Reculver / GPS 12 0E Candle
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Picked on 23rd july 2014 / Sunny Day – 270ml
With waves smashing into the Reculver sea defenses below sits a ruined abbey, graveyard and wild , overgrown fields. Remnants of more recent uses are now overgrown and covered over with blackberries, raspberries and sea lavender.
The salt water spraying up onto the path and the grass leaves small puddles so that the smell of the sea is carried by the wind to mix with the berries, flowers and wild parsley to create a fragrance that is fresh, but shows the history that surrounds this place in every direction. There is a feeling here of something that was once important and loved but has now been given back to nature to heal and be washed away, into the sea.
Top: fruity, green and delicate
Heart: light, floral with slight incense
Base: sweet and warm
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.