A refreshing clean blend with subtle notes of citrus combined with floral notes of jasmine and lavender, with a background of musk and wood notes.
St Ives takes its name from St Ia, the daughter of an Irish chieftain, who is said to have sailed to Cornwall in the mid 5th Century on a leaf, having missed the boat carrying other saints. Its Cornish name is Porthia (“Ia’s cove”) and its pre-Christian name is believed to be Pendennis (“headland fort”).
Incorporated as a borough by Charles I in 1639, St Ives built its prosperity on pilchard fishing and the trade in Cornish slate and minerals. In 1770 the harbour was improved by the erection of a pier by John Smeaton (the builder of the Eddystone lighthouse) and this and later additions helped to protect the town from storm-blown sand which had periodically choked it in earlier centuries.
The arrival of the railway in 1877 and the growth of mass tourism soon turned St Ives into a popular holiday resort.
Medium 135g - 30 hours approx
Votive 40g- 15 hours approx
Artwork courtesy of KT Gulielmus