Hen Dinas - Pink Peppercorn Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml)
Pink Peppercorn is a sweetly spiced fragrance with top notes of pink pepper, elemi, and tangerine. The scent gives way to softer middle notes of jasmine, nutmeg, and ginger with a base of oakmoss, patchouli, and cedarwood.
This amazingly scented candle burns for approximately 35 hours and has a strong scent throw that will fully fragrance an average-sized room.
'Hen Dinas' or 'Old Oswestry Hill Fort' as it's known locally, was built and occupied during the Iron Age (800 BC to AD 43) and is one of the best-preserved hillforts in Britain. During this period Britain was divided into numerous tribal territories, and the hillfort was a stronghold and principal settlement for the Cornovii tribe. A fine example of a ‘multi-vallate’ or multiple rampart hillfort, it is one of a dense band of hillforts in eastern Wales and the Marches. It remained in use for almost 1,000 years.
Many believe this location to also be a possible location for the lost city of Gogyrfan. According to popular tradition (although we must always be weary of such claims), by the seventh century AD, the hill fort had become the City of Gogyrfan, home of race of giants led by Gogyrfan.
Gogyrfan, a name men uttered with fear, was believed to have fathered Guinevere, wife of King Arthur. Thus, Old Oswestry had become one of the well-springs of Arthurian legend.
The Powys Kings, and later princes, turned the crucible of Old Oswestry’s associations with Arthurian legend to their own political purposes to fabricate a claim to have the right to sovereignty over Shropshire.
Cynddylan, the last Welsh Powys prince to rule Shropshire, they purported had fought his last battle on Old Oswestry before tumbling from the pages of history as the Welsh lost control of Shropshire. They claimed Cynddylan was descended from King Arthur. The Powys princes would, in fact, never rule Shropshire again.
(ETHOXYMETHYL)CYCLODODECANE, ACETYLCEDRENE, CINNAMAL, ETHYLLINALOOL, LIMONENE, TETRAHYDROLINALOOL, TETRAMETHYLACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Burn candles out of reach of children and pets. Always leave about 10cm between burning candles. Do not burn candles on or near anything that may catch fire. Only burn this candle on a level, heat-resistant surface.
Never burn this candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Do not allow the flame to touch the glass. On the first burn, always burn for 3-4 hours to ensure an even melt pool. Ensure the wick is upright, above the wax, and central before the wax sets. Always trim the wick to 5mm before lighting to avoid smoking and damage to the glass. Glass may become hot during use. Extinguish when 5mm of wax remains and do not relight.