For Holiday 2016 Byredo presents three new fragrant candles inspired by veladoras, prayer candles or seven-day candles. These tall votive candles are often decorated with religious motifs, including saints prayers and biblical text. Veladoras are found in many homes and are sold in both churches and corner bodegas.
In religious tradition, light is a symbol of faith, truth, wisdom, virtue, grace, charity and the divine life.
"The Catholic church and its smells are a vivid memory from my childhood" - Ben Gorham
Heart: Carnation, Ylang
Base: Haiti Vetiver, Papyrus