The candle focus returns to Ape to Gentleman, this time with Baxter of Califronia’s latest collaboration with Paris retailer colette. The “We Love California” candle was designed by Marc Atlan, who’s expansive fragrance CV includes work for Japanese brand Comme de Garçons, Helmut Lang and Yves Saint Laurent. The new scented-soy-wax-candle aptly named “Cruel Summer” was inspired by the scent and ambience of California.

Cruel Summer opens with a very powerful green, leafy top note accented with a citrus lemon undertone.  The body of this complex blend is a floral, green bouquet starring brilliant hyacinth, tempered with notes of cyclamen, and accented with a fresh marine accord.  These rest on an alluring white musk base, embellished with cedar wood.


The Baxter of California x colette Cruel Summer “We love California” candle edition is limited to 400 pieces.