A Study of Honey is an olfactive examination of the golden liquid created by honey bees. From nectar-filled violets, to honey dripping fresh from the comb, the scent glows with delicate sweet and floral nuances, while woods envelop the space.
Developed by Jason Penfold with the world’s oldest perfume distillery in Grasse, France – A Study of Honey takes the senses deep into the natural world, one that’s eager to intrigue and excite.
Made from slipcast stoneware, the jet black candle vessel is hand poured and fired in Melbourne, Australia. The candle, inspired by traditional mining crucibles, is intended to be repurposed after burning as a stem vase, Entomology tool holder or drinking vessel.
Each vessel is entirely unique and shows signs of the handmade process. These variations add depth and beauty to the ceramic craft, signifying their spirit and dissimilarity to the mass-produced.
The 280g candle has a burn time of 45 hours. For a better burning experience, trim candle wick before each use.
Top – Local Honey, Violet
Middle – Iso E Super, Moss, Heliotrope
Base – Guaiac Wood, Workbench note
HOW IT SMELLS
Upon lighting A Study of Honey, you get the beginnings of a soft honey note, and as the wax warms, the sweet, rich yet dewy violet and heliotrope are revealed, tempered by green moss and Iso E Super. Once the candle has been lit for a while, the creamy, earthy guaiac wood and the almost vintage workbench note come to the fore, making your space feel warm, grounded, and enveloped in golden light.
We love how this candle doesn’t seek to replicate the smell of honey, rather to encapsulate the feel and experience of it, and it does that brilliantly. The added touches of notes of local honey and the fragrant essence of a chip from the creator’s work bench gives it such a personal touch that makes the scent and the experience of the candle so much more captivating.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Jason Penfold grew up in country Australia, where his love for natural history began to grow. Surrounded by plants, animals and stones, his imagination and strong connection to nature has always been a passion.
Jason’s love for stones and minerals was nurtured through a family passion for Lapidary, which goes back two generations. Guided by his grandma, he has fond memories of foraging for semi-precious stones in his hometown of country New South Wales.
In 2012, Jason began teaching himself how to preserve and pin various butterflies, moths and arachnids. A continued, self-driven education in entomology has lead Jason to work with museums across Australia and the USA, as well as private collectors, on various projects and additions.
Now living in Melbourne, Australia, Jason’s art practise marries his love of Lapidary and Entomology into small scale sculptures enveloped in rich symbolism and archetypal meaning.
Jason’s most recent creation – A Study of Honey, is an olfactive examination of the golden liquid created by honey bees. From nectar-filled violets, to honey dripping fresh from the comb, the scent glows with delicate sweet and floral nuances, while woods envelop the space.