Scent Profile: Top Notes of Fraser Fir, Cypress and Citrus open up to Spruce and Cedar, with humble Moss and Amber rounding out the base notes.
The Inspiration: I planned and scrimped and saved, and finally in 2004, I was able to hike the Appalachian Trail (affectionately called the A.T.), a footpath that traverses almost 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. Yes, I hiked the whole thing. And yes, I was by myself. At least that was the plan until I met my husband. I like to say it was the world’s longest first date because we met in Georgia near Mile 30 in late April and completed the A.T. together in mid-October that same year. We were married within 9 months of meeting.
Although it’s been almost 19 years since we hiked the A.T., I’ve never forgotten the wallop of a scent those Fraser firs have – it’s the classic Christmas tree scent. In the southern Appalachians, they only grow at higher elevations, often in large dense stands with red spruce. We didn’t encounter them until we entered the Great Smoky Mountains near a place called Clingmans Dome at 6,600 feet above sea level. I remember feeling exhilaration and childlike wonderment that day - by the ever-present scent of the firs, by the mysterious foggy beauty of the area, by our progress along the hike, and by the major milestone that it was the first day we were able to hike more than 13 miles (we’d been stuck at 12 miles per day for so long). Y’all, those Appalachian Mountains are tough, they make you hike up and down and up again all day. It was this day I realized I was in the best physical condition of my life.
If you ever have the opportunity to spend time in the Great Smoky Mountains, or on the Appalachian Trail, I highly recommend exploring the area near Clingmans Dome. There is also a short, easy loop trail from the Clingmans Dome observation deck that takes you through a glorious section of this Fraser fir stand.
This candle is made with natural US grown soy wax.
FRAGRANCE - Across our product lines, our premium fragrance oils are:
- Used in proportions that comply with standards established by the International Fragrance Association
WAXES - Our waxes are either a custom blended vegetable (non-palm) soy wax, or a coconut apricot wax blended with a small amount of FDA-approved food grade wax. The candle description identifies the wax type used in creating the candle.
VESSELS - Our unique candle vessels are made from 100 percent recycled glass in Spain. These beautiful green-tinted glass jars have tiny imperfections in the glass surface and we love the distinguished character they give to the vessels.
We sometimes offer candles in straight-sided jars and preferentially select glass with recycled content. These glasses and the accompanying tin lids can be reused or recycled.
WICKS - We use cotton wicks with a paper core specifically designed for the waxes used in our candle lines. Wicks are dipped in a natural wax by the manufacturer for stabilization.
LIDS - Our cork lids are sustainably produced in Portugal. Contact us if you would like a clean cork lid to use with your repurposed vessel!
The 9.5 ounce net weight candle measures 3.14 inches long by 3.14 inches wide and 3.14 inches high. With the cork lid, the candle is 3.8 inches high and weighs about 1.2 pounds (550 grams).
The 7 ounce net weight candle measures 3.5 inches long by 2.75 inches wide. With tin lid, candle weighs about 14.2 ounces (402 grams).
The 3.7 ounce net weight candle measures 2.75 inches long by 2.75 inches wide and 2.25 inches high. With the lid, the candle is 2.25 inches high and weighs about 4.7 ounces (132 grams).
Candle Care -
- Trim wick to 1/8 - 1/4 inch each time before lighting
- Burn the candle for 3-4 hours during the first burn, or until the melted wax reaches the edge of the vessel
- For best results, burn candle no more than 4 hours each session
- Avoid placing your candle near drafts
- Place vessel on a stable heat-resistance surface and remove nearby flammable materials before lighting your candle
- Never leave the candle unattended
- Keep children and pets away from open flames
- Keep the candle at least 4 inches from other candles
- Avoid touching the candle vessel until after the candle is extinguished and cooled