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Explore: Scent From Barcelona

How like time this scented candle journey has flown: ¡Hola amigo! ¡Bienvenido a Scent From Barcelona!

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In April, our seventh scented candle stop centres on the Catalan capital, where, like Joan Miró brushstrokes, voluptuous vapour streams from airplane arc over the pencil-thin lines of the Castell Montjuïc Cable Car. With your back to the sea and the soft sun on your neck, you zigzag up the perma-hectic Las Ramblas past the not unpleasant cool and shade of department stores and fashion houses, through the surreal Semana Santa Easter Festival procession and back into the spring-shine up towards Antoni Gaudí’s pulchritudinous Park Güell. From the peak of Carmel Hill, looking back onto the city, scintillating zephyrs suggest citrus – certainly mango. While a saxophonist croons into the early afternoon, you plan the rest of today on the now hazy horizon: Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, Arc de Triomf and then, maybe, home.

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Why Barcelona?

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The slightly surreal Semana Santa Easter parade inspired Scent From Barcelona; the sweetness of spring in Spain – in terms of in-season fruit – was also a factor.

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Barcelona by Number

  • Coordinates: 41.3851°N; 2.1734°E
  • Language: Spanish/Catalan
  • Religion: Christianity (Catholic)
  • Population: > 1.7 million
  • Temperature: around 13°C in April
  • Currency: Euro
  • Popular music: Catalan Folk, e.g.

What’s in Scent From Barcelona?

Reed Diffuser – Tropical

Recreating the inviting scent of a summer breeze, with its sweet and soft hues, this diffuser will disperse the smell of summer throughout your home.

Hero Candle – Mango

With a 40 hour burn time, this fruity fragrance is irresistible and fresh; just sit back, close your eyes and experience the scent of ripe mango.

Iconic Spanish Coaster Set

These bespoke retro coasters will add an eye-catching hint of Spanish culture to any room, with fun, quirky phrases adorned in warm colours.

Incense Cones – Honey Vanilla

Entice your senses with the use of these incense cones in sweet honey vanilla and come with a small ceramic resting plate.

Scent From So Far

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Explore: Scent From Marrakesh

ssalamū 'lekum and mrehba to the first of our Scent From Series: Scent From Marrakesh!

2016-11-29 18:55:32By Jack Mann

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Explore: Scent From Stockholm

Hallå och välkommen to the second instalment of our Scent From Series: Scent From Stockholm! Situated where the freshwater Lake Mälaren flows out to the Baltic Sea and spread over 14 islands, the most populous Nordic city is an archipelago where the old and new constantly converge.

2016-12-09 17:35:40By Jack Mann

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Explore: Scent From New York

Yo! Welcome to our third instalment of the first Scent From Series: Scent From New York! If NYC sneezes, some say that the rest of the West will catch a cold…

2016-12-19 16:00:36By Jack Mann

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Explore: Scent From The Alps

Grüß Gott, bonjour, bonjourno! Welcome to the fourth Scent From premium subscription candle box accompaniment: Scent From The Alps!

2017-01-09 12:00:34By Jack Mann

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Explore: Scent From Paris

Behind and above you the Savoyarde of Sacré-Cœur weightily sounds out the end of your evening; in front of you, lamps laconically illuminate the cobbled descent of Montmarte - bonjour et bienvenue to the fifth stop of our premium candle subscription box journey: Scent From Paris.

2017-01-30 16:00:13By Jack Mann

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Explore: Scent From Bangkok

S̄wạs̄dī! to our written accompaniment of the sixth stop of our scented candle subscription box journey: Scent From Bangkok!

2017-02-21 16:00:14By Jack Mann

We’ve been to Marrakesh, Stockholm, New York, The AlpsParis and Bangkok so far on our travel-inspired candle journey. Where’s next? From fact or fiction, where would you like to go to? Let us know on social @iwoot with #scentfrom!

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