The trio of aromatic candles, named Ptolemy, Aganice and Callippus are inspired by ancient astronomy and are said to “impart a sophisticated yet subtle fragrance.”
Ptolemy for instance sees cypress, cedar and vetiver in its formulation while Aganice deploys the warm spicy notes of cardamom and tobacco into the floral brightness of mimosa. The third, Callippus, sees resinous frankincense coalesce with the earthiness of vetiver and the sharpness of shiso.
These are created in collaboration with perfumer Barnabé Fillion — the same nose behind Aesop’s three perfumes Marrakech, Hwyl and Rozu.
“As is customary in our partnership with Barnabé, scientific rigour worked hand-in-hand with ardent intellectual curiosity, and tradition with innovation,” said Dr Kate Forbes, the company’s Innovation Director.
While the candles are Aesop’s first of its kind and long requested for by its fanatic base of customers, it joins the brand’s growing collection of home care products. That includes oil burner blends and room sprays.
The candles will be available from 5 October 2020. Each 300g candle will retail at HK$800. For more information, head to Aesop.com.
This article was first published on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.