Phaethontides is an alluring, woody fragrance with bold musk aromas that adds a bit of opulence to any room. A light touch of jasmine and ozone gives way to a heart of sandalwood, leather, and earthy patchouli. Amber and musk base notes wrap up this mysterious and complex fragrance.
The Phaethontides were the nymph daughters of the sun god Helios. Taunted with rumors of illegitimacy, Phaethon travelled to the palace of his father in the east to confirm his parentage. Phaethon appealed to his father, who swore by the river Styx to prove his paternity by granting one wish to his son. Phaethon wished for the privilege to drive the chariot of the sun across the heavens for a single day. Helios tried to dissuade him, warning Phaethon that not even the mighty Zeus could control the fiercely hot chariot pulled by fire-breathing horses. Despite his father's fervent warnings, Phaethon was not deterred. Helios, bound by his oath, reluctantly granted his son's wish and lead him to the chariot.
The horses, accustomed to the great weight of the sun god, thought the chariot still empty when Phaethon stepped onto and grabbed the reins. Confused, the horses reared and took off. Phaethon was unable to take control of the horses pulling the chariot. When the chariot was pulled too far from the earth, the earth began to freeze. When Phaethon tried to correct the chariot's course he veered too close to earth, scorching it. In danger of burning up, Gaia appealed in desperation to Zeus for help. In order to preserve Gaia, or mother earth, Zeus struck the chariot with a thunderbolt, leading Phaethon to fall to his death into the river Eridanus.
Phaethon's sisters gathered around his smoky grave on the banks of the river, and in their unshakable grief were transformed into black poplar trees whose tears turned into golden amber.
Today, several amber-rich rivers in northern Europe are believed to be this river of myth, including the Po and Simeto rivers of Italy, and the Rhone river that spans France and Switzerland.
Our candles are hand poured in small batches and contain clean-burning premium soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, as well as fragrance and essential oil blends that are free from phthalates, carcinogens, toxins, animal ingredients, and colorants. These standards provide a clean, long-lasting burn and a captivating experience of unique and inviting scents.
Made with quality and the environment in mind, our soy wax burns cooler and lasts longer than paraffin wax, and is sustainably sourced from American soy bean farmers committed to achieving a 100% verified deforestation-free supply chain.
Each candle comes in a modern recyclable cardboard package that keeps wax dust free when the candle is not in use, and makes each candle ready for gifting.
Net weight 5.5oz/155g.
Set candle on a hard, heat resistant, non-porous surface in case of spilled wax pools.
For a clean burn, trim wick before each use. Snuff the flame out when 1/4 inch of wax remains.
Never leave a lit candle unattended or alone with children or pets, or near flammable items.
Our bubble candle labels are curbside recyclable and are categorized under plastic category 4 LDPE, or low-density polyethylene.
The cardboard container used to house our bubble candles is curbside recyclable under Plain Paper PAP-22 or Mixed Paper PAP-21.