Sweet but sultry, Hypnos features a unique blend of florals and fruits inspired by the night-blooming moonflower, an oft iridescent blossom that only releases its sweet fragrance at night. Top notes of juicy pear and agave merge with soft floral and marine notes cocooned in a powdery blend of dark musk and amber.
Top | Agave, Pear
Middle | Cherry Blossom, Rose, Marine
Base | Amber, Dark Musk, Powder
Before the Olympian gods and goddesses had reigned over Mount Olympus, the first supreme beings of Greek mythology were know as the primordial deities. Unlike the more familiar Olympians, these older deities had fewer human-like features as they were instead the personification of abstract concepts. These gods and goddesses represented the fundamental forces and the foundations of the physical world.
One such god was Hypnos, the god of sleep. Many mortals believed that they owed half of their lives to Hypnos, and regarded him as the calm and gentle god who brought them rest when they were in need of it. Born of the goddess of night, Nyx, and the god of darkness, Erebus, Hypnos was perhaps the only the god amongst his siblings to be admired as his siblings were the deities of death, sorrow, revenge, strife, deceit, misery, doom, old age, and mockery.
Hypnos was said to live in a cave in the underworld with his twin brother, Thanatos, the god of death. Through this flowed the river of forgetfulness, Lethe, and outside of the cave grew poppies and other sleep-inducing plants. Hypnos would come to marry the goddess who personified hallucination, Pasithea. Pasithea and Hypnos would go on to have four sons that came to be known as the Oneiroi-- the bringers of dreams. Morpheus, the eldest son and leader of the Oneiroi, was the winged god of dreams and was able to take any human form. Phobetor personified nightmares, and could take the form beasts and other terrifying creatures. Phantasus did not take a material form, but was said to create illusionary and deceptive dreams. Opposite the surreal effect that Phantasus had on dreams, the final brother, Ikelos, created realistic dreams.
Thoughnot well known, Hypnos and his kin had immense power over mortals and immortals alike-- and together possessed both the most dangerous and most desired abilities in Greek mythology: sleep, dreams, fear and death.
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 cylinder that keeps wax dust free when the candle is not in use, and makes each candle ready for gifting.
Net weight 9.6oz/272g. Burn time up to 40 hours.
Burn your candle for one hour the first time you light it to achieve an even burn and prevent future tunneling.
For a clean burn, trim wick before each use.
Ensure candles are on a suitable heat resistant surface when in use. Never leave a lit candle unattended or alone with children or pets, or near flammable items.
Our candle labels are curbside recyclable and are categorized under plastic category 4 LDPE, or low-density polyethylene.
The cardboard tube used to house our candles is curbside recyclable under Cardboard PAP-20.
Our amber glass containers are curbside recyclable under the Mixed Glass category, GL-70.