Words by Adrian Farquharson
Photography by John Seabright
Your medicine is prepared. The vibes are right. Everything is in its right place. Now comes the time to unwind and let that sweet aroma fill the air…
But first – let’s mask the aroma and keep pesky neighbors and unwanted attention from interrupting our moment.! Consider, perhaps, a fragrant candle to complement your experience and keep those lingering aromas close to home? Here are several scented candles we prefer to burn while burning:
Marley Natural – Positive Vibrations No. 1
Marley Natural introduces first home fragrance, Positive Vibrations Candle No. 1. With an inviting blend of rhubarb, bergamot, and patchouli, this cannabis scented candle is the perfect accompaniment to your home (and smoking ritual). Formulated with a blend of natural soy waxes and infused with hemp seed oil, this candle is made with a waxed hemp fiber wick for a seamless 40-hour burn time. http://www.marleynatural.com/
- Cannabis Sativa (a non-medicated ingredient which is non-psychoactive and does not have any of the physical effects associated with the cannabis plant) , Bergamot, Rhubarb, Patchouli and Birch Tar.
Malin + Goetz Cannabis Candle
Malin + Goetz produced this cannabis scent which is a synthesis of the sexy, spicy, peppery notes evocative of the cannabis plant. This seductive candle was formulated with the company’s master perfumers, with an aim to evoke sensuality. This synthesis does not contain any material from the cannabis plant. The candle can be burned on its own or paired with Malin + Goetz’s citrusy neroli candle. http://www.malinandgoetz.com/
- Top notes of fresh lemon and orange, middle notes of fig and pepper, with a sophisticated base of oakmoss, sandalwood and amber-patchouli.
Kush Candle – White Widow
Kush Candles comprise 100% natural soybean wax that is handcrafted in Colorado and uses certified non-toxic fragrance oils that can burn up to 50 hours. The White Widow is a calming and balanced fragrance oil that combines notes of lemongrass and black currant with hints of patchouli and sugar cane. It’s a great year-round fragrance that fits well into any aromatherapy line. http://kingsofkushco.com/
- This fragrance oil is infused with natural lemongrass, patchouli, and lime essential oils.
Epaulet Scents – Pima
The “Pima” Candle takes its scent notes from pima cotton. Known as one of the world’s finest shirting fabrics, Pima cotton starts out as a sturdy plant with small, delicate flowers. From this unassuming start, it is processed and woven into one of the nicest cottons that could ever grace your skin. Rolling with that, Epaulet Scents crafted a candle that invokes a crisp bed of fresh linen, a brand new shirt straight off the hanger, a necktie knotted perfectly, a stiff collar that feels like a million bucks. The finest of cottons, distilled into a riot of great scents, and poured into a candle. It’s like that. http://epauletnewyork.com/
- Honeysuckle, dune grass, laundered linens, sea air and cotton blossoms
Baxter of California & Ronin – Cask
Hong Kong restaurant Ronin and Baxter of California previously teamed up for a special candle. The Cask candle boasts a floral-whiskey scent with top notes of patchouli and cedarwood, and a base of vanilla made entirely from soy wax which allows it to burn cleaner than paraffin and easier on the planet to recycle. http://www.baxterofcalifornia.com/
Skeem Candles – Mahogany Myrrh
Skeem Candles Field Jar collection is inspired by the naturalists of the 19th century. The naturalists traveled around the world collecting new species and documenting their findings. Often these specimens were kept in small jars and vials with wonderful hand-notated labels. The Skeem Candles Mahogany Myrrh collection recreates these old labels and the look of the corked jar. It is the company’s hope, once the wax has burned down, that the jar will be reused to showcase some of your own findings. http://skeemshop.com/
- Mahogany Myrrh is a spicy and warm blend of herbs and wood resin. Subtle green and floral notes lift the heady base.