There’s a new candle in town that’s boogieing away all night long.
It’s bougie, it’s euphoric, it’s giving ‘70’s and 80’s dance club fever vibes concocted in a series of fragrances that are housed in a three-color gradient glass - a signature touch of the brand. Introducing Discotheque, a luxury and uber chic fragrance brand founded between Los Angeles and London where every candle is hand-poured in Discotheque’s UK atelier.
These concoctions by Discotheque are mood lifters and mood setters. Its main themes are the discos of the ‘70’s and early ‘80’s with the desire to bring back those cult-favourite clubs and those hazy dance floor moments. The candles offer something uniquely different in that it isn’t your classic luxury candle but a far more bougie candle that is just as luxurious as it is made with great attention to detail and care. Every part of Discotheque’s candle-making process is carefully curated, from wick to melt to finish. “Our candles are crafted and hand-poured in small batches. Quality control is like our bouncer. If you’re a petroleum by-product or a low-grade wax, you won’t get in. Our candles are made using fully traceable sustainable, high-grade vegan-wax, an all-natural blend of soy and rapeseed oils formulated to melt in an even, slow burn”.
Let us introduce you to their four scents and which one of the four is our most favourite.
Refreshing, citrusy with top notes of ground cedar, sweet grapefruit and pink peppercorn. Chez Castel is a bouquet of citrus notes powered by essential oils of Lemon, Black Pepper and Mandarin. This is an ideal fragrance for those that are captivated by liveliness without being too empowering, refreshing in a subtle manner and intimate with its Santal, Amber and Velvet base. Named for a once labyrinth bar in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Pres where free-flowing champagne amused and pleased guests, Chez Castel was an institution known to entertain the crème de la crème of the Parisian cultural scene. Think Salvatore Dali, Mick Jagger, Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Pierre Cassel. The perfect candle for a refreshing ambiance.
Paradise Garage is a concoction of Cabernet, Blackcurrant, Mousami and Orange Blossom. The mood is soft, reminiscent of get-togethers and good conversations. As one lingers onto the fragrance, the base notes of Vetiver, Musk, Cedar, Dry Grass and Amber become more evident. The scent reminds us of social affairs in dim lighting, the clinking of glasses and the music filling the whole scene. Named for New York’s once famous club on King Street where the likes of Madonna and Prince performed, Paradise Garage is where it all began for famous DJ and party perfectionist Larry Levan.
Le Baron de Paris Tokyo
The winner for us and one we highly recommend trying if you’re a first timer to Discotheque, is Le Baron de Paris Tokyo. The scent is captivating and different. Nothing like we’ve smelled before. Named for Tokyo’s exclusive night club following the success of renowned Le Baron Paris, this scent is a total escape. Its top notes contain Jasmine Flower, Narcissus, Bergamot and Lemon Rind. It immediately takes you to another dimension, a change of mood whilst offering a thought or a ponder of something reminiscent and wonderful. Even prior to lighting the candle, the fragrance is beautifully empowering. Further amplified by base notes of Santal, Leather and Soft Musk, with Neroli, Moroccan Blossom and Chrysanthemum at its heart, this mixture is between light bitter notes with overpowering yet very elegant floral notes. A favourite.
For those that enjoy a hint of vanilla in their scent, Hacienda might pique your interest. This fragrance contains top notes of Mandarin, Apple, Bergamot, Pistachio and Almond. Although there is no vanilla within it, the White Musk at its base is what gives off those warm notes. The fragrance is warm with slight citrusy undertones and is perfect for a night in with a good book or a night of informal entertaining. Named after an 80's club in Manchester, Bez (percussionist, dancer, Happy Mondays) who frequented the place said “A lot of people thought the Hacienda was a bit of a weirdo club. Other clubs had a dress code, but in there you could do absolutely whatever you wanted, dress exactly how you wanted. It was like a utopia for us. We felt at home.”
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