poems

22 March 2016

Astier de Villatte (website descriptions of candles, as auto-translated)

Alcatraz. Guardian of the San Francisco
Bay, den pelicans, the islet of Al Capone
And Amerindians still celebrate who
Ceremonies of “Sunrise Gathering.” On the
Fortress steeped in history yet fleet that
Divine smell of tobacco Indian blond:
Mate with dry hay notes, Gaiac wood
Smoked, spicy cinnamon black pepper.

Algiers. A city in North Africa to look
Very Parisian. Haussmann facades
Whitewashed, painted blue shutters,
Dizzying heat, sulphurous atmosphere a
Tad. Hectic arches up a delectable scent of
White flowers, privet flower, wild jasmine,
Lemon, neroli with spicy acid notes of a
Pepper gas suspicion.

Anchorage. From the cold lands that
Rise thaw shy swirls of green citrus,
Magnolia iced by the essence of
Peppermint, foam and crystalline musks.
Amber woody accord brings a little heat.

Aoyama. Wet wood, incense, clean linen,
The typical smell of an old Japanese house
Of any wooden Aoyama district as the
Bishop Sonya Park. Exquisite scent and
Arch-chic patchouli (wet wood effect),
Smoked wood (Gaiac and Vetiver), clove.
A form agreement accentuates the feeling
Of freshness.

Brasilia. An air-conditioned concrete
City, a totally futuristic flavor. Planted in
The infinite desert, aerial construction
Crisp green notes, sweet tangy rhubarb,
“Rose Oxide” metallic vibration.

Broadway. Posters theaters flashing in
All directions, on the tarmac, they hustle,
The bustle is at its peak. Inspire by the
Secret recipe of the most legendary soda in
The world, a funny effervescent scent,
Ultra refreshing, caramelized lemon, you
Tingle delightfully bottom of the nose.

Cabourg. Normandy seaside town.
Under the flowery bowers of the
Grand Hotel gardens, Marcel Proust wrote
The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower. A
Delectable scent of wisteria, jasmine wafts
Of creamy spiced with sea spray cools
Invade these immutable holiday locations.

Cambridge. A novel by Agatha Christie,
An English garden. Absolute mess sensual
And opulent roses Morocco, Turkey fruity
Pink, green tracery and vegetal notes of
Violet leaves, galbanum, verbena, spicy
Scent of cinnamon leaves…

Paris Commune. Gusts of agrumées
Scents, bright and incisive, Italian lemon,
Bergamot, scented geranium. Suddenly
Is is the calm after the storm. Delicious
Aromas, warm, sweet, a tad rise powdered
Cobblestones. At the sweetness of benzoin
And nutmeg mingles green almond smell
Of coumarin, famous chemical molecule
Of the time

Delhi. Spicy diving into the heart of the old
Town. In the narrow lanes between the
Piles of houses in a heated atmosphere, a
Thousand intoxicating flavors you go up to
The nostrils: betel, benzoin, musk and
Myrrh, flashes of smoked wood, hints of
Vanilla, herbal beedi and eucalyptus.

Delphi. Suave mixture of wildflowers,
Orange blossom, almond blossoms, a
White touch of honey. In the air vibrates
Slightly powdery fragrance of flower
Pollen.

Grand Chalet. Lost in the Swiss Alps, in
The center of a peaceful village, the Grand
Chalet stands an imposing and
Magnificent structure of all wood. There,
In this unique landscape to the beneficial
Climate, the painter Balthus moved his
Home and delights dairy aromas, honeyed,
Slightly lemony of linden that borders his
Studio. Today, such a wonderful memory,
Her perfume permeates again these
Places.

Hoëdic. Wild fennel gusts along the
White sand beaches along this island.
Divine diving in basil green, aromas of
Star anise, lily of the dunes, myrrh
Liquorice effect.

Hollywood. A suave
Agreement powdery iris and patchouli
Mingle delightfully sunny scent of cedarwood,
Eucalyptus and vetiver exhales the
Incredible lushness of the vegetation
California.

Hong Kong. Amazing and delectable
Effluves boats loaded with spices and
Citrus along slowly and majestically Bay.
Duo shifted combining intense spicy
Cinnamon and fresh sweetness of
Tangerine.

Honolulu. Hello Sunshine, opulent
Gardenia, white flower revealed by the
Tangy lemon California and those heady
Ylang ylang. Vanilla brings its solar sweet
Note and this torrid pleasure.

Jerusalem. Pilgrimage madly in
Heavenly fragrant walled town. Courses
Sacred places, the Holy Sepulchre, the
Wailing Wall, Mount of Olives. The scrolls
Of the church incense blend dark and
Mysterious scents of wood Oud
Agreement, cedar wood and nutmeg and
Those brighter and galbanum plants and
Cypress…

Kobe. The sun sets on the Rokko
Mountains. In the old quarter of Kitano,
You walk between the funny European
Houses formerly built by foreign nostalgic.
Street overlooking the Bay of Osaka up
Hot, pungent smell of candied ginger,
Spicy fragrance cold coriander root, the
Creaminess of the sweet fig.

Lhasa. Colorful and lively streets of the
City, climb slowly towards the Potala
Palace. On this plateau, in the pure blue
Sky, draw the clouds of white and fragrant
Smoke of juniper that pilgrims do burn. It
Is intoxicated with these spicy woody
Fragrance which joins the medicinal smell
Of cloves.

Mantes La Jolie. The menthe citrate
Notes frankly lemony, green accord and
Crunchy aromatic plants, instant freshness
Of eucalyptus restore as if there was the
Smell of a display of green herbs in market
City.

Marienbad. A spa town in the amazing
Baroque architecture. Under the arcades
Of rococo Thermes seven preferred
Mineral sources of Franz Kafka float tasty
Green tea flavors, cardamom and nutmeg.
While healing waters bathes ascend
Fragrant mists of the warm, wet stone,
Fragrant sandalwood and white musk.

Monte Carlo. The ultimate chic.
Incessant ballet doors drums Hotel de
Paris, diamond rivers of runoff around the
Casino gambling tables. Fresh air is imbued
With divine and rich chypre fragrance.
Neroli, tuberose, rose, jasmine, iris,
Wormwood and patchouli essences and a
Trace of leather, fatal.

Namche Bazaar. Black tea dried
Tabacée smell of dry hay, just smoke. The
Fumes of incense mingles with freshness of
Verbena and lavender. It also exudes
Patchouli, mate from South America,
Musks.

Naples. At Scaturchio, a lady in a fur coat
Tasted a slice of pastiera it accompanies
Coffee. A delicious almond and orange
Blossom, lightened by a refreshing
Advanced small grain. And neroli.

Opera. Fastes at the Palai Garnier:
Capers, not two, round legs on sumptuous
Flooring of polished wood and beeswax to
The great room. Outbreaks rich woods to
The roof of the Opera where the honey is
Harvested freely in hives spread the
Intoxicating agreements absolute beeswax
And honey notes of sandalwood
Sublimated tip and benzoin.

Ulaanbaatar. A camp, a herd of horses.
Gross, a soft and sensual leather
Impregnated tobacco, incense, ambergris,
Angelica root and essence. A wild escaped
Into the desert steppes.

Paradis Latin. Under the historic dome,
Overlooking the meticulously compiled dinner
Show, the dressing rooms are all abuzz.
Slow metamorphosis frivolous awnins,
Rustling of cancan dancers, bird men,
Archangels with rhinestone wings in a
Whirlwind of bare skin, powder, lipstick,
Glitter shadows. A delicious perfume fills
The cabaret.

Provincetown. Along a sandy beach hides,
As an island, artists haven of New England.
Clean air is intoxicating too,
Sea spray and enchanting wild berries,
Wild herbs, mint and cedar trees that grow
For thousands of years at the discretion
Of the dunes and salt marshes.

Roquebrune. We stop in the shade of
Romanesque arches and one gray is a thousand
Aromatic fragrances: wild sage straw rating,
Fresh spearmint, coriander, cistus and small
Grain with lemony accents, incisive.

Rue Saint Honoré. Late afternoon. The
Shop door opens onto the tarmac of old
Paris. A disturbing scent immediately
Invaded space. A cloud of powder, some
Delicate green notes, pink jasmine merge
Deliciously agreement with leathery amber
Ambience of the place.

Saint Cirq. Midi. Under the sun that
Points after the storm, lavender and wet
Earth and humus mist floating on the
Stream that winds through the woods.
Zesty aromatic vapors vetiver with smoky
Accents.

Santa Rosa, their native city museum,
Plain irresistible smell of maple syrup
Caramelized with waves, addictive hot
Wood, brown sugar and based solar rating
And milk of tuberose, narcissus, ylang
Ylang.

Stockholm. In the maze of winding
Cobbled streets of the old city all in pastel
And ocher, hides the secret address of the
Famous Swedish Elixir. King Gustav II
Drank his Viking warriors to make them
Invincible. The bottle escapes an
Incredible scent of wild plants, cloves,
Lavender, myrrh, vetiver and clary sage.

Tivoli. In the gardens of the Villa d’Este,
Fountains and waterfalls meet. In the
Shade of the ancient cypress trees, it revels
Agrumée cool mists and let yourself be
Enchanted by the haunting scent of the
Leaves of the cedar and cypress wood.

Villa Medici. Along the artist workshops
To large windows on the rooftops of Rome
Unfold majestic gardens of Villa. High
Places of meetings and meditations,
Residents relish its subtle scent of lemon
Leaves, lavender, oregano flowers. In the
Air vibrates the woody notes of cedar and
The large, surrounding, unspeakable, old
Stones under the hot sun.

Yakushima. On the island of
Yakushima, a primary, mysterious forest
Of old cedar trees, carpeted with rare
Mosses and wild azaleas. Huge trunks of
Yakusugi, humus, the incredibly dense
And green vegetation, clear waterfalls,
Exhales a wonderful woody smell, suave,
Purely vegetable.

Zermatt. A typical alpine village, an
Aristocratic resort. In front of the famous
Hotel Monte Rosa, diners enjoy a mulled
Wine while contemplating the eternal
Snows of the Matterhorn. Fruity scent we
Enjoy wild red berries, cranberries,
Currants, blueberries, rounded by a hint of
Liquorice, which exhale the surrounding
Trails.





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