Sapphics in the City Candle
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Sapphics in the City is inspired by facets of Ingrid’s identity, lesbian pulp fiction and her favorite cocktail, the Clover Club. The fragrance explores what being femme feels like and embodies a reclamation of femininity that isn’t measured by heteronormative standards.
Similar to the way she adorns her body, Ingrid chose every note in this scent intentionally. Peonies represent Ingrid’s past, often fraught relationship with femininity. Muddled raspberries, juniper and lemon give nod to the Clover Club – a drink once reserved for wealthy white men, that fell out of fashion when it was perceived as being feminine. Thai rose apple (ชมพู่ or "chompoo") incorporates her Southeast Asian heritage and represents the entwined nature of culture and identity. Crinkled book pages pay homage to mid-century lesbian pulp fiction, which was often written off as salacious fluff, but became a lifeline for millions of queer women. Finally, spicy chili peppers add an unexpected heat while illustrating the edges within femininity.
SITC captures the tension of simultaneously being at odds and completely in love with who you are – something Ingrid has felt all her life. Together, these notes come together to create a scent that is glamorous, complex, provocative and multifaceted. It is never just one thing. In fact, when you look at these notes individually, they seem like they shouldn’t go together, but somehow, they just work.
Imagine: A sapphic, intentionally self adorned, the strange delight of a Clover Club, worn pages of pulp fiction, a tingle on her lips, she's not here to please you, because she'd rather please herself.
BY THE WAY...
All of our products are made by hand, so you may notice some slight variations or imperfections. This includes: small dents or scratches on the packaging, minor discoloration of the wax, labels that aren't perfectly straight, etc. None of these things impact the quality of the candle or its burn.
I love thèse candles. They really help me experience my life in little moments. I got the dropout, androgyne, and sapphics I’m the city. I love dropout to study to, relax, and cozy up with. I love androgyne for m’y more masc. days getting ready, or a midday pick me up. And sapphics is the love of my femme soul’s life. I light her when I’m getting ready, when I’m drinking my coffee, or when I’m feeling flirty with my partner. Every single one of the candles I have has elevated the little moments in my life. They have helped layer another experience onto my non-binary life as well. Each sent is truly a masterpiece and I appreciate every single one. Thank you so much.
I love this candle. Not only does it smell and look great, but it *feels* so *** having it on my coffee table. I can’t wait to burn it while having a ****** sapphic make out.
Oh my god. This candle should be part of the permanent collection! It smells so good. I wish I could wear this. Love it!
Perfect mix of floral & fruit
I was a little wary of the floral smells (i can be pretty sensitive and don't always like them), but the raspberry really comes out when you light it and it helps balance everything out. There is a tiny tickle from the pepper, making this such a complex and lovely scent. It's one of my new faves, and crossing my fingers it becomes a regular..!!! If you've smelled Dream Girl (which i also love), this is like the more feminine and sophisticated cousin. :)
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
The sweetness and floral hit at the start, with the spicy bite of chili...I feel like my ***** essence has been made tangible. Love love love!