The North African open-air markets have forever been a pungent blend of intoxicating aromas. Egyptian Amber, Coffee, Citrus, Fresh Honey, Tobacco Leaves, Woods, Sweet Caramel, Musk, and Cinnamon blend seamlessly in a heady mix that is pleasantly reminiscent of the early 1800’s in North Africa.
Combined with the buttery-smooth finish of our exclusive, high-quality, organic, sustainably-sourced coconut wax, this candle will enrich your sense of sight, touch, and smell!
April, 1805. After Barbary Pirates had seized the USS Philadelphia, President Thomas Jefferson ordered the United States Marine Corps to engage in its first-ever action outside of North America. Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon and William Eaton led a small contingent of Marines over 500 miles of open North African desert. Once the attack began, it took the Marines less than three hours to capture the capital city of Derna. Returned to power, Hamet Karamanli was so impressed with the bravery displayed in battle by Lt. O'Bannon that the Pasha presented O'Bannon with an elaborate sword, the model for the current "Mameluke" sword worn by USMC Officers.