This spring Diptyque and French fashion designed Olympia Le-Tan have partnered to launch a special limited-edition candle for Valentine's Day called Rosaviola ($35-$67). Each spring I look forward to the new rose-themed candles for the fun packaging designs and this year's is the best one yet. Everything about this launch is beautiful, feminine and romantic from the pink boxes, pink glass jar, canvas print sticker label, fun illustrations to the Diptyque emojis. There are the cutest little match cases that have a magnetic enclosure - inside the matches are covered with the Diptyque x Olympia Le-Tan prints. I found mine at the boutique at South Coast Plaza, check your local boutique to see if they still have any left.
There are several items in the Valentine's Day collection, several of the items have already sold out at a few places. I had to search quite a few retailers to find the mini candle - I think this is the first year they have offered the limited-edition rose as a small version.
- Rosaviola Candle ($67 for 6.5 oz/190 g)
- Rosaviola Candle Mini ($35 for 2.4 oz/70 g - still available online at Space NK)
- Rosaviola Scented Oval ($50)
- Rosaviola Solid Perfume ($50 - seems to be sold out everywhere online)
In addition, there are some Eau Rose items that have been repromoted but come with the Olympia Le-Tan packaging. I picked up multiples of the candles in both sizes. It smells of sweet roses and violets with really good throw. It's a girly scent that I've been absolutely smitten with. It's not too girly that it bothers my husband, but I don't think he would choose to burn it in his office (he likes Mousses and Cuir).
The packaging this year is a frosted baby pink glass jar with an embroidered canvas label that has the letters of Rosaviola embroidered in shades of pink, red and purple. There's also a little canvas lip-shaped print on the candle itself. The canvas appears to be solid and the adhesive is pretty strong. That being said, if you recycle the candles and rinse the remnants of wax out with warm water and soap, you will need to be careful not to get the canvas wet to keep it pristine.
A look at the box - I die for the prints inside!
Inside the boutiques the Olympia Le-Tan prints covered the windows with the cutest stickers:
A look at the regular standard size versus the mini. The mini ones have sold out everywhere I looked in store, but you might be able to track one down. It appears to have sold out online everywhere except Space NK. I would say hands down if you're debating which size to purchase, get the standard regular size. The mini is cute and nice to have, but in this case I think you will fall in love with the scent and the larger size will last longer (burn time is listed as approximately 60 hours while the small one is 20 hours, I haven't actually timed the burn time on any candle though).
A look at the past few years of spring launches from Diptyque, I'm still crying over the fact that I missed out on Rose Duet years ago. Rosamundi was launched a few times, shown below is the 2014 launch. Last year's version for 2015 was Rosafolia. This year the spring 2016 version is Rosaviola.
Bottom line, the collection is well worth a look. I can't get over how incredibly cute the packaging is. I wish Diptyque sold the matches as I would haven't hesitated to purchase them to give out as gifts for my girl friends this Valentine's Day.
It's nothing but pure love for this one. I know Diptyque candles come with a hefty price tag, but in my experience they are worth every penny. This one is an absolute must whether it's to gift to a loved one or to treat yourself. You can recycle the jars after they finish burning for a wide variety of uses (brush holders, pen holders, flower vases etc.).
Bottom line love and I don't think you should miss this one.
You can find the Diptyque Rosaviola candle at all Diptyque retailers now. It is limited-edition so I suggest you order sooner than later. The limited-edition ones always sell out each year. You can find it online at Diptyque, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Net-A-Porter, Space NK, Selfridges and Harrods.
Have you checked out the new candle from Diptyque yet? If not, what's your favorite one?