In ancient Greece, there were many hidden and secret islands that were believed to be imbued with spiritual energy. Ithaca – the island of crystal-clear waters, lush forests, and rugged cliffs which was said to be the home of the legendary Greek hero Odysseus was a place of great spiritual power and served as a sanctuary for those seeking to meditate in tranquility. It was believed that the island was protected by the goddess Athena, who would guide travelers safely to its shores. The heart of the Monasteri candle is the perfect balance of cedar and amber. The cedar provides a grounding and calming influence, while the amber adds a touch of warmth and depth of fragrance. The center notes create a harmonious blend that is comforting and uplifting. As the candle burns down, the base notes of dry cedar and patchouli become prominent. The long-lasting scents of base notes provide a rich and earthy scent that lingers in the air long after the candle has been extinguished.