These New Gelato Messina Candles Will Make Your House Smell Like Dessert
They're made in collaboration with Maison Balzac, and they're inspired by Messina's wild honey gelato.
July 12, 2020
If you've ever tucked into a scoop of Gelato Messina's frosty wares, savoured not just the taste but the scent and wished you could soak in the latter for longer, the dessert fiends have good news. Now, you can enjoy the enticing smell of gelato at home, all the time, even when you're not eating any — all thanks to Messina's new candle range.
In collaboration with perfumed candle outfit Maison Balzac, Messina's Creative Department has turned its attention to something other than inventive gelato flavours and impressive degustations. The result: two candles, both inspired by honey. The 'Miel d'Hiver' candle (which means 'winter honey' in French) is designed to conjure up the scent of plants pollinated by bees in winter, and features notes of smoke, thyme, lemon, cedarleaf, frankincense, nutmeg, tonka bean, palo santo and peru balsam. Or, you can opt for the 'Miel d'Ete' ('summer honey'), which combines bergamot, galbanum, hyacinth, jasmine, orris, lily of the valley and musk patchouli.
Anyone that's been to one of the Messina Creative Department's meals will know that wild honey gelato — made from honey from the company's local Sydney apiary, Rosebery Honey — is a big feature, so it's no surprise that the company has taken inspiration from honey for its new candles.
If you're eager to make your whole house smell like dessert, the Maison Balzac x Messina Creative Department range is available from Maison Balzac, and from Messina's stores in Rosebery, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Bondi, Tramsheds, Fitzroy, South Brisbane and Fortitude Valley — while stocks last. They come in two sizes, so you can go big with a 300-gram candle (which'll burn for around 70 hours) for $69, or opt for the smaller 55-gram version (which'll burn for approximately 18 hours) for $29.
All Messina shops are also serving up a new 'miel' gelato flavour, too, so you can lick your way through a cup or cone of citrus-infused honey gelato with honeycomb and burnt honey caramel as well.
Gelato Messina's Maison Balzac candles are available from Maison Balzac, as well as from Messina's stores in Rosebery, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Bondi, Tramsheds, Fitzroy, South Brisbane and Fortitude Valley — while stocks last. All Messina shops are also serving up its new 'miel' gelato flavour, again while stocks last.
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