“La Route du Café is an exclusive collection of scented candles which reveals the very essence of coffee, from its birth to its maturity. The range of delicate fragrances created for Nespresso by perfumer Olivia Giacobetti will fill your senses with the earth of Arabica, the wood and the flower of the coffee tree, the warmth of sun-dried beans, and the flambéed coffee of New Orleans.” (source Nespresso.com)
I love the scent of freshly ground coffee. Unfortunately I cannot drink it. At all. I get palpitations as soon as I look at a cup. So when I chanced upon these candles created by one of my favorite noses Olivia Giacobetti, I was delighted. Giacobettis signature style is diaphanous, airy and deceptively simple (in the best sense of the word), that is why I adore most of her creations.
These seem to be just what the doctor ordered.
There are five flavors available:
Terre d’Arabica – Reflecting the heat of Ethiopia, the redolent earth of Arabica, a fresh yet powerful coffee growing soil.
Bois de Maragogype – A Nicaraguan Maragogype variety. The light wood of the coffee tree, malted and lightly roasted gives a delicate cereal fragrance.
Fleur de Moka – Evokes images of Yemen, at daybreak, where a field of coffee trees are in bloom, filling the air with the scent of white flowers and a hint of lemon and cocoa.
Grain Emeraude – Drawn from the fertile highlands of Kenya, the perfume captures the warmth and richness of unroasted coffee beans dried in the sun.
Café Flambé – The famous coffee of New Orleans, with its heady scent of spices, flambéed with rum.
Doesn´t that sound good?
The Candles are available from nespresso.com and in Nespresso Boutiques worldwide.
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