The Essence of Charlotte
We brought the people of Charlotte together to uplift and empower local nonprofits.
The community voted on the signature fragrance for The Essence of Charlotte,
a beautiful luxury candle inspired by our city’s generosity.
West Charlotte – Citrus
This clean and refreshing unisex fragrance explores Charlotte’s great beauty. As you look over the horizon, you notice the gorgeous sunrise. The sensual aroma of juicy citrus notes of bergamot are combined with a cool morning of sweet sage notes. A forest blend of fir and white birch are softened by the woodsy warmth of golden amber and vetiver, evoking the beautiful warmth of West Charlotte.
The Essence of Charlotte
8oz | Soy wax | 45 burn hours
The Votes Are In!
You voted for The Essence of Charlotte, a signature fragrance designed by you, the people of Charlotte.
This stylish modern fragrance brings the beauty of Huntersville to life. Not far beneath the surface are the hallmarks of this fragrance: deep moss, coumarin, aromatic lavender and bergamot. This classic beginning is then steered towards the nature of Lake Norman. Rich ambergris notes blend with a medley of conifers, cedarwood, cypress, fir and spruce. Top notes of rosemary, bergamot and grapefruit add a sparkle to this back-to-nature blend.
Just like the rhythm of the art district of NoDa with its fast tempo music notes, this upbeat sweet, fruity floral fragrance allows you to fantasize about various art and culture that NoDa provides. Distinct fragrances of sun-ripened grapefruit, red currant, raspberry, and strawberry slowly blend into the mid notes of warm summer jasmine and freesia. The composition of dreamy vanilla creamsicle and sheer musk create a harmonious scent experience.
This masculine blend captures the unique essence of Charlotte’s Uptown. The zesty bright citrus of bergamot combines with the cozy comforts of rich tobacco. A heart of creamy tonka bean and black tea is emboldened by the spicy floral of dianthus. This fragrance embodies the modern luxury and sophistication that the Queen City exudes.
This all-family fragrance brings you to the very edge of the what Ballantyne stands for: family and community. Overwhelm your senses with the magnificent beauty of the area. Initially, you notice the vanilla crème and amber notes intertwined by sweet nutmeg. The earthiness of the walls will mingle with the scent of cedar and sandalwood. Finally, this combination blends seamlessly with classic bergamot and traces of fresh herbal notes.
The heart of our beloved UNC campus, the University area is enhanced by the diverse families that represent Charlotte at its finest. This enchanting floral fragrance personifies the beauty of a floral garden. Meadows of pink roses, daisies, and small orchids create this magnificent fragrance. Hints of other fragrance palettes transcend this beyond the average floral scent. Aromas of juicy grapefruit, lemon and blood orange, combined with cool morning dew notes, are surrounded by green herbal and woody accords.