OLD ATHENS SCENTED CANDLE
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.
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.