Luxury candles as digital collectibles - The future of Helessence
by Theodoros Vasilias on Mar 15, 2021
World's first crypto collectible candles are here! Bridging digital art with candle making we are proudly introducing the Elements Supreme Digital Candle Collection. A set of 5 tokenized candles living in the crypto world and waiting to be discovered by art enthusiasts and candle lovers alike.
These limited edition candles, which pick up from the basics Elements Collection we launched in 2019, are taking it to the extreme, with luxurius metalic finishes and the highest grade of fragrance oils. They are being offered and shipped for free to the first owner of each of the digital artworks aquired via Opensea.
Concept and symbolism
The idea that the world is ruled by geometry - and more specifically by 5 key shapes known as the Platonic Solids - is no new. Think of the universe like a giant 3D renderer with all sorts of triangles forming the most basic to the most complex of structures (simulation theory anyone?). Driven by this concept we have created a set of 5 NFTs each representing a primordial element and paired it with it key figures of the ancient Greek pantheon.
Fire - Pyr: Symbolised by the 4 sided pyramid or tetrahedron, fire is the most fundamental of elements which is believed by the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus to have gave birth to the cosmos. The PYR SUPREME candle is hosted in a rose-gold concrete vessel and is fragranced with an oriental accord of Cinnamon, Myrrh, Honey, Cumin Rose and Black Pepper.
Earth - Ge: Sprung forth from the void of Chaos, Gaia is the personification of Earth or Ge, the ancestral mother of all living things, symbolised by a cube or hexahedron. The GE SUPREME candle is hosted in a bronze concrete vessel and is fragranced with a woody accord of Sandalwood, Tobacco, Oud, Iris and Saffron.
Next up is Aer, here represented by the god Mercury and Psyche, Air is symbolized by an octahedron or a 3 dimesional rhombus. The AER SUPREME candle is hosted in a silver-blue concrete vessel and is fragranced with a herbal accord of Lavender, Rosemary, Petit Grain, Fugere and Vetiver.
Water - Ydor: Ruled by Neptune the god of seas and all the creatures living within it, Ydor is symbolised by an icosahedron. The YDOR SUPREME candle is hosted in an aquamarine concrete vessel and is fragranced with an aquatic accord of Hyacinth, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Violet and Pineapple.
And finally we have Aether, a twelve sided pentagon or dodecahedron represented by the one and only, the almighty Zeus. The AETHER SUPREME candle is hosted in a gold concrete vessel and is fragranced with an balsamic accord of Vanilla, White Musk, Coconut and Tonka Bean.
What are you getting
You are collecting a piece of the Elements Supreme Collection which includes both a digital token (NFT) on the blockhain that proves your ownership, plus a physical token - that is a limided edition candle, plus a signed and numbered card with a QR code linking to a spesific URL on this site with owner info so that people can see the artwork.
Who is this for?
As we mentioned above, we are bridging digital art with candle making. Thus, these collectible candles are for people who are interested in collecting artwork and one of a kind pieces. We want people to feel they can truly own a unique creation be in the form of digital art and special candles made exclusively for that art piece.
About the candles in this collection
All candles of the limited edition Elements Supreme Collection are hand crafted, hand-carved and everything you can think of starting with the hand- prefix (don't be naughty). All painted with gold coating and plated to achieve a super shiny metallic feel and fragranced with the most expensive oils we could find on the market - really.
We hope you are as excited as we are in diving into the world of NFTs! Stay tuned, as more info and a Q&A are on the way.