Introducing our very own line of home fragrance -- Abroad Aromas!
Smell just might be the most evocative of our senses, immediately reminding us of people and places from our distant past and allowing us to conjure full-spectrum imaginary explorations of lands yet traveled.
Our new candles are inspired by some of our favorite journeys. Light your favorite, breathe deeply, close your eyes and take an incredible trip around the world -- no passport necessary!
This natural soy candle infused with phthalate-free fragrance oils is hand-poured in the USA into a modern ceramic vessel with smooth matte finish and rounded base for a beautiful silhouette. Once your candle is spent, re-use this pot as a planter, pencil cup or catch-all.
3.5" D x 3.75"H; 12 oz
75-90 hour burn time; please never leave a candle burning unattended.
Udaipur: This musky, meditative scent celebrates the birthplace of Abroad Modern and our home away from home on the Indian Subcontinent. A warm, smoky - almost savory - blend of Bergamot and Sandalwood is immediately evocative of the bustling back alleys of Rajasthan, India's romantic City of Lakes. Rumbling around in a rickshaw, weaving around any of the city's seven lakes, Rajput-era palaces and spice markets, the aromas of Udaipur are ever-present and intoxicating. Incense and aromas are widely used in rituals belonging to India's multitude of religions. This candle reminds us of similar scents wafting from the most ornate of ancient temples and makeshift roadside shrines, alike.
Malinalco: Our Malinalco candle is infused with agave and desert flower blossoms, casting a dreamy, magical mood befitting its namesake. Sometimes called the "Pueblo Mágico," Malinalco has been associated with sorcery since its Atzec inception in the 1400s and is named in honor of the goddess of desert fauna, Malinalxóchitl. This tiny town nestled 1750 meters above sea level between the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and Sierra Norte includes the famed village of Chalma, where according to legend, an image of a Black Christ appeared in a cave, thereby making it an important Mexican pilgrimage site.
Umaji: This fresh, citrusy scent is perfect for spring, with hints of grapefruit, tangerine and most notably, Yuzu (Citrus Junos, or Japanese citron). It takes its name from the tiny village of Umaji (population 900), the beating heart of Japan's Yuzu harvest. In the hills of eastern Kōchi Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, Umaji has struggled to adapt to a changing economy like so many of Japan’s outlying communities. Yet Umaji, whose name has become virtually synonymous with Yuzu, has risen to the challenge as an intrepid driver and deserving beneficiary of Japan’s Yuzu boom, developing, marketing and exporting its crown crop and popular lines of Yuzu-derived products the world over.
Fujian: Smooth and calming with undertones of ginger and lemon peel, this candle captures the delicacy of White Tea and its birthplace, China's Fujian Province. White tea owes its freshness to the young tea leaves and buds of the camellia sinensis plant and is only harvested when weather conditions are just right, for a few weeks each Spring. Fujian first produced its famous white tea, or bai cha, more than 1000 years ago, during the Tang Dynasty. At that time, white tea preparation was a very different experience than it is today: early harvest white tea leaves were compressed in to cakes and broken pieces were steeped in earthenware kettles. To this day, the finest white teas hail from Fujian.
Helsinki: Cool and crisp, with a profile of bright pine and ozone, this candle will lead you through a stand of stately white birch, the national tree of Finland. In Finland, birch has long served as an important material for building and carving objects such as wheels, skis, sleighs and handles for axes and hammers. Historically, birchbark was used for making satchels, shoes, dishes and even early writing paper by ancient Finno-Ugric people. Beyond its utilitarian importance, the tree also holds significance in Finnish folklore. Birch twigs were used as wands to cast protection spells over the cattle. It was believed that cows who were protected with these ”wands” would provide milk that was as good as birch sap.
Addis Ababa: Floral and subtly sweet, with notes of melon and violet, this candle releases the botanical beauty of calla lily, the national flower of Ethiopia. Not actually a true lily, the calla, or Zantedeschia genus, includes 28 species, all native to the tropics of African. This majestic bloom is one of the oldest flower species on the planet, and lore associated with calla lilies is found anywhere from biblical tales to Greek mythology. The flower's undulating form is often used as an expression of the beauty encapsulated in a couple's love, and as such, is frequently featured in wedding bouquets and depicted in art, most famously, of course on the famously sensuous canvases of Georgia O'Keefe.