• Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Absinthe
  • Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Absinthe
  • Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Absinthe
  • Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Absinthe
  • Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Absinthe

Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Absinthe

Regular price $129.95

Absinthe or common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.) is a perennial shrub native to continental, temperate zones in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Known since Antiquity, its medicinal use is recorded in Ancient Egypt in the Ebers Papyrus (between 1,600 and 1,500 B.C.); later Pythagoras (570-490 B.C.) and Hippocrates (460- 377 B.C.) wrote about absinthe alcohol and its stimulating effects on human health and creativity. The Ancient Greeks drank wine made from its extract, and in the 18th Century, the public could taste it distilled with green aniseed and fennel. Called 'the alcohol that made one mad,' absinthe was reputed to provide creative powers, and before being banned was the infamous muse that inspired writers Emile Zola and Paul Verlaine, painters Vincent Van Gogh and Edgar Degas. 

Coloured illustrations from botanical plates dating from the 19th Century appear through the matte glass, greige tinted. In the centre of the octagonal label, we find a cluster of Absinthe’s flowers printed in gold embossing. 

The Scent 

An aromatic, green fragrance.
The scent is powerful, green, plant-like. Green notes of galbanum and petitgrain mix with the aniseed scent of the absinthe absolute, supported by basil and mint. A woody base note weaves through the wake of this scented, green bouquet. 

Weight: 185g / 6.5 oz Burning time: 40 to 45 hours Dimensions: H: 9 cm Ø: 7.5 cm

Never leave a lit candle unattended, and do not burn one for more than 2 hours at a time. Always burn a candle until the entire surface liquifies, and allow it to solidify before re-lighting. Keep the wick trimmed to ¼ inch at all times, to avoid any black smoke. Gently re-position the wick while the wax is still molten. Always protect the surface on which the candle rests. Once only ¼ inch of wax remains, blow out the candle and let it fully cool before safely discarding it.