Walk into another time, a world full of ancient beliefs and Magick. When lit, this candle fills the room with a fresh herbaceous top note, followed by a warm aroma of clove and cinnamon with a lingering heart note of lavender, frankincense and cedar wood.
Hand poured in London by, this soy wax candle is scented with 9 ancient embalming herbs and spices inspired by the ancient traditions of our ancestors.
Perfumes, oils, and other fragrances played a key role in the process of mummifying a body for burial. Some of the most common scents used by the Egyptians were thyme, lavender, peppermint, cedar, rose, almond oil, and aloe.
The famous method of embalming was developed around 2600 BCE. Before the bodies could be buried, they first had to be emptied of internal organs. The body was stuffed with pleasant-smelling spices, like cinnamon, to help give the body a more lifelike appearance. All of these elements had a pleasant scent, which was important because the Egyptians equated a pleasant smell with holiness. This mixture of oils applied to the body ensured that the person would be welcomed into the afterlife.
After King Richard the Lionheart's death in 1199, his heart preserved in Egyptian fashion, stuffed with herbs. Among the scents found were mint and frankincense. Even incense was present, having been included to provide King Richard with a connection to God.
The concept of this candle has been something I've dreamt of for years, and our collaboration with Chandra has enabled us to make it a reality.