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Our Limoges porcelaine tumbler


It’s here, and just in time for the holidays! The Cuir de Fleur scented candle, the latest creation from Carlotha Ray fragrances, will infuse your home with enchantment. If you’ve already fallen for one of our fragrances, you’ll recognize the house's olfactory signature: an accord blending osmanthus flowers, maté, oak moss and essence of juniper, inspired by vegetal leather – an allusion to our fashion creations and commitment to the planet.


In addition to its subtle fragrance, the Cuir de Fleur Carlotha Ray scented candle embodies French artisanal excellence, as it is made near the city of Nantes by a century-old wax-maker with the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" (Living Heritage Company) label. Our candle is also a truly decorative object, since its wax – 100% plant-based – sits in a tumbler made from Limoges porcelain, recognized the world over for its exceptional quality!


To mark the release of the Cuir de Fleur scented candle, we're going to discover the porcelain factory, which has also been awarded the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label. We take you behind the scenes of the production of the Limoges porcelain tumbler to discover the secrets of its manufacture, where porcelain is treated like gold!

Step 1. Making the paste

Porcelain is made from quartz, feldspar and kaolin, which are mixed with water to create a liquid paste called “barbotine” (ceramic slip). 

Stage 2. Molding

The carefully blended mixture is then poured into plaster molds, the walls of which are engraved with our famous palm motif in relief. The plaster absorbs the water, allowing the porcelain to set along the walls. 

Stage 3. Unmolding/finishing

After unmolding, because there remain traces of paste and rough edges, the craftsman uses a sponge to clean each piece, a process known as "finishing". 

Step 4. First firing

The ceramics are then carefully placed in a 900° gas kiln for a first firing. This stage, known in French as "dégourdi" firing, allows the shaped object to dry before being glazed. To preserve the magnificent natural look of Carlotha Ray’s porcelain tumbler, we omit the enameling stage.

Step 5. Second firing

Finally, to harden the porcelain, each piece is fired again in a gas kiln, this time at 1,380°. Our beautiful object is finally ready! 


3 things you need to know about Limoges porcelain

1 - Limoges porcelain is made from just 3 minerals: kaolin, quartz and feldspar, making it 100% natural and infinitely recyclable.  

2 - What makes it so precious and unique is the pure, crystalline sound it emits when clinked. Merry Christmas!  

3 - Limoges porcelain allows the light to pass through, despite its materials’ lack of porosity! The result when you light your Carlotha Ray Cuir de Fleur scented candle is magical…


As you can see, Limoges porcelain is an exceptional natural material, made in France, with special, long-lasting qualities. It’s the perfect embodiment of Carlotha Ray's values, and a guaranteed Christmas gift success!

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