CALMING PARK scented candles are made in Grasse, France, the world capital of perfume. They are made of organic palm wax and paraffin with a 12% perfume.
CALMING PARK was conceived in 2000 with the release of the homonymous compilation of music put together by Olivier Rohrbach, swiss music designer and « synesthete par excellence » (Olivier is also a journalist, DJ, photographer and art director).
Autumn 2006: soon before the release of the fifth volume of CALMING PARK Olivier Rohrbach was dreaming of producing a scented candle that would bring to life the Nevada landscapes depicted on the album artwork. In those days he was under way in southern France for an article he was writing on the area, and while visiting Grasse he met Marie Duchêne, a parfumeur, whose expertise helped him make his dream come true.
The scented candle «Cactus» was presented as a giveaway during the launch events for the album that took place in Zurich, Switzerland and in a SPA in Connecticut, USA. The candle met with instant success, so much so that it was then produced regularly. «Sequoia», the second scent in the product line, was marketed a few months afterwards, soon followed in May 2007 by «Fig-Bamboo».
CALMING PARK scented candles are available in more than 30 selected points of sales worldwide.
How do i relax?
“How do I relax? Dreaming, thinking of the future or the past and wondering, that’s the way I relax!”
“I get as far away as I can from people.”
“I relax by going horse-riding, I really like to do this. I like to be on the country side. I relax also swimming in the sea, that’s very relaxing.”
“I go skiing. Also taking long walks with my children can be very relaxing.”
“I find it really hard to relax! The only thing that makes me relax is to fall in love with a girl and then for a while I would want something else from life besides working… until we break up. But it lasts for only 3 months.”
“I simply lay in bed and watch TV or movies that I have recorded. Otherwise by reading Henry James. I am obsessed with his novels!”
“I like to cook and spend as much time with my boyfriend and friends as possible and turn my phone off. At the moment I am desperate for massages, whenever I can fit them in I do!”
“Hmm… What do we do ? I don’t really do much sometimes. If I have free time, I like to stay home or catch up with some girlfriends. Having a luscious diner with some champagne and then maybe some tequila!”
“By taking long baths and burning scented candles!”
“It had to involve chocolate, music, sex or fireworks. Or possibly a combination of all four.”
“My tranquillizers are called Yoga, chamomile and marijuana.”
“The ultimate way to relax is to be finally home and do nothing!”
“I like relaxing reading, that’s when I get the most far away from the world, when I read. Sometimes, I really go far, far away when I read.”
“With a glass of gin and a copy of the New Yorker.”
“I meditate. I eat and I meditate. I walk and I meditate. I talk and I meditate. Meditativeness makes my life healthier. It is an intrinsic value in my life. Sometimes I do yoga, but not in a ritualistic way.”