Bonfire • Rose • Black Tea • Lime • Orchid • Amber
420g triple scented, 80+-hour, soy wax candle.
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"To live in the hearts that we leave behind is not to die, but to live eternally." - Elise Margaritis
When designing this fragrance, we wanted to mimic the actual 'Day of the Dead' festival in Mexico. We wanted the smell of bonfires; delicate floral notes from bouquets placed on alters as offerings; citrus notes from the garnish on the tequilas; and amber to represent this wisdom of the elders and give courage to face death... and we think we nailed it. We chose this stunning glassware to enhance the silouettes of the items adorning it... but the final decoration is left for you.
The gold oval plaque is intentionally blank, so you can use the template provided to cut out a photo of a loved one that recently passed, and dedicate your candle to them. If you reply to us via the order confirmation email and attach a digital photo of who you want to honor we will print it and apply it to the candle for you before we ship it.
Mexico's Day of the Dead is less of a mourning and more a joyful celebration where family and friends gather to pay respects to loved ones who've died. Funny anecdotes are about them and they're honoured via home altars (ofrendas) filled with their favorite foods and drinks, decorative skulls (calaveras) and marigolds (cempazúchitl). They also visit their graves with these items as gifts.
The official Dia de los Muertos in Mexico is on November 1st-2nd, 2022
Whats in the box•
Candle with seriously embelished deluxe glassware•
3 Dia de los Muertos skull stickers•
Default sticker for candle front plaque (Pomba Gira)•
Template to cut photo for plaque and 2-sided tape strips•
Meaningful moments remembering a loved one
Fragrance notes •
Top: Lime, bergamot, black tea, bonfire smoke •
Middle: Baltic amber, jasmine, rose, clove leaf
• Base: Cedarwood, cinnamon bark, patchouli, orchid
This scent is also in a candle, and diffuser.
pure, sustainable soy wax with lead-free wick, and quality low-allergen fragrance. Natural and vegan. More about our candles here, and tips for maximising burn time here.