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Astier de Villatte

Alger Scented Candle

$88

Astier de Villatte’s Alger candle is developed by perfumer Françoise Caron. The wax is hand-poured in France, while the glass tumbler is mouth-blown in Tuscany. Labels and packaging are lead-printed on old presses by SAIG, one of the last typographic workshops in the world. The scent captures the spirit of the North African city, overwhelmed with heat. From trembling arcades rise delicious perfumes of white campion, privet flowers, wild jasmine, and bitter orange with its acidic notes spiced with a hint of chilli.

Product number: 2212607001

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Meet the maker:

Astier de Villatte

Old friends Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte met at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, leading to the launch of Astier de Villatte in 1996. Since the beginning, they’ve been charmed with ideas of the imperfect, finding beauty in uneven glazes, dark pockmarks and subtle ripples. But these details only emphasise the craft tale behind each piece – stories that start with a single sheet of black terracotta clay extracted from Parisian quarries. They follow traditional Roman methods to bring each ‘dream object’ to life, shaping and inscribing each one with the potter’s initials and finishing with a high-shine white porcelain glaze.