Feel The Burn

How St. Rose crafted the ultimate perfumed wick.

Named for the patron saint of gardeners, St. Rose candles are composed of the highest quality natural ingredients, sourced responsibly, and luxuriously crafted to deliver an intoxicating aromatic journey. But as founder Belinda Smith tells it, to really deliver what she wanted, she had to overdose on fragrance oils, something she already does for the perfumes. “We found a beautiful sweet spot with the botanical wax where we get an incredible performance and throw,” she says, referencing the term for how something smells like before it’s lit (known as the “cold throw”) and how it fills a room once it is (the “hot throw”). Here, she highlights the four scents that can be found at the Conservatory, and what makes each one an olfactive must-smell. Whichever one you are drawn to, always let it burn from rim to rim to ensure an even wax surface before and after lighting.

Strange Flora Candle

Inhale the vision of orderly green hedges juxtaposed with the rare, wild, and exotic. “The name comes from cannabis, but we also know these beautiful aromatic compounds have medical and different qualities of healing, mind, body, soul and inducing instant calm.”


Green Garden Candle

A walk through a Mediterranean garden, with green notes centered around oregano. “It’s such a kitchen smell,” says Smith. “It has this freshness from oregano and it’s an easy one to love.”


Good Omens Candle

“I’ve heard people say it has the ‘sexy church vibes you don’t know what you need in your life,'” says Smith. Holy woods and sacred resin swirl together and smolder in the air, a transcendent aroma whether your spiritual home is in a pew or on a yoga mat.


Terre Rouge Candle

A scent inspired by a land of Red Earth, using trees native to the continent, including sensuous Australian sandalwood with calming, upcycled eucalyptus leaves. “The eucalyptus focuses more on amber-y warmth rather than the menthol,” says Smith. “To me, it’s nostalgic of sitting around a campfire and throwing gum leaves in the flames.”