Leif Erikson Candle - tobacco, bay leaf
Top: bay leaf, white cedarwood
Middle: zesty citrus
Base: oakmoss, tobacco
Leif Erikson Drive was initially constructed to promote development at the turn of the 20th century, but instead ended up being one of the main reasons Forest Park was preserved. Originally coined as Hillside Drive, developers desired to transform this steep hillside area into neighborhoods and build homes. Geologically, this area is risky to build on with wet, unstable conditions resulting in landslides, and costs discouraged further development. The road remained, and in the 1920s cars would attempt to drive through it, but the frequency of landslides prevented regular traffic. The Sons of Norway persuaded the city to rename the road after Leif Erikson, the first known European and Icelandic explorer to have discovered North America.
Leif Erikson is inspired by the masculine intrigue of what one may have smelled on such an explorer. Zesty citrus notes provide a a great balance to the depth of bay leaf, cedarwood and oakmoss.
About the Trail:
Leif Erikson Drive is an 11.2 mile automobile-wide trail that starts at NW Thurman St. and ends at NW Germantown Rd. in Forest Park of Portland, Oregon. White concrete posts are trail markers on the right side of the road as you head north from the start of the Thurman entrance and show the distance in miles. Mountain biking is allowed on this trail, although it is most heavily used by hikers and runners that are connecting to other trails in the park.
GPS Coordinates: [45°32'20.7"N 122°43'31.3"W]
Click here for more information about Forest Park and trail maps.
I received the Leif Erikson last Christmas as a gift from my son who lives in Portland. I bought two more for Christmas gifts this year, but I've yet to wrap either one. I wonder if anyone would mind receiving one that has already been burned. . . just a little. I might part with one, but probably not both. This is a great candle, wonderful aroma - not over-powering, but very pleasant.
I love this candle, because a) it smells wonderful, b)it lasts more than 60 hours, and c) I can trim the wick to make it last even longer.