Maison Balzac Candle | Black Sassafras
Lee Mathews & Maison Balzac have created a candle to celebrate the heady scent of dusk in Australia.
“The story behind this candle is a journey back in time and is a total fragrant reminder of when the kids were little and we used to drive up to Federal near Byron Bay, every Christmas. We would stay in the same little house belonging to our friends and the drive down the old road to their place was lined with these trees which smell like these candles. The mix of fir needle, sassafras and bergamot is the closest we could get to replicating the scent, and it comes pretty close.” – Lee Mathews.
- Olfactive notes: Bergamot, fir needles, sassafras
- 300g approx. 70 hours burn time
- Materials: Soy wax blend with cotton wick
Available on backorder
Maison Balzac is a collection of perfumed candles hand made in Australia.
Each candle is developed as an ode to memories from founder Elise Pioch’s childhood in the South of France. “They are like Proust’s madeleine for me! I named the brand after my grand father, André Balzac, who is related to Honoré de Balzac, French writer from the 1800’s.”
From her experience working in fashion in Paris and Sydney, Elise sought to create a range that was both beautiful and sentimental. Working with makers and perfumers in Australia, she has created a range of signature scents that evoke olfactive memories or experiences; these candles make up the core Maison Balzac range.
Since launching in 2012, Maison Balzac has greatly expanded, adding to the range to become a house of bespoke and ceremonious objects for everyday life.