Paris, France—I arrived in Paris for a meeting with John-Paul Welton to create signature scents (candles and perfume) for Christian Caine. John-Paul develops fragrances for the famed fashion design houses Dior, Christian Lacroix and Lagerfeld.
John-Paul is a talented designer and fascinating person. He & I were immediately in sync with the process and after several go-arounds, perfecting each note layer, we settle on each fragrance.
Many of my jewelry designs are inspired by my experiences in Europe. From the cypress trees in Tuscany to the lavender fields in Provence, I want to capture some of my memories in these distinct scents and be transported back to a special place and a time. I wanted to capture those distinct fragrances in these candles.
These fragrances will be created in the Grasse, a small hilltop town in the South of France. We will use old world techniques, combining flowers in a copper still to produce our line. Nearly all of the world’s high end perfumes and fine candles are made in Grasse.
If you find yourself heading to the South of France, plan a day in St. Paul de Vence. This small 16th century village, favored by many artists because of it amazing light, is a must see. Email me and I will send you a few more of my favorite places nearby.—Christopher
About Our Fragrances
Our CC Signature is the most popular and if you ever have walked into our Showroom, you will quickly recognize this candle’s unique aroma! Top, heart and base notes of Lily of the Valley, Tuberose, Orange and Sandalwood. Buona Sera-Tuscany, housed in metallic gold, with top, heart and base notes of Cardamon, Cypress, Cedar and Cinnamon. Our sleek, black beauty, Bonsoir-Paris, will burn layers of Lemon, Ylang Ylang and almond.