Behind The Flame: Meet The Icons
We recently launched our newest collection, Icons. Featuring candles named after Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton and Cher – this collection boasts some of our most complex and inventive scents. Let's get into the inspiration behind The Icons!
Stevie Nicks, aka The White Witch, is one of our most requested candles of all time. Being that we are both huge Stevie fans, she was a natural choice to join the lineup.
Known for her Grammy award winning work with Fleetwood Mac and her chart-topping solo career, Stevie is also the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, TWICE. Stevie is also famous for her mystical on stage costume which she calls her "uniform". Her witchy uniform usually consists of dripping chiffon, lace, and velvet topped off with a crescent moon necklace.
We wanted Stevie's fragrance to embody her witchy spirit with notes of earthy white sage. Sweet neroli adds a willowy element, with its light green and floral cologne. To help ground the scent, we added a petal perfect dash of jasmine and violet. A base of musk helps to round out the top floral notes. The result is a truly poetic scent that fully embodies the Gold Dust Woman.
Dolly Parton is a multi-hyphenate powerhouse that checks all of the "Women Are Magic" boxes.
Dolly is known as an actress, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, businesswoman, and humanitarian. On top of all that, she manages to look absolutely fabulous while doing it all. Known for her big hair, busty physique and over the top costumes, this petite icon is truly larger than life.
Dolly's fragrance needed to exude the power of the small, but mighty, queen. Starting with a sweet, juicy peach seemed only natural. Her back up singers in lily of the valley and magnolia are tamed by a warm base of ginger and cardamum. To add a touch of sass, we added some tangy grapefruit to keep things from getting overly sweet. What results is a truly delectable, fruity hug from The Iron Butterfly.
There is little more iconic than Cher. She has one name – that's the level we're at here. Cher was the clear and obvious choice to round out the trio of Icons.
Another multi-hyphenate, Cher is known as a singer, actress, songwriter, producer – the list goes on and on! She's won a Grammy, an Emmy, an Oscar, and three Golden Globes. She's known as the Queen of Reinvention and never fails to impress with her incredible fashion choices. From hippie chic to Bob Mackie, Cher has done it all and is recognized as one of the most influential style icons in red carpet history.
The Queen of Reinvention needed a scent that is complex and ever changing. This was a great opportunity for us to get very creative. We wanted a fragrance that had a lot of strong scent elements, but when mixed together created a scent experience that we like to call "iridescent". A soft, powdery note of rosewater with jasmine smells like the most luxurious bath oils. We added a base of clove, amber and patchouli for a spicy, earthy twist on this classic floral bouquet. The result is one of the most interesting and gorgeous scents we've experienced. You simply cannot get enough of this goddess!