Le Refuge d'Ernest
This limited edition holiday candle encapsulates the holiday season, evoking scents of a warm and cozy fire within a cabin deep in the Swiss Alps. Le Refuge d'Ernest pays homage to Marie's great great great grandfather, Ernest Solvay, a Belgian scientist and inventor who developed a passion for nature and exploration. He was quite fond of climbing the Matterhorn and through his early explorations, he realized the dangers of climbing this area due to erratic weather conditions. In 1915, he decided to commission a little refuge for safety in the form of a tiny cabin just below the peak of the Matterhorn - should a climber get stuck in bad weather. Imagine, upon lighting the candle, being transported to a cabin in the Alps and taking in the warmth of the fire before preparing to ascent to the top of the Matterhorn.
To us, 'clean beauty' means we have a strict adherence to providing environmentally-mindful products that do not contain toxic ingredients (whether they're harvested or manufactured) that may pollute the earth or harm one's body. We don't test our products on animals and we never utilize animal-derived ingredients. We always strike a careful balance between utilizing synthetic and natural ingredients. We only use synthetic ingredients in order to protect the planet from the over-harvesting of endangered plants, to avoid animal products, and to protect against known natural allergens.
We use 100% recycled fiberboard and FSC certified paper in all of our gift boxes. We don't use any toxic coating on our papers and we utilize soy ink and avoid using shiny foils or other toxic ink treatments that ensures that our boxes are 100% recyclable. We do our best to limit plastic consumption wherever possible in our products. We use glass bottles for our Eau de Parfums, Perfume Oils and Candles and never use cello wrapping on any of our products.
1% FOR THE PLANET
Maison Louis Marie was founded on the principles of composing clean luxury fragrances while doing good for our planet. We joined 1% for the Planet because we believe the world needs us now more than ever—it's time to take responsibility. 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, certify donations, and amplify the impact of the network. This pledge means that we will be donating 1% of our revenues towards environmental causes.
A botanical tradition since 1792 Louis Marie Aubert du Petit Thouars was a pioneer in French botanical history. During the French revolution, he was exiled to Madagascar, La Reunion and the Mauritius islands where he discovered a vast array of plant specimens. Ten years later and bearing a collection of over 2000 plants Louis Marie was finally able to return to France where he was elected a member of the prestigious Académie des Sciences.