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

Carriere Freres Museum of Natural History Series Nypmhaea

Regular price $129.95

Native to the flooded landscapes of Amazonia, the giant waterlily (Victoria amazonica) is a fascinating perennial water plant. A member of the Nymphaeaceae family, it can grow up to five metres wide, with white or pink flowers reaching a diameter of 30 centimetres. First brought to Europe in 1800, its magnificent blossoms, representing the exotic and all its extremes, can be seen in botanical gardens across the Continent today. 

Coloured illustrations from botanical plates dating from the 19th Century appear through a matte, soft blue glass. In the centre of the octagonal label, we find waterlily flowers and leaves printed in gold embossing 

The Scent 

An aquatic fruitiness
The giant waterlily's top note, a vegetal yet subtly floral fragrance, is augmented by succeeding tones that are both fruity and addictive. Its moist, floral facets then open out with coloured notes, succulent and fruit-filled, reminiscent of pineapple. 

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.