Your Favorite Fancy Soap Company Just Released Candles

updated Oct 21, 2020
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Aesop, a cult-favorite skin care brand known for its apothecary chic hand soaps, just expanded its collection with candles. Yes, the company behind the famed Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, a product that signals the height of luxury in staging homes and fancy hotels alike, now offers three new candles in different scents with the Aesop Aromatique Candles collection. In packaging that’s just about as minimalist and chic as one would expect from Aesop, the candles retail at $110 each.

The new collection includes the Callippus Aromatique Candle, Aganice Aromatique Candle, and Ptolemy Aromatique Candle, all of which are named after notable figures in ancient astronomy. “Since ancient times, the positions of the stars have been used to chart voyages across the ‘wine-dark sea’, as Homer wrote in ‘The Odyssey,’” Aesop writes of the collection. “On land, lighthouses have long been used to warn sailors of dangerous areas and to provide navigational aid when cloud cover masks the night sky.”

“Lighting a candle is a simple, age-old gesture performed for practical, spiritual, and aesthetic reasons,” Aesop continues. “And while the combustion of humble wax may be a less dazzling source of light than the night sky, it can offer a similar sense of solace for those who’ve endured turbulent waters.” Learn more about the new collection below.

Callippus Aromatique Candle

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Named after an Ancient Greek astronomer known for refining planetary theory of his time, the Callippus candle has a woody, earthy, and green aroma that includes frankincense, guaiacwood, and fresh notes of shiso. Buy: Callippus Aromatique Candle, $110 

Aganice Aromatique Candle

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Named after a female astronomer of Ancient Greece famed for her knowledge of the moon and its cycles, the Aganice candle has a floral, spicy, and fresh aroma that includes cardamom, mimosa, and discreet notes of tobacco. Buy: Aganice Aromatique Candle, $110

Ptolemy Aromatique Candle

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Named after an Ancient Greek-Egyptian astronomer whose work informed medieval astronomy, the Ptolemy candle has a woody, earthy, and resinous aroma that includes cypress, cedar, and vetiver. Buy: Ptolemy Aromatique Candle, $110