Spicy top note of saffron, followed by sweet black currant and sultry patchouli.
Warmth of a Memory + Strength of a Story
Being a creative person, I understand completely the notion of clothes being an extension of self. Ever since I was little girl I experimented with clothes and accessories, and certainly went through the “phases” of young adulthood - attempting to find myself through baggy jeans and hemp necklaces (remember those?!). I suppose you could say these phases repeat themselves, but in different iterations: When I finally left my abusive relationship I wore more things that I liked and made me feel good; when I became a mother I looked for clothes that were both fun and functional; as motherhood and my journey of healing continued and I grew more and more comfortable in my own skin, I looked for clothes that accentuated some of my favorite qualities about my body and myself. Fashion is not just fun or an opportunity for self-expression, it can also be healing.
This scent is part of the custom collection FASHION FAMILY FEMALE that I created with Nicole Palmer, owner of Nicole J Boutique in Middletown, Delaware. Read more about my lines of custom collaborations.
27oz glass jar - $45.00
9oz glass jar - $15.00
4oz travel tin - $8.00
Wax melts - $5.00
Candle Safety + Burning Tips
It is best to keep your candle wick trimmed to no shorter than 1/4 inch before each burn (more often than not, this happens naturally and you seldom have to trim). Once lit, it is best if not imperative to burn the candle for at least one hour to establish an even wax pool that reaches the edges of the vessel. Soy wax has a memory; it has the tendency to follow the same burn radius (wax pool area) as its previous burn. Establishing an even wax pool is highly recommended to maximize the life of your candle.
Burn your candle within sight and never unattended. Keep away from drafts and vibrations, and free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn a candle on an uneven surface or near anything that can catch fire.
Shine the Light: Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness
One in five women in America will experience domestic or sexual violence in her lifetime. Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten. Nearly twenty people per minute in America are physically abused by an intimate partner; during one year, this equates to over ten million men and women.*
As a survivor, I am committed to my endeavor to help those who have been affected by such violence and abuse. For every candle sold I donate ten percent to my Shine the Light Campaign which supports organizations and foundations devoted to raising awareness and fostering advocacy, and who provide a voice to victims and survivors.
*statistics provided by National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
there are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
About the Process
I hand pour my candles in small batches in my home studio in Newark, Delaware. Each candle is handcrafted with precision, care, and with respect to traditional processes of apothecaries past. Simple and modern with small-town and vintage charm, these candles bring warmth, comfort, and a rustic sophistication to any home.
I use natural soy wax made from American-grown soy beans along with lead and zinc free natural cotton wicks, providing for an eco-friendly, clean and even burn. My candles are scented with premium grade fragrance and essential oils. No added dyes or chemicals.
Each scent is carefully developed and mixed by hand. Each candle is cured for at least one week, often longer, to allow for a sincere marriage of wax to oil and true development of aroma.