and guaiacwood before being warmed with rich cepes, earthy tobacco and a smokey pairing of choya and vetiver.

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PASPALEY

This candle and its unique fragrance tells the story of Australian botanicals native to the Kimberley - the home of Paspaley pearls.

The evocative scent takes its inspiration from an early morning bush walk at Jar Island - where crisp waters meet ancient boulders and jagged cliffs. Here, sandy paths dotted with thick boab trees give way to dry native grassy dunes and a rare Kimberley Heath.

Fragrance notes: Kimberley heath, eucalyptus, native grass, wattle, honey, clove, sandalwood.

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CULT DESIGN X NAU

From closed canopy forests along rugged coastlines, to dense dry bush and open rolling plains, this candle and its unique fragrance tells the story of Australia’s diverse native botanical heritage.

Fragrance notes: quandong, lemon ironbark, tasmanian pepper, Byron Bay rose, kunzea, sandalwood.

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HAMILTON ISLAND

This candle and its unique fragrance tells the story of the Australian botanicals native to Hamilton Island, the jewel in the crown of the Whitsundays Islands, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Fragrance notres: native lemon myrtle, native ginger, native eucalypt, native sea grass

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DEL KATHRYN BARTON X NGV

This candle and its unique fragrance tells the story of Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton and her exhibition The Highway is a Disco, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. From Del's early Sydney life to joyful summers spent in her mother's south coast garden, we traced the artist's deep connection to the Australian landscape, with its abundant native botanical gifts, to develop the candle's stunning scent. Marked by the artist's strength and her sensuous world, the candle tells a story of quiet beauty, the comfort of ancient trees, and the celebration of a life well lived.

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FENTON & FENTON

A seething light-dappled maze of stalls overflowing with wares. Merchants bellow as sweet-smelling smoke billows through beams of light piercing the dense, spice redolent air.

Through the chaos a pure, undulating woodwind beckons.  Bursting from the crowd into the relative seclusion and peace of an alcove wedged between two spice vendors, there he sits…

Fragrance notes: bergamot, sansho, black pepper, water lily, elemi, hinoki, amber, sandalwood, patchouli.

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CURRENT PROJECTS

Tourism Australia

CAPELLA LODGE

Lorde Howe Island / Baillie Lodges

Frost Collective

Alexandria, Sydney / visit

The Agrarian Kitchen

Norfolk, Tasmania / visit

Bistecca

Sydney / visit

The Gidley

Sydney / visit

Cadrys 

Sydney / visit

Haven & Sarah

Avalon, Sydney / visit