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.
Udaipur: Our Abroad Modern flagship fragrance is a celebration of the shop's birthplace and home away from home on the Indian Subcontinent. Bergamot, sandalwood and musk immediately evoke Udaipur's bustling backstreets, rickshaw rides, Rajput-era palaces and spice markets. Incense and oils are widely used in the rituals of India's many religions. This candle encapsulates the spiritual, savory scents released by ornate ancient temples and makeshift roadside shrines, alike.
Malinalco: Emitting agave and desert flower blossom, this candle casts a magical mood befitting its namesake. Often called "Pueblo Mágico," Malinalco has been associated with sorcery since its Atzec inception in the 1400s. Nestled 1750 meters above sea level, between the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and Sierra Norte, this tiny town includes the famed village of Chalma, where legendarily, an image of a Black Christ appeared in a cave, thereby making it an important Mexican pilgrimage site.
Umaji: This bright, energizing scent has hints of fresh citrus, most notably, Yuzu (Citrus Junos, or Japanese citron). It takes its name from the tiny village at the center of Japan's Yuzu harvest. In the hills of the eastern Kōchi Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, Umaji once struggled to adapt to Japan's changing economy, but has since become an intrepid driver of the nation's Yuzu boom, developing, marketing and exporting its crown crop and popular lines of Yuzu-derived products the world over.
Fujian: With delicate undertones of ginger and lemon, this scent is inspired by White Tea and its place of origin, China's Fujian Province. White Tea owes its freshness to the young leaves and buds of the camellia sinensis plant and is only harvested when weather conditions are just right, for a few weeks each Spring. White Tea, or bai cha, was first produced 1000 years ago, during the Tang Dynasty. To this day, the finest White Tea hails from Fujian.
Helsinki: Cool and crisp, with a profile of bright pine and ozone, this candle is rooted in a stand of stately White Birch, Finland's national tree. The Finnish have fabricated utilitarian objects from birch wood for generations. Historically, birchbark was used to make satchels, shoes, dishes and primitive writing paper by ancient Finno-Ugric people. The tree surfaces frequently in Finnish folklore and customs. Birch twig wands were used to cast protective spells over cattle to produce milk as sweet as birch sap.
Addis Ababa: Subtly sweet with notes of melon, this candle is infused with Calla Lily, Ethiopia's national flower. The majestic bloom is one of the oldest species on the planet, and it turns up in literature of all types, from Biblical tales to Greek mythology. The flower's undulating form is often used as a visual expression of love and passion, and as such, is frequently featured in wedding bouquets and depicted in works of art, most famously, of course, on the sensuous canvases of Georgia O'Keefe.
3.5" D x 3.75"H
75-90 hour burn time; please never leave a candle burning unattended.