- Container made of Limoges porcelain and brass.
- Paraffin single-wick candle.
- Scent: top notes: lemon zest and coriander seeds; middle notes: hay oil, beeswax absolute, and milk lactones; bottom notes: patchouli fraction, amber, and Russian leather.
- After candle has burned completely through, place container under hot water to dissolve remaining wax. The vessel can then serve as a decorative container.
- 3.5"Dia. x 4"T; 12.5 ounces.
- Made in France.
: It was cold in Paris that October day in 1975 when Philippe received a hand-written note from Mischa Barinov of St. Petersburg; an invitation to view a rare, privately held collection of antiquities. He departed by train that very evening.
Two days later, he arrived in the study of a mansion on the Griboyedov Canal. Settling into a Louis XIV bergere beside the fireplace, he was enveloped by the blended scents of ancient, leather-bound books, the crackling fire, and the steam of black tea rising from a spectacular samovar.
Mischa appeared in the doorway. "Thank you for coming. I think you will find it well worth your travels. But first, tea..." Then, in regard to Philippe's obvious obsession with the samovar, "Tombak bronze, circa 1775."