Breakfast Leipzig


Frühstück with JSB at Café Zimmerman, 1723. Strong coffee, buttery almond pastries, pipe tobacco.

Top Notes

  • javanese coffee
  • almond kutchen
  • pastry

Heart Notes

  • tobacco leaf
  • butter

Base Notes

  • leather upholstery
  • fireplace

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I wanted to create the scent of the café in Leipzig where Bach wrote his famous Java Cantata in the 1700s. I imagine tightly packed tables of people breakfasting over buttery almond pastries and strong coffee. Smoking pipes, reading newspapers, talking. Creamers of milk, kitchen steam, tobacco clouds, a hint of an old fireplace in the corner, and burgundy leather upholstery on the seats.

I love breakfast.

It’s really a passion of mine. This candle is our first overtly gourmand scent. It’s light-hearted. I love the idea that you can change your house into this legendary café at such a specific moment in time simply by lighting it.-D.S.


Listen to Breakfast Leipzig

Songs about breakfast. Bach at cafe Zimmerman—strong kaffee, almond pastries, butter, tobacco.


  • When our fume master David creates our fragrances, he sees them in color. The throw of a particular aroma can be described in the colors it implies in the mind of one with synethesia. Vetyer can smell straw like yellow, patchouli, deep red, and so on. David is very enthusiastic about translating an idea from one discipline to another—so music, words, and ultimately color become aromas to wear on skin and in sanctuary.

  • A ubiquitous aroma to most of the world, the roasted quality of coffee is interesting if not dominating in gourmand fragrances. Coffee flower oil is a buttery tropical aroma like dark ylang. Very rare.

  • An extremely varied plant with complex aromas of musty fermented earth, vegetal hay, and a deep spicy floralcy. Can recall pipes, dandies, old times, hills, and barnyards.

  • Almond is a building block of many perfumes. It’s useful in tree flowers of the cherry family and can recall sweets, old fashioned soap & perfumes.