The aroma of baked peaches sprinkled with sugar is what Pêche de Vigne releases upon being lit. The luscious, mouthwatering scent fills the air quickly, conjuring preparations of a peach cobbler. At first, it is a fragrance of ripe fruit ready to be sliced and arranged under vanilla scented crumbs. However, it deepens quickly to attain a sugared quality as well as a touch of milky richness. It is as if caramelized peaches are layered with apricot scented cream.
Peaches are among my favourite fruit, and I associate their scent with summers spent on the Black Sea coast. For this reason, Pêche de Vigne has a comforting and relaxing effect on me. While the scent is gourmand, it is not overly sweet. Yet, I do not tend to burn the candle for more than 30-40 minutes at a time, given the fact that the fragrance is rather potent. Half an hour more than suffices for scenting a room, which makes Pêche de Vigne one of the longer lasting candles from Côté Bastide, beyond its stipulated 60 hours of burning time.
While I like many Côté Bastide candles, given their lovely presentation and excellent throw, my other favourite scent is Figuier, a mélange of figs and green leaves, which is perfect for transporting one to the Mediterranean garden.