The “Alexandrie” scented candle instantly transports you to the banks of the Nile, in a complex green blend of lemon, blackcurrant and mint tea, spiced up with ginger and sweetened with vanilla. The candle is made of plant-based wax and is nested in a small marble holder. White or black, the choice is all yours.
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 “Alexandrie” scented candle combines fresh lemon with the inimitable, divine scent of mint tea. The fragrant duo is nuanced with the green, fruity, mysteriously complex scent of blackcurrant, the spiciness of ginger and the body of vanilla.
According to legend, the city of Alexandria was born from a dream Alexander the Great had, in which Homer visited him to point out the place where he would build his ideal city, between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mareotis, in the middle of the Nile Delta. The city and its seaport were built in 331 BC, following a grid plan carefully designed by the King of Macedonia, conqueror and new Pharaoh of Egypt. Its lighthouse, symbol of the city, is evoked in this perfume by the vibrant, golden light of the lemon. It was praised as one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the greatest poets, including Victor Hugo. Its outstanding library, the most extensive in the ancient world, attracted the most erudite scholars of its time. Here, it is embodied by the woody scent of oak moss.
Gardens occupied a large part of the original city and are still a regal feature of the modern metropolis, like the fabulous Montazah gardens surrounding the palace built in the 1930s and overlooking the city: in “Alexandrie”, they are represented by ideally green, oriental notes, spiced with ginger and velvety blackcurrant leaves. Greek geographer Strabo recalled that Alexandria was the “counter of the world”: a cultural melting pot, bustling with activity, attracting a cosmopolitan population from all around the Mediterranean. To evoke this great, utopian blend of cultures, what better symbol than mint tea, a drink loved by all and fully embraced by everyone in North Africa, here combined with vanilla’s precious hedonism.
“If a man make a pilgrimage round Alexandria in the morning, God will make for him a golden crown, set with pearls, perfumed with musk and camphor, and shining from the East to the West.”
Topographer and historian Ibn Dukmak (15th century), quoted by E.M. Forster in “Alexandria: A History and a Guide," 1922.
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 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, 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.
Total Weight: 1.3 kg
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: 2 working days
Delivery by DHL in France or Europe: 3 to 7 working days
Delivery by DHL Worldwide: 5 to 10 working days
Shipping costs include preparation, packaging and postage costs. All preparation costs are fixed, whilst transportation costs vary according to weight and destination of delivery. We recomment all clients to group all articles in one order as combining orders placed separately comes with separate charges.
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.
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 email@example.com
You can also write to us on WhatsApp on +33 6 48 00 69 89
Strike up an acquaintance with the Officine’s perfumed matches, with the “Alexandrie" scent the perfect prelude to this candle-lit rendez-vous Their honourable length makes the lighting of the last hours left in the candle easier and safer.
Personalised Gift Wrap+10€
The initials of the happy recipient of your present are embossed on the elegantly textured paper.
The gift wrap colour is at our discretion, but select your preference will do our best to accommodate it.
Our bottles and candles are carefully packaged with handwritten calligraphy labels.
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