It is derived from the tropical agar tree, which is thought to originate in Assam in India. When the tree is infected by a mould known as Phialophora parasitica it reacts by producing a dense, dark and fragrant resin to protect itself. It is the resin-embedded heartwood of the tree that is the source of oud.
The trees are grown throughout south-east Asia, India and Bangladesh and agarwood is said to be the most expensive timber in the world – indeed, one of the most expensive of all natural raw ingredients.

Psychologists and medical researchers were aware of our positive reactions to the scent of vanilla long before perfume makers recognised its potential. In experiments where an odour universally regarded as ‘pleasant’ is required, vanillin has been a standard choice for decades.
Medical experiments have shown that vanilla fragrance reduces stress and anxiety. Cancer patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging – a diagnostic procedure known to be stressful – reported a massive 63% less anxiety when heliotropin (a vanilla fragrance) was administered during the procedure.
Vanilla fragrance makes you calmer.

Is a grass from the Poaceae family of plants, which also includes lemongrass and citronella. Vetiver is a fast-growing perennial that can survive up to 50 years or more, with a large, interlinked root system. It is from these roots that the essential oil of the plant, used widely in perfumery and incense production, is derived. Vetiver is native to Southern India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, but today is widely cultivated in various countries around the world, including Reunion, Haiti, the Philippines, Japan, the Comoro Islands, West Africa and Polynesia.

Olibanum trees can be found growing in Ethiopia, Somalia and generally in the regions surrounding the Red Sea.
The resin was one of the earliest perfume materials used – first burned as incense and used in religious ceremonies by ancient civilisations pre-dating the Egyptians. It continued to be important during religious ceremonies and was believed to cleanse the air, ward off evil spirits and calm the environment.
By the time of the Pharaohs, myrrh and olibanum (also known as the incense trees) had become extremely valued.
Olibanum oil is astringent, expectorant and antiseptic. Therefore it is often used on the skin, for respiratory problems and to fight infection.
Olibanum oil has a woody, spicy fragrance with hint of lemon. It is traditionally used for meditation, as it is believed to slow breathing, while also encouraging deeper breaths.

Is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery. They include glandular secretions from animals such as the musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances, and artificial substances with similar odors. Musk was a name originally given to a substance with a penetrating odor obtained from a gland of the male musk deer. Until the late 19th century, natural musk was used extensively in perfumery until economic and ethical motives led to the adoption of synthetic musk, which is now used almost exclusively. The organic compound primarily responsible for the characteristic odor of musk is muscone.


The sensuous scent of a fig tree is like nothing else in the world. It is all at once woody, green and sweet. Full of life, power and a history of mythical creatures, magical times and wonderful stories. This blend was inspired by the brilliant and classic French interpretation of fig using all the elements of the tree. Contains notes of green fig, cedar, patchouli, tonka, and musk.

An Indonesian tree with yellow blossoms that give a narcotic, sweet floral smell. The fragrance is intensely sweet, heady, floral, and slightly spicy, with a narcissus or banana like overtone. A very relaxing fragrance!

Two classic florals make a beautiful blend! Sweet Jasmine compliments delicate rose in this pretty fragrance.This floral bouquet captures the essence of dewy green freshness!

Sinfully rich, dark chocolate decadently collides with sensational notes of fresh cream, smooth butter, and velvety chocolate.

Dark woody, sweet amber, earthy, musty with a touch of fruit and spice. Patchouli is a very special and distinct note. It would be difficult to describe it to someone who’ve never smelled it; and once you have experienced patchouli, you are very unlikely to forget it!

Fragrances created special for Vintage Candella