« My work is the result of the sculptor that I am almost, the architect I would have liked to be and the designer I’m not quite. First, I was taken in Bohemia to create the lighting of a palace. The overexcited atmosphere of Ajeto where blowers rotate the incandescent glass after their cane as acrobats refreshed by beer flows on hard rock background music does not prevent the work from being effective. At the end of my session I had a little time and I had fun to make some vases. Without false modesty, they were beautiful and that is how we got the idea with Valentine Pozzo di Borgo to make them in proportions that could accomodate large candles. The perfume that I chose is very far from manly atmosphere of glassblowers and it will take 400 hours of pot-pourri scent before recovering the vase to put a bouquet”.
Eric Schmitt perfume: Bergamot and lemon, cypress, mint, rosemary, thyme and wintergrass, bay leaf, clove and patchouli, Asian and Crete resins and animal scents of musk. All these scents mixed into a pot-pourri.
Dimension : diameter 17 cm and heigh 17.5 cm
Burning time: 400 hours
Signed and numbered candle out of 250 pieces. All models are unique. Please contact us for availability at 01 42 84 32 05.
Before lighting your candle
Avoid to place your candle into an airstream: the wax could melt down irregularly and the wick could move away from the centre. For the candles with several wicks, light systematically all the wicks. The whole surface has to burn in a homogeneous way.
During the burning
Don’t exceed two or three hours of burning. It could spoil the fragrance. You can blow out your candle when its whole surface is liquefied and even. This will suffice to release the perfume. Keep the flame from burning untill the buttom of your glass: it could overheated it. Let 0.5cm of wax on the end of the glass.
After blowing out your candle
To avoid any smoke when you are lighting out it, dip the wick in the wax, then put it out and move it in the centre. To prevent the candle from smoking, we recommend “snuffing” it by cutting off the charred tip of the wick