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Scented Candle Généraux d'Empire

The “Généraux d’Empire” scented candle diffuses bright rose notes, surrounded by a bouquet of verbena, vetiver and violet. From the first spiral of smoke, the glorious accord instantly carries away to a fragrant rose garden at dusk. The candle is made of plant-based wax and is nested in a small marble holder. The choice of the color is all yours.

Shades of white
Personnalisation - None
Regular price 135,00 €
Sale price 135,00 € Regular price


Please note that marble is not an exact science and that each of our candle pots is unique. The colour may therefore vary with more or less veining.


The “Généraux d’Empire” scented candle brings back to life the much coveted rose, the rose traditionally gifted to victorious soldiers. The sweet rose, brushed by violet and blackcurrant, nestles in bright green leaves and luminous grass with peppermint, verbena and rosemary.

But above all, this bouquet evokes a folly, and what a folly! Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais’s magnificent rose garden, the most magnificent of its time, created in her Malmaison domain at the beginning of the 19th century.
In “Généraux d’Empire”, the generous roses, the myriad of petals and buds wears a coat of musk and patchouli. They’re lightly surrounded by the spirited, woody scents of vetiver and cedar, just like the Bois-Préau park around the rose garden. Fascinated by botany, Josephine offered sumptuous cedar trees, gifts that would survive centuries: the first to her husband upon his victory in Marengo in 1800, and another one to Belgian artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté, who drew a beautiful inventory of all of her roses. His drawings are now legendary for all flowers lovers.

In her ideal rose garden grew more than 2000 rose trees from 250 species from all around the world, even, despite the trade embargo, from rival England – from its gardens came precious Hume's Blush Tea-Scented China and all the other ones collected by horticulturist André Dupont. A pioneer of hybridization, the specialist created 25 new roses for the Empress.
“Généraux d’Empire” celebrates this extraordinary collection of enchanting roses, a garden where Rosa Gallica, Centifolia, Albas and Damask Roses mingled happily.

“Return, said Ami, toward this Danger; he is not as awful as he seems; persuade him with sweet words, and he shall let you see your dear Rose once more.”
The Romance of the Rose, 13th century

The Officine's prowess

From the first glow to the last flicker, the scented candle expresses its extraordinary fragrance with remarkable constancy. It was designed so that the scent infuses the wax homogeneously, a feat in itself.

As elegant as it is functional, each candle is protected by a clear glass dome, preserving the perfume’s integrity and intensity and preventing dust from spoiling it. Simply place it on top of the candle when you have had enough of the scent or flame.

Carved in white or black marble, displaying unique patterns, our scented candles become sumptuous, unique, long-lasting objects and evoke the splendour of antique vases.
The marble accelerates the cooling of the wax, The marble accelerates the cooling of the wax, allowing the candle to evaporate and consume more slowly and last longer than with another type of holder.

You would have to have a heart of stone not to notice the splendour of this beacon of long-lasting, subtle light and provider of a pleasantly scented atmosphere.

Advice for Use & Care

The candle doesn’t need to be left burning for hours. The best moment to put out the scented candle is once the upper layer of wax has melted: the perfume has now reached its optimal diffusion potential.

The candle lasts for a total of 80 to 100 hours of delicious olfactory experience.

Officine Universelle Buly designed a marble coaster – in white or black – to hold this unique object and protect the surface it is placed upon.

Always make sure the candle is completely put out before leaving the room where it was burning, and keep the candles out of the reach of children and pets.

The best part: once you’ve enjoyed the last whiff of its fragrance and let the flames consume the candle in its entirety, you can turn the terrazzo holder into a vase for your flowers or a pot for your pens.


The candles are made using only plant-based components. Paraffin-free, and without any other mineral compound from the petrochemical industry, their all-natural plant-based wax is made up of rice, soy and copra.
Their wick is pure cotton, ensuring a steady combustion.
The plant-based waxes selected by Buly ensure a safe, toxin-free use and preserve the seven atmospheric fragrances’ integrity and truth, allowing for the full expression of their strengths and nuances during combustion.

Wax: 250g
Total Weight: 1.3 kg


Consigne de tri applicable à la France 


Shipping & Returns

No matter how far your parcel travels, the items it contains are protected with great care. Our shipping officers ensure that flasks, tubes, porcelain and marble arrive in a faultless state, as polished and refined as when placed on the shelves of the Officine.

The Officine Universelle Buly envisages in-store collection and delivery by courier for the city of Paris as well as delivery in France and internationally with the carrier DHL.


Delivery by courier in Paris: 1 working day
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 1 to 4 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 2 to 6 working days

Our team will edeavour to meet and exceed expectations and deadlines. However, Buly can not be held responsible for delays incumbent on: suspension of service of our carriers as well as customs procedures for shipments abroad.

Nota Bene: please note that our shipping costs do not include the customs fees sometimes required by some countries, which unfortunately we have no control over.

For health reasons, Officine Universelle Buly does not accept returns.


Inquiries? Questions?
We remain at your disposal for all demands.
To reach us, call +33 1 44 54 20 83 from Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm CET (UTC+2 ; except bank holidays) or send us an email to
You can also write to us on WhatsApp on +33 6 48 00 69 89


Laughter echoes through the hallways of castles, palaces and inns, through wide-open bedrooms, the atmosphere redolent with victory. On the floor: naked lovers, musical silks, crumpled dresses and uniforms, the velvet of roses and violets, flowers and fruit spilling out of overturned baskets.

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