collaborated with artisanal parfumier Marie
Aoun, founder of Saint d’Ici, in a partnership
that evokes the distinct mood of cashmere.
it was Aoun’s passion for gardening where she
discovered her love of botanicals and natural
perfume. Aoun trained with Dominique Dubrana
of La Via del Profumo, a natural perfumery
she admires in Italy, learning the intricate and
precise craft of creating scents naturally.
Saint d’Ici candle made by Marie Aoun.
and perfection that makes Aoun a clear
collaborator for the Trenery Guild.
her products are made with ethically-sourced
ingredients from farmers that abide by the best
practices of sustainable farming.
Woman at work: Marie Aoun mixing the ingredients to make a candle.
different. With synthetic perfumes, you can have
up to 300 ingredients because you have the ability
to isolate each individual element of the scent.
a definitive art to the blending in pursuit of the
metaphorical gold,” says Aoun.
Light it up. A Saint D’Ici candle.
a South African beeswax base, admired for its warm,
honeyed notes. Beeswax is an incomparable natural
wax that provides a beautiful burn and purifies
the ambient air in the process.
include the essential oil Namibian Myrrh; ouhout, an
evergreen tree native to southern Africa; and vetiver,
a beautifully fragrant grass native to India. All this results a
stunning, calming scent that evokes the
richness of cashmere.