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A limited-edition scented candle commissioned in collaboration with GYG and the City of Maribyrnong in celebration of the Footscray Hidden Hellenism project.

OLD ATHENS was a traditional taverna on Paisley Street, Footscray, run by the larger-than-life musician and restaurateur, Mr. Thomas Papadopoulos.  The venue serviced the entertainment needs of the suburb's Greek [and non-Greek] population. 

Afternoon light would illuminate the checked tablecloths, wooden dancefloor and the tavern's iconic walls that were adorned with old pictures of distant homelands.  The food was familiar, the music nostalgic and, although the physical space is gone, the memories thereof are not.  

The accord captures the scents one would typically find within a Greek taverna with notes of aniseed and vanilla combining in a nod to the many ouzos consumed as birch and clove emulate the smoky charcoal that lingers long after the night is done. 

Top///     Vanilla

Mid///    Aniseed 

Base///   Birch, clove leaf, smoke

350 grams of scented soy candle.   45 hour burn time.



Failure to follow instructions could result in fire, hazard or injury.  Keep candle and flame away from children and animals.  Never leave a lit candle unattended.  Remove all packaging before lighting candle.  Do not burn candle for longer than 4 hour intervals.  Always burn candle on a level, stable fire/heat resistant surface.  Keep away from things that catch fire.  Keep away from drafty areas.

Keep the wick trimmed to 6mm to ensure even burning and ensure your first burn is long enough to create an even pool of wax along to surface of the candle - we recommend 4 hours.  This will avoid the candle from tunneling.  Ensure candle is free of any foreign or flammable materials including matches and wick trimmings before burning.  Keep wax pool free of debris.  Do not touch or move candle when it is burning/hot.  Store candle in a cool dry place below 25 degrees celsius and keep away from direct sunlight.  Stop burning when 2cm of wax remains at the bottom of the jar.  This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself.  Please note that the glass candle container will get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed.