Cloon Keen - Candle

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Cloon Keen - Candle

Cloon Keen is a perfumer based in the heart of the medieval city of Galway, Ireland. For nearly two decades, it has created scents (Cloon Keen - Candle and Cloon Keen - Perfume) that are deeply entwined with Irish landscape, history, and tradition.

The Cloon Keen - Candle, is produced in Galway. Galway is perched on the western edge of Atlantic Ireland, surrounded by beauty, with the unique landscape of the Burren to the south, the iconic Connemara landscape to the north, and the celebrated Galway Bay—guarded by the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands—to the west.

The city’s rich oral, literary, craft and design traditions combine to form an innate aesthetic that translates into a singular cultural identity. This has inspired countless individual and collective creatives to produce beautiful, meaningful work.

Cloon Keen is one of these collectives, manufacturing the Cloon Keen - Candle and Cloon Keen - Perfume.

Cloon Keen (Cloon Keen - Candle) was founded by two filmmakers. After many years of working in the film industry, they followed their hearts and moved to Galway to start Cloon Keen in a small atelier overlooking Galway Bay.

The Cloon Keen collection, influenced by the founders’ filmmaking background, sets evocative scenes that are both precious and fragile.

ANTIQUE LIBRARY

Evoking the unique olfactory atmosphere of the ‘Old Library’.

Under the vaulted ceiling, wax-polished bookshelves hold row upon row of leather-bound books, punctuated by marble busts of philosophers, writers, and members of Ireland’s literary and scholarly elite.

Inspired by the Long Room in the library of Trinity College Dublin, Antique Library is a richly-polished fragrance. Incense, spicy nutmeg and leather lounge on a base of ancient cedar and beeswax in our tribute to this historic library.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Beeswax, Clary Sage, Patchouli 
Middle : Aged Leather, Nutmeg, Labdanum 
Base : Incense, Cedar

AUTOGRAPH TREE

A tribute to the deep roots of Ireland’s literary heritage.

Autograph Tree takes its name from the magnificent copper beech tree in the walled garden of Coole Park on which the faded initials of Lady Gregory, W. B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Sean O’Casey, and J. M. Synge are found.

Autograph Tree is burnished with the scent of the carved bark of blonde wood entwined with oud, exotic spices and a puff of sacred incense.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Saffron, Cardamom, Black Pepper
Middle : Beech, Sandalwood, Gaiac Wood, Agar Oud
Base : Patchouli Leaves, Birch Tar, Styrax Gum

BLUEBELL

A carpet of bluebells after an Irish rain shower.

As delicate as the petals of the flower itself, Bluebell is a dewy and whimsical scent that carries the scent of bluebell with whispers of lily of the valley, lily, and warm jasmine blossoms in a soft spring breeze.

CUIRÍN DUBH

Bejeweled leafy blackcurrant shrubs.

Sun-ripened blackcurrants, laced with the freshness of mint, blend seamlessly with rose petals and a subtle hint of forest moss.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Mint, Green Leaves, Mandarin
Middle : Blackcurrant And Rose
Base:  Oakmoss, White Musk

ÉTAÍN

A flutter of a butterfly's wings

Inspired by a legendary Irish love story that spanned a thousand years. Étaín is an enchanting flutter of fleshy tuberose and jasmine petals set against the woody gloam of cedar and patchouli. 

Top:  Pink Pepper
Middle:  Jasmin Abs Egypt LMR, Tuberose notes 
Base : Cedarwood Virginia, Patchouli, Amber

EXOTIC WOODS

Summer-hazed cedar cabins surrounded by spruce forests and dark still water.

Exotic Woods’s treacly, warm tones capture the unique aroma of sap that oozes from sun-warmed cedar. Aromatic rosemary, ozonic notes, and tart grapefruit enliven this evocative mix.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Ozonic, Grapefruit, Rosemary
Middle : Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Patchouli
Base : Balsamic, Musk, Amber

FIG TREE

Inspired by local folklore surrounding a fig tree that grows partially submerged in Galway's famous River Corrib.

This fig tree is bound to the ancient Franciscan Abbey that sits on a nearby riverbank. Legend has it that a Franciscan friar brought the seed back to Ireland from Bethlehem after serving on a mission as a ‘Custos' for the Holy Land.

Its survival is now thought to be a ‘botanical miracle’. Fig Tree has delicate floral notes, laced with a hint of plummy sweetness. Blonde woods with golden amber tones evoke fig tree bark.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Green
Middle : Woody, Jasmine, Plum
Base : Cedarwood, Amber, Balsamic

GOOSEBERRY LEAF

The herald of an Irish summer.

Ripe gooseberry currants are enhanced with crisp citrus oils and a hint of hedgerow fruits.

A vibrant and sparkling accord.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot
Middle : Lily, Rose, Hedgerow Fruit, Clove, Cinnamon
Base : White Musk

MINTED

Windows open onto a herb garden.

Garden fresh mint, muddled with sweet ripened citrus fruit, sits on a veil of aromatic armoise to create a refreshing and modern impression.

2014 FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION FINALIST BEST NEW HOME FRAGRANCE

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit. 

Top : Crisp Citrus & Mint
Middle : Menthacitrata, Armoise
Base : Blonde Woods, Moss, White Musk

MOUNTAIN FLOWER  (OUTGOING SCENT)

Under the Moorish Wall, the scent of sun-warmed magnolias and orange blossoms fill the air.

Mountain Flower is a tender tribute to Nora Barnacle, the Galwegian wife of James Joyce, whose imprint on the character of Molly Bloom in the epic Irish novel Ulysses is palpable. 

Mountain Flower reflects the earthy passion of Molly's famous soliloquy in a voluptuous blend of orange blossom and magnolia, and its warm, dark base of amber, sandalwood, and patchouli lend it an intriguing sensuality.

NOBLE FIR

A medieval tower stands amid a snowy evergreen forest.

Crisp, resinous pine needles are softened by an aromatic veil of fir balsam, amber, and cedar. A subtle blend of clove and cinnamon heighten the festive atmosphere of this distinguished Christmas scent. Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Fir Needles 
Middle : Clove, Cinnamon 
Base : Cashmere, Amber, Cedar

NOBLE MYRRH

A medieval tower stands amid a snowy evergreen forest.

Noble Myrrh takes its name from the legendary resin that was caravanned on epic journeys across the ancient incense route from Ethiopia, Somalia, and southern Arabia to the Ancient Empires. According to Christmas tradition, the magus Balthazar travelled on this route too. Guided by a bright star, the Arabian King carried Myrrh to Bethlehem on Christmas Day.

In Noble Myrrh, the intensely warm and comforting Myrrh is artfully blended with a crackle of spicy cinnamon and cumin. Delicate threads of saffron are woven through a billowing oriental base of sandalwood, cedar leaf, patchouli, labdanum and vanilla. 

Top:  Fir Needles
Middle:  Clove, Cinnamon
Base:  Cashmere, Amber, Cedar

SPANISH ARCH

Petitgrain and neroli with a crisp burst of green stems.

Spanish Arch, which takes its name from the sixteenth-century stone arch still visible beside the River Corrib, evokes a Spanish idyll of warm air heavy with the scent of blossoms.

Crunchy green stems provide a crisp freshness while a hint of rose in full bloom adds richness to this opulent composition.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Petitgrain, Neroli
Middle : Orange Blossom Rose, Ylang
Base : Green Leaves

TRANSATLANTIC

The minerality of grey limestone softened by herb-infused aged leather

A mineral rock accord cushioned on well-worn leather denotes an ancient promontory fort. The wild Atlantic wind brings a rugged resinous gust of cistus, mastic, and cypress.

Thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.

Top : Mastic, Cistus
Middle : Cypress, Rock
Base : Leather

Weight: Approx. 9.8oz or 285 grams.

Burn time for all Cloon Keen Candles is about 55-60 hours.

  • WINNER 2019 FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION 'BEST NEW INDEPENDENT FRAGRANCE'
  • WINNER 2019 IMAGE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY ‘MOST INNOVATIVE IRISH BRAND’
  • WINNER 2018 IRISH TATLER MAGAZINE 'BEAUTY AWARDS'
  • WINNER OF 2015 IRISH TIMES 'BEST SPECIALIST SHOP'
  • FINALIST 2015 FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION 'BEST NEW INDEPENDENT FRAGRANCE'
  • FINALIST 2014 FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION 'BEST NEW INDEPENDENT FRAGRANCE'
  • FINALIST 2014 FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION 'BEST NEW HOME FRAGRANCE'
  • FINALIST 2013 FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION 'BEST INDEPENDENT FRAGRANCE'

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