Monday, November 25, 2013
HOLIDAY CANDLE OBSESSION
Diptyque has been a popular brand among bloggers for their luxurious candles and fragrances, but it's not the easiest to find in my part of the world, so I spent many hours dreaming of my first Diptyque purchase. It happened a few weeks ago when I simply couldn't resist the little indulgence for myself. Right now I am burning the Pine Bark scent, one of three limited edition holiday candles, held in a beautiful metallic golden and green jar. It is beautifully scenting my living room with a genuine scent of pine, described by Diptyque as a mix of pine, cedar and hinoki (Japanese cypress).
Voluspa's Branche Vermeil is softer in scent than the Diptyque, but lovely burned on it's own. It is described to truly appeal to a sense of winter comfort, 'an icicle crusted branch of winter spruce snapped with hints of citron, balsam and sugar.' This candle felt worth it to me just for the stunning silver glass jar. Both Diptyque and Voluspa burn cleanly, which is important to me, having experienced cheaper, synthetic candles that feel like they are choking you out of your own room. These candles are pure luxury.
I picked up Orange Chai from Diptyque as well, a lovely comforting scent of chai spices and the sweetness of an orange. I have not yet burned it, but the golden orange jar is sitting on my bedside table and still scents the room with a rather intoxicating reminder of delicious holidays treats like a juicy mandarin orange and a warm spicy tea. I can't wait to enjoy this one through the long winter ahead.
Voluspa are wonderful affordable alternatives to Diptyque, if you can't manage the luxury investment. I highly recommend Branche Vermeil and Golden Cypress Sawana scents for winter, and Santiago Huckleberry all year round. Yet I could not be more thrilled with my first dive into Diptyque. The quality seems to be unmatched among other candles I have experienced, and I can't help wanting more!
What candles have you been loving for winter and Christmas? It's only one month away!
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