Location: Cahuenga 615, Los Angeles
Featured Detective: Private Investigator Philip Marlowe
Step back in time with Flame Noir Candle Co.’s original Cahuenga 615 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.
Step inside the offices of Cahuenga 615. You’re at the corner of Hollywood & Cahuenga Boulevards, Los Angeles, 1939. This is the hardboiled world of Philip Marlowe, private eye.
On the 6th floor you’ll find office 615. Head through the waiting room, passing a red velvet settee, two Cuban mahogany wingback chairs and a coffee table. Enter Marlowe’s office.
The floor is covered in wall-to-wall broadloom carpet in a deep, rust-red. A tan Kingsway trench coat and matching felt fedora hat hang on a walnut coat rack to the left of the door. Three tufted leather chairs are arranged before a walnut desk. The desk top is host to a blotter and matching pen set, an ashtray, tobacco and rolling papers, a black rotary telephone, and an open bottle of brandy.
The windows are pushed open, but the venetian blinds are down. The slats cast horizontal shadows across the dimly lit room 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, Philip Marlowe opens his desk drawer and retrieves a .38 revolver with a 6-inch barrel. It’s clean and ready for action. He loads the gun, stashes it in his holster, and crosses the room. He’ll be needing his gun tonight as he follows a trail of set-ups, bad women, blackmail and murder. He dawns his coat and hat and steps out the door.
Colombian coffee, cocoa beans, Cuban tobacco, tobacco leaf, hair tonic, aftershave, amber, brandy, brown sugar, cloves, Oriental spice
Top notes of rich coffee and middles notes of lush tobacco finish on notes of exotic resins, spices and old-fashioned aftershave, making Flame Noir Candle Co.’s original Cahuenga 615 soy candle scent blend a hit with guys and dolls alike!
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.
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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