RACONTEUR Candle - Barossa - Handmade in Sydney

$90.00
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“A story about the quiet beauty of what was always there”
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Wintery rains sweep over Lutheran steeples and replenish the soil with moisture for the growing season ahead. Straw, native grasses and compost provide nutrients around vine trunks before the wait begins for spring’s burst of velvet buds. Summer and autumn bring warmth to the valley floor and the sun leads the path to deep crimson colours, smooth tannins and bold intense flavours — swathes of berry fruits, spices, liquorice, mocha, venison, tobacco and oak. 

Historic towns. Green plains. Lush paddocks. Home to some of the world’s oldest shiraz, cab sav and grenache vines. For 180 years wine has been a way of life among these rolling hills, full of history and hardship, where life revolves around the soil, climate and community.

Top: pink pepper, cypress, cardamom, clove, cumin

Heart: jasmine, plum (accord), native lemon ironbark

Base: native buddawood, cedarwood, tobacco, patchouli, tonka bean

The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.

Scent: Spicy, fruity, floral, woody (rich), earthy

Elements: Pink pepper, cypress, cardamom, clove, cumin, jasmine, plum (accord), native buddawood, cedarwood, tobacco, patchouli, tonka bean

Surprise: Native lemon ironbark

Mood & Chemistry: Calming and grounding

- monoterpenes including myrcene and sabinene
- sesquiterpenes including a-cedrene
- monoterpenols including linalol
- sesquiterpenols including cedrol
- esters including linalyl acetate

Form: Thick, smooth, round

Structure: Narrative
Handmade in Sydney
Burns: 60+ hours
100% soy wax
Pure cotton wicks
Free of paraffin, parabens, phthalates and lead
Weight: 300g

 

Founder: Craig Andrade

Does the world need another candle, or eau de parfum for that matter?

That’s the question Craig asked before deciding to dive head-on into the world of natural perfumery and candle making. “Generally, the answer is no”, he says. “Unless you’re making something truly unique that doesn’t already exist.”

Craig learned the craft of making scented candles many years ago from Elise Pioch Balzac (founder of Maison Balzac). He attended one of the world’s leading perfume schools - the Grasse Institute of Perfumery. Over several years he learned about the key natural and synthetic ingredients used to make fine fragrance, and the technique of how to structure and formulate fragrances.