Lime and Bergamot, Labdanum, Benzoin, Tonka Bean
"I wanted to create an astonishing blend one might find in the golden age of baroque, giving a starring role to Eau de Cologne created in 1695. A refreshing composition of tonic and citrusy major notes, it reveals a new facet of its identity. Melded with the subdued notes of benzoin, rockrose and spices, it grows richer, with greater depth and mystery."
Elisabeth de Feydeau
From the Portuguese "barocco", the term baroque denotes the irregular shape of a pearl and describes a strong artistic contrast, blending shadow and light, full of paradox and exuberance. Baroque music triumphed at Versailles. In sculpture, painting, literature and, above all, music, baroque art is steeped in paradox and exuberance. The baroque aesthetic and inspiration are rooted in two European centres: France and Italy. Claudio Monteverdi, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Johann Sebastian Bach are the emblematic figures of this baroque and inspired art. The concerto, featuring a soloist accompanied by an entire orchestra, arose during the Baroque period, finding harmony in the opposition and overabundance of dramatic effects.
In comparison, this Barocko candle is an interpretation of baroque music, adopting a major accord of Eau de Cologne, created 1695 on a lively, fresh and tonic citrus theme. It is contrasted with lingering base notes of balm and spice and takes on a fanciful and irregular shape that is terribly baroque.