Written by Sara Black
Landing 5 October, the luxury skincare brand deliver a three-candle drop inspired by the night sky.
You may consider star gazing as quite the niche hobby. Perhaps a little surplus to needs, even. There is, however, much merit due to those who crooked their necks, ultimately for the betterment of the human race. Think Aganice, Callippus and Ptolemy — three ancient astrologers who spent many an evening plotting celestial motions and drafting comprehensive treatise on astronomy.
Thus, we find ourselves at the apex of a monumental announcement. Aēsop have teamed with long-term collaborator Barnabé Fillion, on a highly anticipated product launch. Candles. Three candles. Which is where the ancient astrologers come into play.
The candle, Aganice, is mostly spicy with a pairing of cardamom and tobacco, and notes of the mimosa flower. Callippus reeks (nicely) of frankincense — woody and earthy with a fruity nuance. A splosh of guaiac wood (birchy) and shiso (spicy-fresh) round it out. The candle, Ptolemy, gives off light smoky vibes with grounding in cypress, cedar, and top notes of vetiver.
Each candle is encased in a (repurposable) alabaster ceramic vessel and the wax formulation boasts vegan-friendly ingredients.
INDEX’s round up of art and culture events on the New Zealand calendar.
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12/DEC – 20/DEC
19/NOV – 19/DEC
9 – 23/DEC
11/DEC – 13/FEB
2 – 23/DEC
26/NOV – 20/DEC
25/NOV – 19/DEC
28 – 29/NOV
15 – 28/NOV
5/NOV – 5/DEC
24/OCT – 24/JAN
6 – 21/NOV
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