Long before Proust’s madeleine or modern discoveries of its intimate connection in the brain to memory and emotion, smell held an important place in many cultures for thousands of years. Considered a second-tier sense with the violent upheavals of modernity, it is perhaps for the very reason that it can be neither seen nor heard that fragrance has such important functions within various traditions of spiritual and religious practice.
With products designed specifically for many of the different spaces we inhabit on a daily basis, since 2009, Tokyo-based retaW have sought to touch all aspects of life with scent. Their broad range of products—from car air freshener to room spray to candles—are developed with the latest dermatological innovations in mind and imbued with a selection of purposefully developed fragrances, each of which is designed to conjure what is most elemental—retaW is water, backwards, after all.
When it comes to retaW’s mission of providing products for a life engulfed in scent, the label’s Fragrance Candles are an essential component. Always a multi-sensory experience, the claim that before there was TV there was fire speaks a lasting truth; the flame is a primeval source of soft fascination. Dynamic enough to hold our focus, yet no so overstimulating that they require active attention, flames—like water—possess a unique ability to bring our minds to a state of occupied rest. With their selection of fragranced candles, retaW have developed a unique oil-based candle formula that releases their range of scents with the same unhurried pace at which a candle flame gently illuminates its environs. Transform your interiors into spaces of calm focus with the retaW Evelyn Fragrance Candle.
Burns for approximately 42 hours.
A symbol of both refinement and excess, at once light and intense, champagne embodies numerous contradictions. Nodding at the top of retaW’s Evelyn fragrance with hints of orange and lemon for company, the scent of champagne revels in its impudence. Base notes of berry and musk create a dynamic backdrop, adding further vivacity while simultaneously clouding the scene. Middle tones of Jasmine soften any acerbity present, pulling the fragrance together without effacing its fruity, effervescent core.
Made in Japan.
Approximate Dimensions: H7 x W7cm.
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