║─AN OBSESSIVE INTEREST IN OR FEELING ABOUT SOMETHING
i have something to admit. i have a fixation on the scents of specific environments. coniferous forests of the northeast being one of them. every year i waited for the "holiday" candles to come back in season so i could buy up all the pine tree candles my heart desired, and i was always disappointed that they smelled more like pine-sol than balsam or birch. there is something special about the trees that evolved to grow in the acidic sandy-gravel soil and harsh weather conditions of the northeast -- pine sap, powdery amber resin, dry needles, and lemony notes give evergreen forests in new england their signature scent profile.
the FIXATION series will be an ever evolving catalog of true-to-life scented candles inspired by evergreen coniferous forests of north america. each formula will be described in the "scent profile" section here and hand numbered by their formula. formulas may be made in several sizes or may be a one of a kind creation. each formulation will be unique - but all will be united around pine forest scents.
our journey begins with FORMULATION No.1 -- strongly evocative of the forest floor being stirred by the toe of a hiking boot, and pine sap oozing from an unseasoned pine log burning in a campfire.
“the clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
⧋ handpoured natural soy candle
⧋ 100% cotton wick
⧋ 4oz / 8oz silver travel tin with custom printed, hand numbered label
fixation No. 1:
⧋ top notes: green pine, burnt pinecone, eucalyptus, mint
⧋ middle notes: moist earth, balsamic, cypress, pine sap
⧋ base notes: sweet wood, tonka bean, smoke
║─FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
⧋ ensure that each burn is long enough for the entire surface to liquefy before snuffing to prevent tunneling
⧋ total burn time: 25-30hrs (4oz) / 40-50hrs (8oz)
⧋ burn no longer than 4 hours at a time
⧋ before relighting, trim wick to 1/4”