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French beeswax luxury candles
- Handmade in Provence
- 100% natural beeswax
- Burning: around 45 hours
These candles are the "haute couture" candles, handmade in accordance with traditional techniques. This exclusive Apis Cera creation is made by rolling a sheet of beeswax around a wax-dipped cotton wick. A specific technique to keep the honeycomb pattern. The candles are then thoughtfully wrapped in a delicate silk paper.
The natural beeswax has a delicate honey smell. Even when not burning, you will smell the delicious fragrance. Beeswax has also amazing properties: it doesn’t smoke, it creates a brighter flame (the same color spectrum as sunlight!), and it cleanses the air.
Lucienne candles come in a box of 9; each candle burns in around 5 hours.
Do you know where the name Lucienne comes from? This is quite an old-fashioned name for women in France. Apis Cera chose this very specific name in reference to the common root with the Latin word for Light (Lux). Thoughtful detail.
Let yourself be tempted by associating these candles with the 18th century inspired candlestick. They are perfect match!
Candle: Height: 10.2 inches - 26 cm ; Width: 0.8 inches - 2 cm.
Box: Length 9.4 inches - 28.5 cm ; Width 3 inches - 7.6 cm ; Height: 2.8 inches - 7 cm.
These products are handmade, making them unique, then they may slightly vary in size.
Weight: Candle: 0.01 lb - 0.04 kg. Box: 1.2 lb - 0.6 kg.
Material: The candle is made with natural beeswax (no additives, no coloring). The wick is in pure cotton.
The wick should be half an inch, cut in if necessary before the first burning. It is recommended to use a snuffer to extinguish the candle.
To extend the burning time, you may store the candles in your fridge.
Apis Cera candles are the “haute couture” of candles.
Charles created Apis Cera with the ambition of restoring candles to their former glory. He established his workshop in the heart of Provence and produces candles, soap and lip balm in pure beeswax. All Apis Cera products are handmade, in accordance with traditional techniques.
A lot of research, great care and patience in mastering the traditions led Charles to launch Apis Cera. It takes one to two years to create a perfect product before launching.
The natural beeswax is the starting point of all Apis Cera candles and cosmetics. This is the first big difference with standard candles: did you know that most of the candles sold are made with paraffin, a derivative from coal, petroleum or oil shale?
Each candle is an absolute beauty: well-made organic shapes, unique textures pleasant to the touch and luxurious packagings. Haute couture candles.
The shipping cost per order is $6.99 to USA & Canada and $9.99 for Australia & New Zealand. French Address is a small business, I do my best to offer attractive international express shipping rates.
I prepare your order in maximum 2 business days (I do it same day most of the time!).
I work with the international express carrier DHL. Once I have handed over your order to DHL, they should deliver your product in 2 to 5 business days for USA & Canada and in 3 to 5 business days for Australia & New Zealand.