The white clusters of acacia flowers redolent of jasmine and orange blossom with a touch of coconut lend themselves to being reproduced in a perfume. For the time being, I am happy to discover it in a candle form. The black wax of Claus Porto Voga is saturated with this magnificent aroma that is reminiscent of late spring when the tall trees covered with feathered leaves suddenly blossom, only to lose their finery a few days later in a white, fragrant rainfall. The rich scent of the Voga candle conjures my walks through the acacia-lined streets in the city where I grew up; however, even if I did not have such a personal connection to the fragrance, I would still have found Voga irresistible.
Its acacia sweetness is gently folded into the creamy tuberose, with the entire accord accented by the woody notes. As the candle burns, the scent quickly fills the room and remains in the air like a light scented cloud surrounding the acacia trees in full bloom. It is a wonderful memento of spring, a rich floral melody that is both relaxing and seductive.
Claus Porto candle presentations are undoubtedly among the most impressive, from the beautiful glasses embellished with opaque appliqués to the rich saturated colours of the wax. Their large range of long lasting and clean burning candles features a number of others I enjoy besides Voga: Favorito (red poppy), Ilyria (honeysuckle), and Rivale (grapefruit fig).
Claus Porto soy-blend candles are priced at $32 for 10.5 oz. For buying information, see the listing for Claus Porto under Perfume Houses.