Remember, Remember: The Vampire’s Wife Throws Bonfire Candle
Mark bonfire night in style with this new smoke scented candle from The Vampire’s Wife
Set the mood for the season with a spellbinding new candle from The Vampire’s Wife, which has captured this most atmospheric time of year in a new scent, Bonfire. The Bonfire candle is the original idea of ââSusie Cave; created in France by Cire Trudon, it interweaves the personal associations of Cave from the beginning of winter with a seductive scent.
The campfire candle and its woody and smoky scent
The new candle pays homage to The Vampire’s Wife’s hometown of Lewes, East Sussex, where the world’s biggest bonfire celebrations are held each year to mark Guy Fawkes Night. A nod to the finest fragrances, the fragrance encompasses the warm array of aromas around a crackling bonfire, with top notes of smoky leather and cedar, middle notes of tobacco and resin and hints of exotic herbs in a heady mixture.
The candle itself is formed from a black vegetable wax and is scented with essential oils; a pure cotton wick facilitates lighting. The exterior is also carefully considered and Cave worked with Tom Hingston of Hingston Studio on the sleek, Gothic-inspired design. The deep red of the glass is a bespoke color created by Cave, while a bespoke black hat box makes for a chic gift.
A film has been released to mark the launch of the Bonfire Candle, with Creative Director Cave working alongside director Cole Flynn Quirke on God’s hand, written, produced and performed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. The candle and film are true to the dark, feminine aesthetic of The Vampire’s Wife, the brand having taken a sideways look at beauty since its inception in Brighton in 2016. Previously, Cave had claimed she wanted to “get it right” beautiful by doing beautiful things â, and draws on her past as a model – for Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Vivienne Westwood, working with photographers such as Nick Knight, Guy Bourdin and Dominique Issermann – with her fashion ranges and exquisite household items. Â§