Light the Way

DINE and Destinations - - TASTING NOTES -

Light­ing a can­dle sets a mood, a tone, con­veys an in­ten­tion, a per­son­al­ity or even spir­i­tu­al­ity. The look of a lit can­dle can be en­chant­ing. It's fra­grance, when bal­anced, al­lur­ing. Can­dles have been in recorded use since the time of the Ro­mans, and be­came a guild craft in 12th Century Me­dieval France. To­day, a chan­dler, one with ex­per­tise in can­dle mak­ing, is a rar­ity.

As with food and wine or per­fumery, there is com­plex­ity in aro­mat­ics and in pair­ing. KANDL

Artis­tique pro­vides us an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in cus­tomiz­ing our own can­dle to re­flect some­thing very per­sonal: a qual­ity can­dle, made up of four com­po­nents that need to work to­gether—wax, wick, fra­grance and con­tainer—in­clud­ing a per­son­al­ized fra­grance with top, mid and base notes, as well as the cor­rect burn and de­sired con­tainer. It's not mere dec­o­ra­tion; it can in­flu­ence an emo­tion, and make a state­ment.

At the front of this Vic­to­rian Yorkville bou­tique we find a re­tail store pur­vey­ing the high­est qual­ity branded can­dles. To­wards the back, a chic work­shop where we don aprons, learn about hot and cold fra­grance throws, and the sub­tle alchemy of craft­ing our own per­son­al­ized can­dles. In the mid­dle, an invit­ing cafe serv­ing unique Parisian pas­tries, that blends KANDL Artis­tique into one co­he­sive sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence of aroma and taste. Here we en­joy the rare and an­cient craft of fash­ion­ing our own can­dle, fra­grance and glow. Each one is to­tally unique. Kandl-artis­tique.com

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