Alpine Ascent
Alpine Ascent
Alpine Ascent
Alpine Ascent
Alpine Ascent
Alpine Ascent
Alpine Ascent

Alpine Ascent

Regular price $24.50
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Our jar candle packaging now shares the story behind the inspiration!
Learn more here.
 
These uplifting scents of mountain air and pipe tobacco are inspired by Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Nuanced with notes of leather, musk, ozone, honey, and smoky tobacco leaf.
 
Behind the Inspiration
This “man of the beatitudes” is loved for his example of true masculinity. An avid climber, Pier Giorgio was famously photographed smoking a pipe atop a mountain peak. He found God by striving “verso l’alto,” or “to the heights,” as well as “on the ground” in friendship, political action, and care for the poor even in his last days.

Bl. Pier Giorgio’s feast day is July 4.
   
Jar candle: 6 oz with a 45 hour burn time | Tealight sampler: 3 oz total with a 18 hour burn time

All US orders of $75+ automatically receive free shipping, and other orders ship for just $7.50 (please note that digital gift cards do not count toward this amount, as they do not require shipping). 

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Each candle is handcrafted with CORDA's proprietary coconut wax blend, custom phthalate-free fragrances blended in-house, and a cotton and paper wick primed with all-natural wax. Learn more about the ingredients here.

You’ll get the cleanest, longest, and safest burn from your candle with a few simple steps:

  • Always trim the wick before lighting to 1/8”–1/4”
  • Burn until the melted wax reaches edge to edge, or very nearly, to reduce tunneling
  • Burn only up to 4 hours at a time
  • Always keep a burning candle in sight, away from flammable materials, out of drafts, out of reach of pets and children, and on a heat-safe surface
  • Keep out of direct sunlight

Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
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Susan Mac
Top of my daughter’s wishlist

My daughter listed the Compline and Alpine Ascent candles as suggestions for her birthday/Christmas wish list. When I read both descriptions, how could I pick so I purchased both. She loves them and these replaced the two she had used up. She uses them during prayer. Her brother expressed an interest in them, so I’ll return for a gift for him.

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Catherine
Lovely scent

Ordered a variety to give as gifts and kept Alpine for myself. My favorite scents are this one and compline. Appreciate that they are made with clean ingredients!

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Eloise K
My favorite scent!

I bought several candles through a fundraiser and was intrigued by the “pipe smoke” mentioned in this description. Don’t many of us have memories of a grandpa with a pipe always in hand? …this scent is so lovely and so mild. It truly has the pleasant musk of the pipe smell without the bad parts. I absolutely love it!

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Alice
Love this candle!

I love this scent and I love ordering from a Catholic company! Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us.🙏

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Anna Coffey
A friend told me about CORDA

My friend brought me the CORDA Alpine Ascent package so I could check out their online store. The mountain aire + pipe tobacco scent still permeated the small box. The scent was calming, enjoyably potent and I ordered three the next week, along with two other scents as well. They will be gifts to others, and CORDA’s Alpine Ascent candle will fragrance our home for the year!

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Sophie
A-scent indeed!

I first bought this scent (and discovered Corda candles) some years ago when it was on my daughter’s Christmas list. It is Heavenly! Such a wonderful way to raise my heart and mind heavenward. Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us!

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Gretchen Green

Such a great scent. My whole family loves it.

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Theresa Vander Poel
Verso l' alto

Today is the first day I am burning my newest Corda candle, alpine ascent. It's one of those days where I just seem to be "off" emotionally. I need to get working on a project for our parish religious education program, and just am struggling. I think my Guardian Angel must have whispered, " Get out that alpine ascent candle." Sure enough, how can I not be lifted with Blessed Pier Giorgio's focus on moving toward heaven with this scent. Anna, your inspiration for scents is a gift. I will be purchasing this one again.

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Clare Spafford
Love it

Light it when praying with my husband, it’s a good way to bring all the senses and focus into prayer. This one is light and nice, it doesn’t give me a headache like some candles do!

K
Kirstin Johnston
Great gift

grabbed as a housewarming gift for my cousin in Colorado.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
95%
(84)
5%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
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Susan Mac
Top of my daughter’s wishlist

My daughter listed the Compline and Alpine Ascent candles as suggestions for her birthday/Christmas wish list. When I read both descriptions, how could I pick so I purchased both. She loves them and these replaced the two she had used up. She uses them during prayer. Her brother expressed an interest in them, so I’ll return for a gift for him.

C
Catherine
Lovely scent

Ordered a variety to give as gifts and kept Alpine for myself. My favorite scents are this one and compline. Appreciate that they are made with clean ingredients!

E
Eloise K
My favorite scent!

I bought several candles through a fundraiser and was intrigued by the “pipe smoke” mentioned in this description. Don’t many of us have memories of a grandpa with a pipe always in hand? …this scent is so lovely and so mild. It truly has the pleasant musk of the pipe smell without the bad parts. I absolutely love it!

A
Alice
Love this candle!

I love this scent and I love ordering from a Catholic company! Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us.🙏

A
Anna Coffey
A friend told me about CORDA

My friend brought me the CORDA Alpine Ascent package so I could check out their online store. The mountain aire + pipe tobacco scent still permeated the small box. The scent was calming, enjoyably potent and I ordered three the next week, along with two other scents as well. They will be gifts to others, and CORDA’s Alpine Ascent candle will fragrance our home for the year!

S
Sophie
A-scent indeed!

I first bought this scent (and discovered Corda candles) some years ago when it was on my daughter’s Christmas list. It is Heavenly! Such a wonderful way to raise my heart and mind heavenward. Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us!

G
Gretchen Green

Such a great scent. My whole family loves it.

T
Theresa Vander Poel
Verso l' alto

Today is the first day I am burning my newest Corda candle, alpine ascent. It's one of those days where I just seem to be "off" emotionally. I need to get working on a project for our parish religious education program, and just am struggling. I think my Guardian Angel must have whispered, " Get out that alpine ascent candle." Sure enough, how can I not be lifted with Blessed Pier Giorgio's focus on moving toward heaven with this scent. Anna, your inspiration for scents is a gift. I will be purchasing this one again.

C
Clare Spafford
Love it

Light it when praying with my husband, it’s a good way to bring all the senses and focus into prayer. This one is light and nice, it doesn’t give me a headache like some candles do!

K
Kirstin Johnston
Great gift

grabbed as a housewarming gift for my cousin in Colorado.