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RACONTEUR Candle - Mornington Peninsula - Handmade in Sydney

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$ 90.00 $ 49.00

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

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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.

Scent: Fresh, green, spicy, marine, woody (rich), smokey

Elements: Juniper, angelica root, pink pepper, kelp, sage, native white cypress, Western Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver, birch tar

Surprise: Native kunzea

Mood & Chemistry: Refreshing and grounding

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

Form: Smooth, crisp, 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.


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