Scented Candles and Fragrances
The Raconteur won People’s Choice Best Stand at Denfair Sydney and it was well deserved. A room of great presence was created from dramatic drops of sheer, white linen hung from a great height and a stunning botanical installation created by Katie Marx Flowers was suspended in the centre. The stand was designed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.
At Denfair Sydney this month we came across a wonderful northern beaches company, The Raconteur – “ A story about the quiet beauty of what was always there.”
‘Chapter One’, of their story is a range of scented candles that showcase the native botanicals found at iconic Australian locations.
No longer just thought of as scrub, most Australian’s have fallen in love with the unique flora in our own backyards. Australia’s native plants have evolved, adapted and flourished over the ages and The Raconteur draw upon their beautiful and unique fragrances, showcasing our extraordinary botanical heritage.
The products launched in 2016 with a range of five Bondi candles, each candle focussing on botanicals native to Bondi including the Port Jackson Fig, Giant Fern, Rock Lilly Orchid and Hickory Wattle Tree. Their first Melbourne candle highlights Australian botanicals found along the shores of Port Phillip Bay, including White Cypress, and Blackseed Samphire. In Summer 2018 they brought out the ‘Red Centre’ candle based on the native botanicals of Uluru and its surrounding desert plains. It features Desert Oak, Holly Leaf Grevillea and Mint Bush.
The Queensland candle highlights the native botanicals of Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays Islands archipelago.
‘Chapter Two’ is about their unisex personal fragrance – Raconteur X. The delicious fragrance is based on an Australian summer love story and include native botanicals such as Desert Rosewood, Tasmanian Blackcurrant Bud, Sandalwood and Kunzea as well as some rare exotic plants such as Galbanum and Black Agarwood. It’s a celebration of the wide multicultural melting pot of Australia and the diversity of love.
Check them out at http://www.the-raconteur.com
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