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foxglove

Travel back to 19th-century Central Park with this mysterious green-scented candle.

Written By JAYME CYK

THE STORY OF A SCENT

Frederick Bouchardy—the New York born and bred founder of niche perfumery Joya—has smelled many a Manhattan-inspired fragrance in his time, but only one fully captures the home he knows so well. Using Central Park as his muse, Bouchardy created an aroma called Foxglove that evokes the botanical history of the New York City parks. While researching the art of ornamental plants, Bouchardy found that the odorless and slightly poisonous foxglove bell-shaped flower covered the concrete jungle in the 19th century. Fascinated by this dangerous foliage, he reimagined it by blending saltmeadow cordgrass, hyacinth leaves, jasmine, and white cedar, all of which are showcased in this hand-poured, porcelain-encased candle. “Foxglove works beautifully in the air,” says Bouchardy. “It retains its nuanced, evocative characteristics, and burns bright and fresh.” 

THE CANDLE PROFILE

OLFACTIVE FAMILY: Fresh

TOP NOTES: Blood orange, saltmeadow cordgrass, and hyacinth leaves

HEART NOTES: Honeyed jasmine, camellia, and jonquille

BASE NOTES: Treaty oak, white cedar, and wild musk

WHERE TO BURN

During allergy season when the windows are closed but you long for the outdoors; in your LA bungalow while you’re pining for a stroll through Central Park

APPROVED & FILED

July 19, 2016 

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