RACONTEUR Candle - Margaret River - Handmade in Sydney

$90.00
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“A story about the quiet beauty of what was always there”
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Pristine isolation. Ancient terrain. A remarkable coastline with a Mediterranean climate. These three elements make Margaret River one of the world’s great wine regions.

Positioned on a cape and surrounded by the Indian and Southern oceans on 3 sides, the region backs onto desert. The Leeuwin current flows warm from the north and the constant cooling ocean breezes provide gradual gentle ripening conditions against a terroir of red ochre, granite and gravel loam.

Tall forests tower over colourful wildflowers and pristine white beaches are hugged with native scrub. A wild surf coast meets verdant forest and beyond the stacks of granite boulders lie these exceptional wineries. Here the soil and vineyards are treated as a living ecosystem and the link between plant growth and rhythms of the cosmos is celebrated. A place of minimal intervention. Where nature speaks for itself.

Top: mandarin, lime, kelp, flint (accord), curry leaf (accord)

Heart: Native honey myrtle, native fragonia, linden blossom, violet leaf

Base: native Western Australian sandalwood, treemoss

We acknowledge the Wadandi and Pibelmen people, the Traditional Custodians of the Margaret River lands and waters and pay our respects to their elders past and present.

Scent: Citrus, flinty, spicy, honey, woody (rich), mossy

Elements: Mandarin, lime, kelp, flint (accord), curry leaf (accord), native fragonia, linden blossom, violet leaf, native Western Australian sandalwood, treemoss

Surprise: Native honey myrtle

Mood & Chemistry: Refreshing and grounding

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

Form: Smooth, crisp

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.

“A story about the quiet beauty of what was always there”