I knew I had found a treasure as soon as I opened the outer packaging of Mizensir’s Rose Blanche candle. Before even opening the box, I was gifted with a gentle beckoning of soft rose whispers, and my mood settled and calmed as I unwrapped the soft pink tissue.
Unlit, Rose Blanche offers a subtle invitation to the heart of a white rose, still covered in morning dew. According to the Mizensir copy, the candle embodies the 'delicacy of rose petals with peppery and velvety notes'. It has an elegant simplicity and exudes an aura of innocence and purity. There is no trace of an earthy or sultry rose attar, but rather a light blend of sheer rose petals interwoven with a pale green leaf. The heart is steadied by warm round tones with a subtle powdery touch, therein the 'velvet' proffered by Mizensir. When lit, the notes remain fairly consistent, although the warmth unfolds a bit more and the green notes recede slightly. The throw on the candle is quite good but the scent never becomes overpowering.
This is a wonderful candle for the bedroom or any room where you desire understated beauty and serenity. It would create a lovely haven for guests in the guestroom. At $62 for an 8 oz candle in a glass jar, Mizensir tips the scale at the high end of the spectrum, but I find them well worth it for anyone who craves integrity of scent in their home fragrances. Having recently sniffed an unlit version of their Peony candle in a boutique, my immediate reaction was 'yes, that's true'. What a joy!