Old Covent Garden Market Fragrance
Approx 180ml – Total weight 330g - Dimensions 100 x 65mm
Hand-poured in London from soy wax with 100% pure essential oils. Candle comes in an amber glass jar with a recyclable aluminium screw lid. The blend includes, fruity top notes of cold pressed lemon and mandarin inspired by the rows of fruit stalls in the interior of long hall with an atmospheric heavy base note of earthy patchouli.
We love the brilliant article by Rosalind Jana detailing Clive Boursnell's studies of Covent Garden Market till it closed in 1974. another mag.com. “The way the light would strike off oranges one morning and splash across pears the next. The way the rain trickled across cabbages, or snow across carrots. Or how people would push their barrows on a beautiful summer morning [compared to] a round-shouldered hunch in winter.” Clive Boursnell
Two women sit making bundles of lavender in identical yellow cardigans. Porters pause by bags of onions. A customer clad in black and white for the opera inadvertently (or purposefully?) matches his Dalmatian. Men balance teetering piles of chrysanthemum boxes between them. A buyer peruses lettuces with thin-lipped concentration. Horse-and-carts rattle alongside trucks. A couple wander through in their silks and striped trousers. Traders stop for a well-earned drink. A spillage of cherries pockmarks the cobbles red “ - Clive Boursnell