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Melbourne Candle Co.

Richmond - Mandarin, Lime and Basil

Richmond - Mandarin, Lime and Basil

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Medium - 250gm - 50hr Burn Time
Large - 500gm - 100hr Burn Time



In 1839, government surveyor Robert Hoddle divided Richmond into 12-hectare allotments. Most of them were acquired on speculation. On the west, Farquhar McCrae (surgery, suburban speculator) and Joseph Docker lived on Richmond Hill. McCrae's land sold quickly, but Docker's acreage, which stretched from Punt Road to Church Street and Richmond Terrace, took considerably longer.

By the turn of the century, Richmond elegance had vanished, and slum landlords' small dwellings developed in the poorly drained southern section along the Yarra River. Poor Richmond citizens' reality contradicted common assumptions of the city. The first slum-elimination project, on land leased for the Richmond Racecourse, was finished in 1941.

A 1960s high-rise public housing complex was developed between Church and Lennox Streets in NW Richmond. A South-East Asian immigrant housing area, it transformed Victoria Street into a mostly Vietnamese commercial district, with the fragrances of Mandarin, Lime and Basil filling the air around eateries and cafés.

Mandarin, Lime & Basil:

This premium fragrance combines fresh, zesty citrus notes of lime and mandarin undertones with notes of basil and herbs. A unisex fragrance for everyone.

Top Notes: Lime zest, mandarin

Middle Notes: Basil leaf, thyme

Base Notes: Jasmine, cyclamen

Melbourne Candle Co. is a small candle manufacturer of soy wax candles, each named after a street or icon of one of our great cities, each with a history on the side of the tin and how the fragrance relates to the past, and a reproduction map depicting the named area from the 1920s on the front of the label.

 *Medium Candle Shown in images.

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