Location: The Plant Rooms, W. 35th St., New York City
Featured Detective: Private Detective Nero Wolfe
Step back in time with Flame Noir Candle Co.’s original The Plant Rooms soy candle inspired by Nero Wolfe. Our handmade candle features an exceptional blend of lavish, exotic orchids & heady white florals, tempered by rich, earthy wood & warm potting soil.
Take the brownstone’s private elevator up to the The Plant Rooms and enter the world of Private Detective Nero Wolfe. It’s New York City, 1934. Theodore Horstmann sits alongside a yellow pajama-clad Wolfe, carefully tending to a stem of exotic purple orchids.
These warm rooms are brimming with flowers. Nero Wolfe insists that he not be disturbed while tending to his rare and lovely orchids, which he does every morning without fail from 9:00am until 11:00am, and again in the evening from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
When Wolfe’s able-bodied employee and sidekick, Archie Goodwin, telephones the Plant Rooms to inform him of a new case that is currently unfolding downstairs in the brownstone’s office, Wolfe cannot be bothered. “Confound it, Archie! Send them away!” barks the temperamental master detective.
Before he can hang up, Archie reminds Nero Wolfe that keeping his lovely orchids costs money – money that they currently don’t have.
“Pfui!” Wolfe exclaims as he slams the telephone onto its receiver – but shortly after 11:00am, he arrives in the office dressed, shaved and ready to meet with the potential client just the same.
Exotic orchids, white florals, garden greenery, earthy wood and warm potting soil, with hints of opium, evergreen, fern, citrus fruit, teakwood, frankincense, sandalwood and musk.
Fragrant orchids and soft white floral top notes rest against middle notes of aromatic garden greenery and finish on base notes of sandalwood, evergreen, garden soil, teakwood and musk in this complex scent that is both fresh & earthy.
Private Detective Nero Wolfe. First appearing in the novel, “Fer-De-Lance”, (1934), written by author Rex Stout, larger-than-life detective Nero Wolfe has appeared in 74 novels and short stories by Rex Stout, along with 13 novels written by Robert Goldsborough with the permission of the Stout Estate. In addition, Nero Wolfe has been featured in 3 television shows, a made-for-TV movie, 2 film adaptations, 4 theatrical plays and 4 separate multi-episode radio programs airing from 1943-1982.
Born in Montenegro, perpetually 56 years old, and notoriously tight-lipped about his past, eccentric and often short-tempered armchair sleuth Nero Wolfe is large in size, and even larger in reputation. Referred to as brilliant, Nero Wolfe is New York City’s finest master detective.
He shares his luxurious West 35th Street brownstone with orchid expert Theodore Horstmann, Swiss chef Fritz Brenner, and sharp-witted detective and personal assistant Archie Goodwin, who acts as Wolfe’s legman out in the world so that the reclusive genius may be spared the rigors of leaving the brownstone to investigate, an act that he finds almost unbearably disagreeable.
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