To make it smell like you have a fireplace, especially when you don’t have a fireplace.
Nothing is cozier than a fireplace. The hearth brings us back to that ancient desire for warmth. The smell of a fireplace alone makes us think of the country, the holidays, the joys of cooler weather. Family gatherings, reading, romance, old world–associations are plentiful.
In the speed of the modern world, especially in the city, it is rarer to have a working fireplace–or to take the time to light a fire. It’s a commitment. So we created the candle to give you the scent and feeling of a having a gentle fire roaring wherever you may be. It took a while to get the wood mix right; we use a particular blend of cedar, pine, and oak and add cade and birch for smoke and ash.-D.S.
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.
Birch leaves are green & fresh with a fun fruitness. They are dewy and recall Russian baths & forest libations.
There are many cedar oils crucial to a perfumer’s pallet. The wood of Virginia is fine, warm and dry. Texas is pinier. Chinese is smokier. Many molecules mimic various parts of the wood. The leaves of red cedar give us the fruity, sinewy thuja aroma which is nice in small doses.
Pine oil is soft, green, and pungent. It smells of the air of the forest as you'd imagine. Italian dwarf pine is very clean. Some varietals can be harsh and downright dirty.