A flame inside a beautiful cobalt glass on my dresser unleashes not only a blue tinged soft light, but also a wonderful scent. The fragrance is tart and crisp with enough sweetness to lend a nice balance and to meld all the notes together. One moment, it is a plate laden with grapefruit slices sprinkled with sugar and lemony coriander seeds; the next, it is a bouquet of garden herbs about to be chopped in the course of dinner preparations.
The fruity scent of the Grapefruit and Rosemary candle was my introduction to the Floris room fragrance range. Floris candles are among my favourites — clean burning, potently scented and long lasting. I also have the room spray in Grapefruit and Rosemary, which is true to the scent of the candle, but it does not seem to remain as long in the air. Both come in elegant cobalt blue glass containers.
The Floris Grapefruit and Rosemary candle is $45 for a 6 oz jar, or $35 for four 1 oz votives; the room spray is $25 for 100 ml. For buying information, see the listing for Floris under Perfume Houses.