Fashionable Parisian pastry chef and macaroon specialist Pierre Hermé has launched two scented candles called Sucre de Bois (Woody Sugar) and Herbe d'Amandes (Almond-y Herbs) created respectively by renowned perfumers Olivia Giacobetti and Jean-Michel Duriez; the latter is the in-house perfumer for Patou.....
Sucre de Bois is a gourmand scent which evokes melted sugar and features notes of Muscovado, maple syrup, vanilla Bourbon, and passion fruit.
Herbe d'Amandes is said to conjure up in our imagination, like a Haïku, a sophisticated accord of Mexican tonka bean and green Maté with herbaceous and tonic accents.
Pierre Hermé has already revealed his interest in deriving inspiration from fine perfumery by collaborating with Guerlain around their perfume Spiritueuse Double Vanille, see interview, and conducting culinary research on edible ambergris for a dessert called "Infini".
The 75 g candles last for 15 hours and are priced 26 € each.