With greater emphasis being placed upon bespoke objects and simpler, cleaner elements that bring pleasure without a burden on the environment, it is interesting to see traditional items such as candles being re-thought, and marketed with love by local producers.
“The kitchen has became a luscious smelling lab with soon to be signature scents mixing in the corner, and test after test finding the best eco sensitive soy wax and fragrances.”
“I only have one variety at the moment which is Black Fig, which was developed in the middle of winter, mixing the most exquisite fragrant of fig, a swirl of buttermilk infused with the warmth of vanilla. It’s not your typical flowery, jacaranda, perfumed candle – it is a bit edgy. I hand pour them into a beautiful thick glass tumbler, one that you should not throw away but simply wash out in hot water with a bit of soap for a purely magical new make-up container.”
“I also became obsessed with travel candles in a no nonsense tin – I travel with these mini candles, tossed in the corner of my suitcase. I pull them out during a work trip to create an instant ‘mood setter’ in any hotel. Or, if I’m lucky enough and we get to escape down the coast for the weekend they will last perfectly for 2 nights.”
Black Fig is currently available to purchase at Thirroul Cellars and Coledale Markets.
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