Milkwood x South East London Journal
We collaborated with South East London Journal to create three candles based on individual areas. You can find them featured in Issue No.8, their Winter Edition; free copies are stocked in all good independent outlets across the SE postcodes.
Inspired by Victorian tea trader, Frederick Horniman, this blend features aromatic notes of Bergamot – the key ingredient of Earl Grey Tea – combined with sweet notes of Geranium, found in the Horniman Gardens, set against a warm base of woody notes – a nod to Forest Hill’s history as part of the Great North Wood.
The name Dulwich or 'Dilwihs' was first recored in 967 AD and means ‘marshy meadow where dill grows’. A subtle inflection of dill combined with the calm and uplifting notes of rosewood and neroli makes this a restorative and calming blend.
This blend is inspired by the colourful fruit stalls of Rye Lane – perhaps the most vivid street of South East London – with the gentle spice and perky notes of black pepper, taken from the seasoning of Peckham’s infamous chicken shops.