If you follow Gucci on Instagram, you may have noticed a recent trip to Grasse, France, also known as "the fragrance capital of the world." This location tag offered a covert clue to the next Westman Atelier innovation—the launch of our first-ever candle, Healing Wood!
Comprised of soft woods notes, warm amber, and sustainably sourced ingredients, the scented candle was designed to evoke a feeling and do more than illuminate a space. After many olfactive sessions with perfumer Celine Barel, Gucci landed on a soul-calming fragrance that draws on the scientifically proven neurological benefits of its key notes to boost mood, enhance mindfulness, and induce a sense of calm.
Holding the minimalist Limoges vessel, Gucci strikes a match to light it while discussing the candle's rich, layered notes such as ginger root, breu resin, and a healing wood accord."This is a universal smell that creates a sensation of being at peace, like after a long day when you come home to a crackling fireplace and your favorite glass of red wine," she explains, "It's the equivalent of that feeling, but perfect for any season."
Watch the full video to hear how Healing Wood has become a meditative part of her daily ritual, and go behind the scenes in Grasse to see how the candle-making journey all began. Then shop the candle exclusively on Westman-Atelier.com, and as Gucci suggests, "Exhale—it's a cherished moment for yourself."