Probably much like you, each evening as the sun settles out here, we begin our ritual. It’s a circuit of moving around our home places and lighting candles. We’ve been performing this custom forever. A few years ago, in the midst of it and in conversations about it, we admitted to each other an obsession. We were always looking for the perfect candle.
Because it is the simple and private luxuries that most engage us, we became convinced that it was time to create what we could not find with the suspicion that others-whether they knew it or not-were looking for the same thing.
As you know, the lighting of candles and the diffusion of scent have a long human history. It is sacred and profane, luxurious and mundane (at its least inspired). It seduces in the bedroom and invites in the living room. In all of its aspects it was this personal ceremony and pleasure that we wanted to refine.
It was a selfish pursuit. We admit that we wanted to create something that gave us pleasure and that met our admittedly rather jaded aesthetic and olfactory demands.
BURN is the result.
Tiring of turning glasses around to hide advertisements and of looking at only the most prosaic of vessels, we set out to contain our candles in something that was architectural, enhanced its surroundings and never drew ostentatious attention to itself.
We also rigorously forced ourselves to adhere to the design maxim of form serving function. Nothing tricked up or contrived here.
We found ourselves drawn to the same borosilicate glass that has served laboratories well for generations in its tolerance of the highest of temperatures. We then married this industrial material to an organic sensibility by having these bowls poured by hand to make evident the human touch.
Function. These bowls are wide and low slung not only because we found that appealing. The wide mouth and trio of wicks creates the largest pool of wax on the surface of the candle. This expanded radius allows the greatest amount of ‘throw’ of fragrance into the atmosphere for over 100 hours.
We have tried to achieve elegance with restraint, that only advertises the sure hand of the burner and that keeps the attention focused on the main show: the fragrance.
Candles have long been the step-child of the perfumer when compared to showy eau de parfums. As a result, most fragrance compositions for candles are simple and less than full bodied.
BURN shows the handiwork of the artisanal perfumer. Each fragrance is composed of a multitude of notes at the base, top and heart. They are-in fact-eau de parfums that are intended to scent your space as subtly, seductively and complexly as any fragrance you could ever wear. We dress the spaces that we live in with as much loving care as we do ourselves so we believed it was high time to scent them with same high standards.
These fragrances reveal themselves with a subtle strength. They have been blended to be burned solo or in combination. As we have tested them in our own spaces, we have grown to love pairings and groupings of them set about our rooms to create a mélange of fragrance. We have amongst ourselves already chosen our own personal ‘signature’ scents that are distinctive to our own personalities.
We are sure that you will do the same.