• A lit scented candle with the label "bergamot superior" by d.s. & durga.
  • A sleek rectangular box  labeled "bergamot superior" by d.s. & durga black background, accompanied by a detailed product description below

Bergamot Superior

7 oz Candle

Afterpay Available

Wild bergamot weeds sing citrus-speak in spring by the cool, cool water of Great Lake Superior.

Top Notes

  • bee balm
  • bergamot

Heart Notes

  • lake water
  • birch leaf

Base Notes

  • cone flower
  • blue eyed grass

Afterpay available on U.S. orders $50+

A creative illustration blending the natural and manmade: a green, sliced citrus fruit doubles as an umbrella, with a single droplet hanging off a leaf at the top, against a warm yellow background.

I was walking upstream in wellies in a brook somewhere up north. Cold water rushed from the lake downstream through the woods. I came across little island worlds in the brook—pristine, covered in plants fed by fresh water. Gnarled roots of trees intertwined with rocks and mosses to create a landscape like the those enticing commercials for action figures in the 80s (but I digress).

A stand of wild plants grew in spots where the sun broke through the canopy.

I found wild bergamot—bee balm—the stuff called Oswego tea that the tea partiers (the OG ones not the current) drank in defiance of Britain’s tea. A member of the mint fam, bee balm smells of distant bergamots with a fuzzy green minty snap.

You are in the cold north but smell distant Mediterranean citrus. Unexpected exotic beauty in the far North by Lake Superior.-D.S.