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A can­dle with dis­tinct Aus­tralian bush notes or a sense of sum­mer hol­i­days sounds like a bloom­ing good idea for Mother’s Day. Syd­ney Fra­grance has launched a Scent of Aus­tralia col­lec­tion of 10 va­ri­eties of 360g soy-blend can­dles based on beaches and botan­i­cals, outback Aus­tralia and, per­haps a lit­tle obliquely, opera per­for­mances. The range, each priced at $39.95, with up to 80 hours of burn­ing time, comes in translu­cent white glass­ware with suc­tion-fit­ted wood­grain lids; there are two wicks per can­dle. The Florist can­dle fea­tures fresh grass, freesia and hy­acinth; the Opera has been “in­spired” by clas­si­cal mu­sic per­for­mances at the Syd­ney Opera House and smells of or­ange blos­som, gar­de­nia and jas­mine. There’s even a musky one for the chaps, in the form of Al­pha, all grape­fruit, cedar and am­ber. But it’s all about Mum on Sun­day, May 14, so let’s go for Won­der­land, in­spired by the Blue Moun­tains west of Syd­ney. It’s a mix of green ap­ples, pine nee­dles and moss. Oh, and you can’t go wrong if you take Mum out for a Devon­shire tea. I am up for an earl grey, scones, straw­berry jam and clot­ted cream can­dle, by the way. More: syd­neyfra­


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