Showing posts with label Candles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Candles. Show all posts

Friday, January 30, 2015

Jo Malone Cardamom and Moroccan Rose - Limited-Edition


I've been neglecting Jo Malone for a while because of my obsession with other lines but I couldn't resist picking up the Cardamom & Moroccan Rose Candle ($70 for 7 oz, limited-edition) which is part of the My Wanderlust Collection mainly because the packaging looks quite stunning. Cardamom & Moroccan Rose is described as a Moroccan rose with a mix of honeyed spice. Straight out of the box it smells like a citrus orange rose with a hint of gingery spice. I wasn't sure how it would burn because the mix of honey, citrus and rose seemed very odd. Once it you burn it, it warms up to a beautiful soothing scent. It smells of equal parts rose, ginger and chamomile. It's floral but also earthy with a warm mix.


The packaging was a bit of a surprise when I saw it in person. I expected an orange and red tinted glass case, instead the outside is an adhesive sticker. I was worried how the sticker would fare after burning but so far I've had no issues. The packaging design is quite lovely and adds a festive accent of color to the home, desk or office. Still, I would have preferred a tinted glass jar rather than a sticker but it seems very sturdy and well made so for now, I'll overlook it.

If you're a fan of rose mix home fragrances, the Jo Malone Cardamom and Moroccan Rose is a good one to look into. The mix of rose, honey and spice is really quite unique and makes it a more unisex kind of rose (versus a girly and feminine rose). I find it's been the perfect transition scent for winter to spring. It's particularly nice on cloudy days to brighten one's mood. On warmer sunny days here in Southern California I find it gives a soothing feel.

The Jo Malone Cardamom & Moroccan Rose Candle is a limited-edition scent. Available at all Jo Malone stores and counters while supplies last. I bought mine from Neiman Marcus. Also available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks and Jo Malone.

Have you checked out the Jo Malone My Wanderlust Collection? Did you pick up anything? If not, what's your favorite rose home scent?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Candle Care Tips


I've received a number of questions on candle care so today I'm sharing some simple tips on how I burn and care for your candles. Once you own a luxury candle you will want to burn it and care for it properly in order to get the most out of it's life. I've burned quite a few candles in the past few years and didn't realize until recently that I was burning some of my candles incorrectly.
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Question 1: Some of my candles don't burn evenly and tunnel. How do you prevent this?


I just recently discovered the phrase "candle tunneling" which refers to an uneven burn where the wax of the candle near the center/wick melts but the edges do not. Some of my candles haven' burned all the way to the edge for a smooth flat burn while others have - I did not know what caused this. I just found out at a recent trip to a Diptyque store that the first burn is extremely important to prevent tunneling. The reps at the store said that you want to make sure the first time you burn the candle you want to let it burn long enough to melt the entire surface of the candle which can take several hours. Depending on the size of the candle, they recommended about 1 hour per inch in diameter. I thought 30 minutes of burn time would be sufficient to melt the surface of my standard Diptyque candles so I timed it at a few intervals. At 45 minutes the surface was nowhere near being completely melted.


It took a full three hours for the surface of my standard size Diptyque candle to melt and liquify completely and evenly on the surface for the first burn. Jo Malone 7.0 oz candles and Diptyque 6.5 oz candles are very similar in size, after testing the timing for the initial burn, I found they both took about the same time for the surface to melt. Below is a Jo Malone Candle where the diameter is about 3 inches. So the 1 hour burn time per inch of diameter proved to be pretty accurate.


So what do you do if you burned the candle incorrectly the first couple of times? There are a lot of other resources online on how to fix it, but this depends on how deep the tunnel is. If the tunneling is minor I've been able to fix some of mine by burning for a few hours and scooping out the hard unmelted wax around the edges to even out the surface. Other recommendations on Scent Snob and Nouvelle Daily.

In addition to the first burn, to make sure you candle burns evenly, you also need to make sure the wick stays centered. It can migrate sometimes or burn at an angle. Use a sturdy object to re-center or straighten the wick - I've done this while the candle is burning with a small butter knife although I recommend you do this with caution to avoid burning yourself or anything else. It's better to re-center the wick after you've blown out or snuffed the flame. Sometimes I'll push the wick with the tip of scissors. Whatever you use, if you dip it in melted liquified wax, you'll have to clean the item.
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Question 2: Why invest in a wick trimmer? Can I just use my regular scissors?


Trimming the candle wick after they burn is important to prevent them from smoking on the next burn or from burning the sides of the glass. It's commonly recommended that you trim them as short as possible without cutting them too short. I trim mine after they've cooled just in case I don't catch the end of the trimmed wick. Sometimes I accidentally drop it into the candle and it ends up getting the melted wax very messy or sinks to the bottom of the liquified portion.

On wick trimmers vs scissors, I find they both work, but it is nice to have a dedicated tool just for trimming wicks. It took me a long time before I splurged on a Diptyque wick trimmer but I've found it well worth the investment and I use it all the time. Now I no longer have to worry about getting my scissors dirty. They also double as a decorative accessory. Wick trimmers are more aesthetically pleasing than basic scissors and I can leave them laying on the coffee table or desk.


Most wick trimmers have a beveled tip which makes it easy to catch the trimmed wick. This is perfect for people like me who find it difficult to balance tiny things on small surfaces.


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Question 3: Are accessories like lids or photophores really useful? Or worth it in general? What about candle snuffers?


Some candles come with their own lids. Henri Bendel Travel Candles and full-sized Jo Malone Candles come with lids. Diptyque carries candle lids you can purchase separately. I've received a couple Diptyque lids as gift with purchases before and also purchased several. I find that they work to keep out dust and debris and really help to keep the surfaces clean. Some have asked if it keeps the scent in the candle from fading - if you have input on this I'd be really happy to hear your thoughts. I have had several candles that I left open or in a box over 6 months and found they retained their scent and strength without a lid. With the lids that come from Diptyque, Jo Malone or Henri Bendel, they sit on top of the candle but it won't seal them shut completely so air can still get in and out. I like my lids mainly to keep them clean and dust-free.

Photophores are decorative accents for me. They can be on the pricey side but I do think if you are willing to splurge on something to decorate your home these are very beautiful. I received one from Diptyque as a gift from my husband and really love it. Below is the Large Full Twist option.


One of the candle accessories I don't own yet is a candle snuffer. I've looked at them numerous times at the stores but haven't splurged yet.
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Question 4: How do you clean out the wax from the interior to recycle your candles?


If you google how to recycle or clean out candles, you will find a number of different methods. I've shared my personal candle recycling tips before. I don't always get a completely clean burn and there is often remnants of wax on the sides so the freezer method doesn't work for me. I don't like using really hot water because it can impact the stickers on the sides of the jars. I like to use the warm water + dish soap with paper towels or a sponge to soften the wax and clean the interior.

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Question 5: What are your all time favorite candles?

I've purchased quite a few different candles, each time I go to a Diptyque store or visit Henri Bendel I discover something new. Personal favorites change depending on time of year. My most frequently repurchased candles include:

Diptyque Figuier, Baies and Aubepine

I also really like Frederic Malle, Byredo and Lumira candles as well, but for me they are harder to find so I don't purchase them as frequently as I would like to.




I hope you found this candle care post helpful! If you have any tips you'd like to share please do so in the comments! What are your favorite candles or scents?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Diptyque Rosafolia


This spring Diptyque has released a the new rose-themed collection called Rosafolia. It includes three new items including the Rosafolia Candle, Scented Oval and a new perfume called Eau Plurielle. I ordered the candle which comes in a beautiful limited-edition white jar with a lovely rose and ivy design. This year's special rose scent has a new fresh twist on rose. The best way I can describe it is as a green rose.


Per Diptyque, Rosafolia is "a scented candle whose verdure, enhanced by a touch of galbanum, is gracefully diffused at the heart of Turkish rose absolute, the softness of petals sharpened by the understated vitality from a hint of geranium." There is a green touch to it which rounds out the floral notes. Compared to last year's Rosamundi, Rosafloria is clearly more green and with a fresher and slightly sweeter touch. Last year's Diptyque special rose release was a bit more floral and almost powdery in scent.


Rosafolia is bottom line gorgeous. I highly recommend you check it out. I ordered mine from Diptyque South Coast Plaza. It's also available now online at Nordstrom and Diptyque.



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Diptyque Benjoin and Cuir



Beauty Look Book readers know I'm a dedicated fan of Diptyque. So far I've loved every candle from the line that I've bought or received as a gift. There are some scents that are harder to find because they are either boutique or online exclusives. I have one of each to share with you, one hit and one miss.

Benjoin ($60 for 6.5 oz) is an online exclusive described as "somewhere between vanilla and caramel" with notes of patchouli and Indian cypriol. I had high hopes for this one expecting a well rounded sweet vanilla and caramel candle, something along the lines of Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean (my all time favorite vanilla candle).


When I opened the box I was a bit thrown by the smokey and woody notes that had a slight floral and powdery feel. The good thing about this candle is that it has a very good throw and fills up the room with the scent quickly. In the jar it does smell like a mix of caramel and vanilla, but in a synthetic way that has a plastic feel and the woody notes makes it turn a bit. Since this was an online exclusive, I ordered 2 and burned through an entire candle to test it and see if if would grow on me. My friends really like this one but for me this was a miss - mainly because I was expecting something sweeter and more rounded. I just started to burn my second one to see once again if I could grow to love it, for me all I smell is powder and smokey wood with a very slight hint of vanilla. I think it's going to be re-gifted very soon.

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Another one I've been testing is Cuir ($60 for 6.5 oz) which is a Diptyque Boutique exclusive. It is occasionally listed online but it always seems to be sold out (I've bought mine in stores). The description from Diptyque is "this candle evokes the scent of tanned leather with birch bark, characteristic note of Cuir de Russie." They say it is "perfect for an office."


For me this one has been pure love since the first time I smelled it in store. It does have a leather and birch bark feel but with a very clean feel. It has a freshness that almost reminds me of soap, although the candle isn't really soapy - it's hard for me to describe, but if you can visit one of the Diptyque stores, I highly recommend smelling it. It's very unique and different from most candles. I bought it for my husband's office, but ended up borrowing it (permanently) from him and have repurchased it twice.

If you haven't been to a Diptyque store, I highly recommend you put it on your list for the new year. They are beautifully designed with exclusives you can't find at other retailers. (They have the full range of large and small photophores which are beautiful, one featured here). See my coverage on South Coast Plaza, Maiden Lane and Larchmont.

Have you tried or bought any of the Diptyque online or store exclusives? What are your favorites? If you bought Benjoin online, what did you think?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Diptyque x Tomas Maier Collaboration


Tomas Maier and Diptyque have partnered on an exclusive collaboration. Their collection features three new candles cased in beautiful matte black glass jars and embossed with white palm trees on the front. The three scents are inspired by places that are meaningful to Tomas Maier which include the barrier island of Palm Beach (PB), a coastal north Atlantic island in Maine, West District Road (WDR), and a bluff top lair at the extreme point of Long Island, Old Montauk Highway (OMH). Each candle retails for $65 and are exclusive to Diptyque Boutiques, Diptyqueparis.com and Tomas Maier stores.
 
I ordered these a few weeks ago and have been burning each one to test them thoroughly. I'm in love with each one, but my favorite is Palm Beach. Unfortunately these have been released in extremely limited quantities, they are currently sold out on Diptyque's website and I've been told stores have limited stock. If you've been contemplating these, I suggest you call your local boutique or the Tomas Maier Madison Ave store (212) 988-8686 sooner than later to see if they have any left in stock (or ask to be put on the waiting list for their next shipment). It always pains me a little to write about something after it's sold out, but in case you've been waiting for my review, here it is.

Palm Beach “PB”  is described as: humid, tropical, breezy, floral, evokes a walled, tropical garden on a southern Florida barrier island featuring scents of jasmine and iris, lemon and lime trees, salt from the sea and fresh cut grass

This is my one favorite of the three and I've been burning this one the most. It's a refreshing mix of citrus and floral, the jasmine and iris are noticeable but the lemon/lime addition dominates it very uplifting. The salt helps balance out the fragrance preventing it from being too sweet or floral. The throw is medium on this one, it's not super strong or overpowering, but I've found it to be just right.


West District Road “WDR”  is described as: dry, northern, still, woods, reminiscent of the scents on a saltwater farm of a Northern Atlantic island plush with ferns, fir and birch trees, hay, wild iris and meadow rose, moss and sea mist

There is something raw, green and very much sea-like about this candle. It's not quite a pure woodsy fragrance, but it's has that woodsy feel. It's an earthy green, you can definitely smell the mix of ferns and fir trees inside. The addition of iris and rose soften it up so it's not too earthy. It burns with a very clean feel. Throw on this is very strong.


Old Montauk Highway “OMH” is described as: moist, heather dunes, windswept, on a bluff high above the roaring Atlantic Ocean featuring scents of lady slipper orchids, black pine, bayberry, heather misted by the salty ocean breeze

This one has a smokey vibe. It has an interesting hint of heather and orchid, but smells like firewood that is lighter with a hint of salt and florals and green mixed in. I find this one to be the most masculine out of the three, but it burns clean and is still more of a unisex kind of home fragrance. If you like girly scents for the home, this one might not be the one for you. However, if you like scents along the lines of Feu de Bois but want something lighter and not as woodsy, this one is perfect. Throw on this is medium-strong.


I ordered my candles from Diptyque at South Coast Plaza and a few more online at Diptyque for Black Friday. Stores received a very limited amount and the website is currently sold out of all three. You might want to call your local stores sooner than later. If they have a waiting list I highly recommend it.

Also if you're near a Diptyque store, I'd recommend calling to check out if they are having a holiday event soon. South Coast Plaza has theirs this Thursday December 11th from 6 to 9 PM. Call them at (714) 850-9995 to RSVP, ask for Raven or Noa. (As of yesterday, they were sold out of PB, but still have the others WDR and OMH available.)

Have you checked out the Diptyque + Tomas Maier collection yet? What did you think? Which one is your favorite?


Monday, November 24, 2014

Lumira Paradisium Collection


Lumira Paradisium Collection c/o, Scarf by Nordstrom, Bracelet by Tiffany T, Clutch by Truffle c/o, Chanel Card Case

Australian-based home fragrance candle designer Lumira has just released new fragrance and body items in their Paradisium Collection. There is an Eau de Parfum ($90 AUD, 50ml/1.7fl.oz), Candle ($40 AUD, 180g/6.3oz) and Hand & Body Cream ($30 AUD, 100ml/3.3oz), each are exquisite and unlike anything else I've ever tried. Lumira kindly sent me samples to try and I'm head over heels in love with the Eau de Parfum. Description from Lumira:

"The Paradisium signature eau de parfum opens with the freshness of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Lemon, developing into a luscious heart of Fig Nectar and Guava before settling with Vetiver, Sea Moss and Cedarwood. Lumira’s Paradisium Collection pays homage to Earth’s natural abundance, seducing with notes of luscious green fig intertwined with fresh bergamot to produce a light, sophisticated fragrance for man or woman, evocative of a verdant Mediterranean nirvana."


The Eau de Parfum is a wonderful refreshing and bright scent. The mix of all the notes is really incredible. There is a hint of fig which I adore in candles and shower gels but have never been able to wear in a perfume until now. I've found scents like fig to be good for the home, but not wearable. Lumira Paradisum is perfect. The mix of cedar wood and vetiver helps tone down the sweetness and gives it depth and edge. There are bursts of citrus with the Grapefruit and Lemon which make this a fresh lightweight scent. It's not too youthful nor is it too mature, it's right in between and although I do believe picking a fragrance is an extremely personal depending on tastes, mood, age, gender, Lumira Paradisium seems to be a fragrance that I feel can suit many. 


I would have never thought the mix of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Fig Nectar, Guava, Vetiver, Sea Moss and Cedarwood would be a good mix. It seems extremely complex and complicated with so many different notes combined. Paradisium is a complex scent but it's blended perfectly in a way that it's not overpowering at all. The strength of the Eau de Parfum is really really good, lasting all day and into the evening.

I found the scent of the Body Cream and Candle to be identical to the Eau de Parfum. The Hand and Body Cream is luxuriously moisturizing but not greasy. It has Shea Butter and Macadamia Seed Oil. It makes the hands feel very smooth. I haven't used it on the body yet, mainly because it's so incredible on the hands and I want to make it last.


The Paradisium Candle comes cased in a matte ebony black jar with a gold interior. It's quite luxe. I found it took about 10 minutes of burn time for the initial burn before I could smell the scent fill the room. There's something classic about the black jar and subtle glossy embossed lettering that makes this very elegant looking. It makes a good decorative accent to the home without being distracting.


Paradisium is more of a spring fragrance for me, but I still think it's perfect for right now. In Southern California we are wondering if winter will ever arrive. Our summer came very late, it seems winter is stalling here as well - not that I'm complaining. All three items in the new collection are winners. I hope they are not limited-edition because I know I will be burning through the candle very soon and need to replenish. 


You can find Lumira products on atelierlumira.com (they do ship internationally). Additional stockiest listed here. Have you tried Lumira before? If so, what are your favorites?

Many thanks to Lumira for sending me samples for review.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Diptyque Winter Landscapes // Hiver, Épice and Résine


Diptyque's Winter Landscapes Collection for this holiday include three new limited-edition candles in Hiver (Winter), Épice (Spice) and Résine (Pine). The scents this year come in three options: the full 6.5 oz ($68), the mini 2.4 oz ($34) and a trio of 2.4 oz minis ($98). I purchased the full size of each candle. The packaging design is absolutely beautiful this year and all three scents are phenomenal. My favorite is Résine which reminds me of last year's Pine Bark.

The boxes have an exquisite design, I find them just as beautiful as the actual candle jars:



Up first is Hiver (Winter) which comes cased in a teal blue glass jar, it's described as a "balsamy world of contrasts, where the biting wind gusts beside the nourishing wood fire." It's a unique light and fresh winter scent. This one is the most difficult for me to describe but it smells just like winter. It has a very soft uplifting and soothing feel to it.


Next is Épice (spice) described as "a voluptuous, warm-scented candle filled with vibrant cinnamon rounded with enchanting plum." This one has a warm spicy cinnamon feel. The plum in it helps smooth and round out the scent with a bit of sweetness. If you don't like sharper cinnamon spice scents because you find them too strong, this one will be perfect for you. If you want something stronger, I'd recommend you opt for the Le Redoute candle. Epice has a good throw, but it's not as strong as some of the other Diptyque scents I've tried.


Last but not least, my favorite is Résine (Pine) which is described as a "wintery scented candle with notes of generous pine, comfortingly whole amidst bark, crushed needles and resin." It's a beautiful scent that I absolutely adore. I stocked up on last year's Pine Bark but burned through all of them. I was sad when I used up the last one but am thrilled Diptyque released a similar scent. This year's version of Pine smells a bit softer and greener, more like actual pine. I will be ordering back ups of this one.


All three scents for this holiday are winners in my mind. I find them perfect for the fall and holiday season. The packaging design is absolutely divine this year. I love that they have a packaged trio of minis as a boxed set which will make a luxurious gift. I will be buying back ups and they are for sure on my gift list for close ones I know love Diptyque.


The full sized candles are priced at $68 each, minis are $34 each, trio of minis is $98. All are limited-edition. You can find them now at all Diptyque boutiques and counters. Online at Nordstrom, Space NK, Neiman Marcus and Diptyque Paris.




Thursday, October 2, 2014

New from Diptyque | Vanille and Le Redouté


Above: tray by West Elm and Yves Saint Laurent Book

Diptyque has released a number of new candles for fall. I picked up Vanille ($60 for 190g/6.5 oz) and Le Redouté ($85 for 220g/7.3 oz) early last month. I've been burning each for a few weeks now and have completely fallen in love with both.


Vanille is a smokey vanilla that has a slight wood-like feel. It has a smokey vibe similar to Feu De Bois but not quite as dark. The candle is described by Diptyque as a "vanilla orchid" that "gradually gives way to the intensity of the pod ... spices take precedence, blending with sandalwood and elemi to reveal a balsamy Bourbon Vanilla with smooth and woody accents." When I first opened Vanille, it was primarily smokey, just like firewood, but after letting it breathe for a while it turned into a smooth warm vanilla scent. I'm a huge fan of vanilla scents in general, but finding a good one is difficult. I don't like the ones that are super sweet. To date, my favorite is Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean because it's the best smelling warm vanilla. Diptyque's Vanille is more complex with an obvious firewood mix that makes it very unique. The scent is one of the stronger ones from Diptyque, I find it has a super smooth burn that feels just like fall. I really like Vanille, I think it's for the vanilla-lover who doesn't like super sweet vanilla scents.



Le Redouté joins the 34 Collection in two forms. I purchased the marbled porcelain jar version for $85. All of these are hand-crafted using the “terre mêlée” (mixed clay) technique which makes every piece is unique. It also comes in a pillar format which retails for $75 + $150 for a photophore (these are exclusive to the boutiques). Le Redouté is a cinnamon potpourri mix. It's described as having cinnamon, clove, orange roses, cedar and amber. This one is also quite strong and fills the entire room within seconds. In this one it is primarily cinnamon which I think has more of a holiday feel. In Southern California we usually have sunny weather year-round, right now it hardly feels like fall. I've really enjoyed Le Redouté but will probably be burning it later in the season.



A quick look at the new fall items from Diptyque at the South Coast Plaza boutique. The three pillars are exclusive to the stores and Diptyqueparis.com, there are three photophores to purchase in addition to the pillars but they didn't have any on display at the time I went. There is also a larger version of Ambre in the colored glass jar.


Both Vanille and Le Redouté are beautiful home scents for fall. I'm particularly smitten with Vanille and will bring out Le Redouté later in the season. There is another vanilla candle called Benjoin which is an online exclusive, I expect to receive it soon and will make a comparison once it arrives. Do you have any favorite home scents for fall? Have you checked out any of the new offerings from Diptyque?

You can find Vanille online at Diptyque, Nordstrom, Space NK, Neiman Marcus.
Le Redouté is available at Diptyque, Space NK and Neiman Marcus.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lumira + Beauty Look Book Giveaway

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I have exciting news for The Beauty Look Book readers. Lumira is offering a giveaway of a glass and travel candle of choice to one lucky winner. You can enter the contest via the Rafflecopter widget below. There will be up to four ways to enter (some entries will give you more entry points).

No Purchase is necessary to win. Promotion Description: This is a Beauty Look Book Giveaway of 1 Lumira Signature Candle and 1 Travel Candle. One winner will be selected at random via the Rafflecopter widget. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Giveaway entries begin today August 13th and ends August 20th, 11:59 PM PST. Eligibility: Open to entrants 18 years old or older. Open to entrants internationally.

There are up to four ways to enter, see terms and conditions in widget below:

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For more information on Lumira and their candle collections, you can check out their website www.atelierlumira.com (my personal favorites are Tahitian Coconut and Persian Rose). Many thanks to Lumira for this kind offer :) Good luck!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Diptyque Oyédo Candle


Each time I visit the Diptyque boutique or counter I discover something new. I discovered Diptyque Oyédo Candle ($60 for 6.5 oz) several months ago but just started burning it this past week. Oyédo is a light and citrus scent that smells like a sweet blend of grapefruit and mandarin oranges. It is significantly sweeter and lighter than most Diptyque candles I've tested but I like that it's not too sweet. The scent itself seems on the subtle side once it burns but it is definitely noticeable and has decent throw. There is a refreshing uplifting feel to this one. It's supposed to have an awakening feel due to the citrus notes, I find that it's a more subtle citrus making it soothing. It's very different from other Diptyque candles in the sense there is no earthy, herbal or spicey feel to it. Just straight citrus.




If you like subtle sweeter citrus scents that aren't overpowering or too sweet this one is a good one to check out. I've been loving it this week and think it will be perfect for warmer summer weather.

At this time I'm not sure if it's discontinued or just simply just one of those hard-to-find scents. I saw it several times at local counters but haven't seen it in a while. It's currently out of stock on the Diptyque website. I know you can still find it in boutiques and online at Saks, Lucky Scent and SpaceNK (UK).

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Diptyque Aubépine / Hawthorn Candle

Diptyque Aubépine and Large Photophore

My latest Diptyque discovery is the Aubépine Candle ($60 for 109g/6.5 oz). My husband brought me home two candles from the Diptyque Maiden Lane Boutique from a recent business trip along with one of their Photophore covers. Aubépine translates to Hawthorn. It's described as a delicate wild flower with round and powdery accents. I'm normally not drawn to powdery florals but this one has a lovely mix of sweet almond and vanilla notes. It's unique and fresh with almond hints making this my new favorite by Diptyque. It's very soothing and brightens the mood. My husband picked a good one.

It's a well rounded scent. The powdery aspect can seem quite strong when you first take it out of the box, but Aubépine burns quite nicely with the floral and almond blending in well. I find it to be more on the feminine side but it's not quite as girly or floral as Roses or Rosa Mundi.






Above featured Lumira Persian Rose (reviewed here)

I absolutely adore it and was so impressed with my husband's picks. Aubépine is one of the Diptyque Boutique Exclusives in the US so you won't find it anywhere in stores except in their boutiques. It is available online at Diptyque, Lucky Scent, Beauty Habit and SpaceNK (UK).


Have you visited a Diptyque store? I always try to visit one when traveling as I adore the store layouts, creative decor and accessories they have. In case you missed it, check out my features on Maiden Lane, Los Angeles and South Coast Plaza.

What's your current favorite from Diptyque? I feel another store visit coming soon for me.

 

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