Our new Fall fragrance Flambeaux™ is inspired by the Vieux Carré (old French Quarter) lit up with heavy blazing torches for the Mardi Gras carnival. Flambeaux Carriers originally served as a beacon for parade-goers to better enjoy the spectacle of night festivities. The Flambeaux Carriers were originally slaves and free men of color parading, twirling and fooling around in robes. Initially, the Flambeaux were established by the old-line Carnival organization Comus, which sought to make “new people and customs the salvation of Mardi Gras.” The sight of African-Americans lighting the way of the elaborate floats was unforgettable.
Crowds tossed coins to slaves and free men of color trying to earn money for their task of lighting the way for the floats – a custom that continues today. Now, incorporated in modern processionals, the Torchbearers are not only a historic footnote, but serve as a world-class example of performance art. The torches may be lighter and use butane or kerosene, but the entertaining exchange between the crowd and the Flambeaux is a rich Carnival tradition.
What does it smell like you ask??? Flambeaux ™ (A Blue Moon Candle’s Exclusive!) : Exotic woods and cajun spices, with a promise of sweet sensuality and erotic mysticism, grounded in strength with just a hint of fresh green notes for balance. It is at once stimulating and relaxing; hypnotic and grounding; a delightful and heady experience for both men and women. Cedar, Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Vetiver and Black Pepper. Middle notes include Vanilla Absolute, Myrrh and Sweetgrass, and topped with Turkish Rose, Italian Bergamot, and a hint of Cardamom and Nutmeg.
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