Astier de Villatte

Opéra Scented Candle

€94

Astier de Villatte’s Opéra 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 distinctive scent captures the splendeur of the Palais Garnier rooftop where honey is collected from hives, rendered sublime by minute additions of sandalwood and styrax resin.

Product number: 2212607006

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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.