Location: Cahuenga 615, Los Angeles
Featured Detective: Private Investigator Philip Marlowe
THE SCENT: Step back in time to “Cahuenga 615” with Flame Noir Candle Co.’s original, all natural, book-lovers soy candle inspired by private investigator Philip Marlowe. Our handmade lead-free scented candle features a mysterious blend of rich, Colombian coffee, Cuban tobacco, & the masculine scents of a noir-era barbershop.
THE SCENE: Step inside the offices of “Cahuenga 615”, Los Angeles, 1939, and picture yourself in the world of hardboiled private investigator Philip Marlowe. Walk through the waiting room, passing by a red velvet settee, two Cuban mahogany wing back chairs and a library table on which several magazines sit. Let your imagination run wild as you enter Marlowe’s office. The floor is covered in wall-to-wall broadloom carpet in a deep, rust-red. Just past the door, a walnut coat rack is host to a tan Kingsway trench coat and matching felt fedora hat. Three tufted leather chairs are arranged before a walnut desk, on which sits a blotter and matching pen set, an ashtray, tobacco and rolling papers, a black rotary telephone, a .38 revolver with a 6-inch barrel, and an open bottle of brandy. The windows are open, but the venetian blinds are down, casting slanted, horizontal shadows in the late-afternoon sun. The smell of rich coffee hangs in the air from a drugstore across the street. Sitting in his leather-backed swivel chair, Marlowe reaches for his gun. He cleans and loads it before crossing the room to dawn his coat and hat. He’ll be needing that gun tonight as he follows a trail of set-ups, bad women, blackmail and murder.
SCENT NOTES: Colombian coffee, cocoa beans, Cuban tobacco, tobacco leaf, hair tonic, aftershave, amber, brandy, brown sugar, cloves, Oriental spice
SCENT STRENGTH: Strong/Medium
NOSE: Top notes of rich coffee and middles notes of lush tobacco finish on notes of exotic resins, spices and old-fashioned aftershave, making this original Flame Noir Candle Co. scent blend a hit with guys and dolls alike!
GIFT IDEAS: Cahuenga 615 makes a perfect housewarming, special occasion, holiday or birthday gift under $10 (4 oz) or $20 (8 oz). Perfect for fans of Philip Marlowe, mystery lovers, coworkers, couples, Film Noir and detective fiction fans, private investigators and law enforcement officers, crime fiction writers, or really anyone attracted to masculine coffee scents with a mysterious vintage twist.
FEATURED DETECTIVE: PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR PHILIP MARLOWE. Developing in a series of Black Mask magazine short stories written by Raymond Chandler between 1933-1939, Philip Marlowe’s first full length novel, “The Big Sleep”, (1939), had such a huge impact on the world of detective fiction that the influences can still be felt to this day.
CHARACTER STUDY: Below the surface, hard-boiled private investigator Philip Marlowe is surprisingly contemplative. Full of wisecracks and an abiding cynicism, his direct, even simple disposition never reveals his deeply philosophical inner workings. Time and again, Marlowe allows himself to be underestimated to the peril of 1930s & 1940s Los Angeles crooks, triggermen, femme fatales and wrong-doers of every social class. On the job he smokes Camels, talks tough, and drinks whiskey. At home, he can be found playing chess and smoking a pipe. He loves a stiff drink of brandy, a steaming cup of coffee, and all the wrong women.
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RECOMMENDATIONS: We hope our customers will enjoy their new candles as they were meant to be experienced – while companioned with the books, TV shows, radio programs, films, games, and other official media in which this wonderful character is featured. We encourage you to discover the hidden secrets and engrossing mysteries of classic detective fiction. Give it a try and tell us what you think!