St John’s Cemetery / GPS 22’ 41”E Candle
GPS 22’ 41”E
Picked on 6th August 2014, rainy day.
This soy wax candle evokes past and present combined; with a fragrance of clean pine to envelop the senses, giving way to bright, green moss that covers the cemetery and closes with a dark musk, sombre and subdued.
Burn time, approx 40 hours – 270ml
One of our strangest locations of all our perfumes, this place is a historical part of a town where the present and the past sit side by side; the location is surrounded by large pine trees which have been standing for many years. Between these larger trees grows a number of unusual and unexpected plants which have thrived through cross-pollination and careful tending.
Every year more and more plants are brought to this area and their seeds are dispersed so that they will either live to grow or lay dormant on the moss covered wet earth. A mist seems to always lay over this place which suits its subdued beauty, a place of natural importance but also one which shows the relationship between life and death.
For the first time that you burn your Haeckels candle, allow it to burn for at least two hours, or until the whole top is liquid with wax. This allows for an even burn the next time it is used.
Top: intense, clean and resinous pine
Heart: green and moist
Base: dark musk
Mycelium is the root system of mushrooms (fungi) and is usually found underground where, tiny white hyphae weave together like threads. Within our packaging, these threads intertwine with agricultural waste such as sawdust, flax and hemp husks and are left to grow into a mould for a period of time. As the mycelium grows, it binds the waste together to form a firm structure. It is then removed from the mould and left to grow for an additional short period of time, so it takes on the lovely velvety texture. Once it has been dried, the final product is lightweight and impact resistant. After use, it can be reused, composted or planted in your garden to improve soil quality.
Our seed paper is made from recycled paper pulp mixed with wild flower seeds. For the green-fingered, place the paper on top of a pot of compost and water well. Make sure the paper has access to light and warmth and keep the soil moist. Once the seedlings have grown large enough, transfer them to your garden for the birds and bees to enjoy. Fern living