Baxter of California Scented 'Flammable' Candle - Cassis Noir 255g
The â€œFlammableâ€ series of three soy wax-based candles have been developed for the sophisticated man who already looks upon Baxter as a lifestyle brand that goes beyond cutting-edge grooming. The fragrance blends â€“ Cassis Noir, Jasmin Noir and Tubereuse Noire â€“ are decidedly unexpectedâ€¦ dark and mysterious floral scents paired with bright citrus encourage an unusual, striking take on how men should represent themselves in their environment. Yet they will appeal greatly to women too, in the same way that a manâ€™s fragrance appeals to both wearer and admirer â€“ indeed these candles are intended to have a similarly seductive effect. The attention to detail extends to the packaging which has been design by international art director Marc Atlan, the man behind the iconic packaging of Comme des GarÃ§ons, Helmut Lang and Yves Saint-Laurent. Marc describes his design for â€œFlammableâ€ as a â€˜conceptual and chic understatement.â€™ The glass is reminiscent of an expensive whiskey tumbler, embellished with silk-screened graphic dots, echoing the glass dimples on its base, which are gradually revealed as the candle burns (the lifespan is approximately 70 hours). A further grid pattern of dots are embossed around the contrasting white outer box, making the object pleasing to the touch even before opening. The final detail is a running block of black foiled text that serves as a blatantly irreverent description.