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The World In A Candle

FRENCH GIRL found a kindred spirit in the story behind the creation of Bohème Candles, and as Sadaf, the founder writes, it began with a dream. A vision of creating something that evoked a memory of a cherished adventure. Let these beautiful candles transport you beyond your present day, into your past, or hopefully your future. As with all our curated range at Maison French Girl, these are top quality artisanal candles, hand poured and sustainably made with exquisite scent profiles and plant-based materials.

The soothing palette of soft colors that adorn the glass vessels of each of the unique, finely crafted fragrances are at home in any décor and will find a new life as a cherished objet in your home after their scent is but a memory.

Your Purchase Supports Small Family-Owned Businesses

Zero-Waste & Sustainably Made

Vegan & Cruelty Free

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HAVANA

It’s 1959 and you’ve just entered your room in Hotel Ambos Mundos where the ghosts of its former inhabitants still visit from time to time. There is the faintest whiff of Hemingway’s cigar smoke and well worn leather jacket. The rattan desk where you sit to write faces shuttered windows now thrown open to the scents and sounds of the street below, alive with the smell of spicy rice, ripening fruit and the sultry Havana night.

Notes

Top: bergamot, cumin

Middle: date, tobacco leaf

Base: tobacco, leather, smoke, incense, musk

 

ISTANBUL

There was a time when Constantinople was the center of the cultural universe and much of that vibrance still remains. At this convergence of Europe and Asia, ancient meets modern in a city of unbridled energy and spirit. The Bohéme Woman returns here to touch the beating heart of humanity, to explore an unknowable labyrinth of alleyways, to feel jubilantly alive and present. She stands at the center of the Grand Bazaar and inhales the intoxicating aroma of green, sweet cardamom from the spice merchants, the fragrant aromas of ripening fruit, the lushly romantic depth of Turkish rose. A rich, true note of exquisite saffron threads slows the world around her, creating an unforgettable memory. This mystical city weaves itself into the tapestry of her life and leaves an imprint on her soul.

Notes

Top: cardamom, ginger, bergamot, cassis

Middle: turkish rose, iris

Base: cedarwood, amber, saffron

 

JOSHUA TREE

Imagine an oasis in the desert. There is jasmine & mint tea for after dinner and the dry air is still pulsing with the radiant energy of the Mojave sands as the heat of the day wanes. Take in the vast emptiness of the indigo night as incense rises from the sheltering fire and sparks rise heavenward. Restoration at its best.

Notes

Top: bergamot, agave

Middle: tuberose, cactus blossom

Base: desert sands accord, amber, patchouli, incense

 

GOA

As with so many locales that are at a crossroads of culture, Goan life is a mélange of Portuguese-Indian elements redolent of citrus, incense and tropical flowers. The scent of bergamot sparkles like the sun over the Arabian Sea, energizing the mind while the warm blend of nag champa and white musk soothes the soul. When the Bohéme Woman craves true replenishment, she rediscovers herself in the unique Portuguese-Indian spirit of relaxation known as Susegad. As the sun sets to the sound of revelers, a cool breeze tinged with bonfire smoke and patchouli drifts past. She laughs in delight. This is where she is supposed to be.

Notes

Top: citrus blossoms & peel

Middle: nag champa, rose

Base: sandalwood, patchouli, incense, clove, white musk

 

TAHITI

Salt water on skin, blindingly blue water, and air so drenched with scent, it is an entity unto itself. Monoi from the tiaré flower, the ever-present aphrodisiacal fragrance of Tahiti when experienced in its native habitat does not disappoint and is a far cry from the common over-perfumed version stateside. As Sadaf, brand founder of Bohème writes, "The distance between Tahiti and the rest of the world is measured in more than miles. It's a place that calls to the Bohème Woman's adventurous spirit and open heart in harmony with nature."

Notes

Top Note: sea salt, ozone, fleurs de jamaica (hibiscus flower)

Middle Notes: frangipani, tiare, strawberry, gardenia, coconut

Base Notes: driftwood, white amber, musk

Why are clean candles better?

The makers we stock at MAISON FRENCH GIRL produce hand-poured, small batch candles using simple, clean ingredients – 100% soy or coconut oil wax, lead-free cotton wicking, and phthalate-free fragrances blended with pure essential oils. No additives, enhancers, colorants, filler waxes, phthalates and petrochemicals added.

Why are paraffin based candles hazardous?

 

Candles made from plant wax burn beautifully clean without the soot created by candles made with petrochemicals such as paraffin. The black deposits and smoke you experience with paraffin based candles is the result of soot. Soot is a solidified particle resulting from incomplete combustion of fuels that contain carbon (such as petroleum based products.

Where do you source your MFG products?

The small, independent makers we work with use ingredients that are mindfully sourced in the USA and are vegan and cruelty-free. We will be offering a special section of non-vegan, beeswax candles to support the mission of supporting companies that fund bee preservation.

Why do clean candles cost more?

With clean candles you really do get what you pay for. You are supporting independent, family owned businesses, putting your $ into environmentally sound, sustainable products that are not mass produced in China or other countries with questionable labor and sourcing practices. We support products that do not use fossil fuels in their ingredients and practice fair trade and sustainability in their ingredient sourcing.

Why is Zero-Waste important?

Simply put, we are drowning in a sea of non-renewable, non-compostable, non-recyclable and most importantly, unnecessary waste. Our actions as consumers will speak volumes to larger companies that rely on mass production and consumption. The more we support companies and makers who practice low or zero-waste, the less environmental impact. Shop small & zero-waste for the win!

What are high grade phthalate-free fragrances?

Many synthetic components in commercial fragrances are derived from petrochemicals (petroleum-based), and can be harmful to human health. Toxins found in lower cost fragrance oils include phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors, and benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and toluene, which are known carcinogens. Most commercial candles contain these fragrance oils with no regulation or oversight. The candles we source are free of these ingredients.

For the best burning experience, trim candle wick to a ¼” before each use.

The first burn of a candle should be long enough for the entire top layer of wax to liquify. This will ensure an even burn for each light.

Don't burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

Never leave a candle burning unattended, or in reach of children or pets.

Protect the surface underneath the candle

Burn time approximately 60 hours.

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