Inspired by the luxurious bath amenities line Takamichi developed for Nine Orchard, the new boutique hotel housed in the iconic Jarmulowsky Bank Lower East Side, Takamichi's first scented candle is clean and stimulating.
"A smell can really change, depending on the weather, season, and time of day," Takamichi says. He wanted the candle to have that same fluid quality, vacillating between strong and subtle depending on the environment.
With that in mind, his signature fragrance opens with top notes of bergamot and neroli, followed by a heart of seawater and orange flower. The base is anchored by cedar, musk, and amber for a uniquely soft and alluring scent that defies gender and category.
The packaging design is minimalist, with a mid-century feeling meeting 70's New York hustler. Letterpress round label.
Plant-based wax & cotton wick
8 oz - 226 g -
Made In USA
Top: Bergamot, Lime, Neroli
Middle: Orange blossom, aquatic notes, Petitgrain
Base: cedarwood, amber, musk
Burn for 2-3 hours each time you light the candle. This will help the candle burn evenly; remember to trim the wick before each burn.
Never leave a burning candle unattended or lit while sleeping. If you are going to leave the room or go to bed, be sure to extinguish all candles first.
Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a candle container when the wax is liquified.
Don’t burn a candle all the way down. For safety measures, stop burning a candle when there is ¼ inch of wax left in the vessel.
Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Before re-lighting, let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lit candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets, or anyone else.
Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out, and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.
Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.
Known by New Yorkers who value individualistic, precise cuts and styling, Takamichi Saeki and the team at Takamichi HAIR have a top-performance salon showcasing the ultimate expression of Takamichi’s style and vision. Takamichi opened his eponymous salon in 1999, located at 68 East 1st Street, on the corner of 1st Avenue. With a growing, loyal following Takamichi moved the salon in 2004 to a loft at 35 Great Jones Street. In Fall 2011, Takamichi moved to 263 Bowery, 2nd floor, a modern, luxurious space designed by architect Sandra van Rolleghem and featuring a mural by Barcelona-born acclaimed artist Santi Moix.
Takamichi Saeki began his creative career as the Assistant Director of the ISE Cultural Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Soho, which supports artists and scholars whose work promotes Japanese esthetics and culture. In 1991, Takamichi opened his own gallery, Salon de Fleurs, partnering with a friend. It was this experience with understanding form and composition that helped to define Takamichi as a hairstylist. He began this second career at Siren, the Nolita salon that developed a cult following in the 1990s when Andre Balazs and John Cale were regulars.
With his line of products, Takamichi’s goal is simple. After 20 years of working with his clients, understanding their needs, and naturally, touching their hair, he wanted to help them clear through the clutter and simplify their regimens. His products are timeless, well-crafted, everyday essentials that not only ensure
good grooming now – but for years to come.