Why Italian cuisine wouldn’t be the same without this mighty fruit
The Italian vegetable garden hasa distinctive identity. There’s the basil, with its strong, sweet smell that is both herbal and slightly citric. The tomatoes, fruity and tangy, which makes so much of our cooking. Herbs from spearmint to parsley, thyme and oregano – all simple but crucial ingredients to add flavour and attitude to dishes.
Now think about how it would be like to bring those same elements and aromas into your home – not just in the kitchen, but your living spaces, too.
Enter our ISSIMO x Byredo “L’Orto Italiano” Candle – the most uplifting and evocative blend of the Bel Paese’s natural bounty. Blending the scents of basil, tomatoes, spearmint and other ingredients together, not only does this little treat create a sunny-dappled ambience wherever you place it, but it also helps with your well-being, be that in the form of reducing stress or improving your mood.
Here’s all you need to know about the beneficial properties of its main components.
When it comes to scents that awaken the senses, basil is an undeniable champion. Its distinctive herbal fragrance brings a touch of sophistication and revitalisation to candles and essential oils, infusing any home with fresh, peppery notes. But that’s not all. The aromatic essence of this little plant has been known to promote mental clarity and focus, making it an ideal companion during work or study sessions. Additionally, its uplifting properties can help alleviate stress and anxiety, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity and balance. And then there’s its suggestive power: A whiff of basil is all it takes to inject the essence of Italy into your interiors – a real holiday for the senses.
If a burst of freshness is what you seek, look no further than spearmint. Its cool and minty aroma adds a delightful touch to any candle, creating an ambiance that feels spicy, lively, and full of promises. The crisp notes of this type of mint awaken the senses and promote mental alertness, making it a wonderful choice for moments when you need a natural boost. Plus, its calming properties can help alleviate tension and promote relaxation, allowing you to unwind in a space filled with refreshing tranquillity. Sounds heavenly, right?
For those with an adventurous spirit, black pepper offers a captivating twist to your classic home aromas. Its warm and spicy scent adds a dash of intrigue and sophistication to any space, while its rich and vibrant notes create an atmosphere of allure and refinement, perfect for intimate gatherings or cosy evenings. In addition to its enticing scent, the spice is also renowned for its grounding properties, enhancing mood, concentrations and energy levels. Just quickly light up and you’ll feel its benefits pronto.
Uncover one of nature’s most pure and surprising scents with the captivating fragrance of tomato leaves. As a unique addition to our ISSIMO x Byredo Candle, the humble but mighty leaves emanate a green and earthy aroma that will take you to the sun-kissed gardens and lush landscapes of the Bel Paese, be them in Sicily or up in Liguria, and breathe new life into your home. A high-intensity fragrance that’s both sweet and delicate, pungent and airy, this is the Italian garden in fruit form – and an exciting new way to be whisked away to the boot-shaped country.