The holidays are upon us again and if you want to add an extra festive atmosphere to your home, consider Diptyque’s wonderful candles, which you can buy at the online Diptyque store or at a Diptyque boutique near you.
In the past I have used Diptyque’s Feu de Bois (“wood fire”), a sophisticated combination of rare woods scents that make you feel as if you are lounging in a warm cabin in the French Alps, or Pomander (orange studded with cloves and cinnamon – a very Christmasy smell). I have even burned both candles at the same time to create my own unique combination which really puts me in the holiday spirit.
This year, Diptyque has created a special limited edition festive holiday candle collection featuring Pin, Orange épicée and Oliban with gorgeous etched glass candle holders.
Pin is the “scent of pine needles and a hint of patchouli”, Orange épicée is similar to Pomander but is more complex (“sour orange with a mix of essences of winter spices: Indian ginger, star anise from China, clove”) and Oliban is mysterious (“a mystical and deep scent: the essence of lemon and elemi, incense and myrrh”, which makes you think of the Three Kings bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh). They make wonderful holiday presents but if you prefer to use them in your home, they will make any holiday party especially festive. The limited edition candles are priced at $68.