Laboratory Vessels + Seasonal Scents

new porcelain laboratory vessel candles

Inspired by the ceramic ‘melting pots’ used by ancient alchemists to mix their healing potions and old alchemy texts documenting the influence of the seasons on alchemical process, a new porcelain laboratory vessel candle range has launched today. First in the seasonal series: Autumna (autumn) and Hiems (winter).

  Seeds retreat beneath the earth for impending winter.   The Autumna ( autumn ) wood-wick candle evocatively captures the brisk, wistful aromas of autumn. Citrus and spice from autumn fruits, bay laurel and ginger combined with the rich earthy notes of patchouli and vetiver with a hint of rose makes this the perfect companion to slow down and embrace the changing seasons.

Seeds retreat beneath the earth for impending winter.

The Autumna (autumn) wood-wick candle evocatively captures the brisk, wistful aromas of autumn. Citrus and spice from autumn fruits, bay laurel and ginger combined with the rich earthy notes of patchouli and vetiver with a hint of rose makes this the perfect companion to slow down and embrace the changing seasons.

  Seeds beneath the earth wait for spring.   The Hiems ( winter ) wood-wick candle beautifully captures the quintessential spirit of winter. The traditional aromas of clove studded oranges scented with warming nutmeg and cardamon with a hint of ancient myrrh makes this the perfect scent for the festive season.

Seeds beneath the earth wait for spring.

The Hiems (winter) wood-wick candle beautifully captures the quintessential spirit of winter. The traditional aromas of clove studded oranges scented with warming nutmeg and cardamon with a hint of ancient myrrh makes this the perfect scent for the festive season.

Know, also, that the year is divided into four seasons; the first season is of a frigid complexion, and this is winter; the second is of the complexion of air, and this is spring; then follows the third, which is summer, and is of the complexion of fire; lastly, there is the fourth, wherein fruits are matured, which is autumn. In this manner, therefore, ye are to rule your natures, namely, to dissolve ill winter, to cook in spring, to coagulate in summer, and to gather and tinge the fruit in autumn.
— Ancient text, The Turba philosophorum (Assembly of the Alchemical Philosophers)
Lesley A Bramwell