L’Artisan L’Automne and L’Hiver Candles : La Collection de Grasse

I already posted about the scented leather gloves L’Artisan Parfumeur created for La Collection de Grasse (The Grasse Collection), but today I wanted to mention two new candles from the same range. L’Automne (autumn/fall) and L’Hiver (winter) are inspired by the perfumes of Grasse, the heart of perfume industry and artisanal craft. L’Artisan Parfumeur pays homage to the Grasse “arrière-pays,” or back-country. “These two L’Artisan Parfumeur candles transport you to the Grasse back-country, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere for your home, redolent of the seasons.”

“A stroll through the wild landscape surrounding Grasse, where leaves and nuts fall onto the humid earth.
The L’Automne candle recreates this special muffled atmosphere, where leaves on the ground soften the sound of footsteps. The air is getting fresher, and more humid, the light is getting paler, comforting as the wind picks up. At first, we detect a lavender note, which carries us into the countryside, then chestnut, caramel and blackcurrant notes. Finally, a cedar and lichen accord brings to a close this promenade in the Grasse back-country.”

“A gathering around the fireplace, surrounded by the comforting scents of smoky woods and pine needles.
The L’Hiver candle is highly-evocative. Imagine being by a burning fireplace, safely tucked-up inside, when all outside is cold and dark. At L’Artisan Parfumeur, the winter season is often a time for reunions with those you love, moments filled with emotion. So, the ingredients were chosen with great care: clary sage, married with notes of pine and fir tree from around Grasse, to create this welcoming wintry scene.”

You can also see the video about making of these candles:

There is also the ‘making-of’ video of the scented leather gloves.

L’Hiver and L’Automne candles are going to be available this October in two sizes: 200g (55 euros), which burns for over 60 hours and 1.5kg (220 euros), with over 100 hours burn time.  Via press release



  • Amer: Beautiful presentation. Almost made me overlook the steep cost but in the end I always prefer to spend my limited funds towards perfuming myself… Well, I guess I’m selfish September 20, 2012 at 9:29am Reply

    • Victoria: I have a couple of L’Artisan candles that I bought 3 years ago, and they are still very strong. So, I agree, very expensive, but if I were to spend my money on a high-end candle, I would go with L’Artisan, Annick Goutal or Cire Trudon. Those are my favorites. September 22, 2012 at 4:36am Reply

  • Shirin Alzebari: Nice video, maybe good quality but, expensive price! September 20, 2012 at 10:18am Reply

    • Victoria: Yes, that’s true! September 22, 2012 at 4:37am Reply

  • civava: Really lovely presentation. I love candles but as Amer said above I prefer parfuming myself. September 21, 2012 at 2:29am Reply

    • Amer: 😉 September 21, 2012 at 4:04am Reply

    • Victoria: I do too, as a rule. 🙂 September 22, 2012 at 4:38am Reply

  • Carla: I am buying scented candles lately rather than perfume. But I don’t really like being told, this candle smells like autumn. They could have chosen better names. I bought La Traversee du Bosphore candle partly for the name, I admit! September 25, 2012 at 2:30pm Reply

    • Victoria: I like the idea of an autumnal scent though. I sniffed this candle briefly at the boutique, and it smells wonderful–rich, warm, with a delicious smoky-sweet note. September 25, 2012 at 2:37pm Reply

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