Location: Wardlow House, Melbourne
Featured Detective: The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher
THE SCENT: Step back in time to “Wardlow House” with Flame Noir Candle Co.’s original, all natural, bookish soy candle inspired by lady detective Phryne Fisher. Our handmade lead-free scented candle features an intriguing blend of French lavender, elegant bergamot, playful vanilla and the fiery spice of freshly ground cinnamon.
THE SCENE: Step inside “Wardlow House”, Melbourne, 1929, and picture yourself in the world of the honorable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective. Let your imagination run wild as you see Dot turn the corner from the dining room, fresh from polishing the silver. Peek in at Cec and Bert, carrying on in the kitchen while Mr. Butler prepares a light snack. Head into the drawing room, where DI Jack Robinson leans against the fireplace mantle holding a scotch on the rocks, discussing the newest string of clues to be uncovered during a grisly murder investigation with his unofficial investigative partner, Phryne Fisher, as she sips from a glass of red wine and reclines gracefully on a nearby Art Nouveau fainting chair.
SCENT NOTES: French lavender, fruity-sweet bergamot, spicy cinnamon, rich sandalwood, creamy vanilla, amber, musk.
SCENT STRENGTH: Strong/Medium
NOSE: Sweet, citrusy top notes of bergamot intertwine with fresh floral and spicy cinnamon middle notes and end with an earthy sandalwood, musk and warm vanilla finish in this delightful and memorable vintage-styled scent.
GIFT IDEAS: Wardlow House is the perfect housewarming, special occasion, holiday or birthday gift under $10 (4 oz) or $20 (8 oz), for fans of Phryne Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the Phryne Fisher books, mystery lovers, coworkers, wives, sisters, girlfriends, best friends, bridesmaids, best friends, crime fiction writers, detective fiction buffs, lovers of 1920s style ephemera and scents, or really anyone attracted to mysterious, spicy-sweet fragrances with a vintage twist.
FEATURED DETECTIVE: Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher. First appearing in the novel, “Cocaine Blues”, (1989), written by author Kerry Greenwood, 1920s lady detective, The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher, has appeared in 20 novels from 1989-2013, along with a highly successful television show titled, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”, which premiered in 2012.
CHARACTER STUDY: Operating her lady detective agency out of Wardlow House, in the Parkview neighborhood of Melbourne, Australia circa 1929, wealthy, aristocratic Miss Fisher’s clever blend of sharp wit, steadfast perseverance, and flirtatious charm both delight and mystify everyone she encounters – most notably, local police Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. The epitome of flapper independence, Miss Fisher is willing to climb buildings, fly airplanes, go undercover and engage in any manner of daring tactic to bring each killer to justice.
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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, 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!