Crisp, elegant and assured, this candle captures the enticing joy of a fresh glass of champagne.
How It Smells
A firework of fruity effervescence. Crisp and refreshing, bringing to life memories of celebrations past and present.
Satsuma citrus aromas populate the forefront of the scent, flanked by subtle notes of floral muguet. Meanwhile, a blackcurrant berry sweetness is offset by a generous helping of apricot and passionfruit.
Champagne caves and cellars with champagne bottles in Hautvillers near Reims and Epernay
Lovers intertwine arms and take a sip. A bottle smashes against a ship. The winner shakes and releases a fountain of white foam.
Champagne, the drink of celebration, of success, of excellence. This iconic sparkling wine is world-famed for its connotations of exclusivity and class, not to mention its exquisite taste.
What makes a champagne a champagne? Well, the clue’s in the name. Champagne can only be called so if it has come from the Champagne region of France, a short ride north west of Paris.
Here, in the hills and fields surrounding the ancient city of Reims, the world’s supply of sparkling, delicious, champagne is created. Green fields roll over hills, uninterrupted but for farmhouses and church spires into the distance.
This is the atmosphere the candle captures. A sense of rural France, of an artisan craft, ready for release, at your pleasure.
Memories of celebrations gone by come flooding back as this candle burns. Weddings, celebrations, dates and birthdays, celebrations forgotten… until now.
The dancing flame casts a light over the room, at once calming and exciting. Soothing and gorgeous, the combination of the aroma and the light relaxes and recharges.
Vineyard and windmill Champagne Region near Vernezay France
If You Go
If you want to follow your bottle to its source, the champagne region is a fantastic place for a short trip. Two days is the perfect duration for your first visit. The longer trips come later – when the champagne addiction has taken hold.
Most travellers arrive by two-hour train from Paris and take up residence in either Reims or Epernay. Then it’s a short car journey to the five main wine growing regions. These are Montagne de Reims (pinot noir), Valée de la Marne (Pinot Meunier), Côte des Blancs (Chardonnay), Aube (non-vintage), and Côte de Sézanne (chardonnay-type grapes).
When it comes to the day, remember to eat a proper breakfast. You’ll be drinking all day, with many first tastings taking place as early as 10 am. Wear sensible shoes, and don’t assume it’ll be hot year-round – this part of France can be very ‘English’ in its weather.
Another thing to bear in mind is that unlike in more casual regions like the Napa Valley or Bordeaux, walk-ins are not hugely welcomed. Booking ahead is vital, and being late can quickly lead to your booking being canceled.
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