The Shelbourne Spa Candle’s fragrance was created by Cloon Keen Atelier, an artisan perfumer based in Galway who compose perfumes with individuality at the very heart of their creations. Their focus is on expressing a unique point of view through the use of unusual and rare ingredients, which are not commonly used in the mainstream perfume industry, with the true spirit of experimentation and creativity.

The Shelbourne Spa candle pays tribute to the history of the Shelbourne hotel whose destiny has always been so closely linked with Ireland itself. In particular, the fragrance is inspired by the signing of the constitution in room 112. The Shelbourne Spa Candle is an ethereal and meditative fragrance, it’s aim was to capture the moment of the signing of the constitution in time, like a snapshot, while it floats like a spirit in the air. The fragrance opens with woody notes of gaiacwood and sandalwood, which figure the antique table on which the constitution was signed, while styrax gum evokes the inky scent of a fountain pen.

Cloon Keen – Grand Dame Perfume

Grand Dame is a striking and seductive eau de perfume which was especially created to mark the opening of The Salon at The Shelbourne, a haven of focused beauty where the emphasis is on a luxury sensory experience.

Taking as a starting point the vivid paintings in the hotel by Victor Richardson of the views of The Shelbourne from St. Stephen’s Green, Cloon Keen Atelier have created a feminine modern oriental eau de perfume in Grande Dame – evocative, heady and sophisticated.

Containing summer geranium, a prevalent element of the planting in St. Stephen’s Green, with rose petals and saffron in the top notes and rose absolute and spiced iris in the middle notes reminiscent of the lush floral displays which are a constant throughout the hotel, created by the team of in-house florists, Grande Dame dries down to an addictive oriental base.

Cloon Keen’s candles and perfumes are all hand-poured, bottled, labelled and boxed in Galway, Ireland, believing passionately that the craftsmen, who create their products all contribute an individual imprint on their work.

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