All imperfect candles have some sort of cosmetic blemish or two. They still burn great! Each candle is labeled with our famous letterpress labels, wrapped in tissue and packaged in a plain brown box. No returns or exchanges on these candles. The visual magic of its bloom, release, and descent to the earth all while emitting its fragrance is the perfect reminder of the fragility of life. No wonder the allure of the cherry tree blooms has captured the imagination of mortals for centuries. Long before Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki’s gift to the U.S of cherry trees in 1912, the tradition of hanami or drinking under the cherry tree had long since been established. The practice dates to the Nara period (710-794) and continues today. This version gets a little boost from an infusion of magnolia and rose to act as a bed for the cherries to lie upon. While tonka bean and sandalwood offer their support as a base.