Pristine symmetry, rich detail and perfectly lush greenery seems unquestionably appropriate when describing Paul Bangay’s creations. As one of Australia’s leading landscape designers, Paul’s timelessly elegant designs span across private and public commissions in Australia and internationally. His most recent success comes in his endeavor to capture the wild scents of the natural environment into delicately refined candles.
Words: Kalli Zerveas
In 2016, Paul Bangay introduced his home candle collection as a follow up to his latest book – ‘Country Gardens‘.
The collection, ‘Paul Bangay Garden‘, includes three distinct scents each drawing inspiration from an array of plant and flower scents. The fragrances, ‘Enchanted Garden’, ‘Oakwood Garden’ and ‘Country Garden’ are anything but ordinary, developed in collaboration with successful French fragrance house Enchanted Garden.
‘Enchanted Garden’ beautifully captures the scent of a warm summer night in Sydney with the headiness of the Murraya flower.
A warm fragrance with smoked woods, pepper and incense notes balanced with amber is ‘Oakwood Garden’. The scent inspired by the regal nature of Australian Oak trees.
The wild beauty of ‘Country Garden’ comes with a heart of Jasmine, balanced with citrus and herb notes and a dry down of warm spices.
The exterior green glass of the candle is naturally fitting as Paul Bangay’s premier candle collection. The candle’s appearance evokes a sense of outdoor greenery in refined muted plant tones. The deluxe outer carton with a linen like texture is designed with a feel of a luxurious gift, and as a personal touch, comes enclosed with a gift card. Each candle has over 40 hours burn time and a cotton wick.
‘Paul Bangay Garden’ collection retails at $70 AUD.