Whether you embrace visiting tourist hotspots, or not, there’s one place in Paris we think transcends its status as an iconic site. (And no, it’s not the Eiffel Tower – those long lines aren’t for everyone!) We’re talking about the Sacré-Cœur. Known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, it’s the second-most visited monument in the city. It’s also the inspiration behind our newest limited edition 380g Triple Scented Soy Candle, Sacred Heart.
Never been? The Sacré-Cœur’s presence is otherworldly. A testament to the beauty of French architecture, the church is built from travertine stone (trendy) and features bronze statues of saints and sky-high arches. Perched atop the highest hill in Paris, in Montmartre, it requires a journey to get there. On walking up the stairs, you’re immediately overcome with the scent of Smoky Incense and Myrrh fused with Heady Cedarwood – a sense of sacred stillness permeates the air. In Sacred Heart, we’ve captured these notes, plus Tonka Bean, Amber and Vanilla to add softness and sensuality. (Tip: If you love Fireside in Queenstown, and Secrets of the Sistine you’ll love this.)
The ceramic vessel is rendered in matte white ceramic, a homage to the artisans of Montmartre. It features an etched design that’s so special it could have come straight out of an atelier. Another thoughtful design element is the glossy glaze that lines the vessel –
it’s coordinated to match the deep purple wax inside.