The “Sumi Hinoki” scented candle deploys deep notes of smoked Hinoki wood and cypress, softened by juniper berries and incense. In a whirl, the distinctive accord transports us to Kyoto, in the sublime Temple of the thousand statues.
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 “Sumi Hinoki” candle manages to capture the elusive essence of the precious smoke emanating from Japanese Cypress wood. First, the wood is burned by the flame, consumed in an aromatic cloud. In Japanese, Sumi means charcoal, or purity. With its smoky head notes, the “Sumi Hinoki” scent takes its inspiration from the smell of Kyoto’s black charred wood houses, built with Sugi cypress wood using the traditional technique known as Yasugi or shou sugi ban (preserving wood with fire). Yasugi is also closely linked to Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese philosophy of valuing the singular, unique beauty found in imperfection. This soothing “smoked” fragrance is reminiscent of winter time, with old houses in the background and a more complex foreground.
Then comes the time of the incense ceremony, with the reassuring sweetness, half leather, half vetiver, of Gaiac wood, and the splendid dynamic of Hinoki wood, like cedar shrouded in aromatic herbs.
The next layer of “Sumi Hinoki” reveals an amber-like caress on the skin, with peppery notes of juniper berries and the lingering resinous notes of incense, round, almost spicy, moving the perfume into a sacred dimension.
Finally, cypress, a symbol of eternity since the dawn of time, distils its green magic, with acidulous, almost fresh notes that reveal, in their alliance with Hinoki wood, a wood worthy of the most beautiful temples in Japan. And thus, it has come full – divine – circle.
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, 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 eight 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 “Sumi Hinoki” scent a perfect prelude to the lighting of the candle. 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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By phone from 8:30am to 5:30pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 5pm on Friday (UTC+2)+33 1 44 54 20 83
Via WhatsApp+33 6 48 00 69 89
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